Myrcene is the key to your brain
When you are smoking or vaping cannabis the myrcene terpenes in the plant assist the THC molecules in passing through the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) more efficiently through a synergy process called the ‘Entourage Effect’. The average time for THC to reach the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) receptors in the brain, thus making you high, is about seven seconds. However, if you have eaten a mango (or other plants that contain high amounts of myrcene) you effectively double the amount of myrcene in your bloodstream and, because of this, the time it takes for THC to reach your brain is reduced by half. In addition, the duration and strength of your high are doubled as well, resulting in a much stronger euphoric feeling with sativa strains and a more sedated (or ‘couch locked’) feeling with indica strains. An added benefit for medicinal users is that the pain relieving and muscle relaxing qualities of cannabis are also increased by myrcene.