13 Ways to Enhance Your High and Make It Last Longer

Understanding Cannabis Tolerance

Understanding
Cannabis Tolerance

Cannabis tolerance varies greatly among individuals. Some people find that a small dose of THC can provide strong effects, while others need much higher concentrations to feel the same. This difference in tolerance can be due to various factors, including genetics, frequency of use, and individual metabolism.

Over time, regular users often notice that their usual dose doesn’t deliver the same impact, leading them to seek ways to enhance their high.

Why Enhancing your High Matters?

For many, cannabis is more than just a recreational substance; it’s a vital part of their wellness routine. Whether used for medical purposes like pain relief, anxiety reduction, or improved sleep, or simply for relaxation and enjoyment, maintaining its effectiveness is crucial. 

Enhancing your high can mean getting the most out of your cannabis, ensuring that it continues to meet your needs. This can involve various strategies, from dietary choices to changing your consumption methods, all aimed at intensifying and prolonging the effects of cannabis.

Foods That Can Enhance Your High

Enhancing your high with food is not just a myth; it’s a delicious reality. Certain foods contain compounds that interact positively with cannabinoids, making your cannabis experience more intense and longer-lasting. Let’s dive into some of the best foods to try.

Mangoes: Nature’s Myrcene Source

Mangoes are often hailed as a magical fruit in the cannabis community. Why? They are rich in myrcene, a terpene known for its relaxing and euphoric properties. Although scientific evidence is limited, many enthusiasts swear by the method of eating mangoes 45 minutes before consuming cannabis to intensify their high. Myrcene is believed to help THC cross the blood-brain barrier more efficiently.

Chocolate: The Bliss Molecule

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Besides being a comfort food, chocolate contains anandamide, a neurotransmitter known as the “bliss molecule.” Anandamide naturally occurs in the body and binds to cannabinoid receptors, similar to THC. Consuming chocolate before cannabis can increase anandamide levels, enhancing feelings of joy and euphoria.

Broccoli: Beta-Caryophyllene Benefits

Broccoli might not be the first food you think of to enhance a high, but it’s surprisingly effective. It’s packed with beta-caryophyllene, a terpene that interacts with cannabinoid receptors. Beta-caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, which can complement the effects of THC.

Sweet Potatoes: Serotonin Boosters

Sweet potatoes are more than just a tasty side dish. They are rich in vitamins E and B6, which help produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical in the brain. Eating sweet potatoes can boost serotonin levels, enhancing the relaxation and euphoria that come with a cannabis high.

Nuts and Eggs: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Nuts and eggs are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats bind to cannabinoid receptors and help cannabinoids like THC and CBD move through the body more efficiently. Omega-3s are known to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, potentially enhancing the calming effects of cannabis.

Drinks That Can Enhance Your High

Just as certain foods can amplify your cannabis experience, some beverages can also enhance and prolong your high. These drinks contain compounds that interact positively with cannabinoids, boosting the effects of your favorite strain.

Tea: Catechin Compounds

Tea, especially green and black varieties, contains catechins, compounds known for their relaxing and sedating effects. Drinking tea before consuming cannabis can help create a more balanced and enjoyable experience.

Beer: Myrcene and THC Interaction

Combining cannabis with alcohol should always be done cautiously, but when consumed in moderation, beer can boost the euphoric effects of cannabis. Beer contains hops, which are rich in myrcene, the same terpene found in mangoes.

Coffee: Caffeine and Cannabinoid Synergy

Coffee shops in Amsterdam are famous for combining caffeine and cannabis. While there’s no direct scientific evidence, many believe coffee can enhance your high by interacting with the endocannabinoid system.

Kombucha: Probiotic Powerhouse

Kombucha, a fermented tea, has gained popularity for its health benefits. Packed with probiotics, enzymes, and B vitamins, kombucha can boost the effects of cannabis, creating an energetic and therapeutic experience.

Methods to Make Your High
Last Longer

Methods to Make Your High Last Longer

Beyond food and drinks, various methods can help prolong and intensify your cannabis high. Let’s explore some effective techniques.

Timing your cannabis consumption can make a big difference. Many users find that smoking after a workout enhances their high.

  • Interesting Stat: A 2013 study found that THC levels increased in cannabis users after 35 minutes of exercise.
  • Tip: Try smoking or vaping after a workout to take advantage of this natural boost.

The entourage effect refers to the synergy between different cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds in cannabis. Instead of focusing solely on high THC strains, look for ones with a diverse cannabinoid and terpene profile.

  • Myth: Only high-THC strains can provide a strong high.
  • Fact: The combination of various cannabinoids and terpenes can offer a more balanced and potent experience.
  • Tip: Ask your budtender about strains with a rich terpene profile for a fuller effect.

Switching up how you consume cannabis can also help make your high last longer and feel stronger. Here are some methods to consider:

Edibles: Long-lasting Effects

  • Fact: Edibles are processed by the liver, converting THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, which provides a longer-lasting and more intense high.
  • Tip: Start with a low dose to avoid overconsumption.

Bongs: Harder Hits

  • Myth: All smoking methods have the same effect.
  • Fact: Bongs can deliver a more concentrated hit than joints or pipes.
  • Tip: Use a bong to get more out of your cannabis without using as much.

Vaporizers: Concentrate Power

  • Fact: Vaporizers for concentrates can deliver a potent dose of cannabinoids quickly.
  • Tip: Try a concentrate vaporizer for a powerful and efficient high.

Adjusting Your Routine

Sometimes, making small changes to your routine can significantly enhance your cannabis experience. Here are some simple yet effective ways to adjust your routine for a better high.

Changing Scenery and Timing

Your environment and timing can play a big role in how you experience cannabis. Here are some tips:

  • Change Your Scenery: Consuming cannabis in a different setting can make your experience feel fresh and exciting. Try smoking outdoors, going for a walk, or enjoying your cannabis while camping.
  • Adjust Your Timing: If you usually consume cannabis first thing in the morning, try delaying your session until later in the day. This small change can make your high feel more intense and enjoyable.

Microdosing and Tolerance Breaks

Microdosing and taking short tolerance breaks can help reset your system and make your high more potent.

  • Microdosing: Consuming small amounts of cannabis throughout the day can help you maintain a steady level of cannabinoids in your system without building up a high tolerance. It’s also great for those who want the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without feeling too high.
  • Tolerance Breaks: If you notice that cannabis isn’t affecting you as it used to, consider taking a short break. Even a few days without cannabis can help lower your tolerance and make your next session more effective.

Maximizing Your
Cannabis Experience

Enhancing your cannabis high and making it last longer can be achieved through various methods. From incorporating certain foods and drinks into your diet to changing your consumption methods and adjusting your routine, there are many ways to optimize your experience.

Recap Of Tips And Tricks

Experiment with these tips and find what works best for you. Everyone’s body and experience with cannabis are unique, so enjoy the journey of discovering how to enhance your high. Do you have any tips or tricks that work for you? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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Article Reviewed by

Dr. Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler, MD
NPI Number 1467557264

  • Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
  • Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998. 
  • Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices. 
  • Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.

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