When’s It Time for a Weed Tolerance Break?

Smoking weed is not a bad thing, if you do it responsibly. That is, if you smoke just enough to improve your mood, or ease your painful medical condition. But many of us don’t know where to draw the line. I didn’t. I took it excessively for a long time, and it battered me both physically and mentally.  I only learned to self-moderate and therefore feel healthier, when I began taking the occasional weed tolerance break (t-break). Normally I write about quitting marijuana completely. But this post is specifically for those who are having problems quitting. I suggest you start with the occasional t-break. From there, it becomes easier to wean yourself away from weed.

If you’re not familiar with a t-break, it’s a small breather you take from weed to help you cleanse your system and moderate your intake, if you’ve been overdoing it. So it has the effect of a detox. A study shows it takes two weeks for weed to fully leave the body. With each break I found my tolerance levels decreasing. Then one day, I no longer had the urge to smoke weed. My body naturally adjusted to abstinence. So punctuate your intake with these t-breaks. That’s how to quit smoking weed. But how do you know when it’s time for a break. Here are a few hints.

You’re Smoking Too Much And Still Not Getting High

I didn’t start smoking excessively right away. Mine was a gradual process. If you’ve smoked for a while, you know what I mean.  Best time of the day was early morning – before work. I needed Dutch courage just to get through the doors of my workplace. Just 5 mg was enough to give me the buzz I needed for the whole day. But the effect seemed to wear off too quickly so gradually I upped the ante. I began smoking in the evenings as well, and then all day at the weekend. Were it not for my job, I would have gladly smoked all day every day. Sometimes I felt guilty, but the harder it became to get a high, the less concerned I became about how to stop smoking weed. I started mixing things up. I was smoking, vaporizing and eating edibles at the same time.

You Downsize To No Effect

So when you’re taking more weed than is good for you, you know it. But you don’t know how to quit smoking weed effectively. You might try downsizing to get a level of control and to save money. You know what I mean. So instead of a full joint, for instance, you smoke just half. And of course it doesn’t work.  The small size takes less time to finish and doesn’t pack much punch. So you take more and more of it until it adds up to much more than you were taking before. To effectively downsize and save money in the process, you need to take regular t-breaks. It worked for me. It will work for you.

Your Full Focus Is Weed

You eat, sleep and think weed. It becomes your reason for being. In my worst spells, I couldn’t function normally. Getting out of bed and even bathing and eating were an effort. I was angry all the time and suspicious of everyone. At times I couldn’t breathe properly and I had alarming palpitations. I rambled when I talked, stumbled when I walked and was bleary-eyed and twitchy – all classic symptoms of weed overload. Sound familiar? I lost my job because I was frequently absent. I only got regular employment when I began seriously considering how to stop smoking weed. My first step in this process was taking t-breaks.

I can’t stress how important a t-break is. You set boundaries for yourself and get your perspective back. But more importantly, you increasingly focus on how to quit smoking weed, because you keep experiencing how much better your system is without it. For more information, see our complete guide to quitting weed.