Does Orange Juice Make You Higher? (Answered)

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Many people are always looking for more ways to get higher and higher, all without actually having to consume more marijuana. There is a story out there that drinking orange juice when smoking weed can make you higher. So, does orange juice make you higher?

The answer here is that there may be a synergy between the terpenes in orange juice and the cannabinoids in weed that change your high and make you feel more relaxed, although it won’t actually make you higher.

Does Orange Juice Make You Higher


Weed And Orange Juice: Does It Really Make You Higher?

So, the simple answer here is that orange juice will not make you higher when smoking weed, although it can certainly change the high that you feel.

Now, the terpenes contained in orange juice, organic compounds that are found in both weed plants and citrus fruits, are what give both of these things their odors and flavors.

The reason why this is important is that after THC and CBD, the terpenes contained in marijuana are what causes a specific feeling or high, that feeling of being stoned.

With that being said, the issue here is that terpenes on their own just can’t get you high. Moreover, terpenes also don’t get you high if you ingest them when smoking weed.

However, as mentioned above, there is a synergy here, a relationship between cannabinoids, or THC and CBD, and terpenes, both those contained in weed and those contained in orange juice.

It is shown that the cannabinoids contained in weed are complemented by the terpenes in orange juice. This interaction between terpenes and cannabinoids is known as the entourage effect. This entourage effect allows your body to benefit from the neuroprotective properties of terpenes.

In other words, they can help to balance and harmonize your high between THC and CBD, thus allowing the CBD to have a greater effect while potentially causing a slightly reduced effect from the THC.

The result is often a much calmer and more relaxed high with lower instances of paranoia and anxiety. So, while drinking orange juice with weed can make you feel calmer or more relaxed, it won’t actually make you feel higher.

The bottom line is that ingesting terpenes without cannabinoids will have no effect on your body or mind.

Do All Types Of Orange Juice Contain Terpenes?

a glass of orange juice

What you do need to consider here is that not all types of orange juice will contain terpenes, or at least not many of them. The difference here has to do with freshly squeezed and pasteurized orange juice.

The issue here is that in oranges, most of the terpenes are contained in the peel, which does leak into the rest of the fruit. However, the thermal pasteurization process as well as centrifugation to remove air, as well as various storage practices, cause oranges and their peels to have a much lower terpene content.

Fresh tree to glass orange juice contains much more terpenes than pasteurized orange juice, although the pasteurized variety does still contain some.

Do Any Other Fruits Enhance Your High?

Fresh limes

There are other fruits that may enhance your high, by which we mean to make you feel calmer and more relaxed, not actually higher.

The main culprits here are citrus fruits, as they contain the most terpenes. This includes;

  • Oranges
  • Clementines
  • Mandarins
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Tangerines
  • Grapefruits
  • And all other citrus fruit varieties.

Other fruits that contain plenty of terpenes and are known for enhancing a weed high include mangos.

Other foods that may enhance your high include;

  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Black tea
  • Green tea
  • Broccoli

Related: Does showering take away your high?


There you have it folks, everything you need to know about whether or not orange juice makes your high stronger. The answer is of course no, it won’t make your high stronger, but it can make it mellower and more relaxed.


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