Smoking more marijuana to increase the intensity of your high can have the opposite effect. Sometimes it also just puts you to sleep.
Below we have compiled a list of ways to make your sessions more effective. If you follow the tips below, it can help to make sure that you don’t waste your time and money on a bad high.
1. Take a Break
When you smoke or vape on a daily basis, you will most likely develop a tolerance to the effects of cannabis. Your body becomes used to the THC and its effect on you. So what you want to do is take a break.
I am not suggesting that you have to give up smoking forever. Completely stopping would be counter-productive to increasing the intensity of your highs. By taking a break you allow your body to reset its tolerance, and to start to fully feel the effects of the cannabis again.
Give yourself a week or two and you should start to feel a real difference. After about thirty days, it can be like you never smoked in the first place. You can really reset and basically start feeling the highs all over again.
2. Choose the Right Strain
You may have noticed that “choosing the right strain” is a running theme in this blog. There is a reason for that. Choosing the right strain is the same as choosing the right tool for a job. Do you want to get high? Make sure you use the right tool. In this case, the tool you want to use is a really good strain of cannabis.
Choosing the right strain, for the right effect will really target what you want out of your cannabis. A higher concentration of the chemical compounds in cannabis should produce the effect you are looking for.
By choosing the right strain of marijuana for what you want, you really begin to focus on the outcome of your high. If you want a more intense high, you should choose a strain with higher levels of THC. If you choose a strain of weed with 15% THC like the Pineapple Express strain and compare it to a strain with 25% THC like the Apple Fritter strain, then the 25% should produce a stronger, more intense high. There can be some abnormalities that will affect this, for instance.
3. Store Your Marijuana Properly
How you store your marijuana will have an effect on its effectiveness and intensity. If you just throw it wherever then you won’t have a product that satisfies your needs. It will degrade over time. As the weed degrades, so will your high.
If you store your marijuana properly, then it will maintain as much of its effectiveness as possible. Like any organic material, if it is stored improperly it will go “bad”. In the case of marijuana, going bad means losing its THC. Losing THC will reduce your high.
I know this section is more about how to preserve your high than to increase it. Many times someone may think that they have developed a higher tolerance to their weed when in reality the cannabis is losing its potency.
4. Don’t Smoke Your Cannabis, Eat It Instead
Do you want another way to increase your high? Use edibles to get your dose of marijuana. When you eat cannabis, the body's absorption of THC works differently than when you smoke cannabis. The compound 11-hydroxy-THC is the main THC compound produced by the body after THC is processed by the liver. This is the most potent compound of THC.
Because of the way the body digests, the release of THC from the edible can be a slower, longer, more intense high. Compare this to smoking or vaping, which sends the THC to the bloodstream very quickly, but it is also processed quickly. In general, edibles usually are able to produce a more intense high. Keep in mind though, that if you smoke super weed and eat an edible with .01% THC, then the results will not be nearly as good as if you used the same strain.
Because the body processes edibles more slowly, it can take a while for the effects to come on. Take your time with this. Start with a small dose and see where it goes. Wait a while before you consume more. The effects can sometimes take thirty minutes or more to happen. Don’t go overboard and have a bad experience.
5. Eat Mangoes
Don’t laugh at this bit of advice, but it is true, mangoes can intensify the effects of marijuana. Eating a mango one to two hours before you ingest marijuana can significantly intensify the experience. So how does this work? Read on to find out.
Mangoes contain compounds called terpenes. Aside from giving them their taste and aroma, they also have an interesting effect on the terpenes in cannabis. Myrcene, a terpene also found in marijuana, is present in mangoes. After eating the mango, the terpenes are absorbed by the body and prepare the body to absorb THC. Eating a mango can assist you with experiencing a more powerful high.
Mangoes are healthier than the normal munchies you would come across when walking through your average store. So why not eat a mango and experience the benefits of high levels of vitamin C. They are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, minerals, useful enzymes, and other vitamins. On top of this, they can help you have a better high.
If you want to learn more about how mangoes and marijuana play really well together, read our blog post on how Mangoes Boost Your High.
If you want a great high, get out and do something. Getting exercise in will naturally increase your body processes. This will cause you to absorb the THC and other Compounds in your marijuana more quickly. They will move through your bloodstream quicker. This will result in a quicker, more intense high.
The marijuana high can also be multiplied by the “runners high”. Basically when you exercise endorphins are released into your system. These endorphins give you a feeling of euphoria. Add this to your cannabis-related euphoria and you have a more intense high.
If you want to have a better high, then exercise after you get high.