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Tolerance breaks and getting too high, let's break down how to have a good time with cannabis.

Dear Rave Mom,

I need to take a tolerance break! I am not getting high even though I’m consuming so much. I’ve never done one before and I’m a little worried, is there a good way to do one?

Ok t-breaks, aka tolerance breaks, are very much a thing for a cannabis consumer. Whether you do one a few times a year, once a year or a few times throughout the years, it can be beneficial for both medical and recreational users.

I take a tolerance break usually once a year and for a week if I can. The first few days are the hardest and I have trouble eating and sleeping, but I have found that vaping CBD has helped. Definitely prepare for withdrawal symptoms: Depending on the severity of your cannabis use, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using. These symptoms can include anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, and loss of appetite. Be prepared to deal with these symptoms by practicing self-care techniques such as exercise, meditation, and healthy eating.

I find it helpful to stay accountable. I tell my friends and family that I’m going to take a break and ask for their support. Having them understand keeps me motivated during the breaks.

When your break is over, start by using smaller amounts of cannabis than you normally would. This can help prevent a rapid increase in tolerance and minimize any negative side effects.

A tolerance break can be challenging but it is worth it

Always remember, taking a tolerance break can be challenging, but the benefits can be worth it. By following the above tips, you can help ensure a successful break and come back to cannabis with a refreshed perspective.

Dear Rave Mom, 

I hate getting too high, it’s not fun. If you find yourself feeling uncomfortably high after smoking or eating cannabis, here are some tips to help you feel better:

  1. Find a safe and comfortable place to sit or lie down: If you're feeling overwhelmed or dizzy, finding a quiet and comfortable spot to rest can help you feel more grounded.
  2. Stay hydrated: Drinking water or other fluids can help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with being too high.
  3. Take deep breaths: Focusing on your breathing and taking slow, deep breaths can help you relax and calm down.
  4. Try eating or drinking something with high CBD content: CBD is a compound found in cannabis that can counteract some of the psychoactive effects of THC, the compound responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana.
  5. Reach out for help: If you're feeling too high and need assistance, don't be afraid to reach out to a trusted friend or medical professional for support.
  6. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery: Being too high can impair your judgment and reaction time, so it's important to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you've fully recovered.

Remember that the effects of cannabis can vary from person to person, and it's always important to start with a low dose and gradually increase as you become more comfortable with its effects.