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Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by oli, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. vapeanderson

    vapeanderson Member

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    I have been a moderate to light cannabis smoker on and off. In the past when using my spoon pipe it seems like I would get the munchies A LOT. Now a couple years later I've just started vaping small doses and am not noticing munchies much. Posts about drinks up the thread have reminded me I have so far experienced zero "cotton mouth" while vaping. I suppose these differences could largely be dose dependent though. I had to load more into the spoon pipe and it was harder to control what dose I was getting. E.g a small hit suddenly turns into a huge rip.
     
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  2. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    For me munchies are strain specific. I love Durban Poison during the day as it decreases my appetite while giving a good clear headed energetic high.

    When I switch to a munchies inducing strain, I always have a snack first, which seems to head off a munchies attack later on.
     
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  3. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    I actually lost weight when I strated using cannabis... a history

    used cannabis as a teenager and stopped use at 20 years of age... 16 years later a loved one introduces cannabis to me and I instantly realized it is a God send to help not feel pain in my hurting feet from a fall that broke them..

    I smoked cannabis sometimes when hunger set in and the buzz helped get over to much hunger pains.. for reference, I was about 30 lbs overweight when reintroduced to cannabis... the strain was sweet tooth and I had enough to keep me for a few months... after a few months weight had settled out and I'm still within a few pounds 7 years later of my ideal weight for size etc... I did switch to vaping from smoking and only combust every few months with a tiny digger type one hitter LOL

    some strains can induce hunger more than others.... there is great science too explaining the process and how metabolism is involved, the science of munchies lol
     
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  4. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    The way I see it- most people do not nourish their bodies with adequate balanced nutrition. Out of tune with their own bodies requirements and deficiencies, and out of touch with their needs.

    Then, upon ingestion of cannabis, appetite is elevated, along with the realisation that nutrition is required. Hence, munchies.

    Now, if you have eaten properly, with a balance of macronutrients for energy, healthy fats, and a decent array of nutrients, then you will only get munchies if it is time to eat, or you have not eaten enough.
    By eating junk food, your body is never adaquately nourished, and always hungy and never truly satiated.

    So munchies will be far more likely to kick in, again and again, and certainlly each time you use weed you will realise your body requires nutrition, even if you are full with unhealthy foods.

    I never get munchies, I get hungry due to needing food. After I have eaten enough quality food to fulfill my bodies needs and satiate my appetite with nutritious healing foods, slow release for stable blood sugar, then cannabis use will never trigger munchies.

    Unless I have not eaten enough and need more food.
     
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  5. raelalt

    raelalt Kept in the dark and fed ...

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    I've never gotten the "munchies" after neither smoking recreationally (back in the 60's-70's) nor vaping medically (now). But I do love a nice big glass of ice water. Wonder what it is that causes it in others or why it doesn't in me.
     
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  6. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    Does food taste amazing to you when you're buzzed? That's a big part of the munchies for me. For example, I love chocolate regardless of whether I'm buzzed or not..... But when I'm buzzed chocolate is almost as good as sex and doesn't make me beg :brow:
     
  7. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Maybe you just haven't found the right chocolate yet.

    :razz:
     
  8. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    The active compounds ( cannabinoids) in cannabis are exact mimics to the the cannabinoids in mammalian Mothers breast milk! they are what make the baby suckle with appetite... without endocannabinoids in breast milk at up to 95% content the developing metabolic structures ( cb receptors) in the baby are malformed and lack structural homeostasis... it really is fascinating how important cannabisnoids are to human species and all chordate life or creatures with a spinal column...
     
  9. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Sometimes I get the munchies. I go from eating something salty then I want something sweet. One of my favorite cookies are the Pepperidge Farms Melano cookies (not sure if I spelled that right). You get cookie and you get dark chocolate in the middle. I put them in the freezer so they are cold. I don't buy them all the time though. Too much temptation.:D:2c:

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    Have you noticed you get more medicated on an empty stomach, or you feel more medicated? I do.
     
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  10. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing the Dentists are advocating cannabis use as it tends to lead to eating not the best foods, AKA- munchies LOL.. which could lead to a dentist chair :freak:

    edit, I've noticed I do not sometimes feel effects on an empty stomach but do so after eating something... not always but sometimes, could be strain specific too
     
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  11. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Could be brain-specific too (sorry:D). Seriously I was reading about this because it's been happening to me as well, and I don't think it's the medications. I'm been zeroing in on the hypothalamus lately...

    The hypothalamus is a conglomerate of different nuclei (groups of neurons or brain cells), that sits just above the brainstem. It is responsible for many of the body's homeostatic mechanisms, from heat regulation, endocrine hormone production, and what we will discuss, hunger.

    Hunger regulation takes place in one sub set of nuclei, called the lateral hypothalamus and the ventromedial hypothalamus, which controls satiety.

    Simple take away: The LH controls hunger, if it is broke you won’t be hungry. The VMH controls satiety, if this is broke you never feel full.

    LH neurons fire from some different stimuli such as seeing food, smelling food, and decreasing blood glucose and the signals are suppressed by eating.
    This^ is from the hypothalamus section of http://www.thewhitecoatfitness.com/hunger-signals-broke/

    Another good article on the physiology of appetite: http://www.montereydiet.com/ghrelin_and_leptin.html

    Finally because there's so many possible influences, the wiki page provides a good overview.

    :sherlock:
     
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  12. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Just wait till endocannabinoid (cannabinoids in general) goes mainstream and anyone comfortably can research them... all these science articles will be turned on their head when they can add in those signalling metabolites into the study parameters !

    Here is a great one to look into--- anandamide in dark chocolate... I do not touch anything less than 85% dark now and love the tiny bit of bitterness in dark...

    Thanks for the post Man!
     
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  13. OldNewbie

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    If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, they have an 85% double bar for under $1.50 that is delicious. (Usually, up by the register. "Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Bar 85% Cacao Chocolate Bar.") When I was a kid, my favorite treat was dark chocolate covered cherries. (While manufactured by the same people, the formula has changed long ago from good to crap. You can't seem to get good ones any more. Sigh.) When you take a bite of the bar, you'd swear the taste is the same. Just as dark and just as fruity. Mmmmm.....

    I don't think it is organic, but they have plenty of bars that are organic too. Of course, they are two or three times the price.
     
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  14. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    We would get the one lb Belgium chocolate bar there from way back with the almonds= yum... now I try and stay with the dark only.. thanks fro the rec, we will be swinging by there some day soon, I'll check out what they have now
     

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