Smoking a little more than usual during the pandemic? Feel like you’re not getting as high as you used to? A weed tolerance break might be exactly what you need.
A weed tolerance break can develop from regularly consuming THC products, resulting in reduced effects. A short break in your smoking can help the desired effects return.
How long to take a tolerance break?
Depending on how often you smoke, how strong your weed is, and your personal biology, tolerance breaks can be from 3 weeks to 3 months. For frequent smokers (0.5 – 2g) a day, you’ll want to stop for at least 4 – 8 weeks.
|Average Daily Consumption||Recommended Break|
|4.1 to 5+ grams||16 weeks|
|2.1 to 4 grams||12 weeks|
|1.1 to 2 grams||8 weeks|
|0.6 to 1.0 grams||4 weeks|
|0.4 to 0.5 grams||3 weeks|
|0.2 to 0.3 grams||2 weeks|
|0 to 0.1 grams||Not necessary|
Tolerance breaks are difficult
Most stoners think they can stop at any time – but when the reality of a tolerance break kicks in, they soon realize it’s quite a challenging task. The longer you’re able to wait it out – the more you’ll benefit from the rewards.
Remove all of your weed and accessories
Either throw away or give all your weed (and accessories) to a friend, because a quick impulsive decision is the easiest way to fail during your tolerance break. They might end up smoking it – but remember your goal. Removing everything is the easiest way to make the process less difficult.
Inform your buddies
If you’re a weed smoker, it’s likely that you participate in communal smoking sessions. It’s best to inform your friends that you’re on a tolerance break. While it might be an uncomfortable conversation in the beginning, they should understand your situation and be supportive.
Find new activities
The easiest way to stop smoking is to find other activities to do during your time. When you’re not smoking, it will seem like you have way more free time than usual. It’s recommended to pick up a healthy activity like walking in the outdoors, working out, playing a sport, taking up a new skill or meditating. Remember to drink plenty of water, as this will help flush your system.
Prepare for withdrawal symptoms
If you’re a regular cannabis user, it’s likely you’ll experience some mild withdrawal symptoms from not smoking. These can range from loss of appetite, vivid dreams, restlessness, headaches, fatigue, mood swings and more. It might be hard finishing every meal and getting good rest at night – but things will eventually settle.
Use CBD products
While CBD is also extracted from the cannabis plant – it doesn’t get you high. Making use of CBD oil products can help alleviate some of the symptoms listed above and reduce smoking cravings.
If you’re on a tolerance break, and want to completely detox, it might be best to skip this suggestion, unless you’re really struggling.