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How to forget about the first time you smoked weed and the high felt really intense. Those first times smoking weed were unique experiences. And as time goes on, every time you smoke it feels like you get less high. Cannabis users can relate, we develop a tolerance to weed and its effects. Getting you high requires more marijuana than you needed before. The amount of cannabis you used in the past does not have the same effect any more. Why does this happen?
As you smoke cannabis with more regularity, the more weed you'll need. In response to constant exposure to THC, our body decreases the number of cannabinoid receptors. When THC is consumed, this cannabinoid binds to CB1 receptors in the brain, causing an increase in dopamine, leading to the sensation of high. But when the body is constantly exposed to THC, the endocannabinoid system adapts by reducing the number of CB1 receptors.
In order to get the desired effects of weed and feel the cannabis effects strong again. You'll have to lower your tolerance to cannabis. THC tolerance can be lowered very easily. The only thing you need to do is to reduce the amount of cannabis you smoke. Another way to lower your weed tolerance is having a weed break.
How to lower your weed tolerance?
To lower your weed tolerance you'll have to quit weed for a few days. This is the only way to lower your tolerance, but don't worry, it only takes a few days to restore normal levels of CB1 receptors and mitigate physical dependence.
To start a weed tolerance break, stop using cannabis for at least two days. Current research shows that CB1 receptors rapidly return to a state of tolerance to cannabis after 48 hours of abstinence. This means that your tolerance should return to normality after two days.
If you have been smoking for a while a tolerance break will be challenging, but just for the first two or three days. After that period has passed the cannabis dependence would have been reduced to a minimum. Cannabis withdrawal can be overcomed within a few days of having a strong will. A break from cannabis can be challenging, reducing your cannabis consumption is something that happens for a reason.
You may want to try a different lifestyle and that's fine. Or you may just want to go through a detox process. In my personal opinion, a cannabis tolerance break not just only reset your tolerance, but it also takes you to a state of mental clarity and lucidity. I consider it healthy and an act of self-love because taking a break is taking care of yourself.
Cannabis tolerance break:
Health effects of high cannabis dependence
Even though cannabis is a soft drug, after smoking for a while, some people can develop dependence. Fortunately, as we already mentioned, you just need to quit for a few days with a tolerance break. The withdrawal symptoms are very light compared to other drugs.
If you want to lower your tolerance without consuming you can try by changing the method of consumption. Change your joints for edibles. Joints and weed flower in general is very easy to smoke with frequency. Try having an edible from time to time, it is a way to reduce your tolerance. Instead of smoking every three or five hours.
This will also be good for your economy too. You will stop spending money at the dispensary, and when you smoke a joint again you will feel higher than before. You'll see that you can achieve the same high using fewer marijuana from time to time.
Microdosing also helps lower weed tolerance without stopping consumption. Microdosing cannabis is a perfect option if you are a heavy cannabis consumer. After reducing your tolerance, you should keep your tolerance low.
This can be achieved smoking only in the weekends. You can also consume THC regularly, and quit for just two days. Give it a try and take a tolerance break in just a few days you'll feel the difference.