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How to Prepare for a Cannabis Tolerance Break

So you’ve been smoking for a while and you think it’s time for a little break? No worries, we’ve all been there. Maybe you feel like you haven’t been getting as high as you used to, and you miss that lifted sensation. Or perhaps you just feel like your brain’s been living in the clouds for the past few months (or years) and it’s time to switch up your daily routine. Regardless of your reasoning, tolerance breaks can prove to be beneficial to each and every one of us. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy, so it’s best to be fully prepared for the experience.

Below are five crucial steps to take before Day Damn One, Vivian. (That’s a Fresh Prince reference, by the way.)

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Acknowledge the Difficulty of the Task at Hand

We’ve all played the “I can quit whenever I want” card, but the truth is, anything you do every day will cause some sort of withdrawal when you discard it cold turkey. That extends to drinking, smoking, eating, the route you take to work, even the people you talk to. Your brain/body will crave it, and after a couple days, the no-THC life may have you feeling like “Okay…what if I just smoked like..a bowl. Not even a whole bowl, just a couple hits off the top right corner.”

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You won’t feel any physical pain, but I’ll be damned if you don’t begin to think of it any time your mind wanders. After about two weeks, the feeling subsides, but those first 14 days can be a bit tough.

Get Rid of All Your Cannabis

Whether you smoke it all or disperse it amongst your tribe of smoke buds, get rid of all of your cannabis. You might be thinking you’ll just save a little bit for when you plan on smoking again, but a tolerance break requires the full Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind approach. Keeping even just enough to hit the one-hitter a couple times will have you doomed before starting. Once that feeling of withdrawal kicks in, you’ll head right over to your hidden supply and indulge. But as soon as you come down, that feeling of guilt will set in, and ooooh baby, you do not want to feel that at the end of a high.

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Tell Your Friends That You’re Taking a Break

You have to tell your friends that you’re taking a break so they know not to tempt you with goodies. After two weeks, it’s a lot easier to not smoke when alone, but kicking it with the homies is when you’ll really be tested. It can be rough when you’re pregaming with drinks and conversation before a night out, and then someone whips out a joint and asks, “Anyone want to smoke before we leave?” and everyone except you can oblige. Telling your friends curbs the peer pressure to participate, which will prove to be a vital part of this journey.

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Find a New Hobby

Without smoking, you’ll have a lot of free time on your hands. Find something productive to do with it. My suggestion is something creative or active. Write a screenplay. Learn Photoshop. Start a running program. Do something that your future self will thank you for. Something that you can look back on once you begin smoking again and say, “Well, at least I didn’t waste that time.”

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Stay Focused; Don’t Break

Pick a date and stick to it. You’ll find that the discipline it takes to not smoke will carry over to all areas of your life. There’s going to be times where you’re tempted to break, but make a promise to yourself that you won’t smoke. On the bright side, once you finally light up again, you’re going to be smaaaacked. Good luck, my friends.


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Microdosing Cannabis for Sex: How to Use Minimal THC for Maximal Pleasure

Microdosing is a term that seems to be on everyone’s tongue lately, and we’ve covered it extensively in this article. For sexual purposes, you might wonder why microdosing matters, and how to incorporate a microdosing practice into your sex and cannabis experience.

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For a bit of background, I chatted with Dr. Nick Karas, a sexologist and creator of The Passionate High whose work revolves around education and coaching for clients. “Microdosing is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of using cannabis to improve sexuality and intimacy,” says Karas. “Master your unique combination of strain, dosage and intention. Detach from the outcome and expectations and enjoy the journey.” In a sense, dosage is just another knob you can fiddle with in order to dial in on the perfect elevated sexual experience for you and/or your partner.

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When to Use Cannabis Microdosing for Sex

Some scenarios that might benefit from microdosing include:

  • Parents or caregivers who cannot commit the time to “being high” in case of interruptions, but still want to incorporate cannabis into their sex lives. Most parents I know can barely find time to use the restroom by themselves much less scrape together five minutes for sex, but having the flexibility of being able to take a small hit and spend even a few brief moments really being with one another (eye gazing, taking a couple of breaths together) can feel connective and start creating sparks to return to later.
  • Folks who are new to cannabis or have a low tolerance, and have concerns about feeling out of control during sex. Having the freedom to try cannabis in a very safe and controlled way can help alleviate the worry about having effects that are too much in some way: too strong, too lengthy, and so on. Especially for new users, it’s helpful to employ the golden rule of edibles—start low, go slow—across the board. You can always consume more if the effects aren’t doing enough of what you want, but it’s hard to dial it back once you’ve gone further than you intended.
  • Anyone who is prone to anxiety (which THC can cause or exacerbate at higher doses)—this can make it very difficult to experience pleasure!
  • People who find that too much cannabis causes them to zone out or experience couch lock. Obviously these effects are not ideal for sex, so if certain products make you sleepy or lethargic at their suggested doses, it’s very possible that at a microdose level they will simply make you feel cuddly and intimate. Give it a try!

With all of that said, microdosing can be pleasurable for anyone! Try it out to see for yourself—the following section explains how.

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How to Microdose Cannabis for Sexual Pleasure

In the context of sex, what does microdosing look like? Andrew Mieure, owner of Top Shelf Budtending, suggests staying under 5mg and ideally under 2.5mg for microdosing. Admittedly, everyone’s tolerance is different, but the idea is to use such a small amount that you don’t notice psychoactive effects. At that point, you’re reaping benefits without the buzz—think subtle relaxation and almost-imperceptible heightening of your senses.

After microdosing, your body won’t feel like it’s the cannabis getting you in the mood, and yet that slightly heightened sensation and relaxation can go a long way. Meanwhile, you’ll be fully mentally present without any distracting cannabis-induced psychoactivity, allowing you to fully experience sensation for maximum satisfaction, connection, and pleasure.

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Theoretically, any cannabis consumption method could be microdosed, although dabbing THC doesn’t lend itself particularly well to microdosing. If you chose to go that direction, you’d want to use an amount about the size of the head of a pin. I suggest sticking to smoking, vaping, or using tinctures for microdosing. Some edibles are also good for microdosing, like To Whom It May Chocolates or Nature Nurse’s Cocoa Cannabinoids, both of which are available in California and come in 2.5mg doses—just make sure you’re buying from a reputable company that actually batch tests the potency of its products.

Tinctures, I’ve found, are the easiest for microdosing. Medicine Box, another company in California, makes a series of whole-plant extracted oil tinctures (including one called Sensual Healing, designed for sexy times) that has 7mg THC per mL, which is a dropper full. Knowing that ratio, it’s easy to dial your tincture dose down to a fraction of that, even just a few drops, to test out microdosing.

Have you tried microdosing for sex? What was your experience like?


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Tips for Growing Lemon Kush Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Lemon Kush’s well-rounded high and pleasing citrus aroma lend to sharpened creativity and an enhanced mood. Alien Genetics is responsible for creating this masterpiece strain, by crossing Lemon G with classic Afghan Kush. While Alien’s strain is no longer available in seed or clone form, another Lemon Kush — a cross between Master Kush and Lemon Joy with similar effects and aroma — is.

Grow Techniques: Growing outdoors in quality, complex soil brings out the strong lemon scent. This means feeding your soil with micronutrients, compost tea, and other macronutrient sources to keep the plant happy and healthy while flowering.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Keep between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Lemon Kush likes a slightly warmer temperature and can handle more humidity (40-50% RH while flowering).

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors, this strain can take off in the right climate.

Feeding: With healthy soil, this plant won’t need much food to reach its full potential. With nutrient-deficient soil, feed with liquids when necessary.


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Tips for Growing White Rhino Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: White Rhino is prized as a medicinal strain thanks to its heavy body high that helps wipe out aches and pains. It was developed by Green House Seeds, who crossed landrace strains from Afghanistan, Brazil, and South India. When grown properly, it will produce large yields of resinous, pine-scented buds.

Grow Techniques: A hydroponic setup can result in a stronger, bushier shape with less spacing between the nodes than with outdoor growing. It’s perfect for an indoor SOG (sea of green) setup where space is limited.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Keep between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. White Rhino does best in a well-controlled environment with consistent day and nighttime temperatures.

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor growing produces the best yields, but White Rhino also grows well outdoors.

Feeding: Heavy feeding helps the plant develop its full bushy shape. Use nitrogen-focused nutrients white the plant is vegging.


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Tips for Growing Skywalker Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Skywalker is an indica strain whose potency is a force to be reckoned with. Developed by Dutch Passion Seed Company, Skywalker was created by crossing Blueberry with Mazar, the company’s top two indica strains. Skywalker combines the quality Blueberry aroma with Mazar’s high yields.

Grow Techniques: Grow indoors by running clones in a hydroponics setup for best results. SOG (sea of green) methods maximize the plant’s yield. Outdoors, top the plant often to get a large bush. Stake down the colas as they swell up.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Ideal temperature is between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep airflow up and humidity down to protect colas.

Indoor/Outdoor: Can grow well in either environment, but indoors is recommended.

Feeding: Moderate feeding and top-dressing your soils with worm castings as you switch to flowering will keep Skywalker plants happy.


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Tips for Growing G13 Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: The G13 indica is supposedly a strain that was taken from a U.S. government research facility — though, considering other images we have seen of government-produced cannabis, this is probably a fallacy. The euphoria produced by G13 is regarded as pleasurable and manageable in social settings, with a sweet earthy flavor that could be enjoyed any time of day.

Grow Techniques: Grow hydroponically in a SOG (sea of green) setup to develop huge buds. Give space between the branches to allow the buds room to bulk up while keeping plenty of airflow between plants.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Can handle lower temperatures, but ideally keep this strain between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Performs well indoors or out. G13 can handle colder fall temperatures better than most cannabis plants. Growing outdoors is a great option for those seeking large, quality yields.

Feeding: Feed G13 heavily, as it needs plenty of nutrients to pack on its gigantic buds.


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Tips for Growing Purple Urkle Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Purple Urkle is a sweet, fruity indica strain that can offer relief from pain, headaches, and insomnia. Its origins are unknown, but some believe Purple Urkle to be a descendent of Mendocino Purps.

Grow Techniques: With hydroponics, Purple Urkle will produce plentiful and wide bud sites. The SCROG (screen of green) method works wonders, but simply topping and trellising can also result in a great crop.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Hard

Climate: Grows best if kept between 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Grows well indoors or outdoors. Purple Urkle needs warmer weather to finish and put on its full weight.

Feeding: A difficult strain to feed, Purple Urkle is picky about what nutrients it needs, especially when flowering. At that point, amend soils or bump up the feeding to help the plant take off.


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Tips for Growing God’s Gift Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: A famous West Coast strain, God’s Gift is a cross between OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. This strain has high THC levels that pair with OG Kush’s fresh pine flavors and the sweet berry palate of Granddaddy Purple. Expect dense, beautifully colored buds covered in trichomes.

Grow Techniques: Indoors, this strain does great with hydroponic setups. Use a SOG (sea of green) method to maximize light exposure and increase yields. Thin the canopy and top the plants at a young age to encourage the growth of more colas. The colas are small, so the more you have, the more likely you are to increase yields.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Grow between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep humidity low (30-40% RH).

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors is preferable, but God’s Gift fares well outdoors in regions with a warm fall climate.

Feeding: Overfeeding is not a problem, as this strain likes to grow big.


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Tips for Growing Tahoe OG Kush Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Tahoe OG Kush is a potent phenotype of OG Kush popularly used for relaxation and sleep. With a sweet earthy flavor, Tahoe OG Kush delivers heavy-handed effects that are best paired with lazy evenings in.

Grow Techniques: Indoors, Tahoe OG Kush performs well with the SOG (sea of green) method. Hydroponically, you can grow beautiful buds with unbelievable resin production. Prune the lower canopy for good airflow and keep humidity levels down when the plants begin to show density in the buds.

Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Ideally kept between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Tahoe OG Kush needs good ventilation and lower humidity levels as it begins to flower (30-40% RH).

Indoor/Outdoor: In the right climate, Tahoe OG Kush will produce large, quality yields indoors or out.

Feeding: Feed heavily. Calcium, magnesium, and nitrogen are recommended for Tahoe OG Kush.


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Tips for Growing Amnesia Haze Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Created from old Haze genetics, Amnesia Haze is a powerful, high-yielding sativa. Its flavor is fruity and tangy with citrus, and the euphoric buzz is sometimes described as psychedelic. It has won multiple Cannabis Cups and has become a staple strain in Amsterdam.

Grow Techniques: Don’t attempt this long-flowering sativa unless you’re growing in a region that will stay warm in the fall. For outdoor growing, use large pots and be prepared to prune consistently or the plant’s size can become unmanageable. Keep the buds supported and well ventilated as Amnesia Haze is prone to infection and pest issues.

Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Keep between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Amnesia Haze needs a long, warm fall if you want this strain to finish completely.

Indoor/Outdoor: Suitable for both indoors and outdoors with sustained warmth. Amnesia Haze may invite pests and infection when grown outdoors.

Feeding: Foliar-spray this plant with compost tea to help its battle against infections and pests, and feed directly with liquid to boost its immune system.


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