Which Cannabis Strains Make You Hungry?

Staring into the depths of the refrigerator, mesmerized, you reach for the fruit salad, then laugh at yourself and realize how high you are. You rip open a bag of chips and wonder which cannabis strain made you hungry enough to choose fruit over carbs. In the end, you settle onto the couch feeling happy and guilt-free and get to munching. 

The “munchies” isn’t always a bad thing, though, ascancer and AIDS patients are smoking marijuana specifically to gain weight. Whether you’re a medical marijuana patient or simply a recreational smoker, marijuana can make food more enjoyable to eat. 

THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, enhances yourtaste buds and sense of smell. Dispensary employees are likely to recommendTHC-dominant strains for people who don’t have an appetite, which goes to show that the more THC, the hungrier you’ll be.

Here’s a small menu of eight cannabis strains for guaranteed munchies:   

Cannabis strains that make you hungry at a glance




Why it makes you hungry

Kush Mints 

  • Limonene,Caryophyllene, and Myrcene
  • Indica-dominant Hybrid
  • THC 24-27%,<1% CBD 
  • High THC content
  • Mellow high, stimulates food cravings


  • Myrcene,Caryophyllene, and Pinene
  • Hybrid
  • THC 17-25%,<1% CBD 
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Tastes like dessert

Lemon Kush 

  • Limonene, Caryophyllene, and Humulene
  • Hybrid
  • THC 19-26%,<1% CBD
  • Low CBD content 
  • Intensifies munchies and happiness 

Granddaddy Purple 

  • Caryophyllene, Humulene, and Myrcene
  • Indica
  • THC 18-23%,<1% CBD
  • Helps overthinkers zone out
  • High THC content makes food taste better

Monster Cookies 

  • Humulene, Linalool, and Pinene
  • Indica
  • THC 16-17%,<1% CBD
  • Smells like Grandma’s baking
  • Brings out your sweet tooth

Head Cheese 

  • Myrcene and Pinene 
  • Hybrid
  • THC 21-30%,<1% CBD
  • Dank, cheesy, and floral smell
  • Potent THC levels

Lemon Pie 

  • Limonene and Myrcene
  • Sativa-dominant Hybrid
  • THC 23%,<1% CBD
  • Mouth-watering aroma and taste
  • Increases sociability, focus, appetite 

Brownie Scout 

  • Myrcene and Linalool
  • Indica-dominant Hybrid
  • THC 26-38%,<1% CBD
  • Highest potency on list
  • Classic skunk weed

Which cannabis strains make you hungry? 

Kush Mints

Cannabinoid profile:Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Limonene,Caryophyllene, and Myrcene

Just saying the strain’s name makes your mouth water. Kush Mints is an Indica-leaning hybridpeople recommend smoking in the evening when it’s time to relax and snack without shame. The minty aftertaste of Kush Mints is practically a palette cleanser, ideal for feasting on leftovers or starting a meal from scratch. 

With anywhere from 24-27% THC, you may feel the effects of Kush Mints immediately after smoking. Expect an anxiety-free high and anattack of the munchies from this refreshing hybrid strain. 


Cannabinoid profile:Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Myrcene,Caryophyllene, and Pinene

Gelato isn’t just an Italian delicacy. You’ll taste just as much sweetness in this California-born strain, one we think will make yourappetite skyrocket due to its higher than average potency and sweet-smelling terpene blend. 

Mentally, the fruity flavor of Gelato makes you long for summertime. Swirled beneath Gelato’s sticky layers, you’ll smell notes of berries and lavender, along with orange and ahint of wood. Gelato is the marijuana strain to smoke before breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Eating dessert first is encouraged!  

Lemon Kush  

Cannabinoid profile:Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Limonene, Caryophyllene, and Humulene

Giggly munchies and tingly relaxation: two reasons why Lemon Kush is the perfect strain to stimulate your appetite. Lemon Kush’slimonene, caryophyllene, and humulene-terpene profile fills your nose with a citrusy and earthy perfume. 

These terpenes are some of the same ones found in strains that helpreduce stress and anxiety. Plus, with THC levels ranging from 19-26%, Lemon Kush is sure to get your stomach growling.

Granddaddy Purple

Cannabinoid profile:Indica 

Main Terpenes:Caryophyllene, Humulene, and Myrcene

AKA Granddaddy Purps, Granddaddy Purple has been around since the early 2000s. This strain is named for its grape-like taste and appearance. People may find that this strain helps theirappetite and nausea. Granddaddy Purps packs in moderate to high THC levels above 20%, which means inexperienced smokers are encouraged to start slow. 

According tostrain reviews, Granddaddy Purple makes you lose track of time and forget your worries. Leave it to Grandpa to talk you down and make you feel better! 


Monster Cookies 

Cannabinoid profile: Indica

Main Terpenes:Humulene, Linalool, and Pinene

Next on this list is Monster Cookies, an Indica that will bring on outrageous munchies as a result of cross-breeding Grandaddy Purple and Girl Scout Cookies. 16-17% THC is on the lower side of potency, but don’t knock the THC content just yet, as Monster Cookies has a unique terpene profile of humulene, linalool, and pinene.

One look at Monster Cookies and you see why the vibrant purple clusters remind you of Grandaddy Purps and Grandma’s baking. The colors that electrify this strain are complemented by aromatic grape, vanilla, and cherry notes. Monster Cookies emits a drool-worthy scent that may help withappetite stimulation

Head Cheese

Cannabinoid profile: Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Myrcene and Pinene

Head Cheese might not have the most appealing name, but this strain sends the others packing when it comes to THC content. You can find Head Cheese with up to 30% THC, an eye-popping percentage that may result in insane cravings. Initial findings suggest thatsmoking cannabis stimulates ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.”

That said, Head Cheese can instigate cravings for all things cheesy, so be sure to stock the fridge. 


Lemon Pie  

Cannabinoid profile:Sativa-dominant Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Limonene, Myrcene

Lemon Pie sounds like what you’d want to eat (or smoke) on a summer picnic. The limonene and myrcene-terpene profile hasanti-stress properties to make you remember the sweeter things in life. With Sativa effects and THC potency above 20%, Lemon Pie may boost your mood and appetite. Smoke Lemon Pie and you’ll know what we mean when we say munchie weed because the cravings come onquick

Pro tip: Pair this train with lemonade to enhance the citrus flavor and stay ahead of cotton mouth. 


Brownie Scout 

Cannabinoid profile:Indica-dominant Hybrid 

Main Terpenes:Myrcene and Linalool

When Green Thumb Industries reported that its strain Brownie Scout tested at 38% THC in 2019,critics and fans all got baked—really baked. This intense Indica will send you straight to bed, but only after you stop eating since Brownie Scout has so much THC. 

The potency is just as insane as Brownie Scout’s chocolatey mocha flavor. We saved the best for last with this strain, although it is harder to find on the West coast. Be on the lookout for this strain the next time you’re at the dispensary! 

To sum it up:

If you’re smoking cannabis, chances are you’re going to get the munchies. You can always ask your budtender to recommend strains high in THC. Remember that cannabis comes in all shapes and sizes; if you don’t like one, keep trying until you find the best strain for your health needs. 

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