Legalization & Addiction

Mango Might Enhance the Effects of Cannabis

There are plenty of things out there that are supposed to affect how high you can get with weed. We’ve all heard that if you cough, that means that you’ll get even higher. But, apparently, there are also certain foods that you can eat beforehand that can have an affect your high. Maybe you’ve heard that combining mangoes and weed can get you higher — but is it true? The theory is based on Terpenes, specifically Myrcene. Myrcene is found in mangoes and gives the fruit its strong smell and taste. It’s also found in hops, lemongrass, bay leaves and more pungent foods. It’s even often found in strains of cannabis — but how exactly does it affect your high?

Medical Jane reports the cause is two-fold. First, that myrcene lowers the resistance in the blood-brain barriers, allowing for the THC to cross over more easily. Second, it increases saturation of a cannabinoid receptor, allowing for stronger psychoactive effects. NowThis couldn’t find scientific research to support these theories, but you can always test it on yourself. Try eating a mango 45 minutes before you consume weed. Make sure it’s really ripe so it has plenty of myrcene and let us know how you feel after.