Yo, what’s good y’all? It’s your boy Dan, coming at you with some real talk about how to boost the intensity of your high. We all know that cannabis can deliver a powerful psychoactive experience, but sometimes it may not feel as potent as we’d like. I’ve got 7 tips for you to get that high you’ve been chasing.
1. Choose Strains Wisely
First things first, you gotta make sure you’re getting your weed from a good source. If it’s legal where you’re at, hit up a dispensary or cannabis club. If not, at least make sure you know the name of the strain you’re buying so you can do some research on it. Look up the cultivar on our site to learn about the unique effects of each strain and its THC levels. Experiment until you find the one that provides the sensations you desire.
2. Store Weed Well
Now that you’ve got your weed, don’t let it lose its potency by storing it in a plastic container or baggy. That electric charge can fry the THC-rich trichomes on your flowers. Use a glass or steel jar, preferably one with humidity controls or removable humidity packs. To cure your stash if you lack those tools, leave a peel of orange, lemon, or lime sealed in with your weed for 2 or 3 hours to prevent it from becoming dry and crumbly. Keep your stash in a dark, cool place to preserve its quality.
3. Change Up Your Routine
Smoking too much cannabis can spoil the treat of it and build up your tolerance. Try abstaining until evening, or at least 4:20pm if you’re used to smoking first thing in the morning. Smoke earlier in the day if you smoke too much at night. Don’t smoke with every meal. Observe when you’re smoking and see how you might catch your brain off-guard by changing up the schedule a bit.
4. Change Up Your Methods
Different methods of getting high can provide different sensations. You may prefer the feeling of a high from vaping or a bong hit over smoking. Or maybe you want to avoid using your lungs altogether by experimenting with edibles, which are generally considered some of the most high-potency cannabis products. Proceed with caution.
5. Eat the Right Foods
There are plenty of foods that will enhance your high’s impact, like black or green tea containing catechin, an antioxidant that binds with your brain’s CB1 receptors and helps cannabinoids come on more efficiently; dark chocolate containing over 72% cacao that acts as an antioxidant and slows down the breakdown of anandamide; foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids that synthesize endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors; and myrcene-boosting mangoes, broccoli, and nuts or pinene-boosting sage, thyme, and other herbs.
Your diet and exercise routine can also improve the quality of your high. Body fat is where a lot of THC is absorbed and stored, so reducing your overall amount of body fat through diet and exercise can release stored body fat and intensify your high. A cardio session raises blood-THC levels by 15%.
7. Take A Tolerance Break
If all else fails and you’ve tried everything to intensify your high but still aren’t feeling it, consider taking a tolerance break for a month or several months to allow cannabinoids to completely leave your system. Be honest with yourself about why you’re chasing the high and whether over-exposure to cannabis is creating diminishing returns in your life.
There you have it – my 7 tips for getting a more intense high from cannabis. Use them wisely and responsibly for maximum effect!