Regular cannabis users are twice as likely to move on to Krispy Kreme donuts, craving the high sugar content to restore blood glucose levels after a heavy session of lighting up.
Calls to legalise cannabis in the UK have been resisted in the past by claims of its status as a “gateway drug” – the tendency of users to move on to harder and more dangerous drugs that have basically nothing in common with cannabis. However, a direct causal link has been established between its use and development of an addiction to Krispy Kreme donuts, which are highly addictive (downplayed as “moreish” by addicts) to even sober individuals. In fact, it’s so addictive that it is often compared to crack or heroin, two very dangerous drugs that nobody really questions the illegality of.
Krispy Kreme, referred to on the street as “Double K” and “Dave Chapelle”, provides a sense of euphoria and short-term energy boost when consumed, which is followed by a crash that forces users to eat more. Its long-term effects include obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, along with an inability to shut up about eating Krispy Kreme. The donuts, initially manufactured in the USA, are legal and freely available in the UK for less than £2 per unit, though it is not uncommon for addicts to get through an entire pancreas-dissolving dozen-pack of them in one go.