Regular cannabis consumers have been known to experience fluctuations in their tolerance to marijuana over time. Despite rotating strains or trying new consumption methods, some consumers report that the expected effects from cannabis seem to dissipate or feel muted after repeated use. To combat these diminishing effects over time, some consumers opt to take “tolerance breaks” in order to refresh how their bodies and minds react to cannabis.
What is a Cannabis Tolerance Break?
A tolerance break, sometimes called a t-break, is just that: a short-term break from cannabis to clear one’s head and body of cannabinoids, notably THC. But does it work? Past research has indicated that regular cannabis consumers do indeed build up a tolerance to the drug. A study by Dr. Miles Herkenham of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the cannabinoid receptor system and its tolerance to cannabis came to the following conclusion:
“The effect … is time- and dose-dependent, and is reversible, and thus appears to be cannabinoid-receptor mediated … “The result [of the study]has implications for the consequences of chronic high levels of drug use in humans, suggesting diminishing effects with greater levels of consumption.” “
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