There are several reasons that you may need to detox from marijuana, but there are two that stand out above the rest. If your work requires you to submit to random drug tests, or if you simply want to take a tolerance break, knowing how to naturally detox from marijuana is crucial.
While the plant is natural, and offers dozens of medical benefits, testing positive for THC in a drug test can still result in employment termination (even if you live in a state where medical/recreational use is legal.) It’s recommended that you always be aware of your school or employers’ rules before partaking in medical or recreational use.
Sudden, random drug tests, can make it extremely difficult to rid your body of THC in time. For this reason, if your employer asks you to do this, it might be a good idea to completely abstain from THC-use altogether.
If you’ve been using marijuana consistently, you may notice that it doesn’t affect you as much as it used to. You may also notice that your body is requiring more and more to get the same effect. If this is the case, it may be time to take a tolerance break. Knowing how to detox from marijuana can help you get relief with smaller doses again.
How to Naturally Detox from Marijuana
While no scientifically-backed “flushing system” is 100% fail proof, the following methods are the best ways to improve your chances of clearing THC out of your system in a timely manner. These methods, of course, come second behind simply abstaining from THC-use altogether. If you’re doing this for a tolerance break, time constraints don’t apply to you. If your goal is to pass a drug test, you’ll want to follow all of these steps as closely as possible.
The first thing, and most obvious, is to abstain from using THC immediately. The longer that you give yourself before your test, the better chance you have of passing. THC metabolites will decrease over time.
Depending on how much time you have before your test, exercise may or may not be able to help. Exercise, like cardio, will increase the rate at which your body can release stored THC metabolites. If you have a few weeks before your test, working out will help as THC metabolite will taper off. With that being said, it’s not a good option if you only have a few days. This is because the increased rate at which metabolites will leave your body will cause your urine to contain a high concentration of metabolites.
Diet and Hydration
It’s important for you to keep your body as healthy and “normal” as possible before your test. What do we mean by this? Attempting to flush your system of THC can cause your test to be flagged. The testing facility will be looking for oddities in your urine, including but not limited to temperature, specific gravity, PH levels, and appearance. You should drink plenty of water daily, and other natural diuretics like coffee and cranberry juice. 24 hours prior to your test, take a Vitamin B complex supplement to bring the yellow color back to your urine. Supplement with creatine as well, as the testing facility will be looking for creatinine in your urine.
On test day, try to urinate as many times as possible beforehand. When it comes time to give your sample, make sure you take it mid stream as this will contain the least amount of metabolites.
You might be wondering about a detox drink. These drinks are usually quite pricey, and will not guarantee success. Furthermore, these drinks are usually just water, creatine, and other substances already mentioned above. To reiterate once more, the only fail proof way to pass a drug test is to completely abstain from the use of THC.
If you’re not worried about a drug test, and are interested in trying medical marijuana to relieve your symptoms, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation with one of our licensed physicians online, today. If you are subjected to random tests, CBD isolate may be the way to go as it will not cause you to test positive for marijuana.
If any of these signs or symptoms apply to you, it may be time for a break. Cutting anything out of your life cold turkey can be difficult, whether it be alcohol, cigarettes, specific foods or even marijuana. While the first couple of days will be hard, the effects and benefits will be even better once you start using again. In this post, we’re going to show you exactly how to take a marijuana tolerance break.
To make this process as easy as possible on you, follow these 4 steps to taking a marijuana tolerance break.
1. Get rid of all of it.
We all have at least one stash lying around (some of us have several). No matter how much you have, don’t feel like you have to use it before your break. With proper storage cannabis can last for months. Give it to a trusted family member or friend for safe keeping. If it’s around the house, you’ll be tempted to give in. If you don’t have access to it, however, you’ll be able to stick to the plan!
2. Tell your friends and family that you’re taking a break.
Telling your loved ones that you’re taking a tolerance break will be beneficial for two main reasons. First, having others know about it will make you feel more obligated to stick to your goal, allowing you to take a successful break. Second, it will let them know not to tempt you by using it in front of you (or offering you any).
3. Find something to occupy your time.
This is especially important for those of us that are considered “heavy” users. You will find that you have quite a bit of free time during your break that usually would have been spent using. Find something, preferably productive, to do to occupy your time. Consider going for a run, heading to the gym or finally getting around to those chores you’ve been putting off. Keeping your hands and mind busy will keep you on track.
4. Set a date and stick to it.
Most people only need about a week to bring their tolerance back down, but if you’re up for the challenge you can take even more time. If you go back to using after a few days, you won’t really notice any difference. Set a date to start using again and stick to it. You’ll be glad that you did!
If you use cannabis long enough, eventually you’ll need to know how to take a marijuana tolerance break.
If you’ve been a medical marijuana patient for a while, you may have noticed that it doesn’t affect you like it once did. Perhaps it’s beginning to interfere with other aspects of your life. Remember medical marijuana is supposed to help you, not hurt you. It may be time to take a marijuana tolerance break if any of the following signs apply to you.
1. You’re spending too much money.
Buying a little cannabis every now and then isn’t going to break the bank (especially if you are on one of Marijuana Doctor’s affordable plans). It can become a problem, however, if you start requiring more and more to feel the effects. Heading to the dispensary multiple times per week can start to wreak havoc on your bank account. If you’re having money troubles, it may be time to take some time off (or at the very least) back it down a bit.
2. It’s getting in the way of your responsibilities.
This may be the most common reason that people decide to take a marijuana tolerance break. If you have chores to do, or projects to complete, but you always end up putting them off to smoke or use marijuana instead, it’s probably time to step away for a while. The last thing you want is for your medical treatment to get in the way of your professional and personal responsibilities.
3. It’s interfering with your social life and relationships.
Speaking of personal responsibilities… Increased marijuana use can also interfere with your social life and personal relationships (friends, spouse, children, etc…) Relationships require effort from both sides and if you’re too busy getting high, these relationships can begin to suffer. If you’re noticing your friends and family aren’t coming around as much, it may be a good indicator that you should take some time off. Consider trying a CBD strain for a while so you can still reap the medical benefits of marijuana, minus the high.
4. You’re getting too high…
It might be time for a tolerance break if you feel like you’re high all of the time. As stated above, this can begin to interfere with other parts of your life. It’s possible that you’re using a strain that is too potent. Consider taking some time off and then trying out a strain that’s a little less intense. You want to find one that treats your symptoms but still allows you to be a functioning adult.
5. …Or not high enough.
Medical marijuana is an incredibly effective drug for a wide range of symptoms. With that being said, you can still become reliant on it. Many people using medical marijuana depend on it as a sleep aid or anxiety reliever. Often times, if you’re becoming too dependent on it, the benefits will begin to fade. This is not only bad for your health, but also your wallet as you’ll require more and more. Taking a little time off for it to clear out of your system can make the effects that much greater when you start using again.
It may be time to take a marijuana tolerance break if any of these signs sound familiar to you. While it can seem difficult to separate yourself from such an effective medicine, in the long run it will be worth it. When you go back to using, you’ll feel the effects and reap the benefits that much more!