5 Quick Helpful Tips for Taking a Marijuana Tolerance Break

5 Quick Helpful Tips for Taking a Marijuana Tolerance Break

June 23, 2017 3 Comments

How to Manipulate Your Tolerance?

Is There a One Easy Step?

By Ayad.

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Marijuana Tolerance. When you start smoking marijuana and doze off or get paranoid after a couple of hits, your friends recommend you to "build up some marijuana tolerance." And you do. In several months, or years if you do not dive into regular smoking right away, you feel it. You have to smoke more to get high. And you hardly ever get as high as you used to get. Damn you, marijuana tolerance.

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How does cannabis tolerance work in terms of Neurobiology?

A recently published study suggests that the symptoms we experience may be determined by change in our brain’s ability to release dopamine. The research only describes the reaction of heavy users, people who were treated as ‘dependent on cannabis’ after using marijuana daily for many years. As you probably know, marijuana tolerance can be a problem even for someone who recently started smoking regularly, and there is next to no research on this matter.

The good news is that we know how to deal with weed tolerance. The best way to lower your cannabis tolerance and regain the ability to get incredibly high is having marijuana tolerance breaks, also known as t-breaks. It is a well known method, it works for everyone, and it does not require buying expensive detox sets or taking a day off at work. The only thing you need to do is to stop consuming marijuana for a while. For many of us, it is better not to have any cannabis at home, just to make sure we do not accidentally smoke or eat it while being distracted. I will get into more tips in a little bit. 

Why Take a Tolerance Break from Cannabis?

Regular smokers won't see a value with reducing their cannabis intake. There is more than one reason why would cannabis consumer might want or sometimes need to take a tolerance break, t-break, from marijuana. 

1. Lowering cannabinoids threshold. For same reason we talked about earlier, regaining the ability to enjoy the high and get more out of the marijuana sessions. 

2. Professional reasons. For those who's looking for new jobs might want to get THC out of their systems as they face a mandatory drug testing. The process of flushing the THC out of your system may take some time especially for regular smokers.

3. Court orders, probation, and other legal issues are other reasons to take a tolerance break, obviously not for marijuana tolerance reasons. If you were traveling in places where cannabis is hard to find, or sometimes extremely prohibited (like in Thailand), you gonna have to take this tolerance break whether you like it or not.

4. Saving money another good reason to take a weed tolerance break. I'm a frugal person by nature, but I like to smoke weed everyday, especially when I work out. I only consume an ounce every 6 months and I want to keep it this way. I think, more than that would be a extravagant. This is just me, and each one of us has different standards. 

Above all, a marijuana tolerance break should offer consumers a new outlook. This shift in perspective will help serve as a reminder that cannabis is an enhancement to life’s adventures, not the only thing that matters. With a clear head, consumers can gain (or regain) respect for the power that this plant holds, especially once they resume consumption and the familiar effects of euphoria, creativity, and general wellness return with full force.

What's the perfect length of a weed tolerance break? 

The perfect length of a marijuana tolerance break is one of the most discussed problems on 420-themed forums. Some people try to calculate it basing on THC half-life chart, which is not a correct way to do it. Others use drug tests to determine if they can pass it - an expensive and unreliable method. Unfortunately, there is no scientifically proved algorithm for determining a right tolerance break length for you, with your metabolism, your lifestyle, and your psychological dependence on marijuana. If it is ever created, I assure you, there will be dozens of apps that will calculate your t-break and motivate you through it. I will download one myself.

For now we have to rely on our personal experience and on friendly advice we receive. I have taken one day t-breaks, two days t-breaks, four days, one week, two weeks, a month, a year - yes, I really did it. Counting days is not the best idea - you will feel miserable and might even fail the whole t-break. It is not bad at all if you keep yourself busy and do not forget to eat properly and drink enough fluids. Pick a book or a video game, start a creative project or an online course - something that will keep you distracted from not using cannabis and maybe not hanging out with your friends, if they continue smoking.

Cannabis Withdraws Symptoms 

Usually those symptoms vary from a person to another, based on that individual's level of dependency. A smoker with mild dependency may experience some physical and psychological discomfort, such as headaches or restlessness.

However, smokers with severe dependency on cannabis may experience intense withdrawal symptoms, including sweating, fever, chills and hallucinations.
The most common pot withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability
  • Stomach pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia

If you are used to toking before bedtime, you may experience some difficulties with going to sleep, as THC helps our body to release melatonin, a sleep hormone. Insomnia is usually mild enough to be treated with an OTC sleep aid product from your local drugstore. Some people have headaches, some feel restlessness or fatigue, but it usually goes away in a few days. 

I know, at this point, you find yourself shaking your head, it’s time for a marijuana tolerance break. That's gonna suck! The upside, many of us have accomplished this milestone. Take a break completely, or just slow down on your intake significantly! Drink a lot of water, and stay busy. Your receptors are going to scream at you couple of times a day, but you will come out the other side stronger and ready to get back to your "old" favorite habit.

5 Quick Helpful Tips for Taking a Marijuana Tolerance Break
  1. Track and gradually wean yourself off: Track your consumption behavior and don’t go cold turkey: First off, keep track on your marijuana consumption, so when it’s the time to take a break, you know how to wean yourself off the weed a bit gradually, right going cold turkey. Maybe cut your consumption in half for couple of weeks before you start your cannabis break. 
  1. Put your glass away: Pretty common sense and self explanatory – give your glass or vaporizer to any of your friends. Just keep them away. Make it a bit harder for yourself to smoke. Having them around might be tempting. We want to believe we are strong, but against the herb and your pipes, kinda a lost battle if you have them both around. 
  1. Stay busy: Get off your couch. Hangout with your dad. Have a conversation with your mom. Meditate often. Go for a hike, work, hang out with friends. If you wanna binge at home, that’s fine, but read a good book, watch a documentary, or even one of those mind bending psychological movies that you have to watch it twice to understand the plot. complicated deep movie or a tv show that you won’t follow when you’re high. Experience the sober life again. It’s not as bad as you may think.
Beware… Be smart about what you will substitute your regular everyday high session activities with. When you start taking your pot tolerance break, for many people it can be easy to substitute one with another. Stay away from alcohol or running to your fridge every few minutes out of boredom. 
  1. Exercise! Of course, exercise can be a great a great substitute activity, it’s a great routine to have in general, not only when you’re trying to wean yourself off weed. It has been shown that intense cardio workouts will flush excess THC out of your system by boosting your body's metabolic rate. Jogging, hiking, biking and physical sports are a great way to keep you in shape while you cleanse your system. Unless if exercise was one of your activities that you do and enjoy while you’re high, which is my problem and I haven’t figured it out yet. Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions. 
  1. Enjoy other herbsKratom, for instance. Advocates say the herb kratom offers relief from pain, depression, and anxiety. Scientists say it may hold the key to treating chronic pain and may even be a tool to combat addiction to opioidmedications.It should be still legal, unless

    Conclusion

    Knowing what affects your tolerance will help you to enjoy smoking weed with a higher knowledge of sorts. Stay smart. Take breaks. Switch up your strains and drink water. That's the gist of it. 

    What will you get after your t-break? The effect of cannabis will be rejuvenated, you will need to use less of it to achieve the desired condition. Ah, and the first time you smoke after a marijuana tolerance break you will probably get too high. You’ll need to build up some tolerance.

     



    3 Responses

    Ayad Maher
    Ayad Maher

    June 22, 2017

    Chris, I’m sorry to hear about your struggle. check this article too. It might be helpful for cannabis users for medical use.

    http://hightimes.com/culture/how-marijuana-tolerance-builds-up-and-how-to-bring-it-down/

    I will keep looking up more resources and let you know if I found anything.

    Steven Brodsky
    Steven Brodsky

    July 18, 2016

    I would also, want to know the same as the fellow Who just asked that question about what about medical users Because I am a medical user and stopping for a few days it’s very difficult I find myself constantly looking to get more marijuana either out of my grow room, (cutting and speed drying bud thats not ready) or The Neighborhood

    Chris
    Chris

    July 03, 2016

    So if you use medically and your tolerance can’t be dropped like this because of medical symptoms is there another way? Curious because I’ve been able to take breaks up to 5 years and yes absolutely works but for medical use this is not an option that is a pleasant one by any means. Is there others ways to decrease tolerance without suffering?

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