Everybody remembers the first time they got high. It feels like you’re in a video game where every interaction is hysterical and the world is illuminated. You might have even gone on some Harold-and-Kumar style adventure worthy of a feature film. And who can forget how the first few weeks of your weed-smoking career, the corners of your mouth are practically clothes-pinned to your cheekbones?
But after a while, that glossy, almost-psychedelic experience begins to fade into a more casual and muted high. This is one of the main reasons why frequent marijuana users opt for a “tolerance break.”
Tolerance breaks usually mean abstaining from weed for at least a week or two. And if you make it that long without consuming marijuana, not only will you come back to the habit rejuvenated but your bank will thank you dearly. After all, unless you’re Snoop Dogg, smoking weed all-day-every-day comes with a hefty price tag.
Still, for all their benefits, tolerance breaks are challenging to upkeep. Just try and say no to that juicy blunt your buddy just rolled. Sooner or later, everybody cracks.