Do you struggle to find your ideal cannabis strain but getting “the munchies” is keeping you from falling madly in love with one? Want to medicate during the day but can’t risk snacking all day at work? It may be that you have only tried high-THC strains.
THC is the primary psychoactive and hunger-inducing molecule in marijuana. However, there are also strains with compounds like cannabidiol (CBD), which promotes homeostasis. If you’ve tried high-CBD already, you know that they keep the munchies monster at bay better than the THC-rich varieties. And now there is science to prove it. A Yale study published in 2015 found that the THC in marijuana, while lighting up your brain in all kinds of unusual ways, also stimulates a group of nerve cells in the hypothalamus that governs instincts like hunger and arousal.