One of the most common and well-known side effects of consuming cannabis: a seemingly insatiable appetite. The phenomenon dubbed for decades as “the munchies” is one that has permeated throughout our culture so much that even people who have never experienced the process at least know of it. Before we can explain what makes you ready and able to run through a full package of Oreos in one sitting, there are a few fundamental things that are important to understand. First off, it is important to know what a cannabinoid is and how they play a major part in the functioning of your body.There are two types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, and they are found in the body in locations such as the brain, intestines, and the immune system. When a cannabinoid receptor is stimulated by an endocannabinoid, various physiological functions in multiple systems of the body are activated including memory, pain sensation, mood, and appetite. Patients seeking a cannabis solution to increase appetite should seek out a strain with high THC and medium to high CBD content.