4/20’s almost here and cannabis consumers will be lighting up all around to celebrate this time-tested marijuana holiday. While for some this will be just any other day, there will be new cannabis consumers trying the plant for the first time, since legalization is spreading like wildfire. For those toking up, the munchies may inevitably set in.
Why do we get the munchies?
You know how when you’re high the world is a bit more clear and your beverage is extra refreshing? Researchers from the University of Bordeaux found that, “A big part of the reason why you might eat more food after using marijuana is simply that you can smell and taste it more acutely.”
It’s a similar reaction to a common occurrence in our brains. “Likely produced by the marijuana plant as a self-defense against herbivores who might feel disorientated after eating the plant and avoid it in the future, THC fits into receptors that are part of the brain’s natural endocannabinoid system, which helps to control emotions, memory, pain sensitivity and appetite. Our brains typically produce their own chemicals (called cannabinoids) that fit into these same receptors, so by mimicking their activity, THC can artificially alter the same factors in dramatic ways.”
Check out this video about the science of the munchies here:
So when 4/20 hits, there will be a higher demand for anything crunchy or delicious. Luckily, there’s an app for that.
goPuff is a new on-demand convenience delivery service app that will “deliver snacks, drinks, ice cream, house stuff, party stuff, smoke stuff, booze stuff – all the stuff – right to your door.” All for a $1.95 delivery fee. Whether you’re chilling at home or exploring the world this 4/20, make sure you’re stocked with all the essentials.