It happens to just about everybody who enjoys cannabis over an extended period of time or daily: The amount needed to feel the psychoactive effect keeps growing. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get back to that old feeling you loved when you first started. Rest assured, there's a few steps you can take to help get your tolerance back where it needs to be.
Take a break.
This one might seem obvious, but putting down the pipe or pen for at least 2 weeks will have a significant result on your tolerance level. When you constantly put THC in your body, the receptors that bind to it become compromised. Give your receptors a chance to recuperate.
Switch up your delivery method.
Your body metabolizes cannabis in different ways depending on the delivery method you use. Usually smoke a joint? Try eating an edible, or vice versa. If you’ve tried both, you know the difference between the head buzz of a bong rip, the couch-lock of a brownie, and the total annihilation of that first dab. Either way, it might do some good to alternate between vaping, eating and dabbing so that your body doesn’t acclimate to one method.
Switch up your strain.
If you’ve found the perfect strain, whether it be the perfect energetic Sativa to get you going in the morning or a mellow Indica to let you relax, there are a wide variety of strains that could give you a similar high with a more potent punch. Develop a list of favorite strains, rather than just one to avoid over-familiarity.
Probably not what you wanted to hear, but it's the truth! A little bit of cardio can help the body to produce its own cannabinoids which causes something known as, 'runner’s high' . THC is stored in your body's fat cells and can remain there for months. By exercising and sweating regularly, we can shed those fat cells more easily. A study published in 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that THC stored in the fat can be released into the blood during exercise up to 28 days after smoking so smoke-up just before a work out because it could increase your blood/THC levels by 15 percent. As a bonus, it’ll also act as a post-workout pain reliever.