Has somebody ever told you that eating mangoes 30-40 minutes before consuming cannabis will make the high much stronger? This is a pretty common statement, but what is the science behind it? Does it hold true? If yes, then how can you experience it by yourself? Let’s find out!
Do Mangoes Really Intensify the Cannabis High?
Yes, mangoes do elevate the high imparted by smoking marijuana, and the reason is backed by science. You see, both these ingredients share a common terpene; Myrcene. Terpenes are made up of natural compounds and are found mostly in plants, and sometimes animals. They are responsible for the way a plant smells and tastes.
The cannabis plant has a high amount of terpenes, which is also why people commonly relate the two. Myrcene is a common terpene, often found in abundance in marijuana. So, when you consume mangoes prior to ingesting cannabis, it makes it easier for THC to pass the brain-blood barrier. This barrier keeps substances in your bloodstream from entering your brain.
As a result, you feel the effects of intoxication much more strongly. Mangoes also act as catalysts for the euphoria to set in quicker and stay longer as well. So what do some people say that consuming mangoes and cannabis together doesn’t do anything for them?
Some people have built a tolerance to high amounts of THC, and they may not feel anything new with mangoes. If they were to double their mango intake prior to consuming marijuana, that would most likely work. However, it is true that eating mangoes before you smoke a joint or eat an edible is going to make the high much stronger.
So you must be intrigued to try this out by yourself. Of course, you can just eat mango as you normally would. But, if you are a foodie, we have the perfect recipes for you! Let’s take a look at some mango and cannabis recipes to help you experience a feeling like never before, in the most delicious ways!
Mango and Cannabis Recipes to Try
The first recipe is a mouth-watering, delicious cake, but if you are looking for something healthier, you might be more interested in the next recipe.
Mango Marijuana Cake
A few things to keep in mind before we begin. This recipe makes almost 16 servings of medical marijuana. So, you must consume it in pieces, as edibles. This recipe calls for cannabutter. Here’s a quick recipe for the same. Now let’s look at the ingredients you’ll need to make mango marijuana cake.
- Boxed cake mix
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- ½ melted cannabutter
- ⅔ cups water
- ⅓ cannabis-infused oil with a neutral oil base ( like vegetable oil)
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- 3 cups diced mango
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease 12 oven-safe ramekins with normal butter.
- Add enough melted cannabutter at the bottom of each ramekin to coat it evenly.
- Add just a little brown sugar over the cannabutter and top it off with ¼ cup diced mangoes spread evenly.
- Now grab a mixing bowl for mixing the gees, cinnamon, cake mix, canna oil, and water. Mix until you get a smooth batter.
- Add ¼ of the batter equally into each ramekin, coating the mango pieces.
- Bake the ramekins for 30-35 minutes and do the toothpick test. Simply insert a toothpick in the middle, and your dish is baked if it comes out clean.
- Let cool for 15 minutes.
- Invert the cake, turning it out onto a plate.
You can eat it at room temperature, cold, or warm, according to your preferences.
If you do not have ovenproof ramekins, this recipe can also be made using regular muffin tins. However, the ramekins are often cup-sized so swapping them out will result in larger servings.
You can also freeze the cakes for later. Simply use plastic wrap to ensure that they are covered properly before placing them into the freezer. When you wish to consume the cake, put it on your kitchen counter and wait for it to warm up.
Understanding the Dosage
Considering that you used 10% THC to make cannabutter and half an ounce of cannabis to make a cup of cannabutter, the recipe should contain 20mg of THC per serving.
If you want to learn more about marijuana dosing and how to stay safe while consuming it, we suggest talking to a professional. For expert advice and affordable Medical Marijuana Card in Garden Grove Online, visit MMJ Card Garden Grove.
Now, let’s look at a healthier mango and marijuana recipe.
Cucumber Mango Cannabis Salad
You may find this recipe is a bit easier to follow. It is also light and makes for a great snack to carry along for trips.
- 2 peeled and diced medium cucumbers
- 1 large peeled and diced mango
- A small diced red onion
- ⅓ cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon canna-oil infused with a thick base (like olive oil)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper- added to taste
- ⅓ crushed red pepper – optional
- Grab a medium bowl and add the cucumbers, mangoes, cilantro, jalapeno, and red onion to it.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the canna oil, lime juice, and crushed red pepper.
- Pour this mixture over the salad and toss it until it’s well-coated.
- Add seasoning to your taste.
And voila! Your super easy healthy salad is ready! This recipe is meant to serve four people.
Understanding the Dosage
If you used similar ingredients as the above recipe, the salad should have about 20 mg of THC per serving.
Go ahead and enjoy the most delicious snacks infused with cannabis! Also, consume these recipes responsibly as edibles take a while to impart their results.
In the meantime, you may not feel anything and consume more. To stay on the safer side, only consume more edibles after 2-3 hours.