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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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munchies, a term used to describe any general feeling of hunger, is most often associated with the intense hunger experienced after the use of marijuana. Consequently, those experiencing the munchies are often not particular about how they assuage their cravings. Anything from gourmet cuisine to cold, five-day-old pizza can be effective. However, sweets are often considered to provide the quickest and most satisfying relief. After all, the brain associates the sweet with coveted energy for the body, and there is convincing evidence that marijuana use intensifies the enjoyment of sweet things.