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have the munchies

To be insatiably hungry with the urge to continuously eat, especially snack foods. The term is often used to describe one of the stereotypical effects of marijuana use. When I have the munchies, I just can't stop eating—it's one snack after another.
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have the ˈmunchies

(informal) suddenly feel hungry: Can I borrow some money? I’ve got the munchies and I haven’t got any money to buy anything.
Munchies is connected with the word munch, which means ‘eat something steadily and often noisily’.
See also: have, munchies
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One of the physiological effects of marijuana is an increased appetite, or what is popularly referred to as having the munchies. Although it may seem intuitive that an increased appetite would lead to weight gain, current existing epidemiological studies suggest that marijuana users are less likely to be obese.
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