Alright, well I'm new here and figured I'd ask a question that's been troubling me for a while now.
I've been smoking pot for about 3 years now. When I first started it was whenever I would get together with my friends, which would be like once or twice a week. After about a year we started meeting more frequently and smoking more frequently too (like 3 or 4 times a week). About five months ago I got my own pipe and ever since then I've been smoking almost every day, any chance I get really.
Anyway, what I've noticed over the last year or so is that getting high just isn't what it used to be. When I first started smoking I had some really intense, psychedelic highs. I would almost always have some level of CEV's, and for lack of a better way to describe it, I just FELT a lot more back then, and when I would get stoned I'd be really fucking baked, like a stereotypical stoned guy, but now, well, I just get high if you know what I mean. My point is that I just haven't been feeling any of the mild trippiness and altered state of perception which made me fall in love with weed in the first place, it just makes me feel good now.
Is this something that other stoners out there experience? And is there a way to bring back the really intense highs that I loved? If so, what causes this diminishing of the effects of weed? I assume tolerance is to blame, as I've been smoking a lot lately, sometimes as much as 4 or 5 grams a week (although I usually can't afford more than 2 or 3). So, if the answer is a tolerance break, my question is how long should I abstain from smoking and how can I smoke frequently after the break without rapidly increasing my tolerance again.