It’s common knowledge that a side effect of smoking marijuana with high THC content is extreme hunger, but does CBD oil make you hungry? Research shows that it might, but not for the reason you think.
A simple explanation for this is that THC activates the CB1 receptors in the brain. This receptor affects the body, including stimulating the appetite. CBD oil does not interact with CB1 receptors in the brain like THC. However, it can still indirectly affect one’s hunger.
For example, a person with anxiety experiences a reduction in his appetite because of increased stress. Likewise, a person in pain will have little to no desire to eat given the state he’s in.
What CBD oil does is relieve stress and alleviate pain, which can promote a healthier appetite.