What to Do If You Can’t Get High Anymore

You’ve been smoking your favorite strain for months but recently you’ve noticed the high isn’t as effective as it used to be. Not being able to achieve a high is a fear many seasoned smokers have, and it can happen. Over time, your body becomes more tolerant to the cannabinoids you inhale, and you won’t experience the effects as much as you used to do. This is true for not just cannabis; our body adapts to a variety of other substances such as alcohol or sugar.

Although frustrating, so many cannabis smokers deal with this exact same challenge. Throughout this article, we’ll discuss the various methods that could help you feel that high again. Worry not – you will again get to feel the effects of marijuana!

Get High Again Method 1 – Detox

The best way to experience a high once more is by detoxing your body. It’s never fun to minimize the amount one smokes, but this step is necessary to once again reap cannabis’ rewards. Internal homeostasis develops when no outside cannabinoids enter the body. This, in turn, decreases a tolerant cannabis consumer’s tolerance once more, making it feel again like the early days.


It can often take as long as thirty days to flush the body of cannabinoids but do not think this will absolutely mean complete abstinence for an entire month.

Each individual, being unique, detoxes differently, which is why it may take mere week for some. At the end of the day, listen to your body and decide what’s best. Regardless, one may want to refrain from smoking for at least one week for the best results.

Drinking immense amounts of water can sometimes also speed up the detoxification process, along with increasing physical activity. Exercise serves a dual purpose in releasing endorphins which help to keep your brain active and satisfied, particularly if you feel yourself craving cannabis.

For those who are especially cannabis tolerant or heavy smokers, abstaining may feel like a real challenge, but statistics show that only 8-9% of smokers tend to develop a physical dependency, making the odds ever in your favor.

Get High Again Method 2 – Mango Power

Yes, you read that right. As well as being delicious on their own, mangos can affect the power of the high you experience. They contain a very high level of myrcene, which is one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis and a variety of other fruits. The myrcene goes straight into the bloodstream when the mango is eaten and interacts with the THC when you smoke. This creates both a more intense and longer-lasting high.


It is possible to consume a mango before and after marijuana, still impacting your high, but the best protocol seems to be beforehand consumption.

Differences in metabolisms impact this method, as those who quickly metabolize substances may need to consume at least a couple of mangos just before their cannabis. When food is digested quickly by a fast metabolism, the myrcene in mangos quickly dissipates without time to interact with the THC. On the other hand, those who possess a slow metabolism may be just fine with a single mango.


Not only an influence when combined with cannabis, mangos also help to calm down the munchies, serving as a healthy alternative to many of the other snacks that can be easily reached for. There’s nothing quite like a double-purpose delight.

Get High Again Method 3 – Change Your Habits

Most experienced cannabis consumers tend to gravitate towards their favorite strains and products, but sometimes it’s beneficial to switch it up a little.

The body can become tolerant to the duration of consumption, the strain being consumed, and also the way it is being consumed. Throwing a curveball in your usual habits, targeting these three areas, is what helps to lessen tolerance levels.

Cannabis is most often consumed from a joint but there are many other options including:

  • Bongs
  • Vapes
  • Pipes
  • One-hitters
  • Hookahs
  • Oils
  • Edibles
  • Concentrates and waxes

Generally, many edibles and oils that you can buy pre-made will have a much higher CBD level than THC. This is because they are intended for medicinal benefit and won’t have any psychoactive effects, therefore no high. But you can find some oils with high THC levels and they are a great way to reach your mental peak and still taste some delicious flavors.


In recent years, vaping has skyrocketed in popularity, due to being an alternative to some of the harmful impacts that can come from smoke inhalation. Vaporizers are also discreet, as most of the marijuana scent dissipates away, leaving only a faint odor. Best of all, the market is booming with vaping products so there are endless options to test out.

A bong is also a go-to consumption for cannabis connoisseurs, with multitudinous options to choose from. Water is often a key element of higher-end bongs, producing a concentration of smoke to be inhaled. One does not always have to buy a bong either, as devices can be rigged up out of an apple, a soda can, and even a water bottle.

One-hitters, though perhaps a hassle for the more frequent consumer, is a brilliant selection for discretion and convenience, as this device has just enough space to pack one big hit of cannabis. It often looks like a cigarette, helping to maintain privacy, but the downside is if you are accustomed to taking massive bong rips, the one-hitter will pale in comparison.

If smoking and vaping really is no longer your jam, cannabis baked goods are the way to go. Delectable and perfect for sharing with friends, you just need cannabis butter to begin cooking, adding this rich ingredient to whatever dish desirable. The high from edibles takes more time to hit, often about 45 minutes to an hour, but when it finally does it is long-lasting.

Get High Again Method 4 – Variety

If you are new to cannabis, your problem may be that the strains you typically smoke aren’t well grown. That’s why it’s important to stay away from Reggie strains; they are often grown cheaply and don’t produce a very satisfying high. It’s very common for your body to adjust to their THC levels, creating little to no effect.


For experienced smokers, it’s very easy to get stuck in a rut with your favorite strain especially if it’s taken you a while to find the perfect high where everything feels balanced. But the easiest way to regain that lost high is simply to increase potency.

The strains with the highest THC levels will often give you a sucker punch of a high, such as Bruce Banner, Ghost Train, and Death Star. All of these will produce a maximum impact of euphoria and are guaranteed to leave you feeling starry-eyed. If you are already smoking some of the most potent strains out there, you may be wondering where can I go from here?


You can begin by experimenting with a variation of new strains that have differing terpenes. Again, giving your body this variation is a good way to ensure you are experiencing the maximum impact.

For instance, Ghost Train has high amounts of the terpene, terpinolene, whereas Death Star contains high levels of caryophyllene. It’s great to smoke strains with a variety of terpenes in order to achieve the best high possible. Also, see this method as a fun way to try some new strains and an experiment in feeling the different outcomes they produce, whether that be happiness or sleep-inducing effects.

The Bottom Line: What to Do If You Can’t Get High Anymore

Don’t worry, every smoker will have the anxiety that they are incapable of achieving that beautiful high. These are a few methods you can try, whether that’s giving yourself a break and pressing the restart button on your body or adding some variation into your favorite strains. It’s important to note that everyone’s body is different and some methods may work better than others.

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