If you consider yourself to be a seasoned toker, then you likely don’t believe in limits, especially when it comes to how much weed you smoke and how often. The only downfall to that is at some point; you will find it difficult to get as high as you want. Of course, the more you toke, the higher the tolerance. So what do you do in that instance? Luckily, there are several things you can do to maximize your high without harming your health in the process. From switching up your strains to exercising while you’re high, here are six things to try if you’re a seasoned toker looking for a new buzz.
1. Cannabinoid cycling
Cannabinoid cycling is when you simply switch dominant cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the active components in cannabis. For example, if you typically use strains that are high-THC, low-CBD, you switch to a high-CBD, low-THC strain instead. The idea is that you want to try something as opposite as possible from what you have been using.
THC and CBD both have therapeutic effects. Yet, they each interact with the body in different ways. Switching from one dominant cannabinoid to another is sort of like trying a new medication when one ceases to work for you anymore.
Find out more about cannabinoid cycling in this article.
2. Take good care of your brain
Lacking Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can affect not only the function but also the number of cannabinoid receptors. In other words, if you want to enjoy the full effects of cannabis, you must maintain a perfect balance of both.
Unlike Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids are everywhere. From sunflower seeds to corn, these oils can be found in a variety of processed foods. As for Omega-3 fatty acids, most doctors swear by fish oil. But you can also find them in hemp seeds, eggs, and fish.
For more information on how to maintain a proper balance of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, check out this article.
It’s no secret that cannabis can help you manage your mind regarding feelings, perceptions, and consciousness. Meditating while high can also do that and so much more. Combining both meditation and weed will help quiet the mind, heighten your awareness, and relieve stress, allowing you to enjoy your high without overworking the mind.
To learn more about why meditating while high is so beneficial, have a look at this article.
Why on earth would you want to exercise while high? Naturally, when you exercise, you increase your heart rate and stimulate those feel-good endorphins that make you feel better overall. It’s like a natural high.
By exercising after you smoke weed, you’re only boosting that buzz. According to a study conducted by the University of Sydney, those that exercised for 35 minutes after consumption had levels of THC 15% higher than those who chose not to get active. You can learn more about that here.
5. Switch things up here and there
Sticking to the same consumption method and strand of weed will over time cause your brain to habituate to a particular cannabinoid profile. In other words, your brain will get so used to your strain and consumption method of choice that it will no longer provide as intense of a high as you may like.
To put it simply, switch up your strains and how you consume them from time to time. Instead of sticking to an indica, try a sativa. Rather than rolling joints all the time, take a rip from a bong and so on.
6. Take a tolerance break
When all else fails, take a break from the herb. You will be surprised what just a few days without weed can do. Typically, five to seven days is more than enough to clear your cannabinoid receptors. Once you start smoking again, it will feel almost like your first time all over again.