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What are the Munchies?

One of the major side effects of using cannabis is the munchies. It is sometimes controllable most of the time, it isn’t. If you smoke cannabis regularly you might already be familiar with this feeling. If you aren’t sure, Urban Dictionary does a great job of explaining what the munchies are...

“A odd feeling in your stomach after smoking marijuana. You aren't ACTUALLY hungry, it's just really hard to stop eating. Usually, the person with the high, will come over, smoke, then eat EVERYTHING in your house. Seriously, if there's a burnt pepperoni in your oven, they'll eat it, if there's a perfectly good cookie in the trash, they'll eat it. After this, they'll bust out laughing, say extremely deep things, and fall asleep for about 12 hours. If they're true stoners, they'll wake up and do it again!! Lol.”


Usually, users get the munchies a short time after getting high. After smoking you gradually get higher until you’ve reached your peak high. As you reach this peak it is often the same time that your munchies will kick in. You could be in the middle of a major assignment or about to fall asleep when a sudden sensation of hunger can overwhelm you. For a short while you might be able to control your urges. But sooner or later you will give into the munchies, and when you do give into your hunger, what will you eat?


We all have different taste preferences. Some of us like sweet and others like salty. And to be honest, when you have the munchies you might have cravings for both. Below is a list of food, snacks and restaurants to help you cure your munchies.


If you have a sweet tooth and want to put some fun activity into your munchies try baking something. In the grocery store there are plenty of of quick bake options. The quick bake section has something to satisfy everybody's sweet tooth from brownies to rolls.

  • Bake cookies

  • Bake Cinnamon Rolls


There are a variety of quick microwavable food options that can satisfy the longing for a salty snack. A classic salty snack is popcorn. And the great thing about popcorn is there is a flavor for everybody. Although it is unhealthy Top Ramen or Cup of Noodles are full of salt and taste great after smoking.

Top Ramen

Pop Corn


What snack comes in unlimited flavors? Chips, chips flavors are savory on every level. Sour cream and onion or BBQ are some of the most popular chip flavors. But if  you have a weird craving for bacon chips you could probably find those also. The best thing about chips is their is a flavor for everyone.

  • Chips

  • Tex-Mex | Santa Fe Mix


First they are sour and then they are sweet :) Sour Patch kids are mildly sour but extremely satisfying for munchies. If you want another sour candy option Sour Skittles are great. These candies are good to have stocked in your kitchen for the unexpected munchies.

  • Sour Patch Kids

  • Sour Skittles


If you are okay with going on a fast food run later in the evening these 3 suggestions should be on the top of your munchies list. If you are lucky enough to be near In-N-Out, this is the ultimate solution for your munchies. Alternatively both Jack in the Box and Taco Bell offer great deals after 9pm.

*(Never drive under the influence of cannabis. It is illegal and we do not condone it.)

  • In - n - Out: A cheeseburger meal is less than $7.

  • Jack In the Box: Munchies meal is available after 9 pm.  

  • Taco Bell: $5 craving box at any time.


Now, for those of you willing to pamper munchies Take Out is always an option. The beautiful thing about take out it there are apps like GrubHub and UberEats that will deliver just about anything to your door.  You could also order from your favorite local restaurant. Below are a few food categories we suggest for your munchies cravings.

  • Chinese

  • Thai Food

  • Pizza


Most of the items on this list are fairly unhealthy. These are quick and affordable solutions to the munchies crisis. With that being said it is important to remember that fruits and vegetables are always a healthy alternative to processed foods.  You can get fruits and make the ultimate fruit salad. Or get some carrots and hummus.

When it comes to the munchies you can eat whatever you like. Even if that is healthy foods.


One of the most important things about the munchies and using cannabis, is you. It is imperative to your cannabis experience that you understand how you will feel afterwards. Although it seems like the munchies are unavoidable you can set yourself up to conquer your cravings. By stocking your pantry ahead of time to avoid a fast food run. Or by preparing your snacks before you smoke to control the amount you eat. Having the munchies is never a bad thing so remember to enjoy it.

The cannabis experience should always be enjoyable. You should always feel  good after using cannabis. One way to ensure you are having the ultimate cannabis experience is by consuming strains specific to your needs.

Cannacopia is the only cannabis app on the market that allows users to customize their needs. Based on a series of questions Cannacopia is decipher which strain right for you. If you want to be in complete control of your cannabis experience make sure to download Cannacopia. But as far as the munchies go, learn to enjoy them :)


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