You have been using medical marijuana to manage your condition, but now it’s time to get an MMJ card renewal. There are multiple ways you can go about getting that done. But there is another term` that you must have seen flying about-” tolerance break”. What is it and do you need it?
As a medical marijuana user, you will often find that even though you have been rotating strains and trying out a variety of consumption methods, you will still in some situations find that the effects of cannabis have become muted due to continued usage of cannabis.
So how do you combat the continued diminishing effects of cannabis? Well, a tolerance break is how you generally do it.
What is a Tolerance Break?
A tolerance break or if you are more aware of the lingo surrounding the cannabis world, a t-break is a short-term break that one undertakes to clear their body and mind of cannabinoids. This is done in order to build up a tolerance to cannabis once again. The effect of cannabis is dictated by two factors- dose and time. This implies that over time depending on what the dose is you are bound to develop a certain level of tolerance to the herb. Luckily this is reversible. All you need to do is take a break.
There are two ways people navigate this as well. There are some people who benefit from just scaling back their consumption, but then there are people who need to take a clean break from the herb to regain tolerance and enjoy the noticeable psychoactive effects of cannabis at full potency.
Some people take a third less ideal path as well. In this case, they change their regular routine to see how cannabis is interacting with their body and mind. This can include skipping consumption in the morning or trying a different consumption method to help them lower their tolerance to cannabis.
Benefits of Taking a Tolerance Break
Apart from being a great way to lower your tolerance, this break also provides a myriad of benefits to your body with minimal effort ( well not exactly minimal). But still there are a lot of benefits and not too many things you need to do.
Some of the widely touted benefits include:
- Improved lung function
- A possible increase in clarity of thought
- An opportunity to understand how cannabis works with your body and if you need to make any adjustments to your current consumption patterns to make a more effective undertaking
- The best one- the increased intensity of the effects of cannabis once it is reintroduced to your system
Tips On How To Take a Successful Tolerance Break
Now that we have established all the benefits associated with taking a tolerance break. Let’s have a look at how you can make it as effective as possible. But we would also like to acknowledge that there are certain situations under which it might become a little tough to take a tolerance break and we respect that as well. In such a case you can look at alternatives.
But if you are going to take a complete tolerance break then do keep the following things in your mind.
It Will Not Be An Easy Endeavor: Know This
Yes, I myself have said that it would be easy but the truth is that even though cannabis is not a substance of which you develop an addiction. Anything that you use everyday to manage a medical condition is bound to be hard to just let go of in a heartbeat. But the good news is that to develop tolerance you do not have to do it for a very long time. A couple of weeks and you can come back to managing your condition with the help of cannabis.
Don’t Keep Cannabis Around
When it comes to tolerance what you need is a complete out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach. The best thing you can do is not have any stock on hand for at least the first couple of days or else you will not be able to overcome the urge to use it. So quitting cold turkey is the best thing you can do for yourself. Just know that once you come out on the other side, it will be much easier to feel the effects.
Indulge In a New Hobby
Now that you will have quite some free time on your hands the you can pick up a hobby.
The best way to get rid of a habit is to pick up a better one. But you aren’t giving up cannabis, just avoiding it for a while. So, complete a course or two online in the time that you would usually spend with cannabis.
Select An End Date
You are more likely to follow through if you can see the end in sight. So give yourself a timeline and accordingly follow it.
A tolerance break does not have to be a bad experience. With the right help and guidance, you can easily take a tolerance break without any issues.