The marijuana lifestyle comes with a learning curve. From the strain to the dosage to the THC/CBD profile, it’s never a one-and-done situation. We constantly tweak our marijuana experience every time we light up. The same way we learned how to come down from an intense marijuana high (greening out), there are also ways to intensify your marijuana high. What happens when the effects wear off and we’ve left our stash at home? Now we’re left to deal with the world without a buzz on, right? Perhaps not with these methods. Listen up!
You Are What You Eat
The biggest connections between you and your marijuana high lie in food and diet. According to World of Weed, foods that are high in Omega-3s and healthy fats are the best for a more intense marijuana experience. Here’s what should be on your shopping list the next time you go to the grocery store:
- Chia seeds
- Brussels sprouts
As a general rule of thumb, nuts and fish reign supreme in the Omega-3 and healthy fats categories. It’s a double whammy! Here’s why and how it works — your body needs a hefty quantity of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to “efficiently synthesize marijuana and get the full effects of the plant.” Additionally, these acids can help combat depression and anxiety, improve eye and brain health, and improve factors linked to heart disease. It’s easier for marijuana to break down and connect with cannabinoid receptors with Omega-3 and Omega-6 involved.
Okay, now let’s move onto healthy fats. Feel free to pick up some cheese, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil if your pantry looks empty. Healthy fats intensity your marijuana high by delivering THC directly into the bloodstream, which implies you’ll feel high faster and for a longer period. Don’t be surprised if you feel a sudden rush come over you! The connection between THC and healthy fats explains why so many people add cannabutter to their recipes for edibles.
Amp Up Your Cardio
Additionally, exercise plays a massive role in your marijuana journey! A recent study by the University of Sydney determined THC levels went up by 15% after smokers and tokers did 35 minutes on a stationary bike. Seriously, all it takes is one episode of Friends or Seinfeld to boost your high. Research suggests that cardio boosts the plasma THC levels in regular marijuana users. So, the next time you go to the gym, opt for a cardio-based workout (like spinning, running, HIIT, the elliptical) versus weights and weight resistance.
But I Don’t Have Time!
It’s true, some people don’t have time to schedule a workout class or cook a full meal. Taco Bell for dinner, anyone? It sounds all too familiar. But hey, no judgment — there are still effective ways to intensify your marijuana high on a tight schedule. Try a 5-minute session of deep breathing and medication after a smoke. The more oxygen you pull in, the higher you’ll feel.
Also, think of tea as your new best friend when smoking marijuana. Black and green teas are full of catechin, an antioxidant that binds with your brain’s CB1 receptors, which helps bring on sensations of bliss, glee, and complete head-to-toe relaxation. Matcha is an excellent source of catechin! The pairing of these teas and marijuana can enhance your overall mood, relieve stress, and make you feel higher.
Surely it’s no surprise that avocado, nuts, and fish are healthy for you. We’ve heard that time and time again from nutrition magazines and cooking shows. But now these foods have an added bonus — they can intensify your marijuana high! It’s just another reason to add these nutritional foods into your regular diet.