Cannabis Tolerance Breaks: What You Need to Know

What is a cannabis tolerance break — and how do they work?

6 min readOct 5, 2022


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Seasoned stoners know that the way that you use cannabis can have a huge impact on what you get out of it. Regular cannabis use can make or break you, and it often comes down to the habits that you keep. One important habit to maintain with use is regular tolerance breaks. In this article, we are going to discuss what these breaks are and why big names in cannabis recommend them.

What is a Tolerance Break?

A tolerance break is a period of time that is designed to help your body reset from the use of a substance. Most commonly referenced by cannabis users, these little breaks can completely reset your cannabis experience through simple abstinence. During a tolerance break, you will refrain from using THC-based cannabis products (though some do this for all cannabinoids as well) to allow your body to reset for a period of time.

Why Are Tolerance Breaks Important?

The benefits of tolerance breaks certainly outweigh the inconvenience of temporarily abstaining from cannabis use — at least for recreational users. When you take a tolerance break, you are going to automatically lower your tolerance levels when it comes to weed.

What does this really mean?

In short, the main reason to take a tolerance break is to allow your body to reset your tolerance. As we use more cannabis in all of its forms, our bodies build a natural tolerance. This means that your cannabis products will offer you less and less with regular use, often leading people to spend more and more to meet their preferences.

When you take a tolerance break, you can use less cannabis to achieve greater effects and cut down on your monthly cannabis budget too.

How Often Should You Take a Tolerance Break?

The recommendations on frequency for tolerance breaks can vary quite a bit from one person to the next. If you think about it, this actually makes a lot of sense. We all use different amounts of cannabis and have unique bodies that respond differently. Some people benefit from more frequent…