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I have a massive tolerance for thc and cbd. The way I get around it is strain switching. I know cbd can block thc receptors when used in combination but does using cbd give you a thc tolerance in and of itself. Meaning if you smoke a lot of cbd does it make you tolerant to thc. Since the receptors are the sameish. I'm assuming getting a tolerance comes by working out the receptors in a sence.

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I have a massive tolerance for thc and cbd. The way I get around it is strain switching. I know cbd can block thc receptors when used in combination but does using cbd give you a thc tolerance in and of itself. Meaning if you smoke a lot of cbd does it make you tolerant to thc. Since the receptors are the sameish. I'm assuming getting a tolerance comes by working out the receptors in a sence.





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I don't know about the relation of CBD increasing your tolerance, but I've read that for someone having too much THC and kind of "flipping out", that CBD can help bring them down.

So maybe there's something to that?

@mach1ne had posted in my thread at VU that you can kind of hit a plateau, so to speak, with CBD. For that, he suggested staying off for a week or two and it would work itself out, granted I know that with mmj, that might not be the best option, either.

With all that said, I wonder if backing off CBD would make the difference for you, but allowing you to still benefit from mmj.

Then again, I just vaped some CBD, so this could just make sense in my head, lol. I'm fairly relaxed.
 

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I can imagine so. I still have an occasional day where I can't get my pain under control just using CBD. I can get my mix of Baox/Ringo's gift going, but on those days, even that one will only cut it down some.

Do you even mix CBD strains together? That's where I get the best relief. I don't know if that woud help, too. Pain sucks. Sorry Boss.
 

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but does using cbd give you a thc tolerance in and of itself
thats an interesting question. i have never thought about it that way, or heard/read anything about it.
I'm assuming getting a tolerance comes by working out the receptors in a sence.
the receptors are like little hands that grab the cannabinoids out of your blood at it pumps through your brain...thats how you eventually metabolize them. the problem is that they dont let go right away, and they can only hold one at a time. if you are a heavy user, you might eventually find that only a small % of yours are open and ready to work at any given time, and the rest are still holding last weeks stuff...

the people i work with are all medical users who are mostly on very large doses, which leads to the tolerance problem eventually. they all seem to find that switching things up regarding strains is good enough to counter it. it makes sense because a different strain will probably have some stuff in it that they are not fully saturated in and that stuff will work properly...

so some of the things i have seen people do to try to combat this effect have been:
-switching strains usually works and is the first thing to recommend

-switching from flower to extracts, or switching to a different extract (if you only use one) can help too. i have seen some cbd distillate on the market that comes in at like 12-15% thc. that is a good option for cutting down on thc a little while still getting the other cannabinoids that heal your pain

-changing your method of consumption (i have seen ppl suggest that even switching from joints to pipes/bongs helps but i cant think of a reason why it would other than the possibility of the different heating temps changing what enters your body somehow)

-supplement with edibles if you arent already, and if you are, stop them for a while. its easy to get larger doses in edible form than methods like smoking or vaping. if you are using cbd you wont have any indication that you are using too much (unlike mj where you might have a tough night if you eat that second brownie) so its easy to accidentally increase your tolerance to it by using more than you need

-mixing things like huck said is also a thing to try. some of the cannabinoids help the other ones work, so you might find that you mix two strains together one of them will kick the other one up a notch

-last resort is to take a break/fast from it for a week or two, but that sucks for medical users. even reducing dosage for a week will help though..lets say you smoke x grams of flower a day. eventually you start to notice tolerance to it, which means all the receptors are 'full'. if it takes around two weeks for them to open again, that means the blunt you smoked two weeks ago is just leaving today. if you smoke another one today, your total receptors that are available to metabolize cannabinoids didnt change (a blunt worth of them opened and you put another blunt in the hole). if you smoke half that, then you should have some empty receptors left over for tomorrow. eventually youll level back out.

and some anecdotal evidence/observations from me personally...there was a point where i was smoking/vaping and eating thc all day every day. i got to a point where a 500mg edible and a 400mg dab of shatter was a normal breakfast/way to start a 10 hour day of manual labor (with a partner who lights a joint every fifteen minutes)...smoking flower was an exercise in futility and the only reason to do it was to taste it and see if it was grown well, or to simply be polite to the person who wanted to share it with me. me and my roomie were going through about 5 oz a week of flower, and prolly half that in hash, half again in shatter/honey oil, and daily high dose edibles. when i moved out of that place i was so tired of smoking and so beat up from it that i quit cigarettes and i stopped smoking weed completely for months (i just doubled up on my dabs to make up for it lol). i was convinced my tolerance was so high from the shatter that smoking flower didnt work any more anyway, so i didnt really miss it. then i got given a bag of chocolope flower that smelled really nice so i tried some. i got so high that i couldnt even make the snack i intended to make myself. i sat there for half an hour just going 'wtf just happened'. to me, that proves that my tolerance for flower went back to normal, even though i was dabbing a gram or two a day of high end shatter. for me, that indicates that the tolerance question is more complex than just thc or cbd.

i have seen you say that you like kush the best a few times. try a hybrid or a pure sativa if you havnt yet, or really anything that doesnt have a kush in the family tree somewhere (you can find that info at seedfinder.eu). hopefully you can find a better way around the tolerance issue without having to stop using it for a week or two and being miserable

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I use to get burnt out on a strain, have a tolerance problem, but since I did a serious full body detox and made a drastic change in my diet I am noticing I don't seem to have it nearly as much. Been using two main strains for over two years 24/7 and still no burn out effect, one very high THC. I don't know if it's just me or if the lack of the typical American toxin load. I eat only organic and a very few items from the clean 15 list.
 
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