In the recreational cannabis world, there is this concept of the “tolerance break” where you stop using cannabis for a few days, weeks, or months at a time to “reset” your brain’s reaction to the drug.
There are different kinds of marijuana users as there is no “right” or “wrong” way to enjoy the plant and its beneficial effects. Some people might be strictly recreational users who cap their night with cannabis like another would with beer, wine, or hard liquor. Others like myself use cannabis for medical effects as much or more as we would for strictly recreational effects. If the marijuana strains I buy don’t actually help my moods and anxiety, then the purchases are a waste of money that could be used for something much better by contrast. In the recreational cannabis world, there is this concept of the “tolerance break” where you stop using cannabis for a few days, weeks, or months at a time to “reset” your brain’s reaction to the drug. What this attempts to do is literally reset the endocannabinoid response, but it can feel like downright physical withdrawal if you do it “cold turkey.” But if you’re using cannabis medically like an anxiety medication, would you quit taking the latter like cannabis just to get a stronger effect? Opinions definitely vary, but I don’t think it’s nearly as important if you’re dealing with medical cannabis use. There are other ways to get rid of a build in tolerance, one of which is switching to using low THC cannabis flower products entirely. You can even buy hemp weed that has less than 0.3% THC inside and mix it with low THC cannabis from the medical dispensary to lower your tolerance without quitting daily use of the plant. After doing this for a week or two, you’ll notice a huge difference if you go back to using potent cannabis concentrates and edibles again.