Cannabis and ‘the munchies’ have gone hand in hand for decades. The association of smoking pot and eating tons of snacks is prevalent in pop culture and let’s be honest, the stigma is real. Some strains have us reaching for any bread, chips, or candies that may exist, but there are others that can actually curb our appetite. Research shows that this effect is due to the presence of tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) in specific cannabis cultivars. THCv can stave off those hunger pains, it also pairs well with THC to heighten our feelings of euphoria and relieve anxiety. So, let's take a closer look into the role that cannabis can play with weight management.
With this information, it becomes more clear that we need to cultivate a transparent industry with labeled cannabinoids and terpenes to truly find the perfect product. To better promote weight loss with our cannabis, we will need to continue with further research which can help support the connection between cannabis and body weight regulation. In the meantime, we suggest finding strains that have higher amounts of THCv and are conducive to help you push through your exercise routine.Posted: Sunday, December 24th, 10:20am a year ago
Cara Wietstock is a native Californian living in Washington state with almost a decade of budtender experience and even more stoner experience. While she's not pontificating on the current state of cannabis for Roottie, she is practicing yoga, sipping CBD infused teas and hiking through the Pacific Northwest.