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The Official CannaBreak Thread

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by EverythingsHazy, Mar 18, 2017.


Why are you on a CannaBreak?

  1. I want to lower my tolerance.

    33 vote(s)
  2. I want to save money.

    9 vote(s)
  3. I want to have more energy.

    10 vote(s)
  4. I feel apathetic/amotivated.

    14 vote(s)
  5. I want to see how being CannaFree affects my life.

    16 vote(s)
  6. Other (explain in thread) *Don't select this if you aren't on a break.

    14 vote(s)
  7. I've taken a CannaBreak (>7days) and noticed overall improvement in my life.

    11 vote(s)
  8. I've taken a CannaBreak (>7days) and didn't notice improvement in my life.

    13 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

    Forced cannabreak starts today, my dumbass coworker gave me and a few others his cold because he doesnt understand the concept of staying home when youre contagious, or at least COVERING YOUR MOTHERFUCKING MOUTH when you hack incessantly when youre in the same room with other people for 8 hours a day, filling that fucking room with a million of your fucking nasty ass virus-laden cough particles. And the best part is he didnt even bother to take a break from smoking 10 cigarettes a day while this was going down. Fucking unsanitary negligent slob, I wanted to punch him. I dont even have a desire to vape cannabis right now (I wouldnt be able to taste it anyway), the only thing I feel like doing is downing Nyquil and wallowing in my own misery.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
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  2. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

    So Cal
    I'd start keeping an N95 mask and gloves in my desk. some people! sheesh! :(
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  3. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

    At least you’ll have a lower tolerance when you feel better!
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  4. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear that you are sick. Some people are so unbelievably rude, spewing their phlem around, contaminating everything and everybody.

    If you don't mind spicy, this tea will surely make you feel better. Its an expectorant and clears your chest. Reduces inflammation and helps with your circulation and eases your aches and pains.

    Boil a cup of water and add:
    - The juice of half a lemon
    - One jalapeno finely chopped
    - 1/4 tsp - 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
    - 1 tsp powdered vitamin C
    - Stevia or honey or sweetener of choice

    Stir together and enjoy. You should start low on the cayenne pepper and increase the amount as you improve your tolerance. Buildup to your max dose.

    This really will make you feel better.

    Get well soon!
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  5. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

    @Squiby its funny you mention that, I've been buying japapenos on the regular for the last few months and doubling down on them for the last few days. The capsaicin in hot peppers is great when you have a respiratory illness. Its the only time that sweating from eating spicy foods actually feels good. I also started taking fish/krill oil daily a few months ago, which has lots of other benefits too, and it already feels like most of this cold is behind me and I'm only on day 3 of having symptoms (typical cold symptoms last a week for most people). I'm kinda surprised. Omega 3's are awesome.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018
  6. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

    So Cal
    I understand green drinks are pretty useful for their chlorophyl content in particular when it comes to respiratory fun... I think it's even been studied for COPD. The Red Omega3 made from Krill is pretty good.
    Can't handle the hot peppers... red hots and atomic fireballs are about my temp :)
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  7. duckTape

    duckTape Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this has been mentioned, but I make a blend of turmeric, ginger, black pepper and cayenne.
    It's called "Golden paste". The cayenne is something I've added as an extra ingredient.

    Click to play YouTube Video

    I'm on my 9th day of a cannabreak. I'm suffering from late stage neurological lyme disease. I want to see how I react..

    First I had a month where I just used micro/nano-dose in the evening, and I felt good and thought it wouldn't be a problem to make MJ a recreational thing again, which I miss..

    Now the inflammation in my joints and muscles is on it's way back. Along with neurological symptoms like twitching fingers, feet, head etc. And sometimes it feels like everything I do is in super slow-motion. along with more pain, fatigue + +

    I must admit that a lot of the symptoms and their worsening is quite scary, but I'm determined to at least go a month 100% of. It might be a stupid idea, but so be it.. :)
  8. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

    Wish you the best of luck bud.

    I'm just beginning month 3 of my t-break. It's been going OK but I miss my evening routine.

    One thing to note in my case is my eczema seems to have cleared up quite significantly. To the point where I was able to consume dairy and not spend a week regretting it.

    Not sure if this is directly related to breaking from cannabis or as a result of handing in my notice at my current firm and thus no longer being stressed out by it. I did pose this question to my dermatologist and they seemed to feel the work stress was far more likely to be a culprit than cannabis.

    Guess we will find out in a few months when I finish my break. Until then all I have to say is..... I FUCKING LOVE CHEESE AND ICE CREAM, IT'S SO GOOD TO EAT YOU AGAIN. OMM NOM NOM........

    @duckTape Can I ask why you are taking your Canna-break?

    Hope your symptoms don't cause you too much distress.
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Hey man nice to see you dropping in here. I have been wondering how your own Lyme battle and recovery are going.
    Im glad you are on the spices, they are gold dust for all round health support. Are you using organic? It is really vital from a medicinal viewpoint, you will get far better results. It's really worth paying a little more and searching around.

    That is very interesting what you report about your break and changes in your Lyme symptoms. I have sworn that my cannabis use all these years has kept my health much more stable and more serious, irreversible conditions at bay.

    Did you know that cannabis actively supresses the Borrelia and also the multiple symptoms.
    For some it means having seizures all day long, or using cannabis and not having a single seizure.

    Fortunately Im not that dependant. But do keep it in mind that cannabis is an invaluable aid in safeguarding your overall health from further damage and disorder from the Lyme Disease.

    I forget the way to put it now, but it plays an important role in calming down your immune response from being too exaggerated (inflammation) and serves to regulate the nervous system which the Borrelia basically causes havoc with.

    Just make sure that your need to support your Lyme symptoms and keep the Borrelia from causing more damage is not greater than your need or reasons for a t break.

    I wouldn't want you to be so determined that you unwittingly allow the Lyme to get a bit stronger and take you down a bit in the process. If that happened it would surely outweigh any benefits from your break.

    Just something for you to consider. Wishing you the best bruv take care.:)
  10. duckTape

    duckTape Well-Known Member

    Hey @GreenHopper, thanks for your good vibes :)

    Wow, 3 months is a solid t-break! How long did you use before this break? I'm glad to hear that your eczema has improved, I hope it keeps getting better.

    How long are you planning to stay away from MJ? Keep us posted on how the eczema reacts when you break the fast ;)

    My reason for the canna-break is that in December I cut back on usage quite a lot and my symptoms seemed fine for almost 4 weeks. I started to wishfully think that I could make MJ a pure recreational thing to enjoy once in a while. Then the joint/muscle/nerve pains, cognitive symptoms and fatigue started to get a lot worse.

    Now I want to go a period without MJ to see if I can reduce my symptoms by eating as anti-inflammatory as possible. MJ really helps me with inflammation, so if I go without for a while I hopefully will get a better picture of what foods I need to stay away from to optimize my health.

    What's your reason for the t-break? Is it the because of the eczema or something else?

    Best wishes to you my friend!

    Hey Alexis, nice to "see" you again :D

    Not much has changed when it comes to my lyme battle.. I guess the infection is under control (but I have no idea), but my nervous system is quite chaotic. If I don't pace myself when it comes to physical and mental activity I get burned out. And when I'm burned out my body shoots out massive amounts of adrenaline and other stress hormones so that I get pretty bad anxiety and all other symptoms increase as well. So it's hard to replenish any energy.

    I feel really alone when it comes to the MJ since it's illegal where I live, and I can't be open about it.. At the same time I feel proud for going against the grain and do what I need to do.

    As I mentioned above I want to learn more about my bodies reaction to different foods, and that's my main reason for the break.

    Do you have a good source for organic spices online? I know you're the guy to ask ;)

    I still use the salt/c-vitamin protocol from time to time and it's amazing at clearing mucus. It's like an "edible nasal spray".

    How is it going with you my friend? I hope all is well!!

    Best wishes mate :)
  11. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

    Getting stoned for the first time today which is damn near a cannabreak for me! Setting a timer on my phone to see how long it lasts. Pretty curious. This herb definitely feels stronger than it did yesterday!
  12. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

    I've been using cannabis recreationally for 1.5 decades on and off. I used to just smoke it at the weekends during the summer months and take the winter months off. I worked this way because I always felt like it was my way of knowing it was my choice to use and not because I was becoming dependent on it. I never had any issues with it affecting my eczema during this time.

    About 2 and a half years ago I caught an infection that sent my skin haywire. The docs messed up with a misdiagnosis and gave me steroids unaware that it was a topical infection which meant my immune system was unable to fight the infection. I went for about a year swinging from clear to crazy messed up not knowing what was causing the flare ups. At one point I was oozing yellow plasma all over and totally swollen. At that point I started using cannabis again mostly to help me sleep but also it stopped me from getting down. It didn't stop the pain but it certainly helped me cope with it.

    Once we figured out that I had an infection I was able to slowly tackle it using a topical mixture but I was unable to leave the house for another year. So the last 1.5 years I've been consistently using cannabis, consuming it more frequently throughout the day.

    Once I was over the infection I stopped having the flare ups but just couldn't shift the patches of eczema that remained. I was well enough again to leave the house so decided to switch jobs as I was sick of working from home and the company I was working for (certain individuals at least) were pissed at me for getting ill and started making life difficult.

    At that point I was already on an exclusion diet due to the eczema, was exercising daily to lose the weight I had gained from the roids so the next logical step was to cut the cannabis. I didn't want to start the new job with thc in my system anyway and it was a good opportunity to get back to my 6 months on 6 months off routine.

    I have 3 more months to go. I'll be keeping a close eye on the eczema and report back.

    I hope the anti inflammation diet works out for you. Keep a journal so you don't lose track of your trigger foods.

    Best wishes to you bud.
  13. duckTape

    duckTape Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened to me, no compassion at all, it's all about $$$..

    I'm glad to hear that you got a new job and I hope it's everything you wish for.

    Stay healthy bud ;)

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