Smoking grass and the munchies go together like peas and carrots - so it must lead to weight gain, right?  No, not necessarily..


THC-V strains suppress appetite and balances blood sugar levels, they're on the cutting edge of cannabis based medical research


THC-V, a component of new and little known strains of marijuana that, dials down overactive "appetite receptors" by tapping into a natural endocannabinoid system that regulates many bodily functions.


"Smoking pot and the munchies go hand-in-hand - so it must lead to weight gain, right? Not necessarily, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine: The research finds that people who use marijuana actually tend to have smaller waistlines. " - Women's Health


You don't really need the IQ or a rocket scientist to know that a slow metabolism, lack of exercise and an overconsumption of high calorie - sugary and deep fried foods - are the major causes of obesity.  No matter what the diet, the vast majority of overweight will ultimately fail the battle against the bulge.  Ultimately they fail because their appetite and cravings are more powerful than their intellect or their will.  It is as simple as that.

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"Some new specially bred cannabis strains contain the THC-V, which suppresses appetite and balances blood sugar levels.  These strains are the cutting edge of cannabis based medical research." - 420EVALUATIONSONLINE Science


thcv calms down appetite


The observed weight loss effects came from smoking of a dog's breakfast of marijuana strains, most of which are high in THC only minor amounts of other medicinal cannabinoids.  The question was raised naturally; do different types marijuana have different effects on weight loss, and which ingredients have the most  anti-obesity effect.  

The answer appears to be that marijuana with moderate amounts of THC, the psychoactive component, with CBD, a highly medicinal and non-psychoactive component and flowery smelling terpenes combine to balance many bodily functions and normalize obsessive and habitual behavior that is associated with obesity.

The data strongly indicate, from countless studies - that unless a person can normalize their cravings - they WILL overindulge sooner or later, and that person will become obese 90% of the time.  The remaining fraction that "won" the battle often tend to feel imbalanced, unfulfilled and unsatisfied, which, in itself is a major factor in the onset of an assortment of psychological problems.  


Why did Oprah horribly lose the battle of the bulge and why did her diet plans leave millions clinically obese in the end? The answer; she and her followers could not overcome the power of their primitive urges, their hunger and cravings remained, and they caved sooner or later.  


It turns out, there is a somewhat rare ingredient found in some marijuana strains that actually curbs appetite, yet provides calm, cool energy.  That something is called THC-V.


thcv balances blood sugar in animal trials




Researchers discovered THC-V, a somewhat rare cannabinoid found in select strains of marijuana.  THC-V is documented in the clinic; to increase energy while curbing appetite.  THC-V affects cellular receptors that dial-down hunger and dial-up activity.  This double whammy effect is a godsend for the obese.  Unlike amphetamines, THC-V is non-addictive, there is no hangover and its action complements the natural endocannabinoid body system.  When researchers analyzed the personal data from cannabis smoker studies, they were shocked to find out that they were on average thinner than non-smokers.  Why?  It is speculated that while marijuana can bring on the munchies, over the long haul, it tends to moderate obsessive behavior.

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"The common sensical, hidden in plain view solution to successful weight loss is to normalize appetite and cravings."


"Oprah’s Investment in Weight Watchers Was Smart Because the Program Doesn’t Work." - Traci Mann, Ph.D., Professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and the author of Secrets From the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again.


Right now, CBD is the most popular component of cannabis for medical purposes.  Other cannabinoids are coming to the fore, and researchers are finding them to have their own unique medicinal benefits.  Some cannabinoids are especially good for infection, others work well for seizures and so on.  The is the latest cannabinoid that has caught the attention of growers, researchers and patients alike is THC-V.  


THC-V is psychoactive, but it's essential character is very different from THC.  Some people do not like the stone of a mono-THC strain, but many of them find a mixture of CBD, THC and THC-V to be VERY palatable.  THC-V does not give you the munchies at all.  It promotes an energy boost, yet it's nothing like Red Bull of Coffee, as it chills the nerves and relaxes, kind of like the Tom Brady zone.  He's not freaking out one bit, but he's definitely in gear.


your grandmother was probably not fat as a young lady

The Diet in the 1950's included some fun food and beverage.


In the 1960's, women were on average twenty-five pounds less than today.  The answer is they ate mostly unprocessed food and were required to be physically active.  Today, with all the conveniences and inventions, we don't have to do much at all.  And our food promotes lethargy.  We eat sugar to boost us out of lazy mode, but like a drug addict, we crash and we feel lazier than ever.  To break out of this degenerative process, we need to break out of this cycle of addiction.  


Unlike amphetamines, speed, coffee and energy drinks, marijuana dials down the feeling of hunger, which is chronically and unnaturally dialed up in cultures that eat way, way too much sugar and processed foods.  As we said before, even regular Cannabis users turn out to be quite a bit slimmer than non-cannabis users, and they had no idea that some strains work better than others, in this regard.  


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High THC-V strains not only suppress hunger, reduces blood sugar and boosts energy; they are   also medicina. In actuality, these new strains have ancient roots, with the original genetics coming from the Himalayan region.  It turns out that old school Yogini hashish from Nepal contains fair amounts of THC-V, and also CBD, a Cannabinoid that is gaining the reputation as the medicinal.  Who knows how the ancients bred cannabis that contains such an assortment of medicinal ingredients.  Today, modern scientists follow the data from medical studies and growers are breeding plants according to these findings.  This process has led to the creation of strains that resemble those found in Ancient India.  How about that?


"The dying mainstream of science assumes that ancient civilizations were vastly inferior in science and medicine, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, such as Architectural marvels, massive irrigation systems.  Our view of our civilization and knowledge is extremely narcissistic.  Very few of our scholars know that the ancients knew a tremendous amount of this world and their technological achievements were impressive: few know that the steam engine, battery, calculus, and even robotics predate the Roman empire.  In the case of Nepalese hashish prepared using ancient techniques, one needs only to complete a laboratory test, which shows the incredible array and abundance of medicinal and psychoactive cannabinoids."


Throughout the world, cannabis experimentation has kicked into turbo-drive.  New users from all walks of life are finding out about the many types of cannabis, that knocks out their seizures, pain, anxiety, drug cravings, and the list goes on and on.

Why not start blending different strains, that  might be much better for your  unique bio-chemistry.


Today's breeders are crossing all kinds of exotic strains from across the world.  These new strains have varying quantities of the more than 500 naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant.  THC, the psychoactive ingredient of fame, found in abundance in many medical and recreational strains is but one of a dozen major cannabinoids of marijuana.  

cannabinoid profile - how to tell what your marijuana does


The illustration above is called a cannabinoid profile - which is a laboratory test result that indicate the quantities of the major active ingredients, which are THC A (psychoactive only when heated) THC-V (psychoactive, energising and appetite suppressing), myrcene, pinene and limonene.


Unfortunately, every few strains out there have very much THC-V in them, it's mostly only THC.  But the word is out, and the high THC-V strains that exist are being bred and crossed to produce more quantity, more variety.  Soon you'll be able to buy THC-V from your local dispensary.

Pairing these THC-V endowed  strains with a decent died diet and moderate exercise will obviously lead to weight loss.  The failure point in diets and weight loss programs is that the person in question succumbs to their cravings and spiral out of control, going back to eating junk, sugar, bad fats and processed food.  Enter THC-V.  It knocks out the error in your hunger function, where your brain demands food, despite the fact that the person in question has had more than their fair share of calories.


The American Journal Of Botany conducted a study of about 160 strains of cannabis around the world.   The strains that are highest in THC-V yielded hailed from South Africa and Afghanistan. These hugh THCV strains are nicknamed "Skinny Skunk"; hybrids fused with other interesting and unusual strains, high in either or both CBD and THC.


which of these strains is best for dieting? - durban poison




The availability of high THC-V strains is somewhat limited and in some geographical areas, finding the following strains might prove to be difficult to impossible.  With that said, the cavalry is on its way, marijuana is increasingly available in different parts of the country and the marijuana brainiacs are working hard to breed a variety of new strains, including THC-V.


Ways to find Strains in your Area:


  • Yelp

  • Weed Maps

  • Facebook Groups

  • Blogs and Forums

  • Google (last resort)


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With the name including the word poison, the inventors of this strain obviously aren't trying to con you.  Contrary to it's alarming handle, DP's cannabinoid profile rhymes with the word medicinal.   This South African Sativa hails from Durban and its quickly making its way into the top all the lists, for both recreational and medical.  This special herb is prized for its energising and motivational effects, coupled with its ability to curb appetite.  Durban Poison is a  productivity booster, due in large part to its 1.9 percent THC-V levels, and it's abundance of terpenes, not to mention a very healthy portion of good old THC.  


Belying its toxic handle, this medicinal wonder has the sweetest profile and a “grounding” component that motivates users to tackle the most complex of problems.  As an “espresso” Sativa, Durban Poison turns users into morning people. For long lasting energy and motivation, edibles first thing in the morning will last six hours.


"THC-V is psychoactive and is sometimes preferable, better tolerated than regular THC."


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With upwards of 8%, Doug’s Varin has the highest recorded THC-V levels (we've found).  This rare bird of cannabis brings on euphoria and arousal and brings one's attention to activity rather than eating. In fact, Doug's varin is the strongest appetite suppressant herb we know of.


The stone is pretty much the opposite to couch-locking strains, rather, it's anything but lazy,  it lights the candle rather than snuff it out.  A good & bad property of DV is that its affects last thirty to forty-five minutes, but that can be easily remedied by making some Doug's Varin endowed brownies, which will last you four hours or so.


Because THC-V is a sunny day cannabinoid, its cheery profile is used for post-traumatic stress disorder, lethargy and depression.  Blogs and forums around the net are showing that a lot of  Parkinson’s sufferers are finding relief from strains like Doug’s Varin. This strain has high levels of myrcene, a terpene that allows for enhanced the activity of both THC and THC-V at the cellular level.



Cherry Pie, an Indica-dominant hybrid, has moderate levels of THC-V, but still qualifies as a skinny-skunk strain. CP genetics come from hall of fame strains; Durban Poison and Grandaddy Purple.

Cherry Pie is longer lasting than other THC-V strains, but still works quickly.   Effects are individual dependent, with the average person mellowing out to calm, cool energy, with no tendency to binge nor fast.   Some people call Cherry Pie the perfect post-workout puff.

Net users use Cherry Pie to treat their pain, stress, and anxiety, and for its happy mind and body "recreational" effects.




It you want to some something before going to the gym, Green Crack is probably a good choiceDespite the dope-head name, this strain is highly medicinal.  Green Crack, has a quick onset, moderate THC-V levels and an award winning taste.  It's terpene, THC-V and THC mixture accounts for its reputation as an engerizer, the main reason for its overwhelming popularity among the younger crowd.  

In Colorado, Green Crack is now in the top 10 of strains.  Green crack is thought to descend from Afghan / Skunk #1.  Green Crack is obviously a day strain that is effective in lighting a fire under and motivating the  lethargic, sickly or the mundane, without a hangover, without side effects, that is, if you're THC tolerant.





A highly recommended strain, that is, if you can find it.  This strain was specially bred for THC-V and it worked.  The THC:THC-V ration is about 3:1, which is incredibly high, right at the top of the spectrum.  One sample of Pineapple Purps actually came in at THCA:THCVA 5:4, with 19 percent THCA and 15 percent THCVA. One gram of this Kief contained 190mg of THCA and 150mg of THCVA. On top of that there was 15 mg of the terpene myrcene. It you happen across some of this exotic Kief, be sure to spread the news about its medicinal effects on the net.


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Cannabis Slims? Why Pot Smokers Are Less Obese

If cannabis causes the munchies, how is it possible that pot smokers are thinner than nonsmokers?  A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds an intriguing connection between cannabis use and body weight, showing that rates of obesity are lower by roughly a third in people who smoke pot at least three times a week, compared with those who don’t use cannabis at all.

Researchers analyzed data from two large national surveys of the American population, which together included some fifty two thousand participants. In the first survey, they found that 22 percent of those who did not smoke cannabis were obese, compared with just 14 percent of the regular cannabis smokers. The second survey found that 25 percent of nonsmokers were obese, compared with 17 percent of regular cannabis users.


The Cannabis Diet? Scientists find link between pot smoking and weight loss

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, examined 4,657 adults, 579 of whom regularly smoked reefer.  Specifically, potheads had 16 percent lower levels of insulin than their nonsmoking peers.


“We found significant associations between cannabis use and smaller waist circumferences,” the researchers report.


Smoking Cannabis May Affect Weight Gain

The researchers looked at data from young people who had enrolled at age 12 or 13 in a 13-year study on nicotine dependence in teens. When they reached age 20, the 271 men and 319 women were asked whether they had smoked cannabis in the past year, and if so, how often they smoked. The participants were also asked if they smoked cigarettes. Researchers also tracked the participants' body mass indexes and waist size from ages 17 to 24.


"The main finding of our study shows that long-term Cannabis use indeed influences weight gain.  We also know that these targets in the brain are modified by hormonal factors that can fluctuate, in particular, during menstrual cycles," Didier Jutras-Aswad, Professor, University of Montreal.


Could Cannabis Help You LOSE Weight?

Smoking pot and the munchies go hand-in-hand - so it must lead to weight gain, right? Not necessarily, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine: The research finds that people who use cannabis actually tend to have smaller waistlines.




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