Let’s face it: we all want the most out of our weed. Regardless of what strains you smoke or whether you smoke flower or dabs, you want to stay high for as long as possible.
Never fear, we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll examine a few techniques to extend the length of your high and get the most out of your weed!
What Can Affect a Marijuana High?
There are several variables that affect the length of a cannabis high. It’s critical to understand how these variables affect THC’s properties if you want to stay high longer.
How Much THC You Consume
This will come as a shock to pretty much no one, but—news flash—consuming more THC will make you stay high longer. If you want to be high all day, consider rolling up a blunt instead of that thin, single-serving joint. You don’t even need to smoke it all at once. Spacing your sessions throughout the day is a surefire way to stay high longer.
The way that you consume THC can also play a role in the length of your high.
Smoking and vaping are two of the most common THC delivery methods. They have a lot of advantages — primarily, their ability to get THC into the bloodstream almost instantly.
The reverse is true for edibles. It can take up to an hour for edibles to take effect after you eat them. However, when you take edibles, your liver converts THC into a different form, called 11-hydroxy-THC.
This converted compound has several differences from regular THC. Notably, 11-hydroxy-THC lasts much longer than its smoked or vaped counterparts. That makes it a good choice for anyone trying to stay high longer. However, it also hits much harder than standard THC, possessing a more intense high. Keep this in mind when you’re eating edibles!
The Entourage Effect
Weed contains more than just THC. In fact, there are hundreds of components that give a strain of cannabis its euphoric effects.
These components generally fall into one of two categories: terpenes and cannabinoids. Both of these organic compounds share some similarities and some differences.
Cannabinoids: Molecules that marijuana plants develop naturally and can affect the endocannabinoid system. While THC and CBD are the most famous cannabinoids, scientists have discovered more than 100 of these compounds.
Terpenes: Flavor and aroma compounds found throughout nature. They also have a variety of possible bonus effects.
When multiple cannabinoids and terpenes exist in a strain or extract, they can amplify one another’s effects. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect.” What’s more, terpenes and cannabinoids may even be able to help you stay high longer.
This effect isn’t restricted solely to weed, though. In fact, you can find terpenes that may lengthen your high by visiting your local grocery store.
Mangos contain a terpene called myrcene, which also appears in some strains of cannabis. By munching on a piece of mango, anecdotal feedback from cannabis consumers has indicated that you can take advantage of the myrcene the mango contains to stay high longer.
How to Stay High for Longer
Want to stay high longer? By utilizing the right consumption techniques, terpenes, and cannabinoids, a longer, more potent high is well within your grasp. Just don’t forget to increase your intake, too!
Test out these theories for yourself. Shop our online menu now or drop by our Venice Beach dispensary and see what helps you stay high!