It’s a fair question, especially since many CBD consumers want to enhance their wellness routine, not induce an impromptu fast-food binge. Find out now. THC is the other well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis. This is the psychoactive part of the plant which can cause hallucinations, confusion and the
Does CBD Give You the Munchies?
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that smoking (or ingesting) marijuana can make you want a snack… or a lot of snacks. We’re all familiar with the c liché of a blazing-high cannabis user ransacking the kitchen cabinets . There are even whole TV shows about the imaginative culinary concoctions created by super-stoned chefs. But do the same rules apply where there is no high? In other words, does CBD induce the same ravenous effects as its psychoactive cousin, THC?
It’s a fair question, esp ecially since many CBD consumers are looking to enhance their wellness routine , not induce an impromptu fast-food binge. So …
D oes CBD give you the munchies?
No . CBD doe s not trigger your appetite the same way THC does.
The Wrong Receptor
While “the munchies” are often a source of cultural amusement, THC’s appetite-stimulating properties may actually have life-saving benefits. For example, THC products can be a godsend for people struggling with disordered eating, and they’ve long been used to alleviate the nausea experienced by chemotherapy patients. It wo rks like this: THC activates your body’s CB1 receptors, found mostly in your central nervous system, to send a variety of messages to different cells in your body – messages like, “Thanks, back, you can stop hurting now,” “Thanks, brain, you can calm down and let me sleep,” or, of course, “Hey, stomach, it’s time for a snack.” This is all part of a nuanced interaction with your own endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex network of stimulators and receptors that help the body to maintain balance.
CBD also interacts with your ECS, b ut in a different way. It binds instead to your CB2 ( not CB 1 ) receptors , which are primarily connected to your immune system and typically associated with effect s including anti-inflammation and stress relief . (CBD also interacts with other receptors , including your 5-HT1A serotonin receptor… but that’s a story for another blog post).
All this is to say: CBD does not appear to push the “hungry” button in you r body the way that THC does. Which is good news for those of us looking to enhance our calm without increas ing our calorie count !
Will CBD Give me the Munchies?
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Will CBD increase your appetite?
You may know that smoking cannabis can cause extreme hunger, or ‘the munchies’. This is the sort of hunger where you go on a rampage for everything sweet and salty in the cupboard. Not ideal if you are watching your weight! As CBD comes from the cannabis plant, you may be wondering – will CBD give me the munchies? We are going to tell you exactly why it should not.
Why do you get the munchies?
THC is the other well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis. This is the psychoactive part of the plant which can cause hallucinations, confusion and the giggles. THC also increases the sense of smell and taste. This may make you more inclined to eat those feel-good foods.
Will CBD give me the munchies?
CBD contains less than 0.2% THC, if any. This is very low and as a result, will not give you any psychoactive effects. It also won’t be enough to give you the munchies. Some CBD doesn’t contain any THC, this is called isolate. Whereas others are full-spectrum and have a small amount. This is just due to the way in which it is extracted from the plant.
Can I smoke CBD?
You certainly can smoke CBD using prerolls or CBD flowers. With the flowers, you will need rolling skills and thin papers. You then roll the ground flowers into a tobacco-free cigarette. If you are not comfortable smoking CBD then you can look at vaping, using oil drops or edibles, such as gummies or capsules.
Will smoking CBD give me the munchies?
No. However you take your CBD it shouldn’t give you the munchies. If you do feel that it increases your appetite, ask yourself if it is definitely the CBD, or if it is because you have eaten less.
The only way it may give you the munchies is because those brownies you infused with already vaped bud are so damn delicious! Just watch how many you are eating! Find the video recipe for CBD Brownies below.