There’s a reason Ben & Jerry’s sells a “Euphori-Lock” that protects you from opening your pint of ice cream without entering a combination.
Weed inspires a voracious hunger that’s nearly impossible to suppress. It’s because marijuana plays a number of games on your brain and your gut, all adding up to the perfect storm of unstoppable munchies. It’s about time we understood them.
Weed triggers your brain to think you’re hungry
It’s been well-documented that the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, stimulates appetite.
But a 2014 study published in Nature Neuroscience further explains the phenomenon, citing that mice exposed to THC had a significantly stronger ability to smell their food, leading them to eat more of it.
As Smithsonian.com explains, if mic...