Best Strains For Appetite: Boost Appetite This Thanksgiving - HØJ

Best Strains For Appetite: Boost Appetite With Weed this Thanksgiving


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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means:  there will be some serious eating and drinking. 

We've all been there, wishing for a bottomless stomach to fully enjoy all the tasty Thanksgiving treats. But guess what? This year there might be a way to make it happen (at least metaphorically). It involves something green and groovy. 

Come with us as we present you the best marijuana strains for appetite. Who knows, you might get so chilled that you may find yourself cheering for the Lions or Cowboys at some point even if you are not into football!

Does Cannabis Actually Increase Appetite?

Most stoners are well aware of the munchies -that sudden, ferocious appetite you get while being high. 

While some of us have some funny or even embarrassing stories related to it (from which I’ve been advised not to disclose any further), there are some others which have not experienced it at all; in fact, some people smoke or consume cannabis strains to help suppress appetite. Why does this happen? Well, besides reasons such as health, physical state, or mindset, chances are that specific strains are the main responsible for that particular response. 

And that is precisely the point of this article: cannabis plant does not necessarily stimulate appetite, but these are some of the top strains that do, as far as we know.

Thanksgiving dinner table
Thanksgiving dinner table  (Envato)

OG Kush Strain

The OG Kush strain is one of the most recognizable marijuana strains and you can find it nearly everywhere you look. 

While the origins of this legendary strain remain disputed, it is generally accepted that its roots can be traced back to the US East Coast, near Florida, during the 1990's.  

OG Kush possesses an illustrious lineage with parent strains such as Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush. One of the most characteristic features is its potent citric or lemony aroma, making it instantly recognizable. 

With a THC content that ranges from 18% up to 25%, OG Kush is mostly appreciated for its calming and relaxing effects. It's predominantly an indica strain, though there may be some variations depending on crossbreeding. 

From a medicinal standpoint, OG Kush is highly recommended for managing chronic pain, anxiety, and depression as well as to patients dealing with appetite loss due to conditions such as cancer HIV/AIDS. 

So, if you are preparing yourself to face a culinary challenge this Thanksgiving, OG Kush may be a good suggestion to start with.

Pineapple Kush Strain

The Pineapple Kush strain is a delicious hybrid born from the fusion of pineapple and a Kush variety (possibly Master Kush or another Kush strain) could offer an attractive alternative to those seeking an "extra thankful" Thanksgiving. 

It's an indica-dominant strain, which indicates lower levels of THCV and higher levels of myrcene than sativa strains. While various phenotypes exist, what remains constant is its sweet and enticing flavor. 

Originating in California during the 1990s, Pineapple Kush, as the name suggests, has an earthy yet sweet taste that invokes thoughts of that tropical fruit. Its buds are dense, dark, with a generous cover of trichomes, complemented by amber-red hairs when reaching full maturity. 

Despite an average THC content ranging from 19% up to 25%, Pineapple Kush is not usually related with heavy sedative effects (though individual experiences may vary). This versatility makes this strain highly appreciated for both recreational and medicinal uses, being a go-to choice for stress relief, chronic pain treatment, soothing muscle spasms, and notably, enhancing appetite.

Eating Thanksgiving turkey
Eating Thanksgiving turkey (Envato)​​
Eating Thanksgiving cranberry pie for dessert
Thanksgiving cranberry piece of pie (Envato)​​

Girl Scout Cookies Strain

The Girl Scout Cookies strain, often referred to as GSC, is also one of the most popular strains in the cannabis world.

While there are different versions about the origins and name, it is generally accepted that GSC first appeared in San Francisco, California.

Apparently GSC are the result of a crossbreeding between the legendary OG Kush and Durban Poison, resulting in one very special hybrid strain that ranges from 18% even up to 28% of high THC content.

However, what truly sets apart the GSC is its earthy and sweet flavor accompanied by the citric and minty aroma which most probably originated the name. Beyond the attractive sensory properties, GSC is recognized and recommended for its medical properties ranging from aiding in chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and one of the best strains for appetite stimulation.

Purple Queen Strain

The Purple Queen strain could be also an exceptional choice for those looking for a very special appetizer during Thanksgiving.

Distinguished by its characteristic purple-violet tones, this strain displays the color associated with royalty, luxury, and power, making it one of the easiest strains to identify. This strain also falls into the indica-dominant category with a lineage that traces back to Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. 

In terms of cannabinoids, its THC content typically ranges from a moderate 15% to a respectable 22%, while CBD levels tend to be low: around 1%. 

One of its most attractive qualities is its fruity flavor, often complemented by lemony notes and an earthy, fruity aroma. From a medicinal perspective, Purple Queen is known for its balanced effects which combine relaxation and euphoria. It is often recommended for its calming effects, mood enhancement and, as previously mentioned, as one of the top strains for stimulating the appetite. 

So, if you're looking to reignite your culinary desires this Thanksgiving, the Purple Queen strain might be an excellent option to consider.

Some Final Words About The Best Strains For Appetite

These were some of our favorite cannabis strains that might help to stimulate your appetite. 

In general terms, sativa dominant strains may possibly be the best way to enhance your appetite. However, remember that while THC may enhance taste and smell, some other cannabinoids may decrease your appetite. 

Ultimately, remember that if you are in need of medical advice or suffering from appetite disorders, a healthcare professional would be the best option to consult. 

And finally, don't forget to use cannabis products in accordance with the laws in your legal jurisdiction. 

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

Simon Folmann
Simon V. Folmann

Simon Folmann

Simon is an accomplished entrepreneur and inventor in the cannabis industry. He’s the founder and CEO of HØJ; a revolutionary high-end cannabis accessories company. His mission is to change the way we experience the herb and enhance people’s smoking experience through knowledge and unique products.

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Edited by Emerson C. 

Disclaimer: HØJ is not a medical advice blog, so please consult with a doctor or a specialist if you have any questions regarding smoking or anything related to cannabis consumption itself.

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