Tolerance to Cannabis is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the stoner lifestyle. When the occasional asshole asks me, “how can you possibly parent when you’re stoned all day?!” I can barely contain my eye roll. Non-stoners just don’t get tolerance or the concept that a regular cannabis user is substantially less affected by weed than the recreational user. It’s a pet peeve of mine, people assuming that cannabis affects everyone, in the same way, so in today’s episode we are educating ya’ll on tolerance- the magical concept that allows stoners to be happily medicated and high-functioning. 

What is Cannabis Tolerance?

Tolerance refers to how much cannabis affects a user. Over time regular cannabis users can develop diminished effects with increased amounts of consumption. So, adding more use to your routine can increase the amount of cannabis needed to get the same effects. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially for those dependent on cannabis for medicinal reasons. For example, you don’t want to be mega stoned all the time when you are just trying to use cannabis for chronic pain. But for those who just want to get high, developing a tolerance to cannabis can be an unwanted byproduct of daily use.

In Episode 28 we talk about:

  • How to increase your tolerance
  • Why and how to take a tolerance break
  • Pros and cons of having a higher tolerance to cannabis
  • Ways to prevent the need for a tolerance break
  • Symptoms of cannabis withdraw, and how to mitigate them
  • and as always, what’s going on in Dave’s grow


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