Collection: Edibles- Chips & Dips
We have all heard about people who reach out for a pack of chips or make a fast-food run after consuming cannabis. This urge to eat “munchies” has led marijuana urge to consume “Twinkies,” “Doritos,” and other fast foods. A study found that the active ingredients in marijuana interact with neurons in the brain to stimulate hunger pangs.1
The emerging edible marijuana industry is cashing in on “stoners” affinity for salty snacks. Within this theme, you will see many advertisements for chips, popcorn and bar nuts. The chips come in a number of flavors including popular new flavors such as Siracha.2
The packaging of these products range from clear “cannabis-infused” labeling (e.g., Lay’s, Cannabis Chips, Pot, Yummi Karma) to almost indistinguishable labels where unknowing consumers may easily pick up a bag of THC-enhanced potato chips (e.g. Coco Canna, Hillbilly Snack Mix).
1. Koch, Marco, et al. "Hypothalamic POMC neurons promote cannabinoid-induced feeding." Nature 519.7541 (2015): 45-50.
2. J. (2015). W Weed Infused Chip. Empire News. Retrieved June 1, 2017, from http://empirenews.net/doritos-announces-a-new-weed-infused-chip/
3. McDonough, E. (2016). 11 Craveable Savory THC Snacks. Retrieved June 1, 2017, from http://hightimes.com/edibles/11-craveable-savory-thc-snacks/