Marijuana contains a chemical called myrcene. High grade bud generally contains a comparatively higher concentration of myrcene than low grade marijuana. Mangoes, lemon grass, and other less-common plants also contain high amounts of this chemical.
Myrcene is believed to aid the potency of the marijuana high by allowing the psychoactive chemicals found in cannabis, namely THC, to cross the blood-brain barrier more efficiently.
The following method does work, however, there are some variables. If you are consuming high grade bud, you are less likely to feel any difference because the bud already contains a high amount of myrcene. I find that it works best with lower grade marijuana, like commercial mids. Body weight and metabolism are factors, and I am sure the contents of your stomach prior to doing this also have an effect on the results.
I believe in my test I was on an empty stomach. If one doesn’t work, don’t give up. Try eating two next time! You may also want to experiment with the amount of time you wait before smoking or eating your cannabis.
One hour before smoking marijuana, or preferably before eating your cannabis food, eat one fresh ripe mango.
I found that the effects are well worth the experiment and the price of a mango. In my first attempt I got so high off of commercial marijuana that my heart was racing, which rarely happens to me.
Try it out, and let us know what you think! Did it work for you?
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