Are you feeling like you’re not getting the same effects from your cannabis consumption as you used to? Do you need to consume more cannabis to achieve the same high you used to enjoy? If yes, then it’s time to take a tolerance break. Find out the benefits of pressing pause on weed, and follow our tips on how to successfully reset your tolerance. We’ve got your back, pals.
Are You Ready for a Break from THC?
If you need to consume more cannabis to feel the same effects, it’s a sign that your body has built up a tolerance to THC. Perhaps a few hits off of a pre-rolled joint would have you feeling blissed out, but now you need the whole joint to yourself to feel the same way. This is a prime example of tolerance build-up. It often coincides with reduced enjoyment from cannabis overall. Where you used to feel much more uplifted or happy, now it just kind of feels like getting high is your baseline.
This is often when dependence comes into play. If you find yourself needing cannabis to function normally or to relax, it might be a good time for a t-break. There’s nothing wrong with consuming cannabis regularly, but if it becomes a requirement in your daily life, then a whole list of other negative effects might come along with it. Anxiety, depression, or even physical fatigue can start to occur when you’ve been overconsuming.
Fortunately, a tolerance break is not a drastic adjustment for most people, and it can reset your body and mind so that you can enjoy cannabis again. It’s also an opportunity to start a new relationship with cannabis more mindfully.
Benefits of a Tolerance Break
Not only can taking a break help you get the most out of your cannabis consumption, but it can also provide a range of other benefits.
- Reduced Tolerance – One of the primary benefits of a tolerance break is that it can help reduce your tolerance to THC. A tolerance break can help reset your body’s response to THC, making it more effective and efficient. Plus, cannabis tastes so much better with a refreshed palate.
- Improved Cognitive Function – Regular cannabis consumption can affect your cognitive function, including memory and attention. Taking a break can help improve your cognitive function and make it easier to focus and remember things.
- Better Sleep – Cannabis can have a sedative effect, which can make it easier to fall asleep. However, regular use can disrupt your sleep cycle and lead to poor sleep quality. A t-break can help restore your body’s natural rhythms and get you the rest you deserve.
- Improved Lung Health – Too much smoking can irritate your lungs and cause inflammation. Taking a break can give your lungs a chance to heal and reduce the risk of respiratory problems. No one wants a smoker’s cough!
- Cost Savings – Are you spending a bit too much on your weekly cannabis stash? It can really add up! Taking a t-break can save you money, plus, you’ll need less to achieve the same effects once you start back up, further saving some funds for other things.
It’s worth considering taking a break from cannabis to reap these benefits and reset your body’s response to cannabinoids.
How to Take a T-Break
Taking a tolerance break can be intimidating, but with the right mindset and approach, it’s definitely achievable. Here are some tips on how to help you.
Set a Goal
Before starting your tolerance break, it’s important to set a goal for yourself. Determine how long you want your break to be and why you want to take a break. Looking to break a habit? Need a burst of mental clarity? Write it down! This will help you stay motivated and focused throughout the break.
It’s always easier to achieve a goal when you have support. Let your friends and family know that you’re taking a tolerance break and ask if they can help keep you accountable. You can also join online communities or support groups where you can connect with others who are going through the same thing.
Triggers are anything that can make you want to use cannabis, such as being around friends who are smoking or going to a place where you usually consume cannabis. Avoid these triggers during your tolerance break to make it easier for yourself. If you really want to smoke, try rolling up smokable herbs and skipping the weed.
Keep yourself occupied during your break by finding new hobbies or activities to do. This can help take your mind off of cannabis and make the break easier to handle. You just might find a new passion project in the process.
Taking care of yourself during the break is crucial. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. This will help improve your overall well-being and make the break feel even more productive.
Prepare for the End
Before your tolerance break ends, it’s important to prepare for how you’ll consume cannabis again. Consider lowering your dosage or changing the way you consume cannabis to avoid building up a tolerance again. Starting new habits is entirely in your control, you can do it!
How Long Should a Tolerance Break Last?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to how long the break should last. It ultimately depends on your individual needs and goals. However, there are some general guidelines that you can follow.
For most people, a tolerance break lasting 1-2 weeks can be enough to reset their tolerance and experience the benefits of cannabis more fully again. This length of time is also relatively manageable for most people.
However, if you’ve been using cannabis heavily and regularly for a long time, you may need a longer break to fully reset your tolerance. In this case, a tolerance break lasting 3-4 weeks or even longer may be more effective. This is especially true if you are trying to fully rid yourself of THC, which can stay in your system for up to 30 days.
Ultimately, the best way to determine the ideal length of your tolerance break is to listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel during the break. If you feel like you’ve fully reset your tolerance and are ready to consume cannabis again, then it’s probably time to end the break. If not, you may need to extend it for a little longer.
Remember to start slow when you get back into smoking because it won’t take much to get high. Be cautious that you don’t get overly stoned.
One Final Toke
As you finish off the last of your Old Pal stash before a break, remember that you really can do anything you set your mind to. A tolerance break might seem like an inconvenience, but you will definitely reap the benefits when you do start back up again. Get high like the first time and establish a new relationship with weed. We know it will be worth it and we’re rooting for you.