Reset Your Cannabis Tolerance: Tips & Myths

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Written by Alex Patsfield on 05/18/2022.
Data Last Updated: 06/06/2023.

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Are you tolerant to Cannabis? The right answer is no 🙂

Well, let’s make it clear: cannabis tolerance is not about you feeling OK about people smoking weed, it’s about you feeling like your medical dose isn’t working for you the way it used to.

Are you tolerant to Cannabis? The right answer is no :)
Sometimes after regular use of marijuana your body and especially your brain starts to get used to cannabis and the effect becomes weaker. You may think: I won’t let this smart bastard in my head trick me once again but better don’t blame him without his fault.

See, the psychoactive compound in cannabis which is called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) affects specifically the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors in your brain. And they just get reduced over time if you ingest THC too often. And you…you end up ingesting more to get the same effects you once did, which is obviously not good either for your health or your wallet.

It begs the question, what should each of us do to avoid falling into this trap?

T-Break. Hit the pause button

T-Break. Hit the pause button

Remember the famous chocolate slogan: “Have a brake, have a KitKat”?

Well, sometimes reducing your CB1 receptor density might be just as easy as taking a cannabis break. T-break (“T” stands for tolerance) helps CB1 receptors to recover over time and return to their previous levels.

Some people find that a few days does the trick but usually it takes approximately 3 weeks for THC to leave your system. So we recommend to contact your doctor for additional consultation in order to set the optimal length of the T-break and correlate it with your health indicators.

But what if taking a T-break might not be feasible due to medical reasons?

Try strains with different THC-CBD ratio

Try strains with different THC-CBD ratio

“Surprise Yourself With Something Different” as another chocolate brand – Big Turks Chocolate – says.

Try cannabis products with a higher Cannabidiol (CBD) – to -THC ratio. CBD, which is another chemical found in cannabis, doesn’t seem to lead to depletion of CB1 receptors. It won’t give you a “high,” but it does have several potential health benefits, such as reducing pain and inflammation.

In order to buy high-potent strains, you’ll need a medical card:

In order to buy high-potent strains, you'll need a medical card:

At many dispensaries, you can find products ranging from a 1-to-1 ratio to as high as 16-to-1. To get access to high-potent CBD strains visit Dr.Weedy website and get evaluates by our physicians for medical cannabis.

“Make A Nice Light Snack” as advised by Nestle Coffee Crisp chocolate bar.

Stick to Marijuana diet – tightly control your doses! Moderation helps prevent the development of cannabis tolerance. Try not to overindulge and stick to the prescribed dose or using the minimum you need to feel comfortable.

“Try Having Just One” – another great chocolate tip from Nidar Smash Chocolate.

In our case – try to use marijuana less often (if possible. We advise to consult the doctor first). This can help to both reset your tolerance and prevent it from coming back again in the future.

As you can see development of cannabis tolerance depends on how often you use cannabis, how strong THC ratio is and also your personal biology. We encourage all our clients to consult a doctor and to select the optimal frequency, concentration and dose for a better and safer result.

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