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Having a High Tolerance to Medical Marijuana: You Can Still Get Relief


Medical marijuana is one of the best alternative treatment options for patients with chronic or terminal conditions in West Virginia.

But all things have their drawbacks and using cannabis long term will lead to having a high tolerance, which can make your medicine seem less effective over time.

In this article we’ll show you how to get the most out of your medicine by using a few tricks for patients who have a high tolerance to THC, and we’ll cover why having a high tolerance doesn’t have to mean less effective cannabis!

Tricks for Medical Marijuana Patients with a High Tolerance to THC

Variety is the Spice of Life!

If taking a tolerance break isn’t a viable option for your treatment plan, there are some simple things you can do to make your medicine more effective or more potent.

For starters, switching up your products can make a huge difference. Many patients may find a particular strain that really suits them; or perhaps they prefer an indica over a sativa strain; or maybe they even only use certain cannabis products; and this has led to them using the same thing over and over.

Your body will get used to anything over time, and if you’re always using the same strain, always use sativas, or only use vaporized cannabis, for example, your system will get familiar with it quickly.

Switching up your products can really bring a renewed sense of potency, and often this is the easiest and quickest way to keep your cannabis effective!

Bump Up Your Cannabis Dosage Frequency

The second easiest way to make sure your cannabis is staying potent is to increase your dosage frequency. If you typically use cannabis at certain intervals, such as every 4 or 5 hours, you might try increasing your dosage to every 3 to 4 hours.

This will ultimately make your tolerance higher, but you can usually continue decreasing the intervals between dosages without any major problems, though if you find yourself lighting up every half-hour, it might be time to move to more potent products.


Cannabis Products for Patients with A High Tolerance to THC

More THC Means Stronger Cannabis

While it wouldn’t be appropriate for a beginner patient with a low tolerance to pull the highest THC strain off the dispensary shelf, it can be a lifesaver for patients with higher tolerances to THC.

Cannabis flower with over 25% THC can be overwhelming for those without a tolerance, but for patients with a high tolerance, it’s often a requirement.

Higher THC flower also typically offers some of the more desirable strains that are composed with gorgeous colas, attractive trichomes, and less ugly buds, but often the tradeoff is price, because better looking buds with a higher THC percentage are usually more expensive.

Get More out of Your Cannabis Without Spending More Money

Although you can get flower with THC percentages well into the mid-high 30% levels, in some cases it might be time to move away from flower and move into concentrates.

Concentrates offer a much higher dosage of THC with much smaller material, and as such they are really designed for patients with a high tolerance to THC. A single gram of concentrate can contain as much as 90% or more total THC, which can be very potent and quite overwhelming if a patient hasn’t already built a high tolerance to cannabis.

But for patients with a high tolerance, concentrates offer the most affordable way to consume high amounts of THC, and they can help close the gap on your tolerance level quite fast.

Other Handy Tips for Keeping Your Cannabis Effective with a High Tolerance

Terpenes, Cannabinoids, and Cannabis!

Another way to help boost the effectiveness of your cannabis is by consuming products alongside cannabis that contain terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for a large part of how cannabis tastes and smells, but also some of the effects as well.

Terpenes are found in many plants and fruits outside of just cannabis, and consuming fruits like mangos, which contain large deposits of myrcene, or foods like nuts and fish—high in omega-3 fatty acids—may help enhance the effects of cannabis by binding with the cannabinoids.

Keeping your medicine cabinet rotating with different strains and products, switching up your dosage regularity, and adding in a few extra foods can make a huge difference in how effective your cannabis is, and might save you a few extra dollars the next time you swing through the dispensary.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Certification in West Virginia

Having a high tolerance to cannabis doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and there are many different products available from West Virginia dispensaries that can help patients with a higher THC tolerance.

Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


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If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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