THCV – The Appetite Suppressant
By, Natasha Rose (Wellness Advisor)
A widely known side effect of cannabis is the munchies. First, what are munchies? The short easy answer is that munchies are weed induced food cravings. Once high, people are known to consume amounts of food their body would normally tell them they no longer need. The increase in stimulation can make food taste better and seem less filling, which sparks the desire to indulge. If you have been a victim of stony overeating and want to find a way how to stop the munchies, the cannabinoid and marijuana component, THCV may be of interest to you. And if you don’t know what cannabinoids are, they are the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
The marijuana active ingredient, THCV produces an energetic buzz and works to eliminate the urge to eat. Unfortunately, there isn’t a large amount of scientific research available on THCV, so it isn’t commonly listed on the testing breakdown of cannabis flowers. If you do find yourself in search of THCV heavy strains though, here are a few options to keep an eye out for.
Strains Doug’s Varin and Willie Nelson are hard to find, but are bred specifically for an abundance of THCV. Durban Poison, Jack the Ripper, Dutch Treat, and Skunk #1 are also strong contenders to fight the munchies. If these strains aren’t easily accessible, some hybrids commonly found on dispensary shelves that may hold higher levels of THCV are Tangie (Cali Orange x Skunk), Cherry Pie (Durban Poison x Grand Daddy Purple), and Girl Scout Cookies (Durban Poison x OG Kush). Moby Dick (White Widow x Haze), XJ-13 (Jack Herer x G13 Haze), Blue Dream (Blueberry x Haze), Canna-Tsu (Cannatonic x Sour Tsunami -CBD strain), and Harle-Tsu (Sour Tsunami x Harlequin – CBD strain) are also known to help you fight late-night munchies.