Years of cannabis use can dull the response your body has to it, but there are some easily controllable factors that can affect your cannabis high that you can adjust for an improved feeling. Whether you prefer a calming indica, a spirited sativa, or a blend of the two, there will always be ways to boost your high without harm. Check out our tips to help you get the most out of your high.
Munch with Purpose
Instead of reaching for cookies or potato chips, consider accentuating your high with foods that work to improve the effects of cannabis. Certain fruits, such as mangoes, are high in myrcene, a monoterpene that is also found in cannabis that give the flower its fragrance and unique flavors. The myrcene in mangoes and other foods, such as thyme or lemongrass, can bind to the myrcenes in cannabis and this helps boost the high you receive naturally.
Wash It Down
Mixing alcohol and cannabis is not recommended, though adding liquor to the mix is a sure way to change the cannabis high you’re feeling. If you don’t want to risk mixing opposing substances, something truly not recommended, there are still beverages you can drink to enhance your high!
Drinking certain beverages while smoking can increase the speed of absorption of THC into your bloodstream, and the terpenes in some drinks can mimic the same reaction that eating mangoes can have. Herbal teas are often packed with terpenes, as is mango juice and other fruit smoothies. For a sweet tooth, drinking a chocolate milkshake can have euphoric effects as the THC responds to the tryptophan in the chocolate.
Shake It Up
Making adjustments to what, where, and how you smoke are all potential ways to boost your cannabis high. If you typically smoke from a small weed bowl, try using an herb vaporizer or rolling it into a blunt.
If you use your hands to break the flower, consider trying and weed grinder for a smoother finish. Breaking it into a fine grind allows the weed buds to be heated evenly, a factor that gives bigger, smoother hits.
Moving yourself to a new environment can also help improve your high. If you frequently sit and watch television while smoking, it may be worth a try at taking a walk in your neighborhood or stopping by a local cafe. Changing locations can completely change the “high” experience.
Quality Over Quantity
While many people believe that you need to keep smoking more to influence your high, you can have a longer-lasting and better high if you consider a higher quality cannabis strain. Weed with more potent THC and CBD levels will absolutely get you higher with a smaller amount needed than many low-quality strains available.
Smoking the same strain of cannabis for prolonged periods of time can lower your physical response to that strain, so it can be beneficial to change strains routinely.
Easy ways to improve your high begin with picking the right strain, choosing the right delivery method, and ensuring your “weed snacks” are impactful.