How To Reset Your Weed Tolerance


Do you feel like cannabis has a diminished effect on your system? One possible reason is that you may be experiencing a higher tolerance than ever. Your body will need more doses to satiate its needs, but another way to approach this is to reset your weed tolerance.

How Does Tolerance Develop?

Cannabis tolerance arises from the regular use of marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound that binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain. The higher THC enters your system, the fewer CB1 receptors you get over time. This means that the usual dosage will no longer affect you in the same way which materializes in reduced effects and a need for a higher dosage. There is no fixed time frame for the development of tolerance. This is affected by factors such as how often you use cannabis, the dosage of each serving, and biological factors like genetics and body composition.

Try Taking A Break

The best way to reset your tolerance is to take a break. The weed community refers to this as “T breaks.” There is no fixed period of time for this break as this varies from person to person. This is because there is no exact data for how long it takes before your CB1 receptors recover. As such, personal experimentation is highly recommended. You may take a break for a few hours, days, or even weeks. This depends on your normal consumption and baseline tolerance. People who are used to consuming larger amounts will take longer than those who use it occasionally.

Other Strategies

Use A Different CBD-to-THC Ratio

CBD is another compound found in cannabis. This does not seem to be responsible for the depletion of CB1 receptors since it does not give you the “high.” You can experience more potency if you experiment with different rations. For instance, most products come with the 1:1 ratio but you may experiment with products that go as high as 16:1.

Strictly Control Your Doses

This technique is for those individuals who have not yet developed an extremely high tolerance. You can delay this by strictly mitigating the amount of cannabis you consume. Stick to the minimum amount that allows you to feel comfortable. Do not go for the second round if you do not really need it. Space out your sessions so that you will have a steady stream of effects, rather than taking a huge amount which can spike up your tolerance. This is also known as microdosing.

Minimize The Frequency

Another way to reduce your tolerance is to have fewer marijuana sessions. Even a few hours’ break can do a lot in restoring your CB1 receptors. 

Be Prepared For Withdrawal Symptoms

Resetting your weed tolerance means that you should be prepared for the onset of withdrawal symptoms. After all, you are removing something that your body has grown accustomed to. As such, your body will crave for it and these cravings manifest in the form of withdrawal. Do not worry because cannabis withdrawal is far milder compared to alcohol or drug withdrawal. Additionally, the symptoms only last for about 72 hours. Some of the symptoms that you may expect include:
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Moodswings
  • Reduced appetite
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Nausea
  • Stomach issues
  • Vivid and intense dreams
  • Insomnia
You may remedy these symptoms by staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest. There are also over-the-counter medications you can try to combat these symptoms. Try incorporating physical activities like outdoor hikes or workout sessions. The movement of your body will release happy hormones that can combat these symptoms. Fresh air also helps so be sure to schedule walks or similar outdoor activities. As these withdrawal symptoms manifest, you might be tempted to go back to using cannabis. Try to resist the temptation so that your T break and weed tolerance reset will be successful. It helps to inform a friend or a loved one of your goal so that you can have an accountability buddy who can oversee your journey. Do not hesitate to call them when you need help.

How To Prevent Extremely High Tolerance

After resetting, make sure to apply the following tips so that you no longer risk developing a high tolerance again. Stick to low THC marijuana products. THC is the compound that is primarily responsible for the depletion of CB1 receptors. As such, it helps to stick to low THC products. Reduce your intake. You may reduce your intake by having fewer marijuana sessions and only consuming a smaller amount each time. This lowers the dosage and allows your body to get accustomed to a reasonable level. Additionally, avoid consuming more than you need. Wait for the effects to completely wear off before you go back for round two. Consider CBD. There are plenty of CBD-only products available on DaiLeaf. These products have no psychoactive compounds which mean that your CB1 receptors will not be affected. These products allow you to experience the benefits of cannabis without the high. However, not everyone finds this beneficial or enjoyable so some personal experimentation might be necessary. This switch might not be applicable to everyone.

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