Stoner Dictionary | Munchies
Munchies: noun 1. extreme increase in appetite when under the influence of marijuana
Example: “Khoi smoked a bowl and got the munchies so bad he ate a gallon of ice cream on the balcony.”
“They say that true potheads stops getting the munchies after a certain point. I mean, the true pothead wouldn’t even say the word munchies. I don’t know what the true pothead would say… ‘munchos’ or ‘hungries’ or something. At any rate, I still love to eat when I’m high. So fuck you if you’re too cool to get hungry when you’re stoned.” Anna Faris said it perfectly in the 2007 stoner comedy Smiley Face when she gets hit by hurricane hungry. When calculating how much you want to spend in your budget for marijuana, you might as well add up the cost for extra groceries as well. The munchies are when you get extremely hungry while you’re stoned.
You begin craving every bit of all of your favorite delicious foods, and all you want to do is eat them by the truckloads.
Usually you can find yourself only wanting snack or junk foods and wanting lots of them. “Get some sour cream and onion chips with some dip, man, some beef jerky, some peanut butter. Get some Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars, a whole lot, make sure chocolate, gotta have chocolate, man. Some popcorn, red popcorn, graham crackers, graham crackers with marshmallows, the little marshmallows and little chocolate bars and we can make s’mores, man. Also, celery, grape jelly, Cap’n Crunch with the little Crunch Berries, pizzas. We need two big pizzas, man, everything on ’em, with water, whole lotta water and… Funyons” was Jim Breuer’s stoner grocery list in Half Baked. It sounds like you have a serious case of the stoner munchies. Don’t try to fight it, oh no, just continue to stuff your face and forgive yourself for the calories in the morning.
However, sometimes it is good to indulge yourself in some truly delicious fare. While it is hard to fight the need to buy poptarts and Pringles when you pass them in the snack aisle, be patient and treat yourself to a unique and delectable meal that your city has to offer. Try something new and open yourself up to a world of food you have never experienced. There’s nothing like tasting something delicious for the first time, especially when you are blitzed out of your mind. You can also try eating something exotic, maybe from a far off land you have never traveled to, like Vietnamse Pho, Korean BBQ, Japanese Shabu Shabu or the rainbows of Indian curry available. If you are an ambitious stoner, try the modern innovation that we call cooking. Yes, that’s right, cooking. As it does require more effort than pulling up in a drive-thru and shouting at a microphone, the reward is much greater. Get some friends together, spark up a joint, and cook up a delicious (and healthy if possible) meal that will leave everyone stoned, full and happy. Friends who eat together, stay together, especially when your friend is Mary Jane.
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