Not getting as high as you used to? You might benefit from reevaluating your relationship with weed and resetting your tolerance.
If you’re a regular cannabis consumer, you know the feeling: maybe you’re a little more lethargic than usual, or perhaps weed just isn’t hitting you like it used to.
When you start feeling skeptical about your relationship with weed, it might be time to take a break.
How to know when to step back
Cannabis is a wild card and affects everyone differently. The marker for when your use starts toeing into what might be deemed “overuse” depends on how it helps or hinders your relationship with yourself.
“It’s such a unique drug,” says Michelle Thiessen, a clinical psychology researcher at the University of British Columbia and chair of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy Okanagan. “Since it has a lower risk of abuse, and we don’t die from withdrawal, it’s really all about the self.”
If you feel your use isn’t wholly good news for certain aspects of your life, Thiessen says to consider the toll your current pot schedule may be taking: “Are you using it when you wish you hadn’t? Is it affecting your relationships, or maybe your occupational functions?”
She adds if you’re engaging in higher-risk behaviours than your stone-cold sober self, it’s a good time to pull the reins. Outside perspective doesn’t hurt either, and if others are also raising an eyebrow at your consumption trends, it might be worth looking into.
Dave Wilson – Lift & Co – April 22, 2019.