Many people can relate to the experience of “hitting a wall” socially. Introverts, you especially know what I mean. But when self-enforced isolation is weed-induced, does that mean it’s time to reconsider a few habits or routines? Maybe even take a break from weed entirely?
Cannabis has long been negatively associated with laziness and haziness, and although that isn’t always the case with cannabis consumers, it also isn’t that far off from the truth if you haven’t optimized your regimen.
Too much cannabis at once can result in potentially undesirable effects, like lightheadedness, couch lock, and general antisocialness that can leave you wanting nothing more than to chill out at home.
When this becomes part of one’s daily routine, maybe it’s time to shake things up.
The plant has a wide variety of potential benefits for consumers: like anti-insomnia properties, mood boosting elements, and chronic pain relief, but it’s important to look out for the negative effects that may accompany regular over-consumption.
Depending on you, your tolerance level, and your genetic makeup, and other varying factors, over-consumption can look very different, but heavy consumers may eventually experience lightheadedness, slight paranoia, couch lock, or the desire to get away from everyone and sit in silence – much more often than usual.
This antisocial aspect of cannabis in regular users isn’t great, especially if you’re seshing with a group of friends when you find yourself going mute. Thankfully, there are a few ways to cope if this happens to you, but as always, the most important first step to take is to know yourself, know your limit, and listen to your body as closely as possible.
And of course, a good ol’ tolerance break is always an option.
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