When it comes to the United States legalizing marijuana in all states, it is now at an turning point. For some states, the green buds best indulged while listening to Bob Marley will soon be available just around the corner. For others, it will remain a fantasy until further notice. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on the progress of marijuana legalization. This includes Colorado and Florida. However, we even reported on statistics and studies that place legal marijuana in a negative tone. This includes legal weed leading to date rape and crime rates rising.
However, there is another side to the legalization of weed and it is actually positive. What if reports said that marijuana also increases fruit intake in diets? Apparently, it does for one fruit.
According to The Weed Blog, many pot smokers are consuming mangoes. For parents who want their children to have more fruit in their diet, this may be a dream come true if they are pot smokers (legal states of course). However, it should also be reported that the reason why they are consuming the tropical fruit has nothing to do with their recommended daily servings of fruit per day. Instead, mangoes increase, strengthen, and even lengthen the euphoric feelings felt after lighting up!
Though not a proven scientific fact, the article reports that the chemical compounds found in mangoes are what is responsible for the enhancing of marijuana’s effects. Myrcene terpenes, which is most often used for fragrances, is found in cannabis and marijuana, but also in various plants such as lemon grass, hops, and mangoes. The compound assists the psychoactive substance THC by allowing it to pass through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) at a much faster rate with more efficiency.
AlterNet followed up on the above article by giving more details for combining mangoes and marijuana for the desired effect. This includes that the Cavalo, Rosa, Espada, and Paulista varieties of mangoes are considered the most excellent sources of myrcene. They also report that personal metabolism should be taken into account too. For those with a slower metabolism, the improvements on the high may take longer to be felt.
For those who don’t like that mangoes are being used in association of enhancing the effects of a drug (though legal in some states now), rest assured these people are at least getting a high amount of vitamin A, C, and dietary fiber, which is of course better than Cheetohs and Pringles.
We want to know what you think about this discovery among weed smokers. Do you find this to be a good or bad thing? Please let us know in the comments below.
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