5 Strains That Will Give You The Munchies

Dec 23, 2021

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced cannabis consumer, you definitely have come across the term “munchies” one way or another. It is a term that is universally used by many to describe the feeling of intensified hunger after consuming cannabis. 

In this post, Smokey’s will enumerate some of the best strains to induce cannabis munchies. Before you move on, visit our store to browse through our edibles that will get your palate excited about what’s next on your plate! 

Cannabis Munchies Strains that Will Make You Hungry

If you’re wondering how cannabis makes us feel hungry, it’s actually quite simple. The science behind the munchies was discovered by a group of neurobiologists from Yale University in 2015. It was revealed in their studies that the familiar feeling of cannabis munchies happens when THC increases our sensitivity to flavours by accessing our naturally occurring neurotransmitters to tell us we need to eat. 

There are more studies explaining THC as an appetite stimulant, making it common for cannabis to be prescribed to patients who have symptoms of lack of appetite in relation to specific health conditions. THC has been studied to latch on to the cannabinoids that our bodies produce to control certain functions, including our appetites. This is why the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) recognizes THC as the only cannabinoid that increases the appetite of HIV patients. 

Dried cannabis nugs on a Smokey’s branded rolling tray

Without further ado, here are some strains that are perfect for appetite stimulation.

1. Girl Scout Cookies 

This potent indica-dominant strain has a high-THC content of up to 28%, which is mainly the reason why it makes users feel the need to eat after consuming it. This strain is a cross of OG Kush and Durban Poison and offers a quick, euphoric high along with its mood-boosting effects. Users have also reported bouts of uncontrollable laughter, making it ideal for when you’re feeling down and not wanting to eat! 

To mix it a little bit, try these Sour Girl pre-rolls from our shop. It’s a cross of the GSC strain with another cannabis munchies strain, Sour Diesel. 

2. Pineapple Express 

This classic hybrid strain popularized by the movie of the same name packs an impressive 29% THC content and makes users feel mellow, uplifted, and extremely hungry. Aside from being a known cannabis munchies strain, Pineapple Express is a popular strain for creative individuals who wish to gain more focus while feeling relaxed. The tropical notes of this strain are combined with a sweet aftertaste, much like having a big bowl of fruit. It’s no wonder why you’d want to grab a delicious meal or snack after toking this strain.  

This Pineapple Express cartridge from Phyto will give you a fresh, munchie buzz that tastes good from the get-go.

3. Sour OG Cheese 

This unique strain is a cross-breed of three potent strain combinations:  Kosher Kush, Colin OG, and Citral Skunk. It has a sour aroma that blends the scents of diesel and lemongrass and brings in a savoury flavour profile with hints of floral at the end. A true cannabis munchies strain, the Sour OG Cheese has emerald green medium-dense buds with a shiny layer of trichomes that make it as appetizing as your next snack. 

Try it out with this 3.5g bag of Sour OG Cheese dried flower from Edison. 

Dried cannabis flowers and gold-plated cone from Shine

4. Slurface 

This sativa cannabis munchies strain is high in THC, with a caryophyllene-dominant terpene profile that makes it taste like strawberry candy. Caryophyllene is known to directly tap into the CB2 receptor of our endocannabinoid system, hence producing antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and gastrointestinal protection effects. Not only will it jolt your need to eat, but it will also protect your stomach lining. Talk about true self-care!

A true designer strain, a hit of the Slurface will give you a sense of euphoric calmness and deep relaxation-- just before you feel the urge to go to the kitchen and search for sweets. Try this bag of indoor-grown Slurface to experience first-hand what we’re talking about!

5. OG Kush

OG Kush, also known as Premium OG Kush, is a true blue cannabis munchies strain that is also popular for relieving nausea. This is the reason why this indica-dominant strain is often prescribed for those experiencing the side effects of chemotherapy. Aside from promoting appetite stimulation, it offers a combined head and body high. Characterized by lime green buds with striking orange pistils, the OG Kush strain has a unique terpene profile that brings in aromas of citrus, spice, skunk, and fuel. 

Try the OG Kush cartridge if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to experience this strain, or take it a few notches higher with OG Kush pressed hash

Elevate Your Munchies Experience 

Smokey’s has a lot in store for you. Browse our fine selection of quality dried flowers, edibles, vapes, extracts, topicals, and concentrates that will make you want to eat afterward. Look through our wide selection of cannabis products, including high-quality smoking accessories and essentials that will elevate your smoking experience. 

Visit any of our stores and our budtenders would be happy to assist and answer any questions you may have, including more information about cannabis munchies strains that are great for appetite stimulation.

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