5 Ways To Boost The Effects of Marijuana
Updated: Mar 22
What Can Enhance Your Marijuana High?
The more frequently you consume marijuana, you may notice over time that your tolerance level increases and the effects are not as strong as they once were. Fortunately, there are a few things that may help boost your buzz and provide more relief.
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Mangoes contain myrcene, which is a terpene that is commonly found in a number of cannabis strains. It’s contents can act as a stress reliever, muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory and painkiller. Some claim that myrcene works collaboratively with THC allowing for faster absorption. Eating mango about 30 to 45 minutes before consuming cannabis can potentially lead to a faster onset and extend the duration of your high.
As if chocolate alone isn’t already enjoyable, combining it with marijuana can provide a more blissful experience. Dark chocolate contains high contents anandamide, which is a lipid neurotransmitter that produces a state of pleasure. Anandamide binds to cannabinoid receptors found within the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and provides mood enhancing effects. The anandamide found in dark chocolate can take an extensive time to break down in the body and this can prolong the effects of cannabis. It is recommended to use dark chocolate that contains 72% cocoa or higher.
Eat your greens! Broccoli contains high levels of beta-caryophyllene, another common terpene found in the cannabis plant. Caryophyllene is known to help with inflammation, pain, muscle spasms and insomnia. By combining broccoli with cannabis, this can potentially enhance the medicinal benefits and provide you longer lasting relief.
The ECS controls a number of functions throughout our bodies such as mood, sleep and stress responses. When the ECS is not balanced, the functions it controls are less effective. However, Omega-3’s a vital role in maintaining the ECS as they feed off of the fatty acids, making the system’s functions work more efficiently. Therefore, increasing your intake of Omega-3’s can allow cannabis to process easier and enhance its effects. Some foods that have high contents of Omega-3’s include chia seeds, walnuts, spinach and fish.
Black and green teas contain a compound called catechin. Catechin can bind with the CB1 receptors in our brains which can lead to feelings of relaxation and calmness. When combining tea with cannabis it can help decrease stress levels, while increasing your overall mood and the euphoric effects from marijuana.
Before trying any of these methods, it's important to keep your cannabis tolerance level in mind. Those who are beginners or have a lower tolerance should always follow the cannabis mantra: start low and go slow. Remember that consuming too much can lead to the possibility of experiencing unpleasant effects.