Let’s face it - the munchies can be absolutely awesome. If you’ve got a stockpile of your favourite foods lying around or access to a nearby takeover, you’re golden.
Not that over-indulging on a regular basis is particularly good for you, but still…once every now and again is a right and a privilege to exploit.
In medical cannabis circles, some strains are renowned for their appetite stimulating properties. Great for treating patients with poor appetite, but equally effective where recreational users are concerned.
Of course, some do their best to proactively avoid the munchies for the sake of their waistlines. But when the mood to go OTT takes you or you’re in medical need of a pig-out, some strains get the job done better than others.
As far as insatiable hunger goes, these are perhaps the most effective strains out there for triggering a bout of the mega munchies:
1. Royal Cookies
First up, Royal Cookies is a hugely popular strain in medical cannabis circles, combining around 20% Sativa genetics with 80% Indica genetics. Combined with a THC content as high as 23%, the effect is a near-narcotic stone that lingers for hours on end. Prior to propelling you into the deepest and most relaxing night’s sleep of your life, Royal Cookies is renowned for bringing on a case of the munchies you can’t help but succumb to. A few heavy hits of this stuff and going to bed on an empty stomach just isn’t an option.
2. Somango XL
An incredibly generous yielder that’s great for growing at home, Somango XL has a mouth-watering fragrance and flavour profile that immediately set stomachs rumbling. With its 25% Sativa and 75% Indica genetics, Somango XL is another delightfully relaxing smoke to enjoy when you’ve nothing of importance to do. Waves of euphoria linger for hours on end, which at some point descend into the kind of frantic hunger you won’t know what to do with. If you’re planning to stick to healthy snacks and treats, you can forget about it - Somango XL is all about heavy-hitting, calorie-laden foods you know you really shouldn’t be eating.
3. Pineapple Kush
The perfect cure for a stressful day at the office, Pineapple Kush delivers a high that’s a bit like wrapping your body and brain in bubble wrap. Not what you’d call particularly energising or motivating, but the best possible way of eliminating stress, anxiety and whatever may be bothering you at the time. The high is lazy, lingering and gentle enough to control, with THC concentrations in the region of around 15%. As the high plays out, Pineapple Kush is notorious for bringing on relentless red-eye and the kinds of munchies you’ll need outside help to satisfy.
Critical is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Easy to grow, high-yielding and enjoyable in the extreme, it’s the ultimate all-rounder. Its beautifully balanced makeup of 40% Sativa and 60% Indica genetics make it far less physically incapacitating than some of its counterparts above. A sense of blissful euphoria is accompanied by a strong yet controllable body stone, along with the desire to eat until there’s no food left on the planet.
5. Sour Diesel
Last but not least, Sour Diesel leans more to the Sativa side of the fence, with 70% Sativa genetics and 30% Indica linage. THC concentrations hover around the 18% mark, which translates to a punchy and powerful cerebral high.Motivating and inspiring, Sour Diesel makes for an ideal daytime smoke when you’ve things you need to do. That said, Sour Diesel is also famed for bringing on bouts of the munchies that cannot be tamed, so you’ll need to ensure you’ve sustenance within reach after indulging.