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The Munchie - A Guidebook

January 13, 2022

Alright, it’s pretty much inevitable that if you’re smoking, or eating or vaping marijuana, you’re going to experience the side effects. I mean, that’s kind of why you’re doing it, right? But what about that one side effect, that actually isn’t exactly stellar and isn’t exactly harmless-the munchies?

Indeed, one of the medicinal benefits of marijuana is its ability to increase appetite. For example, with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, having a desire to eat is a really good thing. But if you’re (thankfully) not a cancer patient, an increased appetite isn’t exactly something you need in your life. I’m thinking new year’s resolutions to lose weight here folks, and smoking marijuana and getting the munchies doesn’t exactly help that cause. 

So unless you have some kind of super human willpower, you’re going to get and very likely to give into the munchies. There’s a few ways to look at this.

1. You could lean into it. Yep, I said. Just go for it. Indulge your every craving- ice cream, pizza, potato chips, you name it, indulge it. Of course, this means you’ve got to be somewhat prepared, so be sure to go on a munchies field trip to the grocery store and grab all your favorites before you partake in your favorite way to consume marijuana. Not going to lie, this is my preferred method of “handling” the munchies. 

2. You could, like, halfway lean into it. What does that mean? It could mean a couple things. First, while on that shopping field trip for your munchies, you could decide to get somewhat healthier snacks. I mean, you’re gonna get the munchies and you’re gonna want to eat something, so why not make it, you know, better for you than chips. Think, popcorn instead of those chips and yogurt instead of ice cream kind of substitutes. You know you and how much you can fool yourself. But really, when the cravings hit, you’re liable to eat whatever is available, so if it’s yogurt that sits in your fridge alone, you’ll eat the yogurt.

Second, you could, while on that shopping field trip, decide to just get snack size versions of all your favorite junk food. This at least lets you indulge your munchie craving, but limits your intake. This may be a more expensive way to combat the munchies as snack sizes are usually more costly, but it does, hopefully, cut down on how much you’re chowing down.

3. You could totally lean away from it. Say what? NO! But yes, this is a method one could use when trying to handle the munchies after getting super high. I wouldn’t recommend it, of course, but there may be times in which this strategy must be employed. The simplest way to do this is to not go on that shopping field trip. This way you ensure there are no munchies in your house on which to indulge. I’m not saying that the munchies aren’t going to be so bad that don’t you put on your jacket and shoes and walk to the corner store to get the munchies you were trying to avoid, but at least you started out right, right?

You’ve got options when it comes to the munchies. My best advice is to prepare ahead of time for whichever strategy you chose and enjoy! Contact Altitude Dispensary today for more information.