Posted on September 23, 2018

If any of these signs or symptoms apply to you, it may be time for a break. Cutting anything out of your life cold turkey can be difficult, whether it be alcohol, cigarettes, specific foods or even marijuana. While the first couple of days will be hard, the effects and benefits will be even better once you start using again. In this post, we're going to show you exactly how to take a marijuana tolerance break.

To make this process as easy as possible on you, follow these 4 steps to taking a marijuana tolerance break.

1. Get rid of all of it.

We all have at least one stash lying around (some of us have several). No matter how much you have, don’t feel like you have to use it before your break. With proper storage cannabis can last for months. Give it to a trusted family member or friend for safe keeping. If it’s around the house, you’ll be tempted to give in. If you don’t have access to it, however, you’ll be able to stick to the plan!

2. Tell your friends and family that you’re taking a break.

Telling your loved ones that you’re taking a tolerance break will be beneficial for two main reasons. First, having others know about it will make you feel more obligated to stick to your goal, allowing you to take a successful break. Second, it will let them know not to tempt you by using it in front of you (or offering you any).

3. Find something to occupy your time.

This is especially important for those of us that are considered “heavy” users. You will find that you have quite a bit of free time during your break that usually would have been spent using. Find something, preferably productive, to do to occupy your time. Consider going for a run, heading to the gym or finally getting around to those chores you’ve been putting off. Keeping your hands and mind busy will keep you on track.

4. Set a date and stick to it.

Most people only need about a week to bring their tolerance back down, but if you’re up for the challenge you can take even more time. If you go back to using after a few days, you won’t really notice any difference. Set a date to start using again and stick to it. You’ll be glad that you did!


If you use cannabis long enough, eventually you’ll need to know how to take a marijuana tolerance break.

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