Best Strains for Appetite/Appetite Suppression in MA (2024)

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Posted on March 15th, 2024 to Learn

The relationship between cannabis and appetite is multifaceted, with various cannabinoids interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system to influence hunger. And while cannabis may be primarily associated with an appetite boost, some bioactive compounds in the plant may have the opposite effect. In fact, some cultivars are considered an appetite suppressant weed strain.

So what is the best strain for appetite? What about weed that suppresses appetite? Find out the science behind cannabis and appetite, as well as some recommendations for both desired effects below.

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A Look at the Relationship Between Weed and Appetite

Of course, one of the most well-known effects of cannabis on appetite is the phenomenon known as the “munchies,” where consuming certain strains of cannabis can lead to an increased desire for food. This effect is primarily attributed to the cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which binds to CB1 receptors in the brain’s hypothalamus. This stimulation is thought to encourage the release of ghrelin, also known as the “hunger hormone.” This process enhances the perception of taste and smell while increasing appetite.

Conversely, some cannabis compounds, such as CBD (cannabidiol), have been found to have appetite-suppressing effects. While the exact mechanisms are still being studied, research suggests that CBD may interact with serotonin receptors in the brain. Therefore, feelings of satiety and reducing the urge to eat. Additionally, certain terpenes present in cannabis strains, such as beta-caryophyllene, have been associated with appetite suppression.

 

Best Weed Strains for Appetite Boosting Qualities

1. Quattro Kush by Smyth Cannabis Co.

  • THC: 31%
  • Lineage: Indica
  • Flavor/Aromatics: Gas and garlic

Quattro Kush by Smyth Cannabis Co. is a highly potent strain when it comes to THC, and many people say it is one of the best strains when you need to get your appetite motivated. This strain leaves you feeling impressively euphoric and insanely hungry and oftentimes leads to a peaceful sleep after you’ve had your fill of the munchies.

2. Seattle Sour Kush by Verano

  • THC: 21%
  • Lineage: Hybrid
  • Flavor/Aromatics: Sour grapes and spice

With a more modest dose of THC and tons of terpenes, Seattle Sour Kush by Verano is one of those easygoing strains that are easy for anyone to appreciate. However, the unique terpenes and cannabinoids in this strain make it a go-to for an appetite boost as well.

3. Lemon OG Haze by Root and Bloom

  • THC: 26%
  • Lineage: Sativa-dominant
  • Flavor/Aromatics: Citrus and earth

Lemon OG Haze by Root and Bloom is the perfect example of why people love Haze-lineage strains when it comes to enjoying a good meal. This energetic strain picks up your mood and leaves you happy, but also seems to get that hunger hormone kicked into overdrive, so all food tastes amazing.

4. Girl by Cookies

  • THC: 23%
  • Lineage: Hybrid
  • Flavor/Aromatics: Sweet berries and a dash of herbal gas

Girl by Cookies is a sweet-tinged strain that has an especially noteworthy smoothness. The mid-range THC levels and balanced effects are an ideal pick for a lot of ailments. But this easy-to-love strain also works wonders if you are struggling with having a healthy appetite due to an illness or otherwise.

5. First Class Funk from Glorious Cannabis Co.

  • THC: 28%
  • Lineage: Sativa
  • Flavor/Aromatics: Fuel and pepper

If you’re looking for a giggly strain with loads of euphoric uplift that will also leave you hungry, First Class Funk from Glorious Cannabis Co. is a great weed strain to try. This potent and flavorful Sativa brings on loads of energy and is said to be great for people who struggle with appetite due to eating disorders.

Best Strain for Appetite Suppressant Qualities

Generally, one of the key attributes to look for in cannabis strains that suppress the appetite is lower THC and higher CBD content. A lot of the commercially available cannabis at the dispensary does not contain a lot of CBD. However, there are a few strains available in Massachusetts that have modest THC amounts and a bit more CBD than usual, such as:

  • Storm Shelter: A strain by Ocean Breeze with a low THC content and higher CBD content at 0.09%
  • Grandaddy Purple: A classic strain known for relaxation and higher CBD and CBG
  • Harlequin: A uniquely bred strain with twice as much CBD as THC
  • Cannatonic: A therapeutic strain with only about 4% THC and 9%THC

Find the Best Weed Strain for Your Desired Experience at Green N’ Go

Whether you’re trying to bring on the munchies or avoid them, we’ve likely got a strain on the menu at Green N’ Go to help. Take some time to browse the massive inventory of cannabis flower on our menu, or ask for a few reccs when you stop in for a visit.

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