Food and medical marijuana

Discover the Foods That Enhance Your High

Cannabis can be used for many medical reasons, but one of the most well known benefits of marijuana is its ability to stimulate appetite. This effect can be a great help to patients who have trouble eating due to the interaction of medications or other factors. Some patients even claim that marijuana makes food taste better. A study on mice attributed this sensation to the fact that cannabinoids in marijuana increase the body’s sense of smell, which is linked to our sense of taste.

While marijuana can definitely enhance the food experience, recent discoveries suggest that there are some foods that can enhance the marijuana experience, as well. In other words, there are certain foods that enhance your high, thus increasing and making your marijuana experience more intense.

Read on to learn about several delicious and healthy food options that can actually increase marijuana’s effects on the body to amplify their medicinal benefits!


Who can deny that mango is a juicy, delicious tropical fruit? Did you know that mango is also a food that enhances your high? Marijuana includes many natural terpenes which help the cannabinoids in marijuana interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Myrcene is the single most abundant terpene found in cannabis. The myrcene terpene is also found in mangoes, and with considerable concentration. When you eat a mango before ingesting marijuana products, the body will have a higher level of myrcene. Once THC and other cannabinoids enter the body, myrcene will help facilitate the interaction between these cannabinoids and the body’s cannabinoid receptors

As a result, the effects of marijuana will set in faster, become stronger and last longer. 


Natural cannabinoids in marijuana are responsible for producing the euphoric effects felt by the body. Chocolate actually includes a type of cannabinoid of its own, known as anandamide. This cannabinoid is also naturally produced in the body, and is believed to be the reason why you experience the euphoric sensation known as a “runner’s high” after exercise. (Anandamide has even been shown to inhibit the multiplication of breast cancer cells)

When consumed with cannabis, chocolate can enhance the euphoric effects and pain relief of marijuana thanks to its anandamide levels. Yes, chocolate is not only delicious and a sure-to-go mood lifter but also one of the best high foods you can eat!

Black Tea & Green Tea

Black and green teas are packed with antioxidants, which already support health benefits. One antioxidant in particular, called catechin, is known to provide anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective benefits by interacting with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. 

The benefits of catechin and other antioxidants in tea can be combined with marijuana to eliminate stress and produce a stronger sense of peacefulness and relaxation. 


If you hated broccoli when you were little, we’ll share you a piece of news that will make it rank in your top 3 favorite foods: eating this vegetable before consuming any marijuana product can enhance your high.

Broccoli contains high amounts of beta-caryophyllene, a natural cannabinoid that interacts with cannabinoid receptors to reduce pain and inflammation. These are two incredibly common reasons that patients use medical marijuana. 

That said, by preceding your marijuana use with a healthy amount of broccoli, you can enjoy even more significant pain relief!


Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that is known for playing an important role in keeping overall health. These fatty acids are also present in eggs, tuna and other fish species and scientists are convinced they offer several health benefits.

There are some studies that show that omega-3 fatty acids may help to enhance the therapeutic effects of marijuana, mainly in reducing inflammation, easing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, helping prevent heart disease, improving mental health and producing a longer-lasting high. 

The omega-3 fatty acids present in nuts bind to the cannabinoids in marijuana thus helping the THC move through the blood more efficiently and making you feel high faster. So, next time you’ll get some marijuana, grab a handful of nuts first. The fatty acids will attach to the cannabinoids and this will help you enhance your high and make it last longer. 

Coconut Oil

Did you know that cannabinoids bond with saturated fat? This is why coconut oil is a food that can enhance your high– it has almost double the amount of saturated fat as butter, much more than other common cooking oils such as olive or sunflower seed and, in addition, it’s packed with many health benefits!

Available both in neutral and tasty coconut-flavored varieties, you’re advised to be careful if you plan to use coconut oil as marijuana-high enhancer instead of butter. Even though they are both rich in saturated fats, coconut oil can easily double the effects from the same amount of marijuana. Keep in mind as well that coconut oil is also highly potent as a topical ointment. 

Sweet Potatoes

Is there anybody who doesn’t like sweet potatoes? They are sweet, healthy and filled with nutrients such as complex carbs and vitamin B6, which is known to help regulate mood and emotion. There’s also scientific evidence showing that complex carbs and vitamin B6 can also improve serotonin production.

Serotonin is very important for our organism. It can influence memory, hunger, learning, happiness and sexual behavior. In fact, when your serotonin levels are low you can face PTSD, depression, anxiety and even digestive problems. 

Scientists believe that eating sweet potatoes before consuming cannabis can enhance your high and lead to higher levels of serotonin production. 

Other Natural Terpenes and Cannabinoids

Like those in the foods listed above, there are many naturally-occurring terpenes and cannabinoids that can enhance the effects of marijuana to help you get the most out of your cannabis use. There are several plants and herbs (such as thyme, sage and bay) that are known to include terpenes like linalool, limonene and alpha-pinene, which can all magnify marijuana’s effects and provide health benefits of their own.  On the other hand, becoming “too high” or anxious because of marijuana use may also be a concern. In these cases, the terpenes found in black pepper can help reduce anxious feelings and calm you down.

Where Can I Learn More About Medical Marijuana?

At MMJ Health, Dr Anne Morgan and the team of dedicated professionals make it a priority to help patients stay informed and updated on the latest studies and regulations related to medical marijuana. We are happy to provide you with the resources and professional advice you need to navigate the ever changing landscape of medical marijuana treatment!

If you are interested in determining if you qualify for treatment, please call us today at 561-631-7994 or fill out our free online application!