Why we get the munchies as a staple part of any heavy cannabis session has been something of a scientific mystery throughout the ages. Nevertheless, targeted studies are for the first time beginning to explain exactly what the munchies are and why they occur. For the most part, it all comes down to the way in which THC regulates a group of neurones that would normally result in appetite suppression. Which in turn means that the appetite is stimulated, even when the individual in question is not remotely hungry.
All of which is of course why certain strains of cannabis are routinely used around the world as appetite stimulants in a variety of medical capacities. Nevertheless, the biggest paradox of all is of course the way in which we now know that cannabis users typically have a considerably lower BMI (body mass index) than those who do not use cannabis. In addition, pot smokers are also far less likely to develop diabetes.
As for why this is the case, research has shown that cannabis consumption can help regulate and control insulin within the body and therefore regulate body weight. Which to some extent at least explains why habitual pot