Ever light up some of your favorite flower only to be disappointed by the experience? Whether you’re dealing with a low quality stash or a high tolerance to cannabis, there can be many reasons why you’re just not really feeling your cannabis. What can you do? Here are our top five tips for how to boost your high so you can get back to cloud nine in no time.
Choose The Right Strains
Different strains produce different effects. In addition to that, each person’s reaction to a particular strain varies. If there’s a specific effect or benefit that you’re looking for, don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the right strain. Ingesting a strain that is known for producing that effect is a great strategy if you’re curious about how to boost your high.
Take some time to look up the strains you’re thinking of trying in strain directories like Leafly, Allbud, or WikiLeaf. Don’t have the time? Just ask the budtender at your local Greenside dispensary and they’ll be glad to share what they know.
Switch Up Your Consumption Method
Switching up the way you consume cannabis to something that’s longer-lasting or more potent may be the answer. For example, think about how long a blunt high lasts versus how long an edible high lasts. Edibles can produce effects for as long as six to eight hours. Smoking on the other hand typically lasts two to four hours.
Another option is trying concentrates. Extracts and concentrates contain much higher cannabinoid and terpene levels so they can usually be counted on for a more intense experience.
With that said, concentrates are often extremely potent so it’s always best to start low and go slow, especially if you’re new to concentrates. Start with a very low dose and increase that does or consume more slowly, giving your body plenty of time to reach peak experience before consuming more.
Foods To Eat: Do Mangos Boost Your High?
You may have heard of this one before. It’s a bit of a long-standing weed wisdom that mangos boost a high. But just how effective is this advice?
In theory, mangos are high in myrcene, a terpene that is very commonly found in cannabis. It’s been speculated that terpenes may have their own therapeutic benefits and may contribute to the overall effects of cannabis through the entourage effect. However, just how much myrcene is actually in a single mango and what its overall contribution to your buzz is, nobody knows. So for now, we’re treating the idea that mangos boost a high as more of myth than truth.
Instead, you could try taking your high up a notch with some fresh-brewed coffee or tea. The caffeine they contain will make your high feel more stimulating. However, the combination of large amounts of THC and caffeine can sometimes trigger feelings of anxiety in those who are susceptible to them so tread carefully.
Take A Tolerance Break
This one may be the hardest to do but is definitely the most effective when you’re trying to figure out how to boost your high. Taking a tolerance break will give your endocannabinoid system (ECS) a break and a chance to recover. Consuming cannabis floods your body and endocannabinoid system with levels of cannabinoids that are much higher than your body would ever produce on its own. With repeated exposure to high levels of cannabinoids our bodies develop tolerance.
How long should your tolerance break be? Even just taking one day off will help you feel higher the next time you ingest cannabis, but most experts agree that 21 days is enough time to allow your body and ECS to reset.
Ingest Only The Best
What enhances your high the most? Making sure that you’re ingesting high-quality cannabis that is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes! Come by one of our dispensary locations or browse our online menu right now to shop a wide selection of premium cannabis products whose quality and potency you can depend on.
How to Boost Your High: Wrapping Up
If you notice your cannabis experience has dulled, it could be a sign that it’s time to take a tolerance break. Tolerance breaks, or t-breaks, are a tried and true way to enhance your cannabis experience and help them last longer.
Otherwise, make sure you’re purchasing high quality cannabis flower or other products, and experiment with other consumption methods.
Questions? Stop by Greenside Rec today to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable team to find out more and shop for our wide selection of Washington state cannabis products. We look forward to seeing you soon!