The length of your T break is up to you. There’s no solid data on exactly how long it takes for CB1 receptors to recover, so you’ll have to experiment a bit.
There’s no strict timeline for how tolerance develops. It depends on a range of factors, including:
- Use lower-THC products. Since it’s THC that leads to the depletion of your CB1 receptors, it’s wise to opt for products that are a bit lower in THC.
- Don’t use cannabis too often. The more you use it, the higher your tolerance will be, so try to only use it occasionally or as needed.
- Use a lower dosage. Try consuming less cannabis at a time, and try to wait a bit longer before re-dosing.
- Use CBD instead. You may want to consider giving CBD-only products a try if you’re looking to reap the potential health benefits of cannabis. However, THC does have some benefits that CBD doesn’t seem to have, so this switch isn’t viable for everyone.
It’s pretty normal to develop a tolerance to cannabis if you use it often. In most cases, taking a T break for a week or two will reset your tolerance.
Feel like cannabis isn’t working for you the way it used to? You might be dealing with a high tolerance.
Once you’ve reset your tolerance, keep the following in mind to keep your tolerance in check moving forward:
You might experience:
At many dispensaries, you can find products ranging from a 1-to-1 ratio to as high as 16-to-1.
Keep in mind that tolerance might be unavoidable for some folks. If you find that you’re prone to developing a high tolerance, consider coming up with a plan to take regular T breaks as needed.
If you've been consuming weed for a while, you've probably developed a high tolerance along the way. Here's how to reset it and keep it from happening again.
There is also a “dirty” alternative; if you smoke weed in pipes or bongs, you can scrape the resin out of your pipes. It will smell and taste horrible, but it will do the trick. A similar classic dirty trick is to collect all the roaches from your ashtrays, and recover whatever you can get from the old spliffs to roll a new one. Again, not the best way to “taste” marihuana, but it works – provided that you had plenty of rouches around – and please no, don’t go scavenge your trash, that would be disgusting (but I’ve heard of people who ended up doing that too).
Today it’s not very difficult to legally purchase some marihuana, as with the new Italian legislation about legal cannabis not only it’s possible to find legal weed (and hash, and edibles) pretty much at every corner in hemp shop, grow shops, tobacco stands and even news stands. But what to do when, in the late evening when all shops are closed, you realize that you have run out of “the herb”?
First of all, check your grinders, as a ridiculous amount of weed generally gets stuck in between blades, not mentioning the kief you might have collected if you planned it in advance. The weed stuck in grinders (and the kief) is generally very rich in resins, so even if you manage to collect a small amount, it should be enough for a decent smoke.
If you vape your weed, there is a chance that you are also collecting the vaped weed, as you can easily use it for a relaxing tea, or to produce cannabis butter. In that case, just roll some vaped weed in a spliff, and you are done. Well, kind of… your joint will have virtually no THC nor CBD, as you vaporized it, but you will be able to enjoy a bit of aroma, without that bad burnt flavor.
My name is Massimo and I’m the artist behind the cannabis-inspired art installation 50 Shades of Green, a tunnel made with hemp fabric, colored with a full range of marihuana colors and, most of all, scented with cannabis terpenes to offer an interactive olfactory experience to its visitors.
The next morning don’t forget to go back to your local tobacconist, and to convince them to get a cannabis vending machine, so they can expand their business 24 hours per day, making everybody happy.
Then, there is the “magic solution” – this is when you start checking the pockets in all your pants and jackets, as well as below your sofa’s pillows and… tah-dah! The magic might happens and you could be so lucky to find some little treasures you forgot or lost. Just remember, the possibilities of finding something is close to zero, but at least you have tried to do something to solve the problem and you should feel good about yourself.
50 Shades of Green is currently touring the major cannabis trade shows and cultural events in Italy, before heading to more exhibition in the rest of Europe. A few weeks ago, while showcasing the installation in Bologna at Indica Sativa Trade, the largest cannabis trade show in Italy, I’ve met my friends of Harvin, the Italian leader in sales and distribution of cannabis vending machines, as they were among the exhibitors of the Bologna trade show.
So what’s the real solution? Just go out for a quick walk around your neighborhood, and check all closed hemp and tobacco shops. There is a good chance that one or more of them have already equipped the shop with a vending machine that sells weed, maybe even one of the great cannabis vending machines distributed by Harvin, so you can also buy some CDB candies or why not a cannabis-infused iced tea.
Harvin stand for with their cannabis vending machine: what to do when you run out of weed, specially if it happens at night?