‘Weed Tolerance’ And Fewer Side Effects
‘Weed tolerance’ is not some street term, it could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Stereotypes, as ugly as they can be, exist because our brains like to categorize things to make them easy to understand and to reduce unnecessary critical thinking. It allows us to come to rapid conclusions. When humans were evolving on the plains of Africa, this had evolutionary advantages that kept our ancestors alive during tribal warfare or when dodging big cats. The myth of ‘the stoner’ is a modern day stereotype that is tangled up with this ‘weed tolerance’ that just may be the medicine you need.
When thinking of ‘stoners,’ everyone’s first thought is the pale, lazy, Cheeto-eating, video gamer in the basement. A deeper look into cannabis use, however, shows that many ‘stoners’ are actually fully functional adults that live meaningful, productive lives. And it is weed tolerance that gives the maximum medicine with minimum side effect.
Regularly Consuming Cannabis Reduces Pscyhoactive Effects
While continuous consumption is often treated with shame or at least frowned upon, this is what gives the ability to be productive. To build a tolerance to cannabis, it takes around 1-2 weeks of consistent cannabis consumption. Within that time frame, there are psychoactive effects that can be disorienting. It makes complex tasks more difficult and emotions bigger.
User experience is quite different once tolerance builds up. It feels more like taking that first sip of hot coffee during a cold morning. Cannabis becomes relaxing and soothing, energizing and engaging. It facilitates calmness and focus. Cannabis users feel quite ‘normal’ on cannabis once they’ve built up their tolerance.
Let’s consider highly complex tasks for high-tolerance cannabis consumers. Cannabis using artists, athletes, and scientists all perform highly complex tasks while consuming cannabis. Musician Willie Nelson, MMA fighter Nick Diaz, and the late physics genius Carl Sagan are all linked to cannabis. If you consider the work of every famous ‘stoner’ throughout history, you might even argue that cannabis facilitates complex task completion.
Building Tolerance Helps Treat Medical Conditions
This is even more important for medical cannabis users. A high weed tolerance means people can soak their systems in the much-needed cannabinoids without the overwhelming ‘high’ that a low-tolerance person would feel with the same dose. There are many diseases that benefit from high doses of psychoactive cannabinoids:
Thankfully, the human body is able to build up a mental tolerance to the powerful psychoactive effects of THC. Daily consumption allows for patients to work up to therapeutic dose more quickly. Once one has arrived at the dose that provides symptom relief, there is no need to take more. Over time, psychoactivity will fade, leaving the patient adequately medicated but completely functional.
Now, for recreational use, weed tolerance is definitely not a desired effect. Fortunately, this can be solved with a short tolerance break.
Misunderstandings of Cannabis Consumption
High-tolerance cannabis consumption is widely misunderstood because so many think about it from their own limited-experience perspective or they hear about it from limited-experience voices. The truth is, daily cannabis consumption is only as disorienting as two cups of coffee in the morning. It’s a pleasant pick me up, not an overwhelming one.
Dispense with the idea that ‘stoners’ are lazy or ‘spaced-out’. We only think that because the high-tolerance cannabis consumers are patiently standing in line at the grocery store telling their kids to not touch the candy bars, acting as normal as everybody else.