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Tolerance breaks can be extremely effective if you want to get higher when using marijuana. When you use marijuana on a daily basis, your body will build up a tolerance. Try taking a few days or a week+ off, and see your tolerance drop. You will undoubtedly get higher when you come back from your break.

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Does Smoking More Weed Get You Higher, Or High For Longer

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 · The primary psychoactive in the plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can begin to saturate the brain within seconds after taking an inhalation. In blood plasma, research shows that THC peaks about 8 minutes after consuming. Consuming more THC will certainly make you higher. After a while, however, the experience begins to get sloppy.

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The Smoke is in My Mouth, Now What?

While you take your inhales nice and slow, don’t stop inhaling once the smoke is in your mouth.

The tendency is to just sit there with the stagnant smoke for a few moments before blowing it all out.

Others may try to swallow the smoke down their gullet.

However, both of these methods are ineffective and are a waste of precious THC.

In some cases (such as swallowing smoke), these actions may lead to an upset stomach.

What About the Exhale?

After holding for a few moments, slowly breathe the smoke out.

There’s a lot of conflicting information over whether holding for as long as possible will intensify the high.

But the truth is, holding it in longer only deprives your brain of oxygen.

It does nothing for the absorption of cannabinoids.

Whether you hold the smoke in for ten seconds or one second, you don’t want to exhale the smoke too fast.

Learning how to control the stream of smoke will make for a stronger high and will also exercise your lungs.

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Why Reactions to Weed Differ

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that marijuana can affect each person differently according to their own body chemistry and the type of pot used. Some people can use weed and never have any negative reactions, while others may find the experience very unpleasant and unsettling.

Factors that influence how you might respond when you smoke weed include:

  • Marijuana strength (amount of active ingredient THC): Studies have found that the marijuana available today is much different in terms of potency compared to what was generally available in the 1960s when the use of the drug became widespread in the United States. Today’s strains of the plant contain much more of the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
  • Previous experience with the drug: If you have used marijuana regularly, it may mean that you have developed a tolerance to the substance. This means that it requires more of the drug to produce the same effects that you initially felt.
  • How it’s taken: Smoking marijuana produces rapid effects because the substance begins to affect the brain quickly. When ingested, it takes longer to have an effect.
  • Whether alcohol or other drugs are taken too​: Taking other substances can have an effect on how marijuana impacts your mind and body. Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs can interact with marijuana to heighten the adverse effects of both substances.
  • Your biology (genetic makeup): Genetics as well as other biological factors can affect how a person responds to and metabolizes a substance. Age, hydration levels, body mass, metabolism, sex, and frequency of use may all play a role. For example, women tend to metabolize THC at a somewhat slower rate than men, which may impact how the drug affects them.

Joint Smoking Etiquette

No matter your smoking experience level, it’s always important to stay current on your joint etiquette — nobody wants to be “that guy.” By following the code of conduct below, you’ll ensure you don’t embarrass yourself the next time you’re handed a joint.

Think of this guide as a sort of cotillion for joint smokers – retain your invite to the smoke circle with these helpful tips.

Respect Rolling Seniority

You don’t have to be the best joint roller in the

You don’t have to be the best joint roller in the world, nor do you have to have the best rolling papers, but you should know how your rolling skills stack up against others. If you can’t roll well and you know someone else can, it’s best to let him or her take the reins. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice though! One day you might find yourself as the most experienced roller available, and we can help you improve your joint rolling skills for when that day comes.

Learn to Use a Crutch

A crutch can be made from just about any paper-like material (a paper scrap, a business card, we’ve even seen one MacGyvered from a straw wrapper – anything goes), and you can even buy pre-cut crutches. Our favorites are these natural hemp & cotton tips from RAW.

There is no need to hand someone a sloppy joint that barely rips. Crutches eliminate Scooby snacks, soggy ends, and make the entire social smoking experience more pleasant. Furthermore, you can use the crutch as a handle when you hand the joint to the person next to you. Similarly, if you’re on the receiving end of the hand-off, grab the joint by the crutch instead of crushing the tube of ground cannabis.

Don’t Expect to Hit it without Contributing

We all know someone who frequently jumps in the jo

We all know someone who frequently jumps in the joint rotation without contributing – not cool! Don’t be this person. Even if you don’t have bud, it’s appreciated when someone offers cash, food, or something else useful if you want in on the joint. Those who typically smoke out the group will take notice, and you’ll maintain a comfortable, open invite.

He Who Rolled Shall Light

The person who rolled the joint has the right to l

The person who rolled the joint has the right to light it and hit it first. While this sounds trivial, wouldn’t you be upset if the joint you just spent time rolling was carelessly lit like a cigarette by an amateur? It’s acceptable for the roller to offer this privilege to someone else, but they have full control over the ignition process.

Puff, Puff, Pass

This is the cardinal rule of joint smoking – take

This is the cardinal rule of joint smoking – take two hits and then pass that thing! Don’t hog the joint or it may be the last time you’re welcome in that smoking circle. If you’re smoking with close friends and you have a different rule, that’s okay – house rules are a thing, after all — but in most scenarios, stick to “puff, puff, pass” unless otherwise instructed.

Ash Before You Pass

You don’t want to be responsible for ruining your

You don’t want to be responsible for ruining your friends favorite piece of clothing or furniture – ash before you pass! It’s very simple. Nobody likes to be on the receiving end of an un-ashed joint, so don’t put that on the next person in rotation.  Ash, then pass.

The Joint is Not a Microphone

Cannabis has a unique way of bringing people together and part of getting acquainted is telling stories. By all means, keep sharing, but please don’t use the joint as your personal microphone! Remember rule #5?

Nobody likes it when you hold the joint and forget to smoke it until the cherry goes out.  The joint is not the Talking Stick, so please don’t treat it as such!

Stick to the Original Rotation

Regardless of whether you’re actually standing in

Regardless of whether you’re actually standing in a circle, everyone should stick to the original joint rotation. Typically, the joint roller lights the joint and pass it to the left. The joint continues to be passed left until everyone hits the joint once and the ‘circle’ is completed. It’s more relaxing when this order is maintained until the joint is finished. Otherwise, no one knows whose turn it is, making for a confusing time and creating the possibility of skipping someone inadvertently.

Keep Your Exhale to Yourself

This is a common accident, but be mindful of the d

This is a common accident, but be mindful of the direction and force with which you exhale your hit. As pleasant as cannabis smoke is, no one likes to take a cloud to the face. A slight upward or downward tilt of the head when exhaling can alleviate this faux pas. And, if you do accidentally exhale right in someone’s face, own up to it — then, try not to let it happen again.  It’s common to get tripped up by a breeze or fan on occasion, but it shouldn’t be a regular occurrence.

Don’t Pass the Roach

The passing of the joint is a ritualistic process,

The passing of the joint is a ritualistic process, and being on the receiving end means two more hits…unless, you get passed a roach. Not cool. If the joint is gone, put it out – there’s no need to pass the roach. It’s like getting a gift-wrapped box with no present inside.  When it’s time to let it go, let it go.

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Approach 2: Quitting Weed Cold Turkey

You may not want to quit smoking weed on a gradual basis because:

You may need to quit immediately for many reasons (work, relationships, school, legal issues etc).

You may be the type of person who does things ‘all or nothing’ and it may work best for you to cut it out completely.

The approach of going cold turkey has a history of being associated with drug addiction. It simply means you completely cut out marijuana consumption.

It certainly has the clear advantage of a quick impact. You’ll see results straight away. However, it’s much more complicated than it appears. You have to have a strategy to deal with the withdrawal symptoms that you’ll inevitably experience.

You can’t simply put don’t your spliff and say goodbye to weed forever without looking back. This is because even if you are mentally prepared for the challenge of giving up weed. Your body probably isn’t ready.

After all, your body has developed a tolerance for marijuana. While the body stores THC for up to a month at a time, this simply won’t be enough to prevent you from craving cannabis.

Although going cold turkey might be worth a try, it’s rarely successful on its own without a solid strategy. It’s difficult to fight against your own biology.

In this part of our guide, we will talk about useful strategies for quitting cold turkey.

Prepare Yourself

Look at what ‘function’ marijuana currently fills.

Ask yourself what are other ways you could fill that function?

Example #1: If weed helps you fall asleep…

Look into different ways of how you can help yourself sleep.

Instead of smoking pot, you may:

  • eat less before bedtime so the full stomach doesn’t disturb you
  • staying away from the blue light of mobile phones, tablets and TV before bedtime
  • relaxing before going to bed with a warm shower and light stretching
  • listening to soothing music or white noises
  • creating a pitch dark sleep environment with blackout curtains
  • ventilating the room and keeping a temperature between 60-67 °F (16-20 °C)
  • exercise 10-30 minutes (ideally no later than 5pm) every day to improve your sleep quality

You can look up other ‘sleep hygiene’ tactics and start practicing these right away.

Example #2: If weed helps you deal with work stress and anxiety…

Instead of running to your smoking and weed paraphernalia, try to manage your work stress and anxiety with these long-term tactics:

  • Control your breath. Try to breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.
  • Take regular breaks. Stay away from your computer and take a short walk.
  • Do some stretching in front of the computer to help your body relax.
  • Communicate more with someone you trust (family member, friend, coworker, doctor, religious leader). Sometimes socializing and confiding your anxiety in trusted persons may be helpful and make you feel less lonely.
  • Keep work/life balance. Try not to bring work home and spend your leisure time with family, friends and hobbies.

Give some time for these things to become habitual before judging their effectiveness.

Remove The Substance, Don’t Buy Cannabis

This is the most simple and obvious first step to quitting your dependency on weed. After all, if you don’t buy it, you won’t smoke it. If you don’t buy yourself anyway, make sure you just don’t get it at all anyway.

The extent of the challenge of not buying weed partly depends on your circumstances. For instance, whether you’re living in a place that has legalized marijuana or not. Or, whether your friends and the social group also smoke weed.

Either way, this step certainly involves bucket loads of willpower to get through it. You are almost certainly going to experience strong temptations to go back to your old ways. The best way to counter these urges is to distract yourself by calling a friend for a chat or going out with non-smoking friends for coffee, and to remind yourself the reasons for wanting to quit.

Let us emphasize once again:

Delete your weed dealer’s phone number (and block it if possible).

Change your daily route if there is a cannabis store on your way.

Get Rid of All The Gear (Smoking Accessories etc.)

This suggestion is crucial.

Most users of marijuana accumulate a wide array of different instruments and accessories. These include anything from pipes and bongs to paper and grinders.

It’s important that you immediately remove all of these items as a statement that this is the start of your non-smoking marijuana-free lifestyle.

Besides, not only do these items have no purpose in your weed-free life, there serve as triggers for relapse.

Many of these accessories could set you back quite a bit. So there’s an extra incentive for you to make a bit of cash on the back of giving up your dependency on smoking weed.

Get rid of all weed and weed paraphernalia you own.

When you have them handy, it is always easy to postpone your goals and get into the vicious circle of “I will do it tomorrow”, a typical procrastination sentence.

Remove the ‘option’ for yourself as much as possible.

Let People Know, Make Yourself Accountable

While you might think that you can handle this on your own, it’s much better to involve other people in your struggle against cannabis dependency.

Make use of your support network, whether it’s family, friends, partners or colleagues. The people that you surround yourself with this time can play a significant role in helping you overcome your dependency and progress towards your goals.

You may want to ‘just stop smoking’ and tell everyone later – but this is often hard.

By telling people, it will keep you accountable.

It will let people know not to offer you a joint or a reefer and you can get social support with your goal.

If you feel intimidated to tell everyone before you are successful, there is another option.

Find a reliable and trusted accountability buddy. This friend, family member or partner can check in on you and help you stay on track when you seem to be forgetful of your goals.

It’s vital to realize that ultimately, giving up your drug disorder is down to you. Nobody else can achieve this for you.

Distract Yourself

Most weed smokers spend many hours in the day getting high. Therefore, it can be difficult removing this from your lifestyle when quitting cold turkey.

That’s why you have to fill the void left. The best thing to replace your marijuana habit with is a healthy hobby. This can be anything from starting a new sport or learning how to bake cakes. It may help to stay busy, to avoid boredom (major trigger for many people) and to keep yourself from focusing on weed.

Healthy Ways To Get High: What is the Healthiest Alternative to Smoking?

Vaporizing — by not raising the temperature
  • Vaporizing — by not raising the temperature of cannabis oil to the point of burning, you can get virtually identical benefits of smoking with a much lower risk of carcinogen exposure.
  • Edibles/Cooking with Cannabis — isolating cannabinoids from raw cannabis to be consumed in edibles is a very popular way to get the medicinal benefits without any harmful side effects
  • Tinctures — extracted from cannabis, tinctures are alcohol-based and are generally found in small bottles with droppers. You can add drops of cannabis tincture into your drink or be taken sublingually, which is to say under your tongue. This method also provides no aroma, so the smell won’t be of concern!
  • Topicals — the curative effects of cannabis beyond its psychoactive effects are well documented. Look no further than your corner CBD shop to see the benefits of one particular—cannabidiol. When applied topically, both THC and CBD can have incredible pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

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