The Munchies is a popular slang term used to describe the feeling of hunger that people may experience when they consume cannabis.

The ‘munchies’ is a colloquial term used to describe the appetite-inducing effects of cannabis consumption. Once consumed, cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system and can sometimes send hunger signals to the brain, leading to an onset of ‘the munchies’. This can be beneficial for those living with HIV/AIDS, going through chemotherapy or living with anorexia nervosa.