Humans have been experimenting with different ingredients for as far back as history records.
This also applies to things like cannabis as we are never satisfied with new discoveries and that prompts us to search for something more that gives us new experiences.
With cannabis, we have started exploring terpenes and their ability to augment our high by either aromatic or endocannabinoid characteristics.
Many types of terpenes (100 or so) can be found in cannabis that you can find in other compounds as well.
Limonene is a common compound found in cannabis and fruits like grapefruit. So, could consuming other products with similar terpenes enhance their effect?
It has been speculated that maybe some terpenes affect our cannabis high by enhancing it or bringing it down.
While there are solid benefits to terpenes that can directly improve conditions that are both autoinflammatory or mental, do they affect your cannabis high?
No, eating grapefruit will not make you feel higher. Although grapefruit shares terpenes with cannabis, specifically limonene, there isn’t any documented evidence showing that it can enhance the high you get from smoking weed.
This is not to say other foods like mango won’t have any effect, just grapefruit in this case.
While grapefruit doesn’t get you higher, it does share some commonalities with cannabis in regards to flavor and terpenes. This has led to strains to be created that are inspired by this citrus fruit.
Grapefruit cannabis strains are called that due to the refreshing uplifting euphoria caused by the Sativa lineage within.
So many mouth watering terpenes
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found within cannabis and pretty much every plant on the planet. People use them every day in the form of essential oils.
Grapefruit has a limonene-dominant terpene profile with a smattering of myrcene, terpinene, and pinene.
These are all terpenes found in cannabis and why your smoke sometimes tastes or smells like these fruits.
You can taste the flavor profile if you vape your cannabis instead of incinerating it.
Limonene is the most prominent terpene found in cannabis, next to myrcene.
It has a sweet, fruity aroma with the citrus front and foremost. This particular terpene also has antifungal properties and antiseptic qualities.
This means that although your high won’t be altered by these terpenes, your smoke experience will.
An additional benefit to these terpenes is that they do affect certain things like your mood, anxiety, and depression.
Some cannabis strains that have the most amount of limonene include:
- Sour diesel
- OG Kush
- Lemon Cookies
When consuming any cannabis with a citrus-dominant terpene profile ensure that you are aware of any possible side effects with the current medication you are taking. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Grapefruit, a calming, energizing fruit
While the fruit itself is uplifting, cleansing, and energizing, it doesn’t translate to your cannabis smoking experience.
However, if you were to use grapefruit extracts and add them to your edibles you will get the benefits of all the terpenes without influencing the cannabis high.