If you are a stoner or have stoner friends on your speed-dial, you’re probably well aware of the feeling the world calls ‘the munchies’. Even if you’re the guy who eats very little normally, under the influence of weed, there’s a huge chance you usually stuff yourself with food.
But why is it that we feel so hungry when we’re high? Turns out, science has an explanation.
THC, or as our readers from the science stream would prefer, tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s ‘groovy’ effects. THC increases our sensitivity to scents and flavors by using naturally occurring neural networks to convince the brain that it’s starving.
Yeah, so you basically eat a lot just because you can smell and taste food better.
Marijuana has been used for medicinal purposes for more than 3,000 years and it is widely used for people who have eating disorders.
So yeah, it’s not you, it’s THC. Memorize this explanation.