Now, I love smoking weed as much as the next pothead, but sometimes you just need to take a little break. But how long of a tolerance break should you take? This does not have anything to do with passing a drug test, this is strictly on a “I feel like giving my lungs a little break” situation. This depends on a bunch of different factors, but I’ve come up with a pretty good overall plan.
First, I wanna break it down with the good old scientific facts about why a little break from smoking on the devil’s lettuce will benefit you. When you get high, Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, connects with the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. With a repeated inflow of THC into your brain from constant marijuana consumption, you can begin to clog those receptors, essentially making you get a little less high, everytime you smoke! By taking a tolerance break, you can give your cannabinoid receptors time to clear themselves out, and get ready to process more THC!
From a basic standpoint, everything is good in certain doses, and while you cannot physically overdose on marijuana, your body would appreciate a break. Think back to the first time you got high. The insane feeling, the giggles, incredible munchies, etc. Compare that high to the one that you got right before you started reading this article. Different right? By letting your body “forget” what getting high is for a few days will let you better appreciate your first smoke after the tolerance break.
After looking into this, it seems like a good tolerance break is around a week for the “average stoner”. If you smoke a little more, maybe shoot for two weeks(I know, sounds like a challenge). But overall, a week tolerance break will give your brain the chance to clean your cannabinoid receptors, and give you a better high. So, pack your bong away for a week, then that next hit will send you to the moon. ????Check me out!