There’s nothing better than gliding through a great high.
And nothing worse than that joyous feeling wearing off.
We've all mourned the loss of a good high at one time or another.
When it’s over, the euphoria just seemed like a blip in time.
Before you know it, you’re rolling another fatty.
So, how do you stop wasting weed and stay high all day?
Keep reading to learn how to make your high last longer.
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Not only are these tropical fruits delicious and full of Vitamin C, but they can also make your high last longer.
Make sure that you ingest the mango’s juice an hour before you get your high on.
A chemical compound within the fruit readies your cannabinoid receptors within the endocannabinoid system for the high you are about to experience.
Your mango is the appetizer with the bud being your meal.
The Myrcene-THC Connection
What makes mangoes such a great wingman for your high is that the fruit contains terpenes that are compatible with the terpenes present in marijuana.
These juicy fruits contain a chemical compound known as myrcene.
Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene within the genetic makeup of the cannabis plant.
It is responsible for the pungent, yet recognizable (and lovely) smell of a fresh cannabis.
This terpene is behind the flower’s earth-like flavor that’s wonderful when smoking and maybe not so tasty when you’re eating edibles…
Chemical Composition of Myrcene
Myrcene is a hydrocarbon and if extracted would be considered the essential oil of the marijuana strain you are about to smoke.
Studies have found that myrcene creates a sedative-type effect on test subjects that came into contact with the compound.
One of the greatest health benefits of myrcene is its ability to ease the symptoms of those who suffer from chronic inflammation or constant aches and pains.
Eating mangoes for additional myrcene will boost the myrcene present in the marijuana in you ingest.
This sort of result is known as the Entourage Effect, as the presence of one boosts the ability of the other.
Eating mangoes before ingesting marijuana will increase your high while simultaneously working on your aches and pains.
Snack on Some Nuts and seeds
If you want to up your mango game, make a yogurt bowl and add some nuts and seeds.
This will cause your high to go on a munchie vacation.
Nuts and seeds are great to consume when you are looking to prolong your high because they are rich in the essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the Endocannabinoid System
Fatty acids are the foundation for so many vital productions in our body.
For one, the endocannabinoid system would not exist if it weren’t for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
In the Standard American Diet (SAD) we get a lot of omega-6 fatty acids. These come from the animal fat-heavy, micronutrient-rich diet of burgers and shakes that has become the American staple.
However, for the system to remain in balance, we need just as many omega-3 fatty acids.
When in sync, these two types of fatty acids facilitate the growth of both endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors.
Additionally, studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids help upregulate both CB1 and CB2 receptors, complimenting their effects.
In turn, this will make your high last longer.
Which Nuts and Seeds Will Make You High Last Longest?
While nuts and seeds are great for getting more omega-3 fatty acids, you have to keep in mind that they also contain quite a bit omega-6 fatty acids as well.
Therefore, your best bet in maintaining a longer high is to get nuts that have a higher omega-3 ratio to omega-6.
Here are some the most omega-3 rich nuts in order:
Drink Some Tea
Another way to boost your high is to feed your immune system some antioxidants.
That’s because these helpful chemical compounds bind onto cannabinoid receptors present in the endocannabinoid system.
Additionally, they have an entourage effect on a unique protein that resides in the endocannabinoid system known as G protein-coupled receptor (GPR55).
In many ways, GPR55 works like an antioxidant.
This protein becomes stimulated when cannabinoids interact with it.
When this happens, it boosts your mood and makes you feel more relaxed naturally.
Therefore, the antioxidants you absorb from the tea will be free elevate all the other experiences your body is feeling.
The result will be an intensified high.
Hot Box Your Car or Room
Do you want to be higher longer?
The best way to keep getting high is to just sit in your smoke.
While it's secondhand and not the healthiest of decisions, there is still plenty of terpenes.
After all, the smoke does smell.
In fact, studies have shown those who are around marijuana smokers and did not partake in the event themselves will test positive for minimal amounts of marijuana, just not enough to fail a drug test.
Therefore, there are traces of THC lingering in the smoke you created.
Might as well breathe it back in.
Hold Onto Your Breath
Speaking of breathing back in, hold your breath a little.
Why rush the whole smoking process?
If you want to make your high last longer, then make your inhales last a little longer.
All you need to do is toke as usual.
Instead of huffing out an exasperated cloud of smoke, let a little air in, and then close your mouth again.
Slowly inhale with your mouth closed.
With just a little bit of air each time, you will be amazed at how many hits you can take with your mouth as the bowl!
Change Up How Your Smoking
After a while, the same bowls and joints might not do it for you.
You’ll get high and seemingly within minutes it has all worn off.
It might be time to upgrade to a bong.
With the water acting as a filter, the smoke created in a bong is a lot less harsh on the throat of the smoker.
Therefore, you can draw more significant hits from a bong than a pipe.
Bigger hits mean longer highs.
One of the easiest ways on how to make your high last longer is to take edibles.
This is because when you take edibles, you are ingesting the cannabinoids through the digestive system.
When this happens, these chemical compounds make their way through the intestines and out into the liver.
As it meets the liver, THC is converted to a metabolite known as 11-OH-THC.
11-OH-THC is far more potent in this state, making you feel higher than if you smoked a joint.
When you smoke marijuana, you get the instantaneous high because it immediately hits your bloodstream.
Therefore, the effects of edibles happen over a more sustained period.
Weed has been known to boost creativity.
Just as one hand washes the other, creativity can help boost your high.
Sometimes the best way to make a high last longer is to get immersed in it.
Getting into a creative flow can be an out-of-body experience that will have you come to appreciate your high even more.
So, while it may not add physical time onto your high, it adds a deeper level to it, which should carry more of a value than minutes on a clock.
Get Up and Exercise
A lot of people assume potheads are lazy couch potatoes.
Well, toke a sativa and get on the treadmill because exercise can help make your high last longer.
Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down.
The Serotonin and Cannabis Connection
One of the reasons we smoke weed is it makes us feel happy.
These sensations were confirmed in a study that found 20% of the neurons that reside within the serotonin of mice were homes to cannabinoid receptors.
Other endocannabinoids were also present around areas of the brain that are associated with the production of serotonin.
One of the most prevalent around the brain was anandamide.
The Role of Anandamide
This endocannabinoid is a neurotransmitter that emits feelings of bliss to the brain.
It is synthesized in compartments of the brain that are also responsible for important functions such as:
Higher Sense of Purpose
Deeper Levels of Thought
Additionally, anandamide increases neurogenesis.
This is where new nerve cells are created.
That has made weed a possible form of treatment for those with anxiety, mood swings, and depression.
Due to these endocannabinoids’ communication with cannabinoids found in cannabis, medical marijuana has become a therapeutic reality.
How Exercise Makes Your High Last Longer
With all that going on, you can add to your high with another natural one.
Exercise generates the production of endorphins, which causes us to feel happy.
No, that is not just a defense in Legally Blonde.
Running on a high will cause more of a high to happen within the body.
So, if you feel your initial toke up losing steam, do a light workout or some yoga to get serotonin pumping through the brain again.