Tolerate the tolerance

by DGO Staff

Tired of having to smoke up a storm to get stoned? Here’s why you may want to take a break.(Just hear us out!)


Hey there, stoners and weed enthusiasts! Are you finding yourself burning through your stash faster than a match-stick in a hurricane? Do you need more and more weed to get your desired buzz? Are you feeling like you need to smoke a whole forest just to catch a buzz?

Well, congratulations, you might just have developed a tolerance to the good stuff.
Think of tolerance as the body’s way of adapting to the presence of cannabinoids, the active compounds found in cannabis. Over time, your body becomes more efficient at processing these compounds, and as a result, you need to smoke more and more to feel the same effects.

It’s like your body is saying, “Hey, we’ve seen this before, no big deal. Give us more!”
But is tolerance something to worry about? Well, it depends on your perspective.
Some people enjoy the challenge of constantly upping their weed game, while others might find it annoying that they can’t get high as easily as they used to. Plus, let’s be real, buying more and more weed can quickly become a pricey habit.
So, if you’re frustrated by a mounting tolerance to THC, what can you do about it?

Well, it’s simple. You take a break.

Taking a T-break

When you build up a tolerance, the easiest solution is often to take a tolerance break and give your body a chance to reset. In many cases, this means fully abstaining from weed for a while. And if you choose to take that route, you can think of it like a cleanse for your cannabinoid receptors. Plus, when you do come back to smoking, you’ll find that you can get high with less weed, which is a win in our book.

But if you can’t quite fathom the idea of quitting cold turkey, the good news is that you don’t have to. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to fully quit smoking or imbibing to take a THC tolerance break.

You have options, friends. So many options. Well, at least like four of them, anyway, which are outlined below.

Other options for taking a tolerance break

Lower the amount of THC you’re ingesting

Are you tired of feeling like you need to take a rocket ship to the moon just to get a little high? Well, fear not! The solution to your problems doesn’t have to be no weed at all. It might just be choosing a product or a strain that contains just a little less THC.

Now, I know what you’re thinking:

“Less THC? But I want to get as high as possible!” And don’t we all?
But hear me out. By using a lower-strength THC product, whether it’s an edible, a strain of flower with a lower THC percentage, or some other lower-THC product, you can actually reduce your tolerance without feeling like you’re missing out on the fun.

Think of it like going from chugging a bottle of hot sauce to savoring a gentle drizzle on your tacos. It’s a more mellow experience, but it still packs a punch. And after taking a short break from your usual high-octane stuff, your body will be primed and ready to enjoy the more subtle pleasures of a lower THC concentration.

So why not give it a try? Take a break, step down to a more mild product, and see how it makes you feel. Your body

(and your wallet) will thank you. Plus, who knows, you might just discover a whole new level of chill that you never knew existed.

Cut down on the frequency

You know that old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing”? No, you don’t, because that’s not the saying. You can absolutely have too much of a good thing, and that includes THC.

In fact, too much THC on a consistent basis means your tolerance levels are mounting quickly and actively, which isn’t great for your wallet or your high.
Here’s the deal: the more you take, and the more often you take it, the less effective it becomes. It’s like trying to tickle yourself — eventually, your brain just tunes it out. So, if you want to keep feeling that sweet, sweet THC buzz, you’ve got to be strategic about it.

First of all, if you’re waking and baking every day, you might want to reconsider your approach. Sure, it’s a fun way to start the day, but it’s also a one-way ticket to Tolerance Town.

Instead, try saving your THC consumption for bedtime. Not only will you avoid building up a tolerance as quickly, but you’ll also get some seriously epic dreams.
And when you do partake, go easy on the dosage. Don’t be like that friend who always goes overboard and ends up passed out on the couch before the party even gets started. Keep it low, keep it slow, and savor the ride.

So there you have it, folks — the secret to keeping your tolerance in check and your high times at maximum capacity. Happy smoking (or vaping, or munching, or whatever floats your boat) and stay chill!

Choose a product with a higher concentration of, you guessed it, CBD
Imagine you’re at a party and someone offers you a delicious cake. The cake is filled with two main ingredients: CBD and THC. Now, before you dive in and start eating, let me explain how this cake works.

CBD and THC are like two people fighting for a spot on a crowded dance floor. They both want to groove to the beat, but there’s only so much space. Adding more CBD to your THC product is like inviting a chill friend to the party. Sure, they’ll dance, but they won’t be shoving people out of the way to get to the dance floor.
The more CBD you have, the more mellow the party becomes. The THC doesn’t have to fight as hard for a spot on the dance floor, which means you’ll experience a more moderate effect. Plus, since there’s less competition, you won’t build up a tolerance as quickly. It’s like having a fun and relaxed dance party with your buddies, rather than a wild rave that leaves you feeling wiped out the next day.
So, if you want to enjoy the benefits of THC without getting too wild, add some CBD to the mix. Your body (and your dance moves) will thank you!

Take mini T-breaks

So, you love your cannabis, and you’re a regular consumer. You and Mary Jane are tight like Batman and Robin. But sometimes, even the best buds need a little break from each other.

That’s right, folks, we’re talking about tolerance breaks. Now, how often you need to take a break from Mary Jane is different for everyone. It depends on how much you’re puffing and why you’re puffing. But trust us, a little break every now and then can do wonders for your body and mind.

The trick is to adjust your THC intake and the frequency of your consumption. Think of it like dating. You don’t want to overwhelm your partner with constant calls and texts, or else they’ll get sick of you. Same goes for Mary Jane. Give her some space, and when you come back, she’ll be just as sweet as ever.

So, if you want to avoid taking too many breaks, just take it easy on the THC and don’t puff as often as you used to. You’ll still get to enjoy the company of your favorite plant, and your body will thank you for it. It’s a win-win situation, just like finding that perfect balance in a relationship (or a joint).

At the end of the day, tolerance is a natural part of the cannabis experience for many users, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It just means that you might need to get a little more creative with your consumption methods or take a break every once in a while. So, keep on toking, my friends, and may your tolerance be ever in your favor.

Mix things up

If you’re feeling like Mary Jane just isn’t doing it for you anymore, it’s time to mix things up. And we’re not talking about adding a little spice to your brownies, either.

When you use the same product over and over, your body gets used to it, just like your roommate gets used to your weird habits. So, what’s a cannabis lover to do? Well, it’s time to introduce your body to some new friends.

Switching between different cannabis products can help improve your tolerance. It’s like going to a party and meeting new people. You might hit it off with someone you never expected, and before you know it, you’re having the time of your life.
We’re not exactly sure why this works, but it’s likely that the change in the chemical makeup of different products activates a different receptor in the body.

It’s like your body is playing a game of  “guess who?” and the new product is a surprise guest.

So, keep your body on its toes and try new products. This is what we call “strain rotation,” and it can help keep your tolerance lower. It’s like going on a blind date, but with cannabis. Who knows? You might just fall in love all over again.

What won’t work to lower your tolerance: All these things Urban myths exist even in the cannabis realm. While you may have heard otherwise, the following tactics won’t help you lower your tolerance for THC, so maybe just skip them and use the methods above instead.

Mixing cannabis and nicotine: Just say no

Listen up, folks! Did you know that nicotine and cannabis are like two peas in a pod? And not in a good way?

That’s right, according to a study published in 2008, nicotine can contribute to cannabis dependence. It’s like Bonnie and Clyde, but for your addiction.
Now, why is that, you may ask? Well, both THC and nicotine are like little bosses in your body, exerting their effects on the body’s “reward” circuitry. Think of it like a slot machine in a casino, and THC and nicotine are the lucky numbers that keep you coming back for more.

The reward circuitry is like a big, fancy house, and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the butler who keeps everything running smoothly. And just like a butler, the ECS is closely tied to the reward circuitry. It’s like they’re best friends who finish each other’s sentences.

So, what’s the moral of the story? Don’t let nicotine and cannabis become your dynamic duo. Keep them separate, just like you would with your ex and your current partner. And remember, the ECS is the glue that holds everything together, so treat it well.

Drinking a ton of water: Won’t hurt, but won’t lower your tolerance either
Here’s the deal: THC is like that one friend who just doesn’t want to leave the party. It’s fat soluble, not water soluble, so it and its metabolites are stored in the fatty areas of your body. Think of it like a squirrel hoarding nuts for the winter.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. “I’ll just drink a gallon of water and flush it all out!” But, sorry to burst your bubble, that’s not how it works. Drinking excessive amounts of water won’t “dilute” THC and reduce its effects. It’s like trying to put out a fire with a squirt gun.

However, drinking excessive water can help you pass a drug test. It’s like putting on your best suit for a job interview — you’re not changing who you are, but you’re putting your best foot forward.

Now, here’s the tricky part: a THC detox is different from a T-break. Trying to decrease the amount of THC in your system won’t necessarily decrease tolerance, unless you’re abstaining during that time. It’s like trying to clean your room without actually picking up any of the clutter.

So, if you’re serious about detoxing, we recommend abstaining for a while. It’s like hitting the reset button on your tolerance. And don’t worry, we’ll be here with snacks and good vibes when you’re ready to come back to the party.

Vitamin C, other vitamins, and…alcohol? Don’t even bother

You may have heard some wild claims that popping vitamin C like candy or downing a bottle of omega-3 supplements will magically decrease your cannabis tolerance. Unfortunately, there’s no scientific evidence to back up these claims. It’s like when your friend tells you they have a foolproof plan for winning the lottery, but it just involves buying more tickets.

However, we do know that alcohol and THC go together like peanut butter and jelly, or mac and cheese. When consumed together, alcohol increases overall levels of THC in the brain, which can make you feel even more high than you would normally. It’s like throwing a party and inviting more people than you planned — things can get wild real quick.

But here’s the catch — this increase in THC levels can also lead to building tolerance more rapidly over time. It’s like being the designated driver at the party — you might not be drinking, but you’re still around it, and eventually, you start to get used to it.

Now, don’t get us wrong — omega fatty acids are important for endocannabinoid tone, but we’re not exactly sure what that means for tolerance. It’s like trying to figure out how your ex still manages to look good even after eating an entire pizza.
So, while we can’t promise you any magical cures for your tolerance, we can promise you a good time.

Just remember, everything in moderation — including moderation.


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