Tolerance Break Tips: Why and When You Need It and How to Do It Best

Your first experience with Mary Jane was probably pleasantly surprising, and the smooth, euphoric, therapeutic effects are what keep so many going back for more. After a while, though, the euphoric effects of cannabis can start to fade. For some, especially those who use cannabis frequently, the blissful high may eventually dull down. For everyday cannabis users, the feeling may be more of a fog than the once uplifting, joyous experience. Perhaps you’ve found that the high you used to get off of a few puffs from a cannabis pre-roll now requires you to smoke nearly the whole joint.

That’s when the most experienced cannabis users know that it’s time for the infamous tolerance break, or T-break for short. A tolerance break can help rejuvenate your relationship with the Mother Mary, so you can once again experience the full delicacy of her therapeutic effects.

What is a Tolerance Break?

A tolerance break is a very well-known and necessary practice among regular cannabis users that includes taking a break from cannabis for a predetermined amount of time. A tolerance break can range from a few days to a few months, but the idea is all the same: to lower your tolerance to THC so that you can use less cannabis for increased psychoactive effects.

A tolerance break is sometimes difficult, especially for everyday users and those who use cannabis for its therapeutic effects, but it may not be what you think. Because cannabis isn’t necessarily physically addictive, the side effects from quitting cannabis are nothing like the withdrawal symptoms often related to quitting some pharmaceuticals and street drugs. Although quitting cannabis may come with some side effects for heavy users, like anger, irritability, sleep disruptions or nervousness according to one study, it shouldn’t be physically painful or severe.

Quitting simply requires your body, and your endocannabinoid system, to adjust to the new amount (or lack thereof) cannabinoids entering the body. Although taking an effective T-break can be tough, it usually results in increased effects when you return to your cannabis routine. It may also decrease the amount of cannabis you need, which can help save money. For many users, taking regular T-breaks is a great way to monitor and control their use while keeping their tolerance at a budget-friendly level.

Why Do You Need to Take a Tolerance Break from Cannabis?

If you use cannabis regularly and love the power of Mary Jane, you’re probably wondering, “Why would I ever quit?” There’s a variety of reasons that one may need to take a T-break, but the most common reason is to reduce cannabis tolerance. Studies show that THC is tolerance building, meaning it takes more overtime to produce the same effects. In fact, regular cannabis users experience less prominent effects that sporadic users and many users will tell you that they quit experiencing the “first time high” feeling very quickly.

Other reasons to take a break from cannabis could be dependent on situational factors, like saving money or quitting cannabis to try a new medication as prescribed by a doctor. Some people encounter legal issues that pose the need for a cannabis break. No matter the reason, a tolerance break can definitely refresh the effects you get from cannabis when you light up again. Just like the reasons for taking a T-break can vary, there’s a lot of variation in the way and amount of time that people do it.

What the Best Tolerance Break Length?

One of the most common questions surrounding tolerance breaks from cannabis is “How long should I do it?” The answer, however, is not so straightforward. The best tolerance break length will vary greatly user to user, based on a huge range of biological, environmental, and circumstantial factors. For instance, a person’s weight and size has alot to do with how quickly they metabolize cannabinoids, and how quickly cannabis exits the body after they stop using it. How much cannabis you used in the days or weeks prior to your T-break will also affect the amount of time you need to lower tolerance. Although the amount of time varies, most people choose a set amount of time, usually ranging from a minimum of three days to a few weeks. Establishing a set date as a completion date is usually more effective than just “taking a few days” because it helps fight off the urge to just say it’s been long enough at the first urge to roll up.

Alternatively, however, experienced users may take a tolerance break that is open-ended, paying close attention to the effects abstaining has on their body. For some, mild side effects may occur, like irritability. Users can note these effects, manage them naturally, and continue their tolerance break until side effects have gone away. Generally, the ability to not use cannabis with no effects at all is a good sign that your endocannabinoid system has regulated and adjusted to the lack of cannabis use. Then, many users will choose a date to return to their normal cannabis routine.

T-Break Tips: How to Take a Tolerance Break

There are multiple methods for taking a tolerance break and choosing the one that works best for you should be based on careful consideration and preference. One option is to quit using cannabis cold turkey, with no alternatives at all. This is totally possible and sometimes a smooth experience, mostly due to the plant’s lack of addictive properties. Some people, however, prefer to wean down their cannabis use for a few days, then establish a break period for their T-break.

Some people find it helpful to establish an alternative to help them break the habit of smoking cannabis, like sipping their favorite beverage or taking a job whenever the urge to smoke hits them. No matter how you decide to go about it, here are a few tips that may help get you through your T-break:

  • Only take a T-break if you really want to. Taking a tolerance break because a friend wants to or because you think you need to won’t be effective unless the desire is there. Establish the reasons you need a T-break, think about the benefits of the break, and make sure that you really want to do it before you start.
  • Keep a journal or calendar to track your time. Taking a T-break can be difficult, but manually scratching off the days and watching your progress can definitely help you maintain motivation.
  • Establish a reward, like eating at your favorite restaurant, buying a new smoking piece, or another activity that you enjoy, for successfully completing your tolerance break. This can help you power through the tough times when you’re really craving the earthy sweet aroma of fresh bud.
  • Drink plenty of water and plan to get some exercise during your T-break, which can help you quickly and effectively eliminate cannabinoids in the body and rejuvenate the endocannabinoid system balance.

Taking a T-break may not seem like the most fun idea, but that might be because you don’t need one. However, if you find that you do need to take a tolerance break, you can follow these tips to help your break go smoothly. You may be pleasantly surprised at the effects when you can once again experience the thrilling euphoria that cannabis can bring.

Canned Cannabis Elevates the Industry

Marijuana is growing up and getting legal, but it’s still often packaged in plastic baggies. Now there’s a mature manufacturing solution to aid the budding industry.

The only thing growing, distributing, and selling cannabis used to lead to was prison time. Now it’s becoming just as legitimate an industry as it was when our first president George Washington cultivated it on his Mount Vernon homestead.

Of course, he grew hemp for mooring ropes, clothing, and such, while today’s growers harvest it reduce cancer patients’ nausea and your brother’s boredom, but nonetheless, it’s a legitimate way to earn a living. Mostly.

The psychoactive herb remains illegal on the federal level, though 27 states exercise the tenth amendment to allow medicinal use.  And after this past election, recreational use is—or soon will be—permitted in seven of those states, as well as Washington D.C., where our federal laws are occasionally made.

If you grow pot, your market is at least one in every five Americans. Then tack on all the tourists that visit California, which included 17 million international visits in 2015. Don’t forget to add the all the hedonists who stay in Las Vegas. There were 42 million of them in 2015. So the outlook is incredibly, uh, high (I wish I could tell you that’s the last pun, I really do).

Projected sales for legal marijuana could reach nearly $23 billion by 2020, according to ArcView Market Research.

That’s an enticing figure for investors like Serge Chistov, who financially backs the full-scale manufacturing operation at Honest Marijuana Co. in Oak Creek, Colo., an unspoiled Rocky Mountain hamlet off the beaten path and exactly the type of place one would expect a craft cannabis operation.

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What you may not expect are the same highly efficient, technologically advanced packaging practices found in the food and beverage industry.

“We look at our buds as a gentle flower from beginning to end,” Chistov says. “So they are put in hollow cans by hand, then go to a semi-manual injection of liquid nitrogen to push out the oxygen right before getting canned.”

Honest Marijuana, founded by 26-year-old Anthony “Ant” Franciosi still uses organic agricultural methods and sustainable practices, yielding up to 160 lb/ month. To keep the lovingly tended-to buds preserved for the consumer, the company forgoes baggies and uses nitrogen-sealed metal cans for the fluffy, crystal-covered whole buds, and nitrogen-flushed blister packaging, like a toothbrush would come in, for individual blunts.

Cigar shops wouldn’t throw a hand-rolled Cohiba in a mason jar by the register; they’d store it in well-maintained humidors. It’s the same theory here, but in disposable storage.

Chistov thinks Craft cannabis should take the same care in preservation, even if their grass-fed cigarillos (blunts) are rolled in modified cigarillo machines, at a rate of 700-900/hour, before a conveyor takes them to the nitrogen-flushing blister machine made by Mactec Packaging.

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This nitrogen-sealed canning, patented by N2 Packaging Systems, is similar to the process used to keep ammunition indefinitely fresh for a potential zombie apocalypse, as well as preserving food. Replacing oxygen with the inert gas keeps everything from potato chips to crackers fresh and crunchy for several months to years.

And now that weed can be preserved the same way as munchies, consumers can expect a consistent product and stable pricing, which are fairly low standards for any other industry.

Quality Assurance

Quality is everything to Chistov, a successful vodka importer who may have been a doctor if not for the Soviet Union’s collapse. His intense understanding of human physiology and acumen for distributing the distilled spirits that alter it perfectly segue to the blunt businessman’s latest venture.

Chistov knows from his work distributing Exclusiv Vodka—a low-price, high-value spirit, from Moldova—that in a competitive industry, where brand matters, the consumer must receive the same experience each time.

“Eighty-five percent of our GDP depends on me going and spending on things that satisfy me,” Chistov says. “How the hell do you expect me to walk into a store and not receive the same exact experience as I had last week?”

He says that as legalization expands, people’s expectations don’t, because they’re just excited to have access. Essentially, they’re just happy to get high—and even happier after. Receiving a reproducible experience has become an afterthought.

He thinks the higher standards pot manufacturers hold themselves to should be found in every aspect of the product, not just the THC content.

“If you buy a bottle of wine and like it, and the next day come in and get something completely different?” Chistov asks. “No industry in the United States would do that. You’d get punched in the nose. The experience must be reproducible.”

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This may have been acceptable before when production took place behind the false wall of some nondescript shell business and the supply chain comprised various smugglers transporting bricks of compacted chronic in the tire well of their trunk. But why now? In certain states, a 21-year-old can walk into a dispensary and get whatever you want, up to an ounce per day, as they can a grocery store and grab a bottle of Cabernet boxed wine or case of beer.

The difference is beer and wine makers have innovated methods over centuries to bottle and store their spirit-lifting liquids. Glass beer bottles have UV coating, while Guinness invented their signature floating widget so Guinness poured from the can retains that creamy head found at the pub. Meanwhile, dispensary pot is often stored in glass jars and sold in plastic bags and prescription bottles.

“The marijuana industry claims itself to be green and responsible, but it’s still dealing with plastic baggies,” Chistov says. “Packaging hasn’t been part of the consideration for a lot of manufacturers. Many people are too busy figuring out the right soil mixtures, and what pesticides and nutrients to use.”

Again going back to his vodka experience, he compares this with cheap and high-end liquor, each having their own niches to fill. In between is battleground for companies like his, and he hopes Honest Marijuana’s technological advantage will someday turn this small craft operation.

Chistov compared his model to Tito’s Vodka. The Austin-based handmade distiller started small, and grew to a nationally known brand, earning $61 million in sales in 2015, (overall vodka industry is $5.8 billion in 2015).

“We’re small batch like Tito’s at the beginning of the endeavor,” he says. We put a lot of heart into it and we’re not looking to become Budweiser.”

Canning Cannabis

When oxygen levels can be dropped below 2 to 3%, the amount of deleterious oxidation reactions in stored product can be greatly decreased resulting in longer palatability and nutritional shelf lives,” says Mike Standlee, an investor in N2. “This process has been used in the food industry for years and proven.”

Where weed is concerned, the flushing eliminates moisture and prevents oxidation of the plant.

“Degradation of cannabis is a huge problem,” says Scott Martin, CEO of N2 Packaging. The packaging company out of Arizona, where pot is medically legal, bridges the distribution disconnect between grower and dispensary and ultimately, the end-user. “

“As more states go recreational, more cultivation comes into play,” Martin says. “Then oversupply and preservation become an issue.”

Outdoor growers all harvest the crop at the same time, and they all go to market at the same time, this creates price fluctuations and economic uncertainty. Being able to preserve and store until supply drops and prices rise would be a considerable advantage.

On the dispensary side, the Afgani Kush and White Widow harvested recently may sit in jars or bags, on shelves and hanging from hooks, waiting for someone to bring them home for the holidays– or to the IMAX to check out Rogue One. All the while, potency and value slip away.

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Storing weed in jars may allow for prospective buyers to better see and smell the product, but greatly diminishes shelf life and branding opportunities.
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Using an “N2 My Fresh Can” hold it all in, possibly even for two years. Martin says current testing is being conducted to verify the actual shelf-life.

The effects already have their clients buzzing.

“We’re working with a guy who has 13 dispensaries in Sacramento,” Martin says. “When he brings in new product, he’d put it on the right side of his display. Every seven days he moves it to the left and drops it $10 and so on until the product is gone. Now he’s changed his entire business model, going with the prepackaged cans. He just puts it on the shelf. His customers understand it’s consistent, it’s quality, it’s going to be the same experience every time.”

Along with shelf-life, this packaging method allows for labeling opportunities that further drive home this came from a legitimate grower. Or at least, gives that perception. If your mom ever tried pulling a stunt like bringing home generic bottom-shelf bagged cereal that she says tastes just like regular Fruit Loops, you know what I’m talking about. No cartoon toucan, no prize: no dice.

Would you rather buy weed in a baggie, like a teenager, or in a can with a pull-off ring that bears the label of “Willie’s Reserve,” Willie Nelson’s line of cannabis products?

…And maybe I didn’t treat you, quite as good as I should have.

“Branding and building a brand comes to long-term viability,” says Martin, who can provide the full labeling application as well to allow manufacturers to stand out. “It’s not just producing product and delivering to stores in bags.”

Having a recognized brand that people seek out will be the difference, Martin says, although at first growers he approached were reluctant to “put cannabis in a cat food can.”

Business has picked up considerably in the last six months, and with California voting to go full-baked, it doesn’t look like it will cool off.

Martin says banks are still resistant with the industry, so getting money for equipment investments is difficult. The company has to build each system on demand, which they lease to the manufacturer, making money by supply the cans, which hold 1/8, ¼ , and 1 oz., respectively.

N2 not only invented the process for nitrogen-sealing Level 1,2 and 3 Controlled Substances and a two-part child-resistant and senior friendly lid, the first of its kind for a seam-roll can, CEO Scott Martin says.

The modified manual Rooney can seamer that N2 Packaging leases to Honest Marijuana could nitrogen-seal about 10 cans/min. Their automatic versions can do 60 cans/min.

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“The road block to us ever being industrialized is the ability to fill the cans,” says Martin. It takes 10 to 15 people filling the cans to keep up with 30/min, so Martin is looking into ways to automate the process.

For now, educating the consumer that the process actually does something seems to be the immediate challenge to overcome.

Higher Learning

Chistov knew the risks when deciding to back Honest Marijuana. Due to persistent pop culture stereotypes, there’s a stigma to cannabis cultivation and those associated with it.

“To some it’s still a bunch of long haired guys violating the quietness of a beautiful neighborhood by gathering together and smoking pot,” Chistov says. “It’s not there anymore, if it ever was.”

It has the potential to be big for business and bigger for the government. In 2015 Colorado collected $70 million from pot sales tax, compared to $42 million from alcohol.

But the biggest winners will be who can explain why their bud is better, in the way Gatorade sold people on electrolytes.

Honest Marijuana goes into great detail the differences between strains, different cannabinoids (the chemicals that act upon your neurotransmitters creating various “highs”), and how oxidation can affect the synergy of these cannabinoids, or the entourage effect.

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Basically, each strain looks different, smells different, and affects the user differently. And if it’s stored in less than ideal conditions, could cause more changes to the consumable, much like oxidation can ruin a fine wine.

And Honest Marijuana takes it’s product as seriously as a Napa Valley winery would.

“There’s no reason to grow it as good as we do if you’re not going to preserve those volatile components of that plant that make each one of them so unique,” Chistov says.

Cigar shops wouldn’t throw a hand-rolled Cohiba in a mason jar by the register; they’d store it in well-maintained humidors. And Chistov thinks craft cannabis should take the same care in preservation, even if their grass-fed cigarillos (blunts) are rolled in modified cigarillo machines, at a rate of 700-900/hour, before a conveyor takes them to the nitrogen-flushing blister machine made by Mactec Packaging.

“There’s a lot of lazy people out there looking for a quick buck, and they’re getting it,” Chistov says. “We definitely see people out there concerned with mothing else but the quick turnaround and a low margin. I’m building for the future. I simply cannot accept that as a responsible manufacturer.”

Can You Use Cannabis for Nightmares?

To date, the study of sleep is intriguing. Sleep and all related processes have been extensively studied by researchers—measuring activity and eye movements during sleep— in an attempt to explain the importance of sleep, how much we need, and how we can elevate our health by ensuring sleep quantity and quality is up to par. Even more exciting than research on sleep is research regarding dreaming—a phenomenon that many cannabis users experience less frequently after smoking.

That’s why cannabis’ therapeutic effects could include suppressing nightmares, and why cannabis is infamously used by PTSD sufferers to suppress anxiety and nightmares to improve sleep. For many people who suffer from nightmares and night terrors, repressing these with a couple of tokes seems too good to be true. Fortunately for many, there’s a bit of evidence explaining why cannabis may have this effect on our dreams. Here, we’ll cover the science behind why cannabis could be the best dream-repressing sleep aid for you and exactly how to use cannabis for nightmares.

Research Supports the Use of Cannabis for Nightmares

Due to federal restrictions on cannabis, research regarding the impact of regular marijuana use on basic functions, like sleep, is limited. There is evidence that cannabis may help many symptoms of chronic illness to ease any discomfort that could disrupt sleep. For this reason, cannabis is widely accepted as a sort of sleep aid, helping many people fall asleep despite pain, anxiety, or another chronic symptom.

Still, many researchers are particularly intrigued by the impact of cannabinoids on sleep. Aside from helping manage uncomfortable symptoms, experts are now learning that cannabinoids interact with the body via the endocannabinoid system, a neuro-delivery system that regulates processes involving mood, appetite, immunity, and even sleep.

Research shows that THC may interact with the body in a few ways that may impact sleep and nightmares. One study shows that CBD decreases the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, which is a common issue among those who suffer from poor sleep or frequent waking dreams.

Although the research efforts were pointed at defining the harms of illicit drugs, one study explains how THC could be beneficial to suppressing these dreams. The study shows that administration of cannabis prior to sleep reduced the amount of REM sleep, or the phase of sleep where dreaming is believed to occur.

Further evidence comes from a study involving Nabilone, a lab-made, synthetic version of THC. The study involved patients who experienced frequent nightmares as a symptom of PTSD that were unresponsive to tradition anti-anxiety medications. The study showed that the administration of nabilone significantly reduced or eliminated nightmares in 72% of patients.

This evidence suggests that cannabis could be useful to a range of people who suffer from dream-related sleep disorders or other disorders that cause nightmares. One condition that may benefit includes REM Behavior Disorder, a type of sleep disorder where patients act out dreams during REM sleep. This disorder, which often leads to injury, is usually treated with anti-anxiety medications or certain sedatives, many of which come with a long list of potential side effects.

Further, it’s estimated that 5% of all people experience nightmares, while roughly 71% to 96% of people who experience symptoms of PTSD also experience nightmares. Since medications for this disorder are equally as risky, many people prefer the soothing alternative of whole plant cannabis instead.

Of course, the psychoactive effects of THC are not for everyone, which is why it’s important to note that researchers have highlighted another way cannabis may help—CBD.

Can CBD Help With Nightmares?

Although research regarding CBD is still in its infancy—most research focused on THC until the last decade—there is some pretty useful evidence that suggests cannabidiol may be an even better sleep aid than THC. Although THC may help you fall asleep, and may even help rid you of your pesky nightmares, it may decrease sleep quality over time by preventing slow-wave sleep.

However, when whole-plant cannabis is used to manage nightmares, many experts find that Sativa strains work better, despite the fact that most people associate sativa with its uplifting effects. Sativa plants are famous for having higher concentrations of CBD, which is why experts often suggest that CBD may actually be the nightmare-fighting superhero you need.

CBD is considered a wake-promoting agent, which sounds a little bit confusing when you’re considering using it for sleep. However, wake-promoting means that CBD can reduce the depth of sleep, avoiding REM sleep, generally resulting in longer sleep times overall. Reducing REM sleep once again helps to reduce dreaming and nightmares, so its a win-win for poor sleep sufferers.

Plus, CBD is non-psychoactive, which makes it useful to a wider range of people, including those who are THC sensitive, and in special (physician approved cases) it may even be useful for children. Based on available research, we known that CBD and THC have synergistic effects, any many people find that they get the best results when combining the two.

How to Use Cannabis for Nightmares

If you suffer from recurring nightmares, especially as a side effect of PTSD, cannabis may be a fresh alternative to prescription medications that provides quick relief. If you want to use cannabis to help manage your nightmares or other sleep-related disorder, you should talk to your doctor. Your doctor can help you design a cannabis regimen that works for you and doesn’t interfere with your other medications.

If you’re worried about trying cannabis because of its psychoactive effects, you may want to consider trying CBD instead. CBD harvested from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states, which makes it much more accessible. Plus the lack of psychoactive effects is useful to many people, especially those suffering from certain anxiety-related or psychiatric disorders.

No matter which formula you choose—whole plant cannabis or CBD—we recommend trying a cannabis vape cartridge for managing sleep. Both THC and CBD vapes take effect quickly (within 10 minutes), which makes them useful for dosing just before bed. Vaping may have advantages over smoking that makes it a better option for health-conscious consumers. If vaping isn’t your style, you may prefer to roll up your favorite cannabis flower, just consider trying a sativa if you’re hoping to tame your dreams.

To avoid smoking and vaping altogether, many people enjoy the effects of a CBD tincture. They take slightly longer to take full effect so you’ll need to take them about an hour before you intend to sleep. Tinctures are popular because they are easy to measure, making it easy for new users to adjust their dose until symptoms are managed.

Either way, using cannabis for nightmares is potentially much safer than using many of the prescription medications prescribed for the condition. If you’re in doubt, talk to your doctor before using cannabis or CBD for sleep related conditions, especially if you already take other medications. Many people find that they are able to easily swap their sleep medications for cannabis with their doctor’s guidance, resulting in fewer nightmares and more restful nights.

What Does Research Say About Cannabis for PTSD?

Since nearly the beginning of history, cannabis has been revered for its powerful health benefits. As technology has advanced, we’ve been able to identify some pretty specific ways, via the Endocannabinoid System, that cannabinoids interact with the body. With new medical cannabis legislation popping up all over, the number of qualifying conditions is constantly expanding, too. Many people have heard that cannabis can help anxiety, but fewer people have heard about the benefits of using cannabis for a related condition, post-traumatic stress disorder.

PTSD, which can be severe and cause symptoms ranging from depressive thoughts to sleep disruptions and even nonepileptic seizures, is commonly treated with a combination of therapy and prescription medications, like SSRI’s. Recently, however, experts have become more and more interested in the use of cannabis for PTSD and some of the first human-controlled trials for cannabis as a treatment for PTSD are underway. Cannabis has been thought to help manage some of the side effects of the condition, like anxiety and poor sleep quality. Plus, the side effects related to cannabis may be much milder than that of common prescriptions used to treat the condition. Even more recent advancements show that CBD, a cannabis derivative that lacks the psychoactive properties of THC, might also help manage symptoms related to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you are part of the 8% of Americans who suffer from PTSD, cannabis-based therapy may sound appealing. Luckily, research exists to back up the use of cannabis (and possibly CBD) for symptoms related to your condition, and many states consider PTSD a “qualifying condition” for a medical marijuana card.

Cannabis for PTSD According to Research

Research has suggested that the Endocannabinoid System, or the mechanism through which cannabinoids interact with the body’s processes, plays a key role in the regulation of responses to anxiety, fear, and stress. However, there aren’t many more studies available to explain the therapeutic value of cannabis as a treatment for PTSD. In fact, most studies concerning the two simply link the prevalence of PTSD to an increased chance or cannabis use, often identified as “Cannabis Use Disorder” in patients with anxiety disorders or other conditions considered high-risk for a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.

Still, with as many as 65% of people who experience PTSD reporting that they use cannabis, anecdotal evidence suggests that there are strong ties between the condition and the plant. Researchers are just beginning to flip the coin, though, to take a look at whether cannabis is providing a therapeutic avenue for these people.

One study does help explain this connection to a point and shows that patients with PTSD may have lower levels of anandamide, a naturally occurring endocannabinoid, than patients without the condition. That means that patients with PTSD have increased CB-1 receptor availability or more opportunity for cannabinoids to bind with receptors in the brain. In other words, one characteristic of PTSD in an imbalanced endocannabinoid system, which shed light on how cannabis may be able to regulate symptoms of the condition.

Further evidence suggests that cannabis may be suitable for one common, and often concerning symptoms for many PTSD sufferers—poor sleep. Although some people suggest that the use of cannabis (particularly sativas) may help calm nightmares associated with PTSD, research still hasn’t caught up to the anecdotes. One study does show that cannabis may reduce the amount of REM sleep you get, which means reducing dreams, and possibly nightmares for PTSD sufferers. In general, cannabis may be a suitable option for helping increase sleep quality and quantity. Studies show that THC may be effective for inducing sleep.

Plus, studies have shown that cannabis may reduce symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety overall. In fact, cannabis seemed to reduce symptoms of anxiety in over 95% of subjects. For these reasons and more, evidence regarding the effects of cannabis for PTSD is in high demand, and more and more people are asking their doctor about using cannabis to manage their symptoms.

Best Strains for PTSD and Anxiety

Experience cannabis users know that cannabis is complicated. There are hundreds of different strains, each with their own unique cannabinoid and terpene profile, and therefore widely differing psychoactive and therapeutic effects. This may leave you wondering, “What’re the best strains for PTSD and anxiety?” The answer, however, isn’t so simple and must be derived from the bulk of anecdotal evidence and experience available.

Although cannabis may be useful for treating anxiety for many people, other’s report that THC increased paranoia and anxious thoughts. For this reason, it’s often suggested that new users, especially those suffering from one or more anxiety disorder, start with a low-THC strain of cannabis. However, strains with more THC may be more useful for inducing sleep.

As far as particularly strains go, it’s hard to say, especially since each person seems to have a unique experience with cannabis. Many people who use cannabis for PTSD report that Sativa strains help with nightmares, while indica strains are less likely to incite paranoia. In general, the idea of using medical marijuana is comparatively accepted, especially since cannabis seems to have a low-risk safety profile and many of the side effects are reportedly mild, especially when compared to the side effects of common pharmaceuticals prescribed for the same reason.

In general, it’s suggested that any person hoping to use cannabis for PTSD consult their doctor first. Then, he or she may be able to help you sort through your options until you find the best strain for you.

What About CBD for PTSD?

Although medical cannabis seems to be a pretty popular and solid option for the treatment of many health conditions, many people are becoming curious about the advantages of using CBD for PTSD, both on its own and in combination with medical cannabis treatments. Several studies have linked CBD to anxiolytic effects, and many people are already using CBD for insomnia and improving sleep. However, research has looked a bit further into the use of CBD for PTSD symptoms. One study shows that CBD reduces fear memory behaviors, which may make it useful in therapy-based efforts of fear extinction. Another study shows that CBD has a direct impact on the regulation of emotions and emotional memory processing, two processes directly involved in the manifestation of PTSD symptoms.CBD offers a unique option because it produces no psychoactive effects, which may pose a threat to some patients with PTSD, especially those exhibiting extreme symptoms of anxiety or paranoia. CBD made from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states, which also helps make it more accessible than medical marijuana for many people. Still, you should consult your doctor before switching your wellness routine or using cannabis-based supplements to treat PTSD. This is especially true if you plan to use cannabis or CBD in place of pharmaceuticals, and a close relationship with your doctor could definitely impact the efficacy of your cannabinoid-based therapy.

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