Munchies and You

Getting high and munchies go hand in hand. But have you ever stopped to question why? Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC, boosts your sense of taste and smell, which makes food even tastier than before! THC also affects the brain via receptors, neurotransmitters, dopamine, the hypothalamus, and more, but let's leave science class for all the poor kids that are stuck in online learning!

Anyways, every cannabis connoisseur knows to keep a well-stocked pantry. Typically, people lean towards standard junk food, meaning chips, cookies, snacks, etc. Others hit up whatever fast-food place is open. Quick reminder, driving while under the influence of cannabis is illegal! Occasionally you should change things up, so here are some healthier alternatives!

There are a few healthy snacks recommended by basically everyone across the board. First is dark chocolate, the keyword being dark. Dark chocolate, or more specifically cacao, already has similar compounds to cannabis and will only enhance the pleasant feelings you get when high. Another one is fresh fruit but more specifically mango! Mango is great because it enhances your high through naturally occurring compounds. Also, mango is just delicious on its own! Other options include trail mix, granola bars, and stovetop popcorn!

Remember to plan ahead and the next time you grab a new strain from a dispensary, remember to also pick up some healthier options for your munchies!