Updated: Jan 11
With the new year, it’s natural to think about a cleanse to retune your connection with your body. Setting aside alcohol and sugar after the festivity of the holidays is one way to jumpstart your renewed commitment to healthy living.
A weed cleanse is another way to start fresh. You might find it painful, but taking a break from THC can be beneficial in many ways. Setting aside a few days to go marijuana-free will also reset your endocannabinoid system.
Should you do a marijuana cleanse for the new year?
Those who love their marijuana routine might balk at the suggestion of taking a break from it. But there are several good reasons to consider it. You may have found that with regular marijuana use, your weed tolerance has crept up. However, after a cleanse of just a few days, you can reset your tolerance levels. Some have even found that their tolerance range after a cleanse can be similar to a first-time experience.
After your cleanse, you will feel the impact of cannabis more intensely. For medical marijuana patients, treatment of chronic pain and other conditions can be reset after a cleanse. You may find you’re your treatments are more effective.
Along with the physical benefits, a marijuana cleanse can help your budget. Doing a cleanse frequently throughout the year, lowering and resetting your tolerance, will mean you can feel the same effect with less product.
Rethinking Your Tolerance Level
Some people are born with the ability to handle large quantities of marijuana. Researchers have found that your tolerance level has a lot to do with your genetic makeup. It’s also been discovered that women build a tolerance to marijuana faster than men.
Cannabis tolerance can be built up very quickly. The more marijuana that’s consumed, the less sensitive we are to its effects. And once your tolerance is higher, the more marijuana it will take to have the same effect.
Luckily, resetting your tolerance level (also resetting your endocannabinoid system) can also be done quickly. A break of just 3 – 7 days will help you feel the effects of marijuana more clearly again, and with smaller doses.
Suggestions for a Successful THC Cleanse
A little preparation will help you to sail through your first marijuana cleanse. Planning for how you’ll handle some of the cravings, discomfort, and frustrations of doing without will enable you to get through the cleanse successfully.
Lower Your Tolerance Gradually
Going cold turkey can work, but it can also be uncomfortable. Instead, try lowering your tolerance slowly over a few days. Then, the day before you plan to start the cleanse, only consume a minimal amount of marijuana. This gradual approach will ensure that your first day of the cleanse isn’t a complete shock to your system.
This gradual preparation will also make you feel fewer cravings once your cleanse is underway.
It’s essential during the cleanse to make sure your other habits are healthy. We’re talking the basics: good food, lots of water, exercise, adequate sleep.
This is always good advice, but especially during the cleanse, these healthy habits will help you feel better emotionally and physically. In addition, this will help you maintain your commitment to the planned length of the cleanse.
I drink a lot of fruit juice when I undertake a marijuana cleanse. I always drink juices high in Vitamin C and look for those that contain a lot of antioxidants. Pomegranate juice or berry-based juices are excellent choices. Just make sure that your juices don’t have a lot of added sugar.
Staying Active to Reduce Cravings
If you’re like me, you have made your marijuana use part of a comfortable routine at the same time every day. It can be difficult when you experience cravings during the cleanse at that time of day. It can help to do something active when cravings hit.
I like to crank some music, and dance like no one is watching. Calisthenics, yoga, walking the dog, picking up the house, or cleaning are other options that can help. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, that can be enough to turn your attention away from your cravings and back to something productive.
Put Away Your Paraphernalia
Out of sight, out of mind. It’s a good idea to have a nice basket or box handy for your smoking accessories. This will help you to easily and quickly put them away. Once they’re hidden, you’re less likely to think about the temptations.
Asking a trusted friend to hang onto these items for a few days is another way to help ensure the success of your cleanse.
Before you start your cleanse, check with yourself to see what’s realistic for the length of your cleanse. If only two or three days is sensible, then set your commitment at two or three days.
Your tolerance for marijuana builds up just as fast as it goes down. So even if you only abstain for a day, that will help lower your tolerance.
It’s a good idea to write down the amount of time you’ve committed to for the length of the cleanse and keep the declaration in a prominent place to remind you of your commitment.
Resume Old Habits Slowly
Once the cleanse has ended, you might feel tempted to overindulge in marijuana. But take a step back if that’s your impulse. Resisting the temptation and going slowly will be more rewarding.
Reacquaint yourself with your new tolerance levels and ramp your consumption back up slowly. You will probably only need a small amount of product to feel the same effects as before the cleanse.
New Year, Renewed You
We hope these ideas help meet your goals in the new year that lies before us. A cannabis tolerance cleanse can be an excellent addition to your resolutions.
Stop by Clovr Dispensary in Belton as soon as your cleanse has finished. We can help supply you with the best products to help celebrate your success. Happy and healthy new year to you!