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Mangoes Increase, Strengthen, And Even Lengthen The Euphoric Feelings Felt After Smoking Marijuana

By Big Buddha

Summary: The chemical compounds that have been found within mangoes have been discovered by science to be able to increase, strengthen, and even lengthen the euphoric feelings felt after smoking marijuana. This is great news for the marijuana community for both recreational smokers and medicinal smokers as they both now have a healthy alternative snack to turn towards during their munchies.


Lately it seems that both the science community and the marijuana community have been falling into the same category. This is great news for both medical marijuana patients and recreational marijuana smokers alike! Of course it’s common knowledge that medical marijuana does exist and that it is a great natural remedy for aches, pains, and various ailments. And of course recreational marijuana smokers do enjoy the euphoric feelings of the herbal supplement as opposed to the feelings of intoxication caused by alcohol or liquor. So naturally marijuana is a safe alternative to most sinful pleasures as well it is a perfect organic solution to the stresses and pains of life. So here is a little secret that the science community has recently discovered for the marijuana community: Eating fresh mangoes or even drinking a fresh mango smoothie one hour prior to smoking will dramatically increase the euphoric feelings felt by marijuana and help medical marijuana patients to ease their pain even more so.

This is because a chemical compound known as myrcene terpenes, which is most often used for fragrances, can be found within cannabis and marijuana as well as many other various plants such as lemon grass, hops, and of course mangoes. This is why these types of plants of such rare and unique types of odors and aromas. Once ingested the chemical compound, or myrcene terpenes, assists the psychoactive substance THC by allowing it to pass through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) at much faster speeds with much more efficiency. The time it takes for the THC to have an effect on the brain after inhalation is roughly seven seconds however, by eating a mango up to one hour prior to smoking the time it takes for THC to reach the brain and have an effect could be cut in half. As well as the length of the high and its time duration could be up to twice as long.

Individuals who have eaten a mango, digested it, and then smoked have also noted that the euphoric feelings felt by marijuana are alarmingly much more intense. This is perfect for medical marijuana patients who would like an increased amount of pain relief or for recreational marijuana smokers who just want to get even higher than before. It is important to also note the different speeds in metabolism for those who are attempting to try this experiment. This is because individuals who have faster metabolisms may need to ingest a bit more than those who do not have as fast of a metabolism as well as individuals with slower metabolisms may need to ingest a mango or mango smoothie up to an hour and a half prior to smoking. This will help ensure that the myrcene terpenes found within mangoes have been properly digested and will have an effect.

What else is great about this interesting scientific fact is eating mangoes is another great way for the human body to receive additional amounts of vitamins and nutrition and it helps individuals avoid eating foods that are high in cholesterol or trans fats. Eating too many fatty foods when the ‘munchies’ occur can be harmful and even detrimental to an individual’s health. So be sure to stay healthy and to eat healthy whether smoking marijuana recreationally or medicinally.

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  1. Kevin Williams on

    I went to Costco and got some mangos while I was there, they only came in a pack of six, I ate one and I can say I don’t care much for the taste it was bitter, so now I have 5 left and I will be making my own smoothies out of them, I’m smoking a hybrid and it has definitely made my high more euphoric and has significantly lessened the aches and pains I have ( I’m 53 ) and to be honest I completely list track of time.

  2. I’m in the South, same issue. I tried my therapeutic grade lemongrass essential oil. I used it in a veggie cap, and aromatherapy, by using a couple drops with fco, applied to neck and hands. I can say the high is intensified does seem to last longer, not to mention the therapy of the lemongrass aroma…..best chill ever!!!!! Also extends help with pain.

  3. Justin Beasley on

    If myrcene allows the THC to pass through the blood brain barrier then that is good for people who want more euphoria or a stronger high but aside from insinuation, this article says nothing about potentiating CBD or THC medicinally – tumor necrosis, pain, etc. Does myrcene ONLY allow thc to more easily pass the blood brain barrier or does it do more? If so then how?

  4. if you removed terpenes, numerous people would quit smoking weed, while they may be harmful (in some instances) They are accountable for nearly all of the flavor.

  5. joshuastratton on

    I live in upper Midwest, fresh mango little hard to come does it matter if I use can mango?

  6. “Knock, Knock”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Man who?”
    “Man-go home!”
    ……Thank you! I’ll be here all night!

  7. Mark Stonebraker on

    I agree with you. It’s pretty subjective. Then again, if placebos work, then why not?

  8. Pharaoh El Doweny on

    where the fuck is the citation… you expect an intelligent individual to believe this? please cite the science journal that the findings are in…

  9. Thank you for the explanation! I tried it myself and found it worked but couldn’t decide whether I was just having a placebo effect or not. This is great information. Again thanks :)

  10. Timothy Leary Byrnes on

    This is because a chemical compound known as myrcene terpenes, which is most often used for fragrances, can be found within cannabis and marijuana as well as many other various plants such as lemon grass, hops, and of course mangoes. This is why these types of plants of such rare and unique types of odors and aromas. Once ingested the chemical compound, or myrcene terpenes, assists the psychoactive substanceTHC by allowing it to pass through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) at much faster speeds with much more efficiency. The time it takes for the THC to have an effect on the brain after inhalation is roughly seven seconds however, by eating a mango up to one hour prior to smoking the time it takes for THC to reach the brain and have an effect could be cut in half. As well as the length of the high and its time duration could be up to twice as long.

  11. Timothy Leary Byrnes on

    omit as many additional ingredients as possible, just process multiple mangos and blend or juice(magic bullet) away.

    Then smoke a typical bowl and take note of NE duration extension and post here please!!~

  12. Timothy Leary Byrnes on

    U are exactly on point in your suspicion T-dog! With a decent blender and some fresh mangos, there is the effective smoothie!!

  13. As history shows, all it takes is making people believe a plant is bad. Mangoes (now called “Ayawaska” because we can’t tell them mangoes are bad because they’re so awesome) cause people to go insane and kill people. It is believed that mango consumption destroys brain tissue! Just one mango could make you kill your brother.

    Say that loud enough and make people believe it, and there ya go… mangoes are now illegal and they’ll throw you in jail for growing them.

    yay america

  14. Lmao right?! Smh. Yeah me and my boyfriend tried this and it definitely helps alot! We eat the actual fruit though. I think getting mango juice or a pre-made smoothie isn’t the same. ;) ….happy smoking!

  15. Don’t let the government know or they will outlaw mangoes and throw
    you in jail for growing them.

  16. If you see closer in her picture, you can tell that she’s clearly smoking weed XD

  17. hmmm..actually, it maybe true. Kind of a more intense experience, feel a bit more…numb? There are so many variables that go into measuring the effectiveness, type of weed, time of day, how your feeling, etc etc – but…so far so good. Going to play my new SG guitar now;-)

  18. Just ate a mangoe, 45 mins ago – going to catch a buzz now – will report back on my findings…

  19. Andrew Burgess on

    has anyone tried pure myrcene? amazon has it and prolly most health food stores. the only number i’ve seen said that 0.5% occuring naturally in pot would be a high value. for a 1000mg joint that would be 5mg, a drop is roughly 50mg so 1/10 of a drop per joint for a ‘natural’ concentration – not much.

    how much myrcene in a mango? the only numbers i could find were for the herb thyme which can contain 40% myrcene. so if you eat a gram of thyme you could get 400mg myrcene. amazons 1oz bottle would be 28g pure myrcene for about $15.

    here are the kannibliss ingredients from
    (notice more pure myrcene than actual mango :-)

    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL) Proprietary Blend 658mg: 5 Hydroxy
    L-Tryptophan, Kanna Root Extract, Quercetim, Beta Myrecene, Hops
    Extract, Lemongrass Extract, L-Theanine, Mango Fruit Extract, Magnesium
    Sulfate, Apigenin, Chamomile Flower Extract, Valerian Root Extract,
    Melatonin, Other Ingredients: Filtered water, Citric Acid, Natural
    Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bensoate, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow
    #6, Acesulfame Potassium

    cheers everyone

  20. There’s a product called kannibliss that is made with mangos they sell it in Denver it’s supposed to make you higher and I heard the lady at the dispensary talk about how good it was. Oh and alot of starships and other headshops sell it in most states.

  21. I don’t care about GMOs. I just ate spaghetti out of the can. Can we get back on topic. Does anyone have any links that seem reliable, please? It’s hard to find good sources on this topic.

    If no one responds, I’ll just buy a mango and try it and let you guys know my experience soon :)

  22. You were doing so good. …. I thought I was having an intellectual moment. …. and then I saw you use “anyways” GARRRGH!

  23. mister doberman on

    Mango Bellini – two cups mango chunks blended with two limes worth of juice, add a bottle of champagne . Stir , and enjoy.

  24. This does work.. I do it on occasion but it slightly alters the high making them more smooth and mellow and doesn’t just straight amplify the high. And it’s not just Mango. It’s high in mango but almost any citrus fruit has a very mild similar effect. Only thing I will point out is that you want a ripe mango. Most sold in stores are technically not ripe. They are usually two to three weeks from being ripe, left out at room temp.. They should be a little soft to the touch and not solid and you should be able to smell the mango through the skin and when cut it should be very juicy… As far as cutting one up, there are guides you can look up online for that.

  25. Cannabis and mango are completely different plants! Only Humulus is cannabaceae as well and even that one is completely different. If you are talking about similarities – yes they are all plants+from warm climate-> they will differ only in few % of chemical compounds as well as in genome (for example we have 95% same genome as mouse…guys do you really thing we are closely related to mice?). Please, don´t look for magic in it, see the logic. Mango is tree and cannabis is herb, so far from each other.
    About the terpens: in churches is used incense-it´s mainly mixture of conifer terpens and few more chemicals->it has effect of calming down the mind, makes one feel better and so on. Same effect has a walk in wood, cause of terpens evaporating from trees. Only solution on this problematics would be to find the original article about that mango terpen and experiments with cannabis together. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed try this to find the article, not blogs and forums.

  26. I wish I was wrong, but so far no one has showed any evidence in this forum that demonstrates that.This is how the industry fools the public.
    First you introduce Bt GMOs (insect repelling) to the world, and everybody is happy because farmers are using less insecticides.
    Then, little by little the industry starts focusing on HR crops (the ones that can survive having glyphosate sprayed on them, which is exactly what American farmers are doing), and as a result herbicide use has gone up about 8%. (It was about one billion pounds before, now it’s about 1.4 billion pounds.)
    In short, Bt crops caused a reduction in insecticide use (not herbicide), while HR crops caused a HUGE INCREASE (over 500 million pound increase) in herbicide use (roundup et al)
    It’s a classic bait & switch.
    The money for Monsanto (which is a chemical company and NOT a food company) is in selling more roundup. And that is exactly what they have acomplished.

    Here’s a link to the Benbrook study:http://www.enveurope.com/content/24/1/24

    If you can blow holes in this study, please let us all know.
    But until you do, please don’t try to convince us that the increase of herbicide use is “minimal”. Show us something that supports that.

  27. You make some great points, but I think it’s very dangerous to say there’s nothing wrong with glyphosate. You don’t know that. The average American kid now has more glyphosate in their body then ever before. It has been linked to Alzheimers, Parkinsons desease, and other problems.
    In the 70s the whole food industry was wrong about fats and sugars, and proceeded to poisen the entire US population. It took 30 years just to realize how big a problem that actually caused.
    You say you had a birth defect due to Atrazine. And now you recommend that Americans consume higher and higher levels of glyphosate. There are a lot of doctors who disagree with you.
    At the very best it’s a human experiment, the results of which won’t really be known for years to come.

  28. I can see why you are confused. The Klümper/Qaim research that you refer to is quite comprehensive. The only problem is, the data is old (out of the 147 journal articles they get their data from 108 are from 2008 or before.
    Since the 400 million pound increase in pesticide use in the US (documented here: http://www.enveurope.com/content/24/1/24) occurred between 2006-2012, the survey you quote doesn’t disprove the Benbrook report.
    More importantly, the Klümper/Qaim research is 80% (if not more) about Bt crops, mainly in India and South Africa. (Out of the 147 journal articles they use as their source, 119 of them are about BT corn and virtually none of them are from the US.
    This is how the industry fools the public.
    First you introduce Bt GMOs (insect repelling) to the world, and everybody is happy because farmers are using less insecticides.
    Then, little by little the industry starts focusing on HR crops (the ones that can survive having glyphosate sprayed on them, which is exactly what American farmers are doing), and as a result herbicide use has gone up about 8%. (It was about one billion pounds before, now it’s about 1.4 billion pounds.)
    It’s a classic bait & switch.
    The money for Monsanto (which is a chemical company and NOT a food company) is in selling more roundup. And that is exactly what they have acomplished.

  29. I did do my research.
    This study is very clear about a 400 million pound increase in pesticide use since 1996.
    It is based on USDA NASS as well as USDA ERS reports. This is not fringe science. It’s actual verified data presented (and peer reviewed) in the Journal of Environmental Science Europe, with the study conducted by Charles Benbrook, professor at Washington State University.
    Here’s a link to the study:

    Please let us all know if you find any discrepancies in this study.

  30. There seems to be a common misconception by a few posters in this forum that GMO farming has reduced the amount of herbicides sprayed on our corn, soy, wheat, and other major crops. (When in reality they have increased by over 400 million pounds since 1996)
    If you don’t believe it, here is the study that should convince you:
    It is based on USDA NASS as well as USDA ERS reports. This is not fringe science. It’s actual verified data presented (and peer reviewed) in the Journal of Environmental Science Europe, with the study conducted by Charles Benbrook, professor at Washington State University.
    Here’s a link to the study:

    Herbicide-resistant crop technology has led to a 239 million kilogram (527 million pound) increase in herbicide use in the United States between 1996 and 2011, while Bt crops have reduced insecticide applications by 56 million kilograms (123 million pounds). Overall, pesticide use increased by an estimated 183 million kgs (404 million pounds), or about 7%.

    Contrary to often-repeated claims that today’s genetically-engineered crops have, and are reducing pesticide use, the spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in herbicide-resistant weed management systems has brought about substantial increases in the number and volume of herbicides applied. If new genetically engineered forms of corn and soybeans tolerant of 2,4-D are approved, the volume of 2,4-D sprayed could drive herbicide usage upward by another approximate 50%. The magnitude of increases in herbicide use on herbicide-resistant hectares has dwarfed the reduction in insecticide use on Bt crops over the past 16 years, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

  31. Things don’t have to be alike to me relative to one another.

    It’s actually proven that them mango’s chemical structure is a few molecules off of a cannabis plant.

  32. Okey dokey. I was thinking it was more a suggestion to improve the value of the post, but if you think it was an attempt to get an emotional reaction from the author for fun you must be right. Might I suggest you try a slightly less speedy variety of weed?

  33. i ate a bunch of mangos then 45 min later i took a .7 of some vader extracts alaskan thunder fuck and i was high af

  34. The more recent comments are amazing. I was cracking up! Then, I scrolled down. Totall buzzkills!

  35. actualscientist on

    I read the “article” and it is pretty much a crock of shit. No references whatsoever, a highly implausible mechanism (for only part of the purported effects, the other just glossed over).

    It seems that this is a popular internet meme though. However search for any legitimate papers on the topic turned up bupkis. Only blog articles referencing each other. The best I could figure is that both weed and mangos happen to contain some of the same terpene compounds. Though this is rather common and they certainly aren’t the only plants to have these. Plus the profile varies from mango variety to variety (and even mango to mango). But in any case there is no plausible link between more of the same terpenes in mango having an effect on the terpenes of weed. The amount in weed would be vastly greater and one is burned and inhaled vs eaten and digested. Even being different terpenes doesn’t matter – different strains of weed have different terpene profiles as well. Lastly, many terpenes are actually known to be harmful and/or carcinogenic. These are, to within the confidence of the rather limited data on the topic, the bad part of weed that we would do well to get rid of. At least some of them anyways, though we don’t know which ones. Obviously not bad enough that anyone would need to stop smoking week just because of that, but certainly not a plus.

    So yeah, this one is almost certainly just a myth.

  36. Blacklight Enoch on

    If I could go back in time and choose to either shoot Ayn Rand or Hitler in the head, I would definitely choose Ayn Rand 10 times out of 10.

  37. Marijuana and mango plants are closely related… that’s all i know. I only know this because i live in Miami and we got the best mango tree and its name was very close to that of a marijuana plant

  38. Link stats before you “quote” them. Those numbers are just wrong. I’ve seen EPA stats listing pesticide use as down 8% in the US. Unfortunately can’t re-find that page at the moment so this study will have to do that shows even more drastic reductions world wide: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111629 with reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. The latter two being particularly important in developing 3rd world countries.

    If wondering about funding slant, it was exclusively funded with public money by the German Federal
    Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European
    Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, and conducted by university scientists.

    When you’re done being lied to by “activists” I encourage you to go outside their info bubble.

    I’ll go with sustainable over organic any day, don’t believe the hype. Organic allows copper fungicides for one, don’t get me started on them…

  39. So many fails… 1. There are no GMO-mangos. You’re likely thinking of papayas made to be virus resistant (and thank science for them or else we likely wouldn’t have any more papayas). 2.The Seralini study trying to show a connection between roundup and cancer was debunked long ago and ultimately redacted. 3.”Roundup Ready” is the name of a type of GMO, the spray itself is just called “roundup”. 4. There would never be a Roundup-Ready Mango because mangos come from trees. Like most fruit trees, they are perennial and propagated on established rootstock, thus weeds are not really a problem, for that shit your concerns are pests and fungus. 5. Roundup beats the fuck out of alternatives like Atrazine which actually causes birth-defects (like mine), is twice as toxic, and lasts for years in groundwater.

    Go Educate Yourself Instead. Make that real.

  40. Author, would you mind linking to the science so we can investigate further? There are a lot of sciencey blog posts that have misinterpreted the original research and you should at least give the name of the researcher so we can look it up.

  41. Want to see the longest thread of dumbshits fighting over GMO’s and Organic fruit. Here you go. A lot of people have had to voice all their fucking computer chair phd opinions when they should have just shut the fuck up and gone on with their lives after reading a nice article. We all know you can find clean locally grown produce anywhere you go and would have to be as ignorant as anyone complaining on here to not know Organic labelled products can for the most part be bullshit. Think for yourself people. Then move on. Enjoy the mangos….dried is the best way.

  42. If you’re not a liberal, shame on you? Right. People who disagree with your moral high ground views should be ashamed when all you bleeding heart libs care about is what makes you look like you have the correct opinion while rejecting every other viewpoint. Go blow Bill Maher.

  43. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate#Human_2 Here you go read up on Glyphosate. US and the EU both said it does not pose a significant threat to human health. And I have taken a Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Dozen Biology classes. This molecule if ingested would be broken up into many pieces in your stomach. The damage done would be to your liver or your endocrine system. And while this certainly can cause cancer. Viral or Bacterial infections that cause cancer(or Hodgkins Lymphoma for example immune system related) due to Anti-Biotics being over prescribed is a very un-talked about and undiagnosed and much more likely. You are correct about the Anti-Biotic overdoses. But don’t be so Extreme. Before Anti-Biotics the number 1 cause of death was infection. But it should probably be illegal to give anyone under 5 any anti-biotics until they completely developed their immune system unless under dire circumstances of course.

  44. Okay dude your facts are … slightly wrong. Not everything, yes Herbicide Resistant (HT) GMOs are bad. That is obvious. But there are not 2 types of GMOs. That is 100% wrong. BT stands for Bacillus. The rod shaped bacteria from which we take genes and make other GMOs varieties. We also have put Fish genes into strawberries to resist the cold. We have Insect Resistant GMOs. Virus Resistant GMOs. Working on Vitiman enriched GMOs. Your statement GMO plants are only there for Herbicide resistance is factual/in-factual from different perspectives. The actual % of GMOs created. Well round-up GMOs would make up a very small amount of the total. The amount of Round-Up plants being grown is another story. Anyways the problem is giant corporations and our government doing jack to fix this problem. GMOs are the only way to feed the entire world, the Good beneficial GMOs that would be a product of a Free Capitalist Market.(Which we are far from in the food industry) The US Government subsidizes Corn and Soy. The rest of the world eats Rice. First thing all Americans can do is protest crazy subsidies on food. Gets rid of the Free Market and look and at what has happened. Monsanto has used the huge amount of Soy and Corn growers (because of stupid subsidies) to profit immensely. We are forced to eat that crap by our government. Bovine Growth Hormone was also Monsanto and yet the FDA never banned it. Another example of the Government failing to act. Corn Syrup and Soy Lecithin is IN EVERYTHING. Not eating it won’t stop it. We must make the government act. Think about these food subsidies–Corn–Pretty much subsidizing Coca Cola, Pepsi, and McD’s. Corn Fed Beef, Corn Syrup Soda, Corn Oil Fries. Soy–Soy Fillers in our food and more Feed for meat. Great idea lets subsidize crap fillers. So we pretty much have the Fast Food industry, Soda Industry, Candy Industry(if they use corn syrup/soy lecithin) subsidized by the US Federal Government. We got some problems but they are much worse than simply GMOs are bad.

  45. do your research! a guy on youtube said that GMO’s are bad and i dont like GMO’s because i dont understand them i would never be a slave to marketing and my 15 dollar carrot was the best and i am free as a bird away from the evil Monsanto corporation and there are no benefits to GMO and GMO is monsanto wizardry! just eeeewww

  46. All you seem to do is rant about having tumors while insulting others and their opinions voiced. Perhaps the growth of those tumors are starting to eat away at your common sense nodes.

  47. Yes, now lack of knowledge creates tumors! You certainly lack an understanding about how illnesses are contracted.

  48. You got all those great things AND still got all these illnesses?

    You want to feel better? Get rid of what you can’t really see, like oxygen.

  49. Yes, food is 100% responsible for all your disease and discomfort. You really should just stop eating food.

  50. Why is it that food caused all your health problems? Seems like more assumptions. You seem to ignore every other possible way to contract these diseases. Not very deep into critical thinking, are you?

  51. How do you know the amount of tumors of other people? You have nothing but assumptions and sensationalism.

  52. I like how you just argued against your own statement. You warn people of mango’s grown in Round up, to create fear, then call people liars when they heed your warnings. Do you have cancer yet?

  53. I don’t think you understand science if you believe all those problems were caused by what you eat.

  54. And you will believe anything you read on the damn internet. What is your education? You sound like the same idiotic suburban moms that share foodbabe articles on facebook that have no fucking idea what they’re talking about when it comes to the scientific method.

  55. Please do not tell me you just actually used Food Babe and Natural News as reputable sources. These are universally panned by the Scientific community as grossly spreading misinformation and speculation.
    A Scientist

  56. Calling people “retards” when they disagree with you doesn’t make you more correct, just more emotional (and possibly a little too invested in “asserting your rightness”)
    Here are the facts: There are two types of GMO crops: “HT”, which are also known as “roundup ready”, and “Bt”, which are an attempt to engineer plants that are insect resistance and therefore do not need pesticides like roundup (which has glyphosate as its main active ingredient).
    It sounds like you think that this means that pesticide use has decreased since the introduction of GMO crops (not so).
    And if you look at the first six years of this “human experiment”, it is true that pesticide use dropped by 14 million kg (according to the USDA)
    Just read the latest USDA findings. In 2011 alone the INCREASE in pesticide use on GMO crops was over 35 million kg!!!
    The overall numbers (USDA) are that since the introduction of GMO corn, soy, and other food crops in 1996, pesticide use in the US has INCREASED by 183 million kg (that’s 404 million pounds of mainly roundup).
    These pesticides ARE being manufactured, they ARE sold to US farmers, and farmers ARE spraying them on their corn and soy crops.
    They are NOT being sprayed on NON-GMO crops, since that would kill the plants.
    What other “facts” would you want me to “learn” that bear any relevance on this issue?
    Organic crops are NOT treated with glyphosates. Yes, there are (natural) pesticides being used on them, but none of THEM use Monsanto’s roundup which has now been linked to Parkinsons desease, Alzheimers, and other health issues.

  57. And we want to hear about your tumours because you think we care? People get tumours all the time, it’s nothing special, nothing to spread all over the place or to feel proud over when you add it to the end of a statement or even to boast about as a response to an argument. ‘Hey guys look at me, I have a tumour so I’m automatically right about everything I say.’

  58. Uh, no. GMOs don’t change the human genome, it is due to chemical classes such as carcinogens and mutagens (which are found everywhere, mind you – including the pesticides which are sprayed on organic foods) which change the DNA of humans. It’s like saying that almonds are bad for us because they contain cyanide, bananas are bad because they are one of the most radioactive foods, and blue cheese is bad because it contains fungi. We still eat those foods though, don’t we? They’re toxic, yet we don’t seem to care because they’re labelled as organic. It’s all about how much you eat, GMOs are harmless and have a very small chance of changing the human genome or causing any other negative issues, just like how there is a very small chance of developing cancer from the potassium-90 within bananas.

  59. Are you stupid or something, or simply fail high school chemistry and biology? Genetic modification doesn’t involve the use of poisonous compounds, it is simply taking the DNA/selected gene of one organism and placing it in a chromosome of the target organism. Also GMO crops don’t require ‘Roundup Ready’ as their new genes can code for the insecticides. I think you’ll find it’s the ‘organic’ crops that are ‘slathered’ with poisons, as they are unable to defend themselves from insects. You may be in pain 24/7 but at the end of the day you are still wrong, so in fact you’re the one who is wrong about GMO and context (there is only ever one context of GMO).

  60. You’re a retard. The whole reason behind GMO crops is so they can produce their own natural pesticides without needing to be sprayed (like ‘organic’ foods need to). GMOs also possess qualities like increased shelf life, robustness, the ability to produce more food per crop, the ability to be grown anywhere within reason and many other qualities. Learn some facts, GMOs need not be sprayed with Roundup or any other pesticide.

    Check out this for one very small example: http://www.bt.ucsd.edu

  61. Actually Morrainefortruth might be exaggeratin by saying GMO fruits are “soaked” in Roundup, but he is BASICALLY CORRECT.
    The whole purpose of having GMO plants is so that they can be treated (sprayed) with Roundup without killing the plant you’re growing.
    Whenever you are eating ANY GMO plants (particularly Soy and Corn, which are in 80-90% of all food in stores since the late 90s) you are in fact eating plants treated with Roundup.
    That is the MAIN reason why GMO foods are so dangerous.
    Monsanto literally succeeded in getting people to EAT glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup).

  62. You wouldn’t know pain from anger if it hit you in your gut.

    You are angry – angry that others can voice their opinions which may be against some insane values you hold that have no basis in fact.

    I am not angry – I am in massive pain from tumors. Go back into your cave and let us all know when you decide to be civil.

  63. I have given many links/citations/proof over the years to those who will learn, you aren’t one of them. DUH.

    Again, I have HOT, PAINFUL tumors in BONE, FLESH and ORGANS, and I don’t smoke or drink – you NEED to get a clue before you drag others into the hell that I am in.

  64. You drag others into your insane mindset.

    //sarc on

    That alone will earn you a wonderful place when you are done with this mortal life.

    //sarc off.

  65. No, you have the definition very wrong but that’s normal for liberals who can’t read – and if you aren’t a liberal, shame on you.

    Hippies are a danger and a travesty – no personal responsibility is part and parcel of their existence with NO care or EMPATHY for ANYONE ELSE.

  66. Just say Thank You, being called a Hippie is a compliment. I get called that everyday. Who cares…it means you’re peace loving & all that good stuff :)

  67. The entire time I was in NYC all I craved was Mangoes. I would pay $12 for a large mango smoothie everyday. I had no weed, now I know why. That helped keep me pain free & HAPPY :)

  68. Christine Patterson on

    gmo and pesticides are very different. GMO stands for genetically modified….. Roundup an pesticides are bad and you are right about all of tht info BUT GMO refers to a genetic mutation of the plant and seed to make it grow differently then it would on its own. It’s like changing chromosomes in a human while the are stil in the womb. Pesticides are a poisonous treatment, GMO is a mutation of the plants cells.

  69. This article was very interesting… but it was the comments that really got me… Moirrainefortruth, I truly hope you get better and feel well… the idiots (Thomas Wilkerson, Kalous & Matthew) can go to hell… where ignorance can be bliss… dumbasses… a mind is a terrible to waste as it is, you guys just epitomize the saying…

  70. Whitepowerblackpeoewhatthefuck on

    You dumb ignorant hippy… Can’t you see they’re JOKING YOU RETARDED BASTARD

  71. What a freaking liar.

    First, there is no proof that a SINGLE mango is grown in Roundup Ready (my comment above is a cautionary one, not any admission or thought that mangos are in that category, there are enough foods that ARE…)


    You EAT organisms every single day that keep you HEALTHY to counter the things that you eat that are DANGEROUS to your cells.

    Sad that people like you drag others into your lies.

    Wash your darn food… give me a break.

  72. It doesn’t destroy what I have.

    Cancer may be an end product of lupus or sarcoidosis and even sleep apnea and many other conditions, but I don’t have that yet according to those who believe they are medical experts – medicine is falling apart in this country and people seem not to care.

  73. I drank like 1/8 of a bottle of naked juice – green machine – and I was fucking blasted to the moon. I’ve smoked like 20 times before, so I have some tolerance but even with tolerance and the weed being schwag to mid, the mangoes and possibly some other ingredients in the juice 100% contributed to a high that was double to triple the normal experience.

  74. You have no idea what “GMO” means in this context.

    We’ve been “modifiying” foods forever – we graft one plant onto another and make a stronger plant.

    GMO in THIS context is the addition of poisonous chemicals – the makeup of which has destroyed crops and soil and BEES worldwide.

    Roundup Ready and all the other poisons slathered onto our crops are destroying the good bacteria, good bugs and good anything – it kills all and doesn’t discriminated between good and bad – they just KILL.

  75. http://www.herbiguide.com.au/Labels/GLY680_54112-0210.PDF
    Mentions mangos – hello, please wake the heck up.
    Whether they are using Roundup Ready or not, any “conventional” foods are now suspect on what they DO use to “keep pests away” – and any substance that a plant is grown IN can NOT be washed OUT or OFF.

    The flesh of a plant is much like a human, once it ingests whatever it is fed, it becomes PART of the plant.

    Organic isn’t the “best” it’s the “cleanest” – the “best” would be God sending food that man can’t contaminated.

    Growing your own indoors or under controlled circumstances such as a greenhouse are equally safe as you control the food’s composite – and with worm tea, I haven’t had bugs, disease nor funguses on the BAG GROWN tomatoes I set out almost a month ago from seedlings.

    Nothing but worm tea and 10 stage filtered water… pretty cheap investment for a healthier diet and all plants can thrive on so little there is no reason NOT to grow your own food where you can.

  76. Bingo.

    Calling me a hippie up there in the comments above you is part and parcel of the “education” we are accepting from those who do not care and will not care about those who are harmed by the chemicals our “leaders” allow in foods that they won’t touch with a ten foot pole.

  77. “GMO” isn’t the problem, it’s the chemicals that keep those frankenstein foods “alive” that you can’t wash out and that WILL accumulate in your fat, muscle and bones.

  78. I am not a hippy.

    I have lupus, sarcoidosis, sleep apnea (not fat – there are two “types” I have both) and many more conditions that destroyed my immune system.

    Calling anyone names is part and parcel for those who can’t and won’t understand science.

  79. there is a difference between GMO mangoes and mangoes soaked in Roundup Ready. organic is great, misinformation is not.

  80. I don't know what to choose on

    there is a HUGE difference between GMO and conventional/non-organic. conventionally grown produce can be sprayed with all sorts of industrial chemicals that are some how considered legal. ShaneJax below me says that there aren’t even any GMO mangoes. my girlfriend also claims there is a different taste. I’m guessing what the produce is grown in and with will result in a difference in the taste and nutritional value.

  81. Jared Abdullah Garrison on

    only one who hates themselves would say that. you had nothing negative to say about islam before 9/11…don’t let the media control how you interact with humans..

  82. Just cuz some cannot taste the difference …does not mean others cannot taste it… I like P&T, but they are wrong on many accounts…

  83. Uhh, psychoäctive drugs effects are _highly_ dependent on set and setting, so enjoy the research but don’t think it definitive….

  84. “This is why these types of plants of such rare and unique types of odors and aromas.” I found that part especially enlightening.

  85. Jefferey Burnside on

    I tried dried and not much of a difference they say fresh and I agree I think they lose the chemical in the drying process.

  86. Stay organic and get a ten stage filter for your water AND


    Get a sprite shower filter to remove chlorine from your shower.

    Yes, you can use your handheld shower handle after the filter – I do.

    You want to feel better? Get rid of what you can’t really see but your body can surely feel.

    I am in pain 24/7 but it’s far worse when I don’t stay away from toxins and bad water.

  87. you know theres only been one study on humans about gmos? and it found they change our dna. making a claim either way is wrong: both of you are pseudoscientific. the only scientific answer is we dont know, and there is cause for alarm.

  88. insaf adelyah on

    YOU ARE CORRECT! I lived in the US and had stomach issues. I went overseas and lived in an agrarian society where chemical pesticides are expensive to use. So people use natural methods to eliminate pests. My stomach issues were gone for the entire time I was there – 10 years nearly. Now back in the US and gastro issues rearing its ugly head again. I try to eat healthy with 7 servings at least of veggies and fruits. but I am not so sure these aren’t the reasons for the decline in my health back on US soil. It’s one step forward and two steps back for humanity with the crud profiteers running corporations and killing people for a bigger yacht!

  89. Science is a wonderful thing but many will not take the time to delve into any science let alone one that can help more than most of the lies that the drug makers have foisted upon us since they shut down the Herbal Colleges in the 1920s where they were testing and using all plants to heal – including cannabis.

    To know our history is to know where “science” started taking a serious left turn from “organic” medicines to “chemical” PATENTED medicines – most of which come with horrid consequences and even death from their use.

  90. Like I said. Idiot magnet. There doesn’t appear to be any gmo mango’s in field trials much less in production anywhere in the world. So el whiny el sicko one do you have any evidence there are gmo mango’s in the food supply? Here are two effectively anti gmo databases and neither of them mention mango’s as a product that have any gmo crops anywhere.



    So please provide a source that there are GMO mangos in the marketplace or even in a field trial… oh wait, you can’t because there aren’t any… But carry on ignorantly spazzing at someone online while either completely ignoring the truth that was said or just having too little intellect to understand basic points.

  91. Those who purport that cannabis is a “hallucinogen” are not very educated at all.

    Oh and the guy below me? Must be drunk… These are the ones who are dangerous in our society, disordered thinking, destructive actions, murder, blackouts, pills added to liquor usually a very nasty combination and not a single “medical” use unless we run out of drugs to numb the body and mind.

    Full caps is yelling – have a nice day Zurbur and Jaynay – you must be such good people :)

  92. You really are a sicko.

    I am ill – as in very ill – and I have hot tumors all over and in my body.

    If you ever took antibiotics over time like most ear infection babies (ad nauseum) you are primed for an invasion of bacteria that will cause you more pain and suffering than you can possibly imagine.

    I’ve had an open spine – that’s more pain than most can handle – one must be put on a morphine drip to even TOUCH the pain and I have 3/4 of that pain in many areas of my body, spine and kidneys.

    Roundup Ready can’t be separated from the plant that grows in it.

    BPA in cans except Eden Foods – will destroy your immune system and your intestinal tract.

    Between the toxins and the antibiotics that 90% of all Americans consume, most are very likely to be in my position sooner or later.

    You need to learn about your own body and the toxins that jerks are putting into them without your knowledge, consent or care – pain isn’t fun.

    Food Babe


    Health Ranger


    BOTH are researchers and whistleblowers. START CARING.

    Wake the heck up – if you want to kill yourself fine, but don’t try to come at me with no knowledge or experience and say I don’t know what I am talking about.

  93. typical GMO alarmist. I eat organic, farmers market produce, and conventionally grown and they are all safe. it’s best to support your local economy and buy local etc. but non-organic food will not slowly give you cancer, that is just pseudo-science.

  94. Manish's Astral Manifestation on

    he he he this is the funniest article i’ve ever read and i’m seriously high

  95. Spread some more FUD please. Do you just make up your own facts? There are no GMO Mangos for sale anywhere in the world but nice try. Kind of difficult for a non existent thing to be a causation for anything except placebo effects, that and a idiot magnet.

  96. Smokey TH€ Bear on

    Hey since the liver can repair itself with 75% of it removed, why don’t we all go give liver transplants so our high will last longer!? (‘-_-)… Guys, just eat the damn mangoes.

  97. Marijuana is classified as a mild hallucinogen. It isn’t the kind of “blow your mind” type of high, but still in the same category. Jay

  98. I’ve been eating mangos for the past week… pretty awesome!
    And just bought the best fresh strawberries! :D

  99. No yar . The value is on Indian Rupee. In dollars some where around 20-25 $. + shipping cost. :)

  100. No it just 20$ with shipping charges extra to the specific country. We sell alphonso mangoes only from farm and it is direct . We donot buy and sell.

  101. ..the Reason for this “MostLikely” IS That Marijuana Is A Very Powerful Hallucinogen * More So Than Most People Are Aware, because it is Not Experienced as such in most people that SMOKE It ~ Burning It destroys the Cells / Molecules / that Combined with the THC Empower the Hallucinogenic Qualities of this “MasterConsciousness” (for those of you stuck in the “I need proof /science of Non-EXPERIENCE) ~ so Yes Lemon juice DOES Work, but lemons are so Potent You can’t get as much of a Terpene Dose with Lemon Juice as you can with Mango .. But Orange Juice Has Often been used for the Same Purpose With LSD .. And other citrus fruits/ juices. I tested this with Marijuana 20 some years ago, by just drinking orange juice and also eating an orange, and it Works! It brings on the Hallucinogenic Properties of Marijuana in A Faster and More concentrated Manner! ~ This works So Well, as a matter of fact, that I would Not Recomend Trying It To An Inexperienced User of Hallucinogens ~ That Includes Marijuana!!! ~

  102. I’ll stick with Twinkies and potato chips. I have a feeling that in the future scientists will discover Twinkies also increase, strengthen, and even lengthen the euphoric feelings of Marijuana too lol

  103. I agree, a most unscientific “science” article. I think I’ll just continue my current dosage.

  104. This is exactly why we started CouchLock / KannaBliss drinks. We start with a real Mangobase then we even add more Myrcene on top. Come by and check us out…

  105. weather its true or just in our heads its still a great way to get unhealth smokers away from the potato chips and twinkies. tahnks for the info

  106. I would like to believe this, and it may be true but unless I overlooked something I didn’t see a link to any sources or real articles. I realize that this hypothesis would be hard to test, given the subjective nature of the drug’s effects…. However, I think the placebo effect is likely playing a large role in any intensified effects one might experience after eating a mango. That’s just my 2 cents though.

  107. sexyirishgaldatssmokinghot on

    I looove this article. I’m smoking as I’m reading it and not only was it interesting but very informative.- now giving me the muches for mango mmmm

  108. Arnoldas Trumpickas on

    it’s not the only advantage of eating mango before smoking, it also makes high last longer and makes it even stronger, read the article!

  109. So instead of getting high 7 seconds after consuming marijuana, eating mangos gets you high after 3.5 seconds?

    You know, save your mangos. I can wait the 3.5 seconds.

  110. This is true but lemons juice also has acidic properties and react differently with the bloodstream than the properties of a mango would

  111. But what grapefruit juice does do is inhibit the production of certain enzymes in the liver.
    Not entirely sure they’re actually of any benefit to either the bio availability of terpenes or THC.

    Reading further I think someone expanded on this.:
    “You basically got it. The longer the cannabinoids are in your bloodstream the longer you feel the effects, and this amount gradually decreases as your liver processes them into in-active forms. And yes, the compound in mango slows this down. Cannabinoids are processed by different enzymes than Hydrocodone (Vicodin), though, so mango would not have any effect. But this concept works for any drug, as long as you know what enzyme(s) metabolize it. In the case of Vicodin, the Hydrocodone is eventually deactivated by the enzyme CYP-4503A4, so anything that suppresses or inhibits that specific enzyme is gonna make it stronger and last longer (grapefruit juice works for Vicodin and other opioids, for example, but not for cannabis, while mango works for cannabis but not opioids). As for other things that work for cannabis, if I recall correctly then chocolate (cacao) contains a substance different from that in mangoes but with a similar effect extending the half-lives of cannabinoids in the body (including anandamide, the body’s natural built-in cannabinoid, which is (along with endorphins) responsible for the “runner’s high” and that glowy feeling right after an orgasm).?”

  112. If this was true, and indeed it may be in theory but I don’t believe it ‘dramatically’ improves how high u get – then how come people don’t say drinking lemon juice can do the same, limonene is a terpene also present in most weed and also lemons, I’m sure most fruits have terpenes in them which can also be found in weed.

    Grapefruit and opiates is a completely different thing.

  113. Alright..i was taking 27 pills a day ..now NONE….i’m doing a gram of oil …Hindu Kush..every morning..Parkinsons tremors are almost gone and i function at a MUCH higher level…no pun intended…it’s amazing …i have been wondering about upping my dosage and keeping the effects longer.. so i will give this a shot …thank you


    I looove this article. I’m smoking as I’m reading it and not only was it interesting but very informative.-

  115. Did someone say, “problem is mangos are expensive”

    LOL..if you’re worrying about the price of fruit, get off the weed and get a second job.

  116. So how would you compare drugs to poisons, like alcohol or the chemicals in my cleaning products? What would you say the biggest difference between the two are? You know, as you would explain to someone who is not a scientist. :-)

    From Wikipedia: Anandamide, also known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA, is an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means “bliss, delight”, and amide. (Blissful Delight, someone should create that strain name.)

    If someone had an AEA deficit, would they still obtain a runner’s high or be able to feel an orgasm? And do you think that opioids should not be used for long-term pain management? For intractable pain, are we not talking about a problem or deficit in endorphins? So opioids may be able to make up for this particular deficit?

    My experience with opioids was also as you described. When you talk about half-life, is this the amount of time when a person gets the most benefit from the medicine? With opioids, after the 20 minutes or so for the medication to become effective, there was an hour (maybe more) when I obtained the best pain-relieving effects, but after that, it was all downhill. Since the dosage was every four to six hours, that left a lot of time when the benefit was minimal (if even measurable). Same for the longer-acting opioids. But the ability to take a couple of tokes, whenever I need to, is INFINITELY better than popping a pill, waiting for it to work, and then it not working for very long. The cycles of pain are more easily controlled with marijuana.

    Also, I have read that some people think eating food with their medicine is not only easier on the stomach (for those with little tolerance), but also allows the medicinal effect to last longer. I haven’t found this to be true in my case, but wonder if this also makes sense to you. Does the act of digestion increase the medicinal benefit, say if I’m eating a couple of crackers or pretzels with my medicine?

    You are very kind to put up with all my questions and to respond with such detail. Gracias.

  117. Adam Phytophile on

    Not exactly. Opioid drugs, including pharmaceutical ones, are quite non-toxic. However many prescriptions also include acetaminophen, which causes damage to liver cells over time. The danger of opioids is physiological dependence, wherein the nervous system literally cannot function properly without the drug because it has become so used to the drug taking the place of the neurotransmitters it is mimicking. Opioids mimick endorphins, cannabis mimicks anandamide. The difference is you can use cannabis for years and quit without issue, but with opioids your nervous system would take hellish weeks or months to return to normal. Opioids also tend to dull the emotions, which over time can lead to serious psychological complications. The other danger with opioids is overdose, which can be fatal, but not because of toxicity but rather by sedating the body so intensely that it overpowers your reflex to breathe.

    As for length of action, that has to do with each molecule’s half-life in the body. The half-life refers to how much time it takes for half of the ingested dosage to be broken down and/or removed from the body. Cannabis tends to provide most people with a couple hours of acute pain relief when smoked, and about half a day’s worth when eaten. Opioids on the other hand vary widely: fentanyl has a half-life of about 2 minutes, whereas buprenorphine has an average half-life of 37 hours. Hydrocodone has a half-life of 2-3 hours. This all varies based on individual metabolism, of course.

  118. I wrote the first article about this some years ago after talking with Ed Rosenthal here in Australia.

  119. Except that mangos are expensive and would just add to your weed budget. Only way to go is to buy some good puree that you can take a fat gulp of before you smoke

  120. if you consume the thc orally i’ve heard that drinking a cup of grapefruit juice an hour or more before eating your brownie or whatever it is that you eat will increase the effects by inhibiting the breakdown of the thc in the liver.. perhaps a smoothie with grapefruit, mango and whatever else you like an hour before you ingest the thc would work.. i wouldnt suggest the grapefruit juice if you are on any medications tho..

  121. i’ve notices that eating certain foods after i smoke will cause me to increase my high so why would it not work the other way around it makes perfect sense.. but i think they may be wrong about the mode of action there are several alkaloids in addition to the terpenes in mangos that could potentially interact with thc and increase the effect.. studies need to be done.. it could potentially be dangerous marijuana by it self is not dangerous and is usually all someone needs so increasing the 7 seconds to 3.5 seconds and getting twice as high doesn’t make sense.. if you want to get higher buy better weed!!

  122. Somewhere in your explanation is the reason why pain relief from cannabis does not last as long as, say, hydrocodone. Or do the longer effects of prescription pain medication have more to do with what is in the pill, rather than the body’s enzymes?

    Perhaps you can verify something for me… Prescription pain medication can be especially bad for the liver. I’m assuming partly because of the build-up of toxins. I don’t think cannabis builds up in the liver the same way. Am I right?

    Thanks for the chocolate idea. Almost everyone loves chocolate! Just one last question… Is that milk chocolate or dark chocolate?


  123. Adam Phytophile on

    You basically got it. The longer the cannabinoids are in your bloodstream the longer you feel the effects, and this amount gradually decreases as your liver processes them into in-active forms. And yes, the compound in mango slows this down. Cannabinoids are processed by different enzymes than Hydrocodone (Vicodin), though, so mango would not have any effect. But this concept works for any drug, as long as you know what enzyme(s) metabolize it. In the case of Vicodin, the Hydrocodone is eventually deactivated by the enzyme CYP-4503A4, so anything that suppresses or inhibits that specific enzyme is gonna make it stronger and last longer (grapefruit juice works for Vicodin and other opioids, for example, but not for cannabis, while mango works for cannabis but not opioids). As for other things that work for cannabis, if I recall correctly then chocolate (cacao) contains a substance different from that in mangoes but with a similar effect extending the half-lives of cannabinoids in the body (including anandamide, the body’s natural built-in cannabinoid, which is (along with endorphins) responsible for the “runner’s high” and that glowy feeling right after an orgasm).

  124. Okay, I think I understand. Cannabis effects the brain, then is broken down in the body, eventually being discarded (de-activated). The mangoes slow down this process, right? Would the mango-effect work the same way before taking, say, a Vicodin? And do you know of any other food that might produce the mango-effect? (You know, for those who don’t like mangoes.)

  125. Adam Phytophile on

    Cannabis Sativa originates from Southeast Asia. Indica originates from the highlands of the Middle East. Still, I doubt it’s a coincidence ;)

  126. Adam Phytophile on

    any psychoactive drug has a “peak.” it refers to ‘peak plasma concentration,’ or the most pronounced effects felt before the passing of the drug’s first metabolic half-life (which in this case is extended by the terpenes and enzymes in mango).

  127. Adam Phytophile on

    The presence of terpenes in edible marijuana preparations, which I gather also affect enzyme levels and slow the metabolism of cannabinoids (as well as acting as transporter molecules to speed up uptake across the BBB) likely play a role in the longer/stronger high one gets from eating as opposed to smoking/vaporizing cannabis. However it is also partly due to the conversion of delta-9-THC into 11-hydroxy-THC.

  128. Adam Phytophile on

    The substance likely plays a role in how the body metabolizes THC and other cannabinoids, i.e. slowing down the process of enzymes in the liver de-activating cannabinoids in the bloodstream – hence they stay in your blood longer and produce effects for longer as well.

  129. Adam Phytophile on

    No, and cannabinoids are also not monoamines, so MAO inhibitors do not affect the effects of cannabis.

  130. Okay, so work with me here… Your brain has memories of smoking killer bud that had a very strong and distinctive taste and smell. So the next time you smell a bud before you smoke it, your brain will remember all those great results from the past. Then you can determine that the bud is good before you smoke it. Have I got that right? And the only way to gain such knowledge is to come across this heavenly bud. Sadly, I think I’d better give up trying to figure out such things…

  131. Ya, Andy is right there, there are certain strains that (if grown correctly) will produce a killer smell and taste which is hugely powerful, at least to a person like me who is able to predict strain lineage just based off of smell. However, to a person like my dad who never smokes, they all smell the same

  132. The handful of products that I have come across which I consider to be top-shelf are strong enough for me, regardless of not being able to smell berry or lemon. I mean, really, how important is the lemon or berry fragrance? Isn’t it the strength of the marijuana smell that is important?

  133. uve never had good weed cus.. maybe he meant he was very stoned for 3 hours… before the effects wore down…. good weed gets you high for that long without mangos. LOL!

  134. did u forget the part where they said “As well as the length of the high and its time duration could be up to twice as long.” derpy derp

  135. its not strong to you cus ur smoking some bammer ass bud. smoke the best dank top shelf indoor grown cali bud or wherever ur from…. colorado whatever the best top shelf buds available will have intensely strong smells. anybody with a nose they will stand out to.

  136. Thanks SO much for the info. Very interesting stuff indeed. Since THC potency can be the number one reason to choose a strain, it is important that the consumer understand how to determine that. So, without an actual test, perhaps one way to determine potency would be in the strength of the smell.

    And while I can sometimes smell the different berry or lemony fragrances in bud, it is not that strong to me. And then when it is smoked, I don’t smell any of the berry or lemony scents at all. It is the distinctive marijuana smell that always overpowers every single other aroma in the “smoking area.” It’s not like I mind, but other people do. :(

    It would surely be interesting to see if smokers get the same effect from smoking bud when their sense of smell is completely removed. Sure, you get the same benefits from eating an orange, whether you can smell it or not. Or do you? If you take the pleasurable smell away from an orange, how many people would eat them?

    But maybe the strong scent of the cannabis actually adds a dimension of increased benefit. Which means my dreams of smoking cannabis that tastes and smells like chocolate is, perhaps, unrealistic.

  137. Thanks for explaining one (or all) of the reasons for the “rush.” What’s the reason for getting the effects to last longer in the brain?

  138. Yeah, man, what’s with the anti-woman comment? Here, put your virtual dukes up, you bully…

  139. So, you get a loss of smell and flavor with the vaporization technique? Now that I think of it, I guess you would… I’m also guessing that could decrease the effectiveness of the total experience for some people. I can see that.

  140. The euphoria induced by consuming a drug is directly related to how fast it crosses over the Blood-Brain-Barrier, hence the reason Heroin users inject and Cocaine users snort rather than just eating their substance. In effect, the quicker permeation of THC results in a better “rush.”
    Information from “Your Brain on Food” by Gary Wenk.

  141. What you said makes sense to me, but I think I might try it… after all, how much is a mango?

  142. You have to wonder at the use of the word “dramatically” when discussing the increase in effects. Although to have the pain-relieving effects last longer, well, I might have to learn to love mangos!

  143. I didn’t think it was badly written (as opposed to some others I have read while trolling the internet), and the information is interesting…

  144. You guys who are calling BS are slightly misinformed. The reason that mango terpenes have the potential to improve cannabis intake is because they are the EXACT same terpenes as the ones in cannabis!! Why do you think that some herb smells like oranges, or mint, or lemons, or skunks, or any of the other cool smells it can have? What other plant has such variety among the smells it can have? When you buy an orange, there is no doubt what smell and flavor you will get, only how strong or sweet they will be. However, every batch of cannabis has huge variety in smell and flavor, from electrified lemon pine-sol in OG Kush to unusually pleasant, sweet smells like Jack Herer.

    Myrcene, the terpene mentioned in this article, is present in almost all cannabis strains, though rarely in high levels and never as the DOMINANT terpene. There are some select strains which can be relatively high in it, and coincidentally, some of these strains are actually some of the most sought after due to their ability to consistently produce potent, flavorful flowers, though I obviously have no proof that this potency is directly due to myrcene.

    Cannabis can smell like oranges, mints, or lemons because those are the exact same molecules found in
    oranges, mints, and lemons which make them smell and taste the way they do. This is ultimately due to THC being produced by the same enzymes which make these terpenes. When you have a plant with flower inflorescences which can be up to 25% or more THC, this means you would also have a lot of terpene production in these flowers due to these enzymes being so active. I forget where, but I read a piece which suggested that it is not THC percentage which matters most when determining perceived potency, but rather the blend of terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids. Plus, pure THC has no flavor or smell, so smoking it wouldn’t be as pleasant of an experience as that same pure THC mixed with various terpenes ;) To me, this is just one more piece of evidence that supports the idea that it is not THC percentage, but rather the ratio of THC to terpenes which is responsible for the strength of the high you feel after smoking cannabis. Very interesting stuff!!!

  145. “Peaked for 3 hours” ……….WTGDF? Son this isn’t mushrooms. Its fucking weed.

  146. I don’t understand how a terpene, which “bind weakly to Cannabinoid receptors” and “are the most prevalent terpene found in most varieties of marijuana” from ANOTHER plant would help out here. Based on the science of the article, eating cannabis would appear to make the high mo’ better and longer lasting.

    source: terpenes dot weebly dot com

  147. Exactly… Hawaii and Guam is where I tried the TRUE Maui Wowi (Mango Buds) Sweet and Taste Like Ripe Mangos… Half a Joint and Your Blitz… The Islands including Palau are the only places I’ve been able to Smoke and Wake up and still be BLOWN….

  148. If you’re going to be supporting the legalization of marijuana, I suggest you publish writers who know how to write.

  149. let me rephrase. i have tried this. in my experience i have found it works better with mids and dirt weed. if you have a different experience, why don’t you please explain it rather than trying to slam me for my experience?

  150. Incorrect. It works better with better weed. Don’t post if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  151. It’s not specifically about the speed of the marijuana affecting you. It increases the efficiancy of the marijuana as well, increasing potency and length of the high as well.

  152. gorillas and chimps are not the same genus as humans but they are very similar, they are different Genera but we are of the same Family (Hominidae) of the same Order (Primata) of the same Class (Mammalia) of the same Phylum (Chordata), of the same Kingdom (Animalia). we do in fact have a lot in common, but we are still very very different

    ….. p.s. i had to take our your “division” as that is not a proper taxonomic term and I’m not sure where you came up with that, but I replaced it with the 2 correct terms that go between kingdom and order

  153. “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens

  154. Just Tried it. It works! Maybe it was placebo but all i know is i’m buying a whole lot of mangos now!

  155. … There’s millions of girl gamers. Plenty of them play Halo. Maybe not Reach because it was shit and she knows better but to think girls don’t play Halo is fucking ludicrous.

  156. mangoes are completely great, but im sure i can wait 7 seconds for my marijuana hit to effect me as opposed to the 3.5 seconds it would take if i ate a mango beforehand

  157. However… I remember from my student days that if you FIRST have a smoke and THEN eat a mango, it will increase its deliciousness to the max. You become mango, your girlfriend becomes mango and you consume eachother in one big smokey mango fest. They call me the breeeze…

  158. done it twice and it didn’t work once with a mango smoothie the just with normal mango

  159. do your own research as i will,couple of bucket bongs then a mango with a stop watch handy… i once smoke some buds that were grown in a mango farm (between the trees,Bowen mangoes Qld Australia) & with the fruit that had fallen from the tree & went back into the earth,well to cut along story short they (the buds) had the flavor & taste of mango….

  160. I too call bullshit on this. As much as I’d like to believe it, I need some kind of evidence. A link to a study or some kind of reference or paper that backs this up would be nice. Of course, it could just be my innate anti-mango sentiments surfacing.

  161. Melissa Munoz on

    he isnt talking crap its true, i moved to PR and have come across this 2 xs you think i would have learned the first time o.o

  162. Oh no, I can see prohibitionists everywhere trying to impose a mango ban. “Step away from that mango with your hands up!”

    Problem is, 99% of the American public think it’s OK to use medical mango, while 92% are completely OK with legal, recreational mango. Do you think we can keep mangos legal? I’m not sure, especially now that the NSA has just added “mango” to its list of terrorist keywords.

    But I think there’s a mango sale at the supermarket this week. Get ’em before they’re illegal!

  163. I just did a quick lit search and can’t find anything backing this up. Unless Johnny Green can provide a reference I think the fool is just high and making stuff up.

  164. I live in Hawaii and we have mangoes everywhere… I have four ancient, huge, mango trees in my yard and they produce tons of fruit…. the issue I have with this study, lol, is that the herb here is so excellent that I couldn’t tell if mango is potentiating the buzz or not…. we have such great herb and concentrates… and we grow Kona coffee as well (I live on the South Kona coast)…. so its kind of a natural situation for cannabis afficianados …. Anyway the herb here is strong, many widow crosses and a lot of local genetics as well, mostly finished outdoors.

  165. lilbotanista on

    Mangoes (Mangifera indica) and Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)are different Genera, but they are of the same Family (Anacardiaceae) of the same Order (Sapindales) of the same Division (Angiospermae) of the same Kingdom (Plantae), so they do in fact have a lot in common.

  166. You can smoke dry mango it makes a lot of smoke! Chop and sprinkle on top of your bowl

  167. Be careful and do not underestimate mangoes! I have done this. It does work! I drank 2 glasses of mango nectar am hour before and while I was smoking I eased the burn with more mango juice. I Had barely finished my first come before the trips and effect began to kick in. It was very intense and euphoric. I do not recommend eating or drinking mango related items because this will get you higher and if you are already up its like drinking alcohol when you are already drunk. Keeping in mind that I am small build and have a fast metabolism I peaked for close to 3 hours and I didn’t feel sleepy or hungry I was too tripped out to move or focus on anything else

  168. I realize this is an old post, but hopefully you will receive an email update or something. Dried mango would not work. The terpenes are most common when the plant matter is fresh. This is why old marijuana tends to lose some of its strength, as it ages, it loses terpenes. Now, this can be countered by simply eating fresh mango with your old bud

  169. Both mangos and ganja originate from the same region of Southeast Asia.
    We think not.

  170. You should check out COUCHLOCK™. Their 2oz KannaBliss™ shots are potentiates, so they enhance the effects of other herb substances. They can help you cut down on amounts needed to achieve desired effects, saving you money. Highly effective as Energy, Focus and Relaxation shot on their own. Contains mango fruit extract, added myrcene (no just from the extract) and other potentiates. !000’s of customer reviews, editorials in magazines (CannaBisNow, LSQ, The Art of Mary Jane and more) and product testing from reputable bloggers. Look for us.

  171. I am not a vaporizer fan due to the loss of terpine enjoyment that comes from a fruity bowl but not a vape bag – good to know that fruity terpine enjoyment is indigenous to some fruits, too!

  172. Do you think a Weed Milk would be increased too? or is it just for the smoke use of marijeanne?? Thx for answering .

  173. LOL, and i thought i was tripping, I was drinking Amstel one day, and smoked some cheese, it smelled so alike, taste also, not teh fizz, but the taste.

  174. dude, what crap are you talking? Mangos grow on trees, huge big ones. If you can’t tell the difference between a mango and poison ivy or are smooking way too much

  175. Anyone looking for more info on the effects of aroma and smell on the high should check out Big Book of Buds vol 3 – there’s a great essay on terpenes as the Secret Chemistry of High. Myrcene isn’t the only trigger to higher high.

  176. half_glass_full on

    How about dried mango? Dried mango might be the best snack known to man.

  177. hi
    try the mango 1.00 drink can sold and most grocery stores and small stores like 7-eleven.
    It works and it works well, most people these dayz are not selling less than midz any way so it works even with high grade…
    And the can mango drink works well…

  178. numbness2005 on

    funny you should say that actuall, me and a friend were discussing the smell of a freshly cracked bottle of Stella Artois the other day and both came to the conclsuion that it smelt very skunky lol

  179. any testimonial?pls comment if it works,test it with some1 who don’t know this to avoid placebo effect

  180. RuffianHaze on

    I guess this Myrcene Terpene presence in hops explains why a lot of beers smell like cannabis when opened (bottled beer I’ve usually found)

  181. Focusonpeace on

    I love mangos! But i seriously dont recall mangos prolonging my cannabis high. I guess now its been said every stoner will be conscience of it now.

  182. I had my first mango while in thailand, after smoking that fine fine thai stick from the 70s. I couldn’t believe how good that mango was.
    I never noticed if i got higher after eating one but I will be looking into it as it’s a favorite fruit.

  183. nygratefulfred@hotmail.com on

    guess I will try eating some Mangos and see what happens!

  184. I’ve tried this before and it works very well, you get higher and enjoy the high better as well. The riper the better. Myrcene is in other foods as well, like hops and lemongrass. This works better with lower grade bud – MJ has its own myrcene but only the premium stuff has enough to utilize the buds full potential, the rest need a bit of a boost from Mr. Mango

  185. I’m sure mango farmers are excited about this news too! I’m going to get some next time I’m at the store.

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