Growers are competing to develop new strains of weed that are perfect for those on a diet. Many growers are focusing their efforts on growing marijuana that won’t give you the munchies. In fact, these new weight loss strains are actually designed to curb your appetite.
Some are calling it “diet pot” and it is already available at some dispensaries. A few puffs of this diet dank and you might find yourself walking out of your local convenience store empty handed. Well, you’ll still need water as these strains won’t do much to stop the cottonmouth that comes with smoking weed.
The “diet pot” strains are all high in Tetrahydrocannabivarin or THCV. THCV produces very different effects from THC. So while THC increases appetite, THCV actually works to suppress it. A budtender in Washington, claims that growers are now genetically modifying strains to be high in THCV.
Jesse Henderson, a modern stoner from WA, is looking to cutback on his munchies which lead him to devour all the food in his home. To keep himself in shape, he’s begun smoking strains that are high in THCV. He now swears that he is no longer tempted to pig out while baked.
The crew at KING 5 news from Western Washington decided to put XJ-13, a strain high in THCV, to the test. KING 5’s Eric Wilkinson waves a glazed donut hanging from a string hypnotically in front of Jesse Henderson’s face after a few rips of some XJ-13. He appears amused, but he doesn’t bite.
Next, Wilkinson tears open a bag of Chili Cheese Fritos, which Henderson says is one of his favorites. Still, he doesn’t bite. Cookie dough, a hot pocket, fresh baked cinnamon rolls, not even Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tempts Henderson despite him knowing his old stoner self would have left nothing behind.
If you want to put this weight loss weed to the test for yourself, here are a few strains known to be relatively high in THCV:
If you have access to a medical dispensary or even a recreational pot shop, ask your budtender for strains that are high in THCV. They don’t have to be rare strains like Willie Nelson or Doug’s Varin to contain enough THCV to curb your appetite.