Eli5: Why do you get hungry when you smoke weed?



This seems like a generally accepted idea and I’ve experienced it myself, I’m curious as to why.

In: Biology

THC is acting on the internal endocannabinoid system in your brain and basically overfloods it. The system has many roles in our functioning and they all get turned up a notch. This includes hunger, but also senses and mood.

In short: Our brain naturally uses a chemical similar to weed to signal hunger.