top of page
  • Drew Herb Lesser

8 ways to reduce medical cannabis usage to improve effect and reduce tolerance.

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

  1. Start with a low dose: Begin with a small dose of medical cannabis and gradually increase it as needed. This can help prevent overconsumption and reduce the risk of tolerance.

  2. Keep track of your use: Keep a log of how much cannabis you are using, when you are using it, and how it is affecting you. This can help you identify patterns and make adjustments as needed.

  3. Take breaks: Taking regular breaks from using medical cannabis can help reduce tolerance. This can involve taking a few days or a week off from using it every month.

  4. Use different strains: Changing the strain of cannabis you use can help reduce tolerance. Different strains have different concentrations of THC and CBD, which can affect the effects of the medication.

  5. Use other methods of administration: Inhaling medical cannabis can cause a tolerance to build up relatively fast, switching to other methods of administration like taking capsules, or topical creams can help reduce the tolerance.

  6. Mindfulness: Engaging in mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation or breathing exercises can help reduce the reliance on cannabis and improve overall well-being.

  7. Find alternative ways to relieve symptoms: Finding other ways to relieve symptoms can help reduce the need for medical cannabis. This could include exercise, therapy, or other natural remedies.

  8. Consult with a healthcare professional: A healthcare professional can help you develop a plan for reducing your cannabis use and monitor your progress. They can also provide guidance on other therapies or medications that may be beneficial.

In Australia, medical cannabis is a controlled substance and is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). To use medical cannabis for inhalation, a patient must have a valid prescription from an authorized medical practitioner and must obtain the medication from a registered supplier. It is illegal to inhale cannabis for recreational purposes in Australia.


This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is provided for educational purposes only. It should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The author is NOT a Doctor. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

bottom of page