How Can You Lower Your Tolerance to Cannabis?

People around the globe widely enjoy cannabis for the various benefits it provides. However, it is possible to build a tolerance to cannabis if you use it too much. This can become a  costly problem, especially because withdrawal symptoms include trouble falling asleep, restlessness, and impatience. Fortunately, unlike other substances, the negative consequences of cannabis withdrawal are temporary and reversible. Here are some ways to lower your tolerance to cannabis if you find yourself using too much. 

Different Ways to Lower Your Tolerance 

1. Take a Break 

Tolerance breaks, often known as T-breaks, can benefit anyone who regularly consumes cannabis. 

Use the proper amount of cannabis for health, wellness, or therapeutic reasons to assist your body in maintaining its homeostasis or balance. The “correct amount” varies for each person and relies on several variables. The recommended dosage may alter over time due to your body building a tolerance to particular cannabinoids. 

Despite the lack of studies specifying the precise time frame for a tolerance break, a 2015 study found that the endocannabinoid receptors have already begun to reset after roughly 48 hours. As a result, it is generally agreed that a suitable tolerance break is 48 hours or more. 

2. Work out 

Workout not only makes you feel better immediately after using cannabis, but it also lowers your tolerance. Cannabis is lipid soluble. If you’ve ever prepared delicacies, you’ll be aware that fat is crucial for allowing your body to experience the effects of cannabis absorbed through eating. 

During workouts, fat cells are consumed. Some people trying to pass a drug test might even work out right before. Long-distance runners, powerlifters, and swimmers utilize cannabis to hasten their recovery and achieve a state of flow when competing

 3. Reduce Consumption 

When complete abstinence is unpleasant or not an option for you due to medical needs, lowering consumption is another excellent strategy to lessen your tolerance. There are two ways to do this, the first of which is microdosing. Consuming smaller doses of cannabis to experience modest effects is known as microdosing. 

You can cut back on how often you use cannabis as an alternative to cutting back on how much. In other words, if you currently smoke every day, consider quitting for two days a week. Try  

smoking once a day if you already smoke three times a day. Small actions can have a big impact. 

While some readers would find that silly, others might find it exactly in line with their daily intake. The more you smoke during the day, the more you’ll need to smoke to get that high. Have you ever had the impression that your initial hit is the strongest every day? Save that for when it matters most, such as after-work relaxation, before a move, or at the end of the day. 

4. Never Smoke early in the day 

You might think your favorite part of the morning ritual is getting up and consuming Cannabis. Some might believe it improves your mood and prepares you for the day. The unfortunate thing about the wake and bake is that you must smoke more throughout the day to retain the initial high. Consider delaying until after lunch or another substantial meal in the afternoon. By doing so, the effects will last longer and won’t disturb your empty stomach. Like alcohol on an empty stomach, you might expect a crash if you don’t keep the drinks (or bowls) coming. 

 5. Change Your Strain 

This strategy, which requires choosing a new strain, is mostly advised for users who stick with a particular strain regularly. Cannabis comes in various strains, each providing a somewhat different experience because of the distinctive terpenes and cannabinoids it contains. Not all edibles and concentrates are strain-specific; strains also apply to flowers. 

At dispensaries, strains are typically divided into three categories: Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. However, because this stage has crossbred many strains, these categories have lost their significance. However, if you only use Sativa, you might want to try switching to indica (or vice versa) to see if that affects your tolerance. 

6. Alter the times you smoke 

This final piece of advice for lowering your cannabis tolerance is psychologically sound. Your brain adapts to the stimulation when you smoke simultaneously every day or right after a certain activity, such as eating or sleeping. If you’ve ever taken a psychology course, you might remember Pavlov’s studies, where he trained dogs to salivate and anticipate food by ringing a bell before giving them a treat. Unless you take charge and modify your habits, your body will react as Pavlov’s dogs did when the bell rings at a specific time.  

As a result, you have to smoke more and more to get the same high your body expects. You’ll feel higher if you smoke irregularly when your body clock isn’t used to it. Attempt it! 


We advise taking a tolerance break if we could recommend just one option from the list above. Perhaps it’s time to take a break if you can’t explain how cannabis makes you feel or why you choose to smoke. Instead, you smoke out of habit. Perhaps the break is just what you need to help you save money and bring back the enjoyment of using Cannabis into your life.

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