Although many cannabis consumers may go for Cheetos, chips, and other types of munchies as a companion to their joint, or while under the influence of weed, there are alternate healthy and delectable food choices that can enhance and extend your cannabis high. Let us go through a few of them:
Sweet Potatoes possess plenty of complex carbohydrates, many B vitamins, and vitamin E that stimulate your brain to increase the secretion of a “happiness” chemical called serotonin. Serotonin helps to combat depression and enhances mood.
Mangoes are loaded with a terpene called myrcene, which is also present in multiple marijuana strains. Myrcene not just renders this tropical fruit an exotic aroma but is also capable of amplifying your cannabis high.
Having a mango at any point prior to or during the course of your smoking session will work, but most customers report outstanding effects when they devour this fruit around1-2 hours before they smoke.
This remarkable buzz booster works by virtue of caryophyllene, a terpene that attaches itself to CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. Although broccoli by itself is not enough to give you a high, it works in synergy with phytocannabinoids present in the cannabis plant and helps them deal better in alleviating depression, inflammation, and pain.
To give you a high, THC has to attach itself to fatty acids so that it can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Nuts are an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, thus being an obvious choice for weed smokers. They accelerate the onset of your high, make it long-lasting, and are also a delectable snack that can assuage your munchies while you are high. Just load a bowl with peanuts, cashews, almonds and other nuts to gorge on while taking on.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs like bay, sage, and thyme consist of a terpene called pinene, which acts as a natural bronchodilator that opens up airways in the lungs thereby increasing exposure level and expediting the absorption of cannabinoids. This way, cannabinoids can quickly and easily pass through the blood-brain barrier, accelerating the onset and extending the span of a marijuana high.
Other herbs, containing the terpene limonene, are useful in countering adverse effects of marijuana consumption by alleviating stress, depression, and anxiety. Herbs having limonene, such as Lemongrass Lemon Basil, Thyme or Lemon, could be easily cultivated on a well-lit windowsill for quick relief from anxiety.
Smoking weed after guzzling down a few pints of beer is undoubtedly a very strong combination. Popularly referred to as “getting twisted”, using marijuana in combination with beer can amplify each other’s effects and get one severely intoxicated, substantially intensifying one’s level of high. Sometimes, moderation needs to be practiced in such cases.
Black and green teas have antioxidant catechin, that can attach with the CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid system to induce feelings of extreme relaxation and peace. When consumed with cannabis, tea can enhance mood, alleviate stress, raise spirits and bring about intense euphoria.
Evidently, there is science associated when it comes to combining weed and food and there are many ways to elevate and prolong your high. It’s definitely worth exploring what works most for you!