It can be annoying when smoking your favorite strains don’t hit you like they used to. What do you do when you have to smoke 3 bowls to do what 1 used to do? In my time smoking I have found some ways to keep my tolerance lower without quitting completely.
Change It Up
One of the best tricks I have personally found is to have some variety in your smoking routine. This can be done in a couple ways. First you can change between smoking only concentrates or only flower. If I smoke concentrates for a month straight and switch to flower, half a bowl can get me more stoned than a few dabs can. Then I will smoke flower only for around a month or so and when I find myself loading bowl after bowl, I will switch to concentrates and a small dab will get me very high.
Another way that I have found to keep my tolerance low is to switch between smoking sativa’s and indica’s. Similar to the method above, I will smoke mostly sativa’s for around a month and then switch to mostly smoking indica’s. This will keep my tolerance low and a big reason for this is because there are different types of common terpenes between both indica’s and sativa’s.
Terpenes contribute to your high in addition to the cannabinoids. Different terpenes have different effects. Some more sativa, some more indica, and this effect can change depending on the mixture of terpenes and who is smoking. A common terpene in sativa’s is pinene and this typically gives a more focused effect. Myrcene is a common terpene found in many indica strains, higher concentrations of this terpene can give users the familiar “couch locked” feeling. When you smoke mostly sativa’s for a period of time your body will get used to the more common terpenes found in sativa’s and will contribute to a lesser effect. Then when you switch to smoking an indica for the first time in a long time, your body is hit with terpenes it hasn’t seen in a long time so the effect is much stronger.
Don’t Smoke As Often
This is my go to method when none of my other tolerance tricks will work. It may not be ideal, but it is better than quitting all together. I will try to keep my smoking to a minimum for anywhere from 1-4 weeks really just depending on personal preference. For example, instead of smoking 10 bowls a day, try to cut it back. Shoot for like 5. Don’t beat yourself up either if you smoke 7-9. Small victories can still win the war! Just do what you can day by day and you may surprise yourself on the days you smoke 1-3 bowls. Remember your best looks different every day, and as long as you are doing your best that is all that matters. With this trick before you know it, smoking just that little bit will get you way more stoned than it used to.
Look For Supplements
Supplements are another option to try to keep your tolerance in check. I have not personally tried this yet myself, but after some reading around online it seems as if people are finding success from it. This is because of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS affects everything in your body from your gut, nervous system, to skin and much more. The ECS has multiple cannabinoid receptors, the CB1 receptor latches onto THC to produce intoxicating effects. Some supplements, such as Better High, can help your endocannabinoid system restore balance and to function at optimal levels. This is done by using the power of natural ingredients to keep the ECS in top functionality. Better High uses echinacea, matcha green tea, flax seed, chia seed, ginger root, and clove.
As long as you are clever enough, there are ways to keep your tolerance low without quitting for periods of time! Stay chill and smoke on Locals.