8 Ways to Elevate Your High
by Justin Narayan on Jun 21, 2019
Believe it or not there are many foods that you can accompany with cannabis to heighten your high. Drink a cup of black coffee or green tea, during or before your smoking session. Both coffee and tea contain catechin which is an antioxidant that binds to the brain’s CB1 receptors which aid in the efficiency of cannabinoids.
Not a fan of hot drinks? Munch on some dark chocolate. Dark chocolate with 72% or more of cacao will hinder the breakdown of anandamide (a brain chemical known as “bliss” in Sanskrit). This will increase the longevity of your high. All foods high in omega-3 fatty acids will also efficiently synthesise endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. Also look for foods that contain terpenes like myrcene and pinene. Pinene enhances your high and can be found in sage, thyme and other herbs. Myrcene boosts THC and is found in broccoli, mangoes and nuts. Lastly, you can take a multivitamin, which improves cellular absorption and the flow of the circulatory system.
Try exercising before or after you smoke weed to intensify your high. A study done by the University of Sydney found that THC levels increased by 15% after cannabis users did the stationary bike for 35 minutes. Cardio improves the plasma THC levels in even the most frequent cannabis users, resulting in a longer and more elevated high.
If your apparatus of choice are bongs, here is a hack that will help your high. Throw a few ice cubes in your bong water and then proceed as normal. This ice will cool down the smoke which allows you to take longer, smoother and fuller hits. In addition, this will also prevent that burning sensation in your throat, maximizing your smoke sessions and intensifying your high.
If the weed that you are smoking is poor quality, it is most likely not grown properly and will have lower cannabinoid concentrations, therefore not giving you a decent high. If you are going through your weed quickly, and constantly coughing without reaching a high then chances are you have some low quality weed. Spend some time researching what strains are right for you and if your willing to invest in your experience then find mid to upper shelf flowers that are sure to give you an awesome high.
Cannabis products come in many levels of potency and you may find that you need to upgrade your stash. Depending on the strain you smoke the potency can differ tremendously. For example, some cannabis strains have 15% THC levels where others may have 25% or more such as Girl Scout Cookies or God’s Green Crack. In addition adding some dabbing concentrates in your weed is a great way to intensify and sustain your high even for the most experienced users.
Eat Your Way to the Top
Along with increasing your potency, edibles are known to be one of the best ways to elevate your high. Edibles are metabolized in the body differently than other common methods. It affects your liver and a compound is made called 11-hydroxy-THC. This can be 25%-300% stronger than when THC absorbed into the bloodstream by the lungs. This will cause a more extreme high that lasts longer. However it is noted to proceed with caution. It is easy to over consume since the delayed effect is typically an hour. It has been known to leave newbies too high and for too long, leaving users high for more than 8 hours.
If all else fails, you may be due for a tolerance break. This may sound unpleasant, however your tolerance is an important factor in how marijuana affects you. There are several ways to go about this. Your breaks don’t have to last very long, a three day break may lead to improved highs. However, for those who are in desperate need of hitting the reset button, longer breaks are required. It takes about a month for cannabinoids to leave your system, at the very least. For those who overindulge a break maybe what you need in order to reach a high. See what your life is without cannabis and if there is a place for it when you get back, then you will feel more high than ever before.
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