6 Super-Simple Ways To Enhance Your Cannabis High
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The Best Ways To Boost Your Cannabis High

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Are your highs feeling humdrum? No need to settle for cannabis purgatory—methods exist for intensifying your high, many of which are downright straightforward. Grab some mango, brew a cup of black tea, and get your CBD ready—you're about to learn how to create highs of such intensity, you'll wonder what you were even smoking before.

We’ve all been there—you’re getting your smoke on, enjoying a nice cannabis moment, but it’s not quite… enough. There’s a feeling, an intensity, a height of experience that’s missing.

Fear not, even if your cannabis high isn’t giving you what you’re looking for, you’ve got options. Here are six ways to increase your cannabis high.


Take Your Cannabis With A Side Of Mangoes

You’re not a seasoned stoner until you’ve used mangoes to increase your high. Mangoes are high in myrcene, a terpene that helps THC cross the blood-brain barrier. Most strains contain myrcene to some degree, but some, typically indicas, contain lower myrcene levels. So if you consume mango with an indica, it may make your experience more “sativa-like”. Whatever your strain, myrcene is sure to enhance its effects.

If you’re planning your mango and cannabis party in advance, it’s best to consume the mangoes 45 minutes or so before toking. Even if you consume them while you’re already high, they should still work as an enhancing agent.


Vary Your Consumption Method

Is your daily joint starting to drag? Try a different consumption method to get more bang for your buck. Switching to a form of consumption known for intensity and efficiency is a step in the right direction. If you smoke a joint, switch to a pipe; and if you smoke a pipe, switch to a bong. Better yet, switch to concentrates or edibles—both methods are highly efficient, and produce extremely intense highs.

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Another benefit of switching your consumption method is that each method requires your body to respond in a different way, which reduces the effects of tolerance. When you consume cannabis in the form of edibles, for example, the usual delta-THC converts into 11-hydroxy-THC, which more easily crosses the brain-blood barrier. This not only produces a stronger high, but if you’re used to smoking, will more effectively bypass your tolerance.


Consume Healthy Fats

Edibles continue to be a popular and effective way to consume cannabis. Cannabis is lipophilic, meaning it loves fat. When preparing edibles, saturated fats will result in the most intense and long-lasting high. Animal sources tend to produce saturated fats, and the best source of plant-based fat is coconut oil. Avoid other vegetable oils as these will be less effective.

Pothead lore has long told of how omega-3 fatty acids can intensify a high. Recent research shows[1] omega-3 deprived rats are less sensitive to cannabinoids, suggesting omega-3 may indeed increase weed sensitivity. Add some ultra-healthy omega-3 from flaxseed, chia seeds, sardines, salmon, and algae to enhance your high while building brain health at the same time.


Get Moving

If you find that your high is leaving you humdrum, consider getting off the couch and taking a few laps around the block. With many psychoactive substances, exercise will only diminish the experience. Not so with THC—see, excess THC is stored in the body in the form of fat. When you exercise, some of that fat gets used for energy, thereby releasing its trapped THC back into your bloodstream. Research supports this—one study[2] found that THC blood plasma levels temporarily went up 15% in regular smokers after they did some cardio. This is why frequent stoners sometimes get high just by working out!


Black Tea

Black tea has surprising effects on your body’s endocannabinoid system. It contains catechins, which bind to CB1 receptors. This can help the “body effects” of your cannabis high come on a lot smoother and with greater intensity.


Take A Tolerance Break

You may not want to hear it, but it may be what’s best—once in a while, every pothead needs to take a tolerance break to reset their body. Tolerance breaks not only make cannabis come on more intensely—it can make the experience of the plant more enjoyable.

If you’re considering a tolerance break, consider taking CBD along for the ride—not only will it help with any discomfort, but it may accelerate the upregulation of your endocannabinoid receptors. After all, CBD modulates your receptors in a way that inhibits the psychotropic effects of THC.

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It’s no fun to be jonesing for a good high only to get something mediocre in return. But the good news is, you can do something about it. If you put some effort into your cannabis experience, there’s no reason you can’t curate the highs of your dreams.

Luke Sumpter
Luke Sumpter
With a BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Health Sciences and a passion for growing plants, Luke Sumpter has worked as a professional journalist and writer at the intersection of cannabis and science for the past 7 years.
We are not making medical claims. This article has been written for informational purposes only, and is based on research published by other externals sources.

External Resources:
  1. Nutritional omega-3 deficiency abolishes endocannabinoid-mediated neuronal functions. - PubMed - NCBI -
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