Why do we get munchies?

The part of the brain that regulates hunger is the hypothalamus, which is where the cannabinoid receptors live. Even when you’ve not stoned your cannabinoids send the “I’m hungry!” alert. When you ingest THC, you are artificially boosting the cannabinoids that transport the message, which explains why you’ve been staring at the fridge for so long. Whether it’s sativa or indica, THC binds to the cerebral cortex, hippocampus and cerebellum. These areas of the brain are accountable for coordination and short-term memory, so double check that you didn’t leave the fridge open.