So you’ve settled into your comfy chair with your comfort food and lined up your favourite Netflix series ready for binge watching. You take a drag of your perfectly rolled joint, then another and another. But still nothing. You’re just not getting high.

Let’s be honest, if you’re going to get high you don’t want to half arse it. Getting let down by a mild high is never cool, so let’s look at a few ways you can intensify your high so you can be sure to get high AF every time.

Know Your Strain

If you live in country where cannabis is legal it’s very easy to find out the strain that you’re buying. If you live in country where cannabis is not yet legal it can be a bit trickier to find out strain information but your dealer should be able to give you a name.

Doing a little research on the strain you’re smoking can go a long way. Find out the levels of THC in your strain (although this will differ depending on how it was grown) and whether it’s Indica or Sativa. This will help you get to know what you like and eventually you’ll find a strain that’s perfect for you.


Do not, I repeat, do not keep your bud stored in the baggy it came in. Laziness often urges us to store our weed just the way we got it. But did you know that plastic can conduct an electric charge that will fry the THC-rich trichomes on your bud – leading to a less than satisfactory high.

So how should you be storing your bud? A glass or steel jar that’s kept in a dark, cool place is ideal for preserving the quality of your stash.

Change Things Up

Building up a tolerance to cannabis can cause the effects to lessen a little every time you smoke. If you’re used to smoking first thing in the morning, wait until the evening to have a smoke. Changing up your routine can help you feel your desired high.

Changing up your method of consumption will also give you a different effect and help you achieve different types of highs. Smoking is the most popular form of cannabis consumption, if you usually smoke a joint, try taking a bong hit or vaping for a change. If you’re not in the mood for a smoke, try edibles for a more intense high.

Get Moving

A lot of your THC intake is absorbed and then stored in your fat cells. By diminishing the overall amount of fat in your body you’ll be intensifying your high. Exercise is a great way to do this.

A 2013 study showed that a cardio session can raise your blood-THC levels by up to 15% as it releases the THC within your fat cells.

Take a Break

If you’ve tried all these methods and still can’t reach your desired high, then maybe your tolerance is a little high. Try taking a break from cannabis to intensify your next high. The longer the better in this case. Although taking a break for just one day if you’re a daily user will make a difference, the longer you go without, the better your next high will be.

It’s thought to take a month for all cannabinoids to leave your system. If you manage to lay off the bud for a month you’ll be well on your way to getting high AF in no time.

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