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1,000 Reasons to Quit Weed

By September 16, 2021October 21st, 2021No Comments

Do you want to quit smoking weed? If you’re a heavy marijuana user, you know how hard it can be to stop or cut down. Overcoming ambivalence and finding motivation are critical steps in changing your weed habit.

If you’re looking for reasons to quit or cut down, we’ve got you covered. We surveyed heavy users in the Weedless.org community to bring you 1,000 reasons to stop using. Their responses are also available in a searchable and sortable table for interested persons.

Felt it was holding me back from my true potential.

  • Bowl/bong – Every 30 minutes to an hour
  • 34 Year Old Male

Raise my vibration

  • Joint – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Male

It was consuming most of my time. I was less productive.

  • Joint – Almost everyday.
  • 32 Year Old Male

I want to be more connected to reality, friends and grow

  • Smoking – Every day since 2016
  • 21 Year Old Female

Interferes with life

  • Pen – All day except (usually) except within 5hrs of work
  • 32 Year Old Male

My depression is bad and I feel that smoking is making it worse. I’ve been a regular smoker for 8 years. I want to be totally sober and clear minded. I also want to save money (lol) it’s it’s expensive habit.

  • Wrap that contains nicotine – Multiple x a day
  • 28 Year Old Female

Brain felt pickled all the time abs increased anxiety

  • Bong, joint, Vapes and edibles – Everyday, a lot per day.
  • 28 Year Old Male

My mental health

  • Spliff – Everyday
  • 32 Year Old Male

Studies

  • Joint – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

So that I cant try stimulant meds for my adhd. My doctor wont prescribe them to me until I am free of cannabis.

  • Bong, pipe or joint – Once or twice everyday
  • 24 Year Old Female

I didn’t like the sluggish feeling afterwards and it triggered an anxiety attack.

  • Cigarello – Very often
  • 24 Year Old Female

For my Health, I was seeing the begging stages of cannabinoid hyperemesis

  • Bong rip, vape pens, an occasionally edibles – Multiple times a day every day for multiple years
  • 19 Year Old Male

Need a break. Don’t feel clear. Becoming too dependent

  • Vape and edible – 5 days a week
  • 39 Year Old Male

Seeking mental clarity

  • Bowl, vape – Daily
  • 49 Year Old Male

Respiratory health, anxiety, and memory

  • bowl – every day
  • 49 Year Old Male

Causing severe anxiety and gastrointestinal issues

  • Bowl – 4* times a day
  • 28 Year Old Female

Cannabinoid Hyper-Emesis Syndrome

  • Bowl – Daily for three years
  • 23 Year Old Male

I had a really bad panic attack that lasted for 3 days after eating an edible. I do not crave weed because it scares me. But I feel that I am going through physical withdrawal.

  • Bowl every day, edible and vape pen on occasion – Multiple times aday
  • 28 Year Old Female

I felt I could be more productive with my time. I wanted to prove to myself I can take control of my habits

  • Joint – 5-7 times a week
  • 34 Year Old Male

Got pregnant

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Female

Curious how I would feel without it after all these years.

  • Flower vape – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Female

Zapped my motivation.  Was spending $800 a month.  Caused financial stress.  This is my fouth day not smoking after 45 years of smoking everyday.  I started smoking in 1976 at the age of 11.

  • all ways – 24/7
  • 56 Year Old Male

It was ruining my life

  • Two joints a day at night – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Wanted too

  • Joint – 3 times daily
  • 39 Year Old Male

it was fogging my mind and i was dependent

  • bowl – multiple times a day
  • 23 Year Old Female

I had some hardships in my relationship that caused anxiety and I was worried weed would exacerbate them.

  • I used to smoke joints. Weed with tobacco in a large rizla – As soon as I woke up to the moment I went to sleep.
  • 29 Year Old Female

I want to be in control of my appetite and emotions

  • Pipe, joint, bowl – A few times a day. Every day
  • 28 Year Old Male

I have a daughter I want to be clean for

  • smoke – every day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Effecting my mood and work place productivity

  • vape pen – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Male

Tolerance was getting too high and started costing more. Been taking edibles for 2 years I think it’s time to give it a break and save my health

  • Edible or vape – Almost every single day
  • 18 Year Old Female

Health, job, personal development

  • Joint and bong – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Female

I have stopped all mind intoxicants. I have a tendency to instead of correcting people and situations in an intellectual way just pound drugs like marijuana to forget how not correct things are.  I now am on 4 days no weed and i meditate progressively more each day

  • Bong dabs dab pen – Smoked around two grams a day in half gram to gram rips out of a giant bong. This went on everyday for four years some days a little less but more often some days alotttt more
  • 20 Year Old Male

I was anxious

  • smoking – every evening
  • 58 Year Old Male

New job will require a drug test

  • Vape pen, edibles – Every day
  • 24 Year Old Female

Heart problems with long term heavy use

  • Joints – All day everyday
  • 40 Year Old Female

Became too lazy, not caring and numb, negative attitude mainly the next day. Weed is fun but not when trying to build a life.

  • All but mainly pipe and vape in the later years. Vaping intensifys withdrawl tenfold. The needle of weed. – One and off for years but whe n on, daily occurrence.
  • 33 Year Old Male

Did not want to be addicted, compulsive use.

  • Vape pen and bowl. – At least 3 times weekly.
  • 21 Year Old Male

I had COVID and really want too

  • Roll up – Every single day
  • 26 Year Old Female

I want to breathe better as I have asthma and was waking up coughing due to smoking. I also feel that it’s making my depression worse in some ways, as it just numbs my feelings and puts me in a brain fog, whereas before it used to help me feel happier and calmer and aid my anxiety. However one of the benefits of marijuana for me was helping my appetite, as I’ve been depressed and suffer from very low appetite for several months. But I’m hoping that my health wellness and mental clarity, including appetite, will improve after quitting.

  • Bowl/ blunt – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

Money, sleeping too much, generally using all the time (except work) like an alcoholic would use drink.

  • Eat or vapouriser only. – Daily
  • 42 Year Old Male

work related reasons

  • bong – daily to multiple times a day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Concentration levels and energy levels are low

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 46 Year Old Male

To recapture my life

  • Flower, vape pens – All times not working or sleeping
  • 44 Year Old Male

Wanted to

  • All – Every day
  • 46 Year Old Male

couldn’t buy any right now

  • Pen/Cart, Joint, and Blunt – multiple times daily
  • 17 Year Old Male

Life change

  • Bowl or edible – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Female

Work

  • Bong – Daily
  • 19 Year Old Male

Too addictive

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Male

I need to save money.

  • I typically use my pipe just because I like dry herb more. Though I would also mix it up by vaping, taking edibles, and using a bong. – I was using heavily multiple times throughout the day. I was high 24/7.
  • 23 Year Old Female

Want my life back

  • Pen. Edibles – Everyday
  • 34 Year Old Female

For my health

  • Vape pen – Smoking a vape 12-15 tokes/day
  • 38 Year Old Female

Because I ran out,but then I got super bad anxiety and high blood pressure

  • Vape pen or bowl,bong,blunt – Everyday multiple times a day
  • 16 Year Old Male

It was too expensive and it was masking my anxiety

  • Bowl – Daily, multiple times per day.
  • 27 Year Old Male

Work opportunities & heart health.

  • Vape pen, bowl – 8 times a day, about an ounce every two weeks
  • 27 Year Old Non-Binary

I want to improve my health

  • Bowl, bong or edible – 1-2 times per day
  • 50 Year Old Male

It became a crutch that kept me from experiencing life

  • Bowl – Every 24 hours
  • 30 Year Old Male

It is bad for me in so many ways. It is not helping me.

  • Bowl and vape. – Every day all day.
  • 29 Year Old Male

expensive

  • joints – 7+ joints
  • 32 Year Old Male

Health/anxiety problems

  • Vape pen. So high concentrations that are easy to hide.  – Every evening for over 4 years, then every day and night for the last year.
  • 37 Year Old Male

Not happy with life. Was triggering bad vibes.  Wanted to be clear minded for the upcoming semester.

  • All of the above. Especially wax dabs. Not edibles tho – Every day all day
  • 26 Year Old Male

ran out

  • one hitter – daily
  • 38 Year Old Male

School drug test

  • Pen – Everyday
  • 18 Year Old Male

I did not want to rely on it.

  • Pen – Every day
  • 27 Year Old Male

ruining my life

  • bowl – multiple times a day
  • 33 Year Old Male

Tired of wasting time and money on it.

  • Bowl – 1 gram a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

Mental health issues spiraled

  • Dry herb vape – Prescribed daily use, self medicating daily since 2009,
  • 46 Year Old Male

Memory problems

  • Rolled joints, bong and pipe – Daily, longest break time between smokes would be 24 hours
  • 28 Year Old Male

It made me feel sad. It made want to drink alcohol when my tolerance to it became stronger.

  • Rolling joints. Edibles. PAX vaporizer. – A few times per day.
  • 45 Year Old Male

I have to get a drug test for a new job.

  • pen and flower, edibles – every day (pen)
  • 25 Year Old Female

For health reasons

  • Joint – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

It was controlling me…

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 65 Year Old Male

Better on my body and for my ling term future

  • Vape – Nightly
  • 19 Year Old Male

Addicted

  • Joints and bowls – Daily for past 2-3 years
  • 53 Year Old Female

More mental clarity and focus – I’m trying to get my bachelor’s degree! Smoking also keeps me feeling apathetic towards my job and other people.

  • Pipe / Bowl – I used to smoke all day everyday for about 5 years; this year I cut down to just after work but sometimes I’m tempted to take a hit before work. I always feel like crap the rest of the day.
  • 33 Year Old Female

It was autodistructive

  • Joint – Daily
  • 21 Year Old Female

I’m dumb, no memory, physically sick, mentally sick.

  • A bong. – Every day, every morning with coffee, straight until bedtime. I don’t work, and covid lockdowns and 8:30pm curfew keep me from going outside so I just smoke the whole time.
  • 28 Year Old Female

It was one of my main activities throughout the day and the effects I used it for like decreasing anxiety, helping with productivity, and making mundane tasks more enjoyable had stopped taking place so I was just intoxicated and less functional but without the positive associations. I also found myself wanting to smoke more and more with less time in between, like wanting to smoke again 30 mins after I last smoked.

  • Bubbler, occasionally bowls or joints – 4-6 times a day
  • 26 Year Old Male

Wanted to feel like my normal self again

  • Leaf – Everyday
  • 20 Year Old Female

I was smoking almost every day, and it was seriously hitting me financially. But I have only used weed or anything with THC for about 7 months. But I only recently in the last 3 months been using it heavily at almost 5 grams a day.

  • Smoking shake or bud. – I started off with only eating 1-2 edibles a day (25mgsTHC each), fast forward 7 months, I switched to smoking and was going through a bout 5 grams a day.
  • 28 Year Old Male

I need to focus at work, I’m sick of coughing, I never get high anymore

  • Vape, dabs, bong, joints, tincture – 5-10 times a day
  • 35 Year Old Female

nothing in particular, but maybe to start college with a most sober reality 

  • flower, vape pen – everyday or mostly everyday
  • 18 Year Old Female

Lung health

  • Joint – pure weed, no tobacco – Two or three joints every day
  • 28 Year Old Female

It was interfering with my schooling.

  • Vape pen, or joints – On and off for a while, then daily, then I stopped for 9 months, then a few months daily. But the biggest issues obviously come from daily use
  • 24 Year Old Male

I started to becoming dependent on it which then caused me to become lazy.

  • Fronto, weed and rolling paper – Everyday, twice a day
  • 23 Year Old Male

To put more positive focus on my business and my relationship, and to eliminate  unhealthy vices helping me cope with anger issues.

  • All forms – Every day and night
  • 33 Year Old Male

Looking for work

  • Paper – Everyday
  • 47 Year Old Male

Decided it was time. No longer want to be dependent on any substance

  • Typically a joint, sometimes edible – Everyday
  • 34 Year Old Female

Self improvement

  • joint – every day
  • 25 Year Old Male

I went on vacation for two weeks and it felt like a good time to take advantage of not being able to smoke, as well as a new semester of classes starting and wanting to be in good form

  • It started as just burning flower either in joints or pipes, but the last year was only distillate vape pens – I was smoking weed every day, many times per day
  • 25 Year Old Male

Health, improve lifestyle, money.

  • Bowl – Multiple times a day.
  • 20 Year Old Female

Stopped 3 months ago because I wanted a higher education.

  • Bowl, blunt, edibles – Periodically throughout the last 9 yrs but the last year was almost daily; up until 3 months ago.
  • 24 Year Old Female

Inability to concentrate at work, lethargy and general brain fog.

  • Vape pen – Multiple times daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

Focus on my business and school

  • edibles – every week to every other week
  • 17 Year Old Male

Constant anxiety

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 28 Year Old Male

To have better health and more money

  • Smoke – Everday
  • 40 Year Old Female

After nearly 3 years of daily (only at night) use i knew that weed was holding me back from achieving my life goals and affecting my university studies

  • Mainly bowls, occasionally a joint – Every night, only have had a month break in the past few years with a few weeks here and there of no use
  • 26 Year Old Male

Health

  • Bong – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Male

Cost too much

  • Bong, edibles, bubblers, joints. – Smoking a half a week for a while, cut down to about 7 grams a week, now completely dry. I would take a big bong rip at least every other hour
  • 17 Year Old Male

Memory and cognitive function

  • joints and edibles – every couple of days
  • 36 Year Old Male

To become more productive.

  • Bowl,Blunt. – Up to 2 grams a day. I dropped consumption down to around .5g a day before quitting.
  • 34 Year Old Male

Clean way of life

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 30 Year Old Male

To take a tolerance break

  • Bowl and pen in public – Around 1.5G of normal bud a day
  • 15 Year Old Male

Personal choice

  • Vape pen – 5-6 times a day
  • 24 Year Old Male

To help preserve my short-term memory, to relieve my lungs of THC toxicity, and to not be reliant upon a substance anymore.

  • BHO or rosin – Every day
  • 22 Year Old Male

n/a

  • Roll up papers/smoking –
  • 25 Year Old Male

It’s bad for me

  • All kinds – Pretty much every day since I left the military (sep 2019)
  • 28 Year Old Male

Because it stop me from focusing on my goals

  • smoke – 5 – 10 joints a day
  • 38 Year Old Male

I no longer want to rely on it /  more job opportunities

  • Bowl – Every day 5 times a day
  • 26 Year Old Female

Brain fog and lack of money

  • Has varied over time but in the last ten years mostly edibles. – Three times a day
  • 46 Year Old Male

Job and relationship struggles

  • Bong – 5-10 times a day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Because antiquated employment drug testing laws that violate our fourth amendment rights in the USA are still being used

  • One hitters – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

focus, independent work productivity, feeling disconnected from others/daily life, compulsive repeat smoking, resolving to take a day off and not being able to.  only ‘quitting’ when it runs out and i resist buying more. 

  • pipe – 4 times a day most days
  • 40 Year Old Female

The main reason why I stopped is because I was heavily abusing marijuana for years (2016-2021) and used it as coping mechanism to avoid my personal struggles instead of facing them head on. Another reason also is I was smoking so much that I now suffer from a persistent pneumothorax problem (Collapsed lung). I also would regularly stay up to 24+ hours smoking marijuana and not sleeping or eating and in my lifetime of smoking I could comfortably say I’ve been through quite a substantial amount of psychosis episodes caused most likely by a lack of sleep and smoking a ridiculous amount of marijuana. I also smoked to the point where I would vomit but even after I did I would keep on smoking and smoking

  • Bong (In Australia we call a bowl a cone piece. Made out of brass). I would start with a small cone that could hold 0.10g then I started smoking bigger cones that would fit 0.50g to 1.0g and I packed it to the brim and smoke them in one go. (Not trying to sound tough but in Australia we finish what we pack in one go) – When I was 15 (2016) I would only smoke in moderation anywhere from about once a week to about twice a month and only needed a very small amount to get absolutely stoned out of my mind. But in 2017 in a short amount of time it was all day, everyday smoking an ounce or 2 a week
  • 20 Year Old Male

Made me lazy, accelerates aging, antisocial behavior and clumsy

  • Spliff – Every day
  • 28 Year Old Female

Smoking was hard on my lungs

  • Bowls out of my bong – Multiple times a day
  • 24 Year Old Female

A friend died of cancer. I want to embrace my life

  • Vape dry herb – Daily
  • 59 Year Old Female

Mum was diagnosed with lung cancer

  • Tobacco – Daily
  • 45 Year Old Female

Health and finance

  • No nicotine.  – Hoirly
  • 41 Year Old Female

Laziness, lack of focus, feeling of dependence for eating/ sleeping

  • Cartridges, rolls (blunts/joints), concentrates (dabs) – Since beginning, I had entered phases of heavy and  moderate use as well as phases of abstinence. As of recent, I would consider myself a heavy user
  • 22 Year Old Male

Job and want to change lifestyle

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 44 Year Old Male

My relationship with it is not healthy. Self loathing cycle of wanting to stop & self sabotage.

  • All off but mostly smoke – Daily – 3/4 joints a day
  • 24 Year Old Female

Health

  • Bowl – Daily all day
  • 48 Year Old Male

Cost. It was making me lazy and unmotivated to do anything.

  • Prerolled 1 gram joints. – 2-3 grams a day, everyday in lieu of opiates for back pain management.
  • 70 Year Old Male

Better myself

  • Blunt wrap – Everyday twice to three times
  • 30 Year Old Male

I wanted to see how I feel if I do not smoke.

  • – Almost every day for the last 12 months.
  • 37 Year Old Male

Acknowledging it is an addiction

  • Joints – Daily
  • 56 Year Old Female

Addiction ruining my marriage and cause of anxiety and depression

  • Vape pen or joint – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Male

It caused anxiety

  • Bongs/blunts – Daily 5+ times a day
  • 17 Year Old Female

My vision was severely negatively impacted

  • vape pen and edibles – Every day, all day.
  • 32 Year Old Male

I want to be a better person for my children

  • smoke – 3 times a day
  • 49 Year Old Female

I was relying on it every day and not doing anything in my free time except smoking and zoning out. Was experiencing health conditions and wanted to rule out weed as the cause. Lack of motivation.

  • All of the above. Bong, flower vape, oil vape, edibles. – Daily for 4-6 hours per evening
  • 26 Year Old Female

I noticed I was forming a dependency

  • Pinch hitter – Daily
  • 30 Year Old Male

I was too heavily dependant and it was causing mental health issues.

  • Joint with tobacco – Was having 3day binges every 2 weeks. Previous to that it was everyday.
  • 45 Year Old Male

Want to change

  • Joint – Eveeysay
  • 30 Year Old Male

my mind was foggy all the time

  • joints – everyday
  • 23 Year Old Male

I didn’t

  • blunts,bong – every 3 hours except nights
  • 25 Year Old Male

Better health

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 30 Year Old Male

For my health

  • Bong – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Female

Too many health issues

  • Vape pen – Several times per day
  • 69 Year Old Male

To get my life together

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Male

Body telling me to stop and not fun anymore

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 51 Year Old Male

Got in the way of School and romantic relationships

  • bowl – 2-5x daily
  • 22 Year Old Male

I’m pretty young, and most of my family all smoke or rather vape, I never wanted to smoke, so I got into edibles from my 18th birthday on, almost instantly got addicted because nobody warned me about anything. Had some time on and off, ended up getting control back of my life, but of course things aren’t that easy. Got back in about.. 4 months ago? Time feels so weird, maybe 5, could be 8 for all I know. I started feeling like shit over time, feeling it hit less, being high all the time, not knowing when edibles stop hitting because I take the next one before the old wears off, realizing that I barely spent any time not high. Time to stop, and to move out of this fucking house.

  • – Again it was on and off, but for the last.. 3? 5? 7? months (probably closer to 3 than 7, at least I hope so.. I really cannot remember most of this time period) It was basically every day, 1-3 edibles per day, each being about one third of a gram of weed.
  • 19 Year Old Female

regain focus and mental clarity

  • joint, bowl, water bong – daily before bed, maybe a little more on the weekends
  • 40 Year Old Male

Age, health, smell, interference with daily life: in stuck of everything having to be punctuated by it

  • Smoking – Daily
  • 60 Year Old Female

Improve quality of life

  • Joints/edibles – 1-2 joints per day
  • 23 Year Old Male

Boredom, and saving money

  • Bong, vaporized concentrates – Two to five times a day, daily.
  • 29 Year Old Male

Religious reasons

  • Bowl – Multiple times daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

Money, lung health, increasing motivation for work and university

  • Spliff (called a zoot in the UK where I’m from) – Daily
  • 21 Year Old Male

Just done

  • Smoke – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Female

For clarity

  • Vape – Everyday
  • 38 Year Old Female

Anxiety, wanting to feel normal again

  • Smoke a blunt – Daily
  • 29 Year Old Female

Because I was curious of what the effects of stopping would be (seriously). I’ve spoken out two times about my wondering, then decided to try it.

  • Nothing special, just mixed it with regular tobacco and rolled a joint. Mostly excessive tobacco accompanied by the bare minimum of weed/hasj to notice a difference in mental state. – Every day for the length of at least a year. Before that I occasionally smoked for the previous year, and before that I smoked every day since my 22nd. I ussually smoked around 1 to 2 joint per evening, prior to bedtime.
  • 29 Year Old Male

It stopped being fun and became a chore. I spent so much money on it. I planned my whole life around it. I’m currently on day 16 and I’m still really struggling but I know I have to give it up to be the best person I can be.

  • 3-4 smokes a day. A typical session for me would be 3-4 bowls from a bong. I always used a bong.  – 3-4 smokes a day. A typical session for me would be 3-4 bowls from a bong.
  • 23 Year Old Male

I felt that it was clouding my judgement and I had no beaks in my usage anymore

  • pipe – every day
  • 47 Year Old Female

Multiple reasons, I became burn out;    started a health kick with cold pressed juices, smoothies, Whole Foods and exercise.   Didn’t feel like consuming one day recently and felt like it was right for me to quit. I’ve been using daily multiple times a day since I was 15, with the occasional tolerance breaks. I’m now 26, and just noticed I’m tiered of being unmotivated. I was attempting to treat my mental illnesses with weed and came to the realization that it’s not a positive way to treat or deal with what I have going on. Got to the point  where it was making mental state worse.

  • Volcano vaporizer Glass water bong   Occasional edibles  – Multiple times daily. Didn’t ever go more than a few hours without consuming.
  • 26 Year Old Female

Work.

  • Joint – 2 months
  • 19 Year Old Female

A trip to Utah caused me to have to detox for 4 days.

  • Bowl, and dabbing – Daily up to 4 times
  • 23 Year Old Female

A better life/job.

  • Roll up in a cigar. – Daily at least 3-4 times.
  • 32 Year Old Female

To try and clear my head and focus up on what I want to do in life.

  • Blunts and joints – Everday
  • 21 Year Old Male

Pregnancy

  • Bong – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

too much paranoia and strange thought patterns

  • one hitter or bowl – for the past few years, daily to weekly smoker
  • 45 Year Old Female

It ruins my relationship with people

  • All of the above – Everyday
  • 44 Year Old Male

I felt like my smoking was negatively affecting my personal and professional relationships with others.

  • Blunt and vape pen – Every couple hours, heavy use.
  • 34 Year Old Female

Started to feel the weed may be affecting my brain when stringing sentences together

  • Joint – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Male

Because myself and partner stopped doing any activities. We were only concerned about smoking every evening.

  • Joint – Every evening
  • 25 Year Old Male

I stopped because it is a mistake that leads to other mistakes

  • smoking via rizzla – every fucking day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Anxiety increased

  • Vape, bong – 5 times a week
  • 21 Year Old Male

I smoke it all the time and I just feel like I can be a better version of myself if I stop

  • Bowls mixed with tobacco – Daily almost all day
  • 25 Year Old Male

I realized I was still smoking it even though it caused problems like fatigue, anxiety attacks, I was getting angry if anything got in the way of my smoking time. I started getting noticeabley dumber. I’ve gain 30lbs in one year. This happened while only smoking a “one hitter” or two per night. After noticing I was continuing to use even though it was causing problems, I knew I was addicted.

  • One hitter (mini smoking pipe) – Every night
  • 37 Year Old Female

Hyperemesis stage 1 symptoms after 6 months edibles 70 – 90 mg per night for tinnitus insomnia

  • Capsules tinctures gummies – Every night
  • 57 Year Old Female

Tolerance break

  • Concentrates/ dab rig. – Everyday
  • 22 Year Old Female

Inhibition on life.

  • 70% THC vape pen – Daily
  • 38 Year Old Male

Healthy lungs and improve memory

  • Bowl – Daily throughout the day
  • 43 Year Old Female

Difficulty focusing, increased social anxiety, occasional speech stutter, didn’t want to increase chances of permanent cognitive effects

  • Bowl and Vape pen – Consistently throughout the day, everyday.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Hurt myself

  • Every 2-3 hours – Everyday
  • 24 Year Old Male

Because it made me really anxious and I cant remember  what its like to have a clear mind. I also spent all of my money on it and am now in thousands of pounds of debt. I want to do well in life and be the happiest I can and I dont think that’s possibly smoking weed every day.

  • Spliff (rolled with tobacco) – Every day
  • 20 Year Old Female

To be more present, especially at the end of the day. Memory concerns. Lung concerns. Being a good influence to others

  • Smoke a pipe – 3-4 times a day
  • 57 Year Old Female

I was tired of what it was turning me Into

  • Roll – Daily
  • 18 Year Old Male

Save money and mentally feel drained some days

  • Squeezes and Bowls – Everyday for 3 years
  • 21 Year Old Male

Tolerance break

  • Bong – Twice daily for two years
  • 18 Year Old Female

Need employment

  • Pipe – Multiple times daily,5+
  • 29 Year Old Male

Tired of it

  • Edible,bowl,vape – Everyday
  • 32 Year Old Male

Because I was smoking every night for 3 years and was questioning whether it was a cause or a cure for my anxiety

  • Spliff – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

I used constantly and it affected my drive and mental health negatively.

  • Flower and edibles – All day every day
  • 40 Year Old Male

Using it to sedate myself to tolerate living out of a car for 2 years

  • Mostly smoke, but a period of lots of vape. Some edibles on occasion – All day for mostly 2 years, prior to this not as heavy but still frequent, mostly daily
  • 32 Year Old Male

Smoking to feel normal.

  • Volcano Vaporizer – Multiple time a day pretty much most days.
  • 66 Year Old Male

I kept losing track of time. Litterally would work then smoke at home and months would go by

  • Bowl, edibles, vape if I could find it – Everyday
  • 24 Year Old Male

Paranoia, money and sleep

  • Bong – Every day
  • 17 Year Old Male

To better my health and relationship. There’s been a lot of cheating and even when he usnt im paranoid he is.

  • Smoke – All day everyday
  • 24 Year Old Female

Mental health felt as though it went from bad to worse. Self harm, considering suicide, inability to handle enotions or stress.

  • Bowl, dabs/vaporizer – Daily, from waking until sleeping. I don’t pay for weed as I am a sales rep for a producer. I smoked ultra premium flower and concentrates.
  • 31 Year Old Male

Health isolation and cadh

  • With tabboco rolled smoked – Everyday
  • 51 Year Old Female

Lack of motivation, brain fog and reduced memory.  I’ve been smoking since I was 12 heavily, on and off for 10 years.

  • A bong and a bowl, also edibles from time to time. – Everyday, primarily in the evening after work and on weekends.
  • 23 Year Old Male

I was experiencing symptoms of CHS.

  • Vape pen and bowl – Daily
  • 45 Year Old Female

I wanted my lid back.                   

  • Bowl  – Very heavy the past year  Q
  • 69 Year Old Female

Just had an overall unrealistic/paranoid view on life even during the day when i’m not high as i was a heavy night time smoker

  • bowl – every night for 5 years and on and off for 10
  • 32 Year Old Male

Just wanted to quit

  • Vape pen – Multiple times a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

I don’t remember.

  • Joint – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Female

Playing sports in college

  • Pen battery – -getting high 2x a day
  • 18 Year Old Male

Don’t want to be a slave to weed

  • Flower and pen – Daily
  • 49 Year Old Male

motivation, mental acuity.  Also, I was relying on it to handle situational depression. To avoid mental anguish. Someday I might use occasionally for recreational purposes, but not as a crutch

  • smoke – every day
  • 60 Year Old Female

I periodically take breaks, typically of 5-14 days, partly to control my tolerance (when I notice reduced effects) & usage (when I notice myself using more of it), and partly for circumstantial reasons (applying for jobs, traveling to places where it’s not legal, etc).

  • Dry herb vape (Pax2 with a half-pack oven, so about 0.15g per session and I usually get two rounds out of a half-pack). Occasionally vape pens or edibles. I find smoking wasteful and don’t keep a bong/pipe/rolling papers of my own, so I only smoke socially — probably 3x in the past year. (I’m not very social.) – I still am, when I’m not on a break. I started out using it about twice a week and gradually increased to daily, sometimes two or three times daily. Usually not very much at once — I’m a lightweight, so even at my peak, 3 hits off a vape is plenty for me. Most of the daily users I know use more than I do: I typically go through about a gram a week & feel moderately strong effects from a 10mg gummy.
  • 30 Year Old Female

Money, depression, breakdown in a weed fueled relationship and general feelings of unhappiness

  • Joints only – Every day
  • 25 Year Old Female

To save money

  • About 1-2 grams per day – Every day
  • 31 Year Old Female

It’s not the life I want for myself or family/kids

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Female

To become healthier

  • Bowl and pen. – 5-8 times daily. I would go through 7 grams in 2 days easily.
  • 37 Year Old Male

Because I’m embarrassed about how much it controls me.

  • Spliff – Daily minimum 5 spliffs a day
  • 27 Year Old Female

Heart attack

  • smoke – every day
  • 51 Year Old Male

Chest infection thought I was dying ended up in hospital wasn’t dying just felt so like it 

  • Bong smoking – All day every day
  • 48 Year Old Male

I hate myself

  • Blunts and joints – Five blunts a day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Took over

  • Rig bongs and spliffs – Excessively daily
  • 29 Year Old Female

I felt it was making it more difficult to manage my emotions. I used when I wanted to feel good, and realizing that I had that behavior and found happiness in very few other avenues highlighted that.

  • Usually bubbler or a bong. – I used consistently, almost daily, for the past year. I moved into a new place with new friends this past month and we all decided to take a break 8 days ago.
  • 23 Year Old Male

Despite only using it in the evenings, it was beginning to affect every hour of my day to day life, as well as motivation and focus.    Additionally, my lungs have been weak and my doctors informed me that marijuana can interfere with my ADHD and antidepressant medication .

  • Joints and vaporizer – Every evening after 4 or 5 pm
  • 35 Year Old Non-Binary

Tired of feeling numb all the time

  • smoked – daily
  • 35 Year Old Female

Using it everyday and have gained weight and lost motivation to do other things

  • vape – Every day
  • 55 Year Old Female

Started feeling a propensity to feel depressed and cognitive issues

  • Paper – Three, two times a week, sometimes more
  • 27 Year Old Male

Overall health and well-being

  • Smoking joints – Every day
  • 31 Year Old Female

After 42 years of it and my 60th birthday approaching I just felt it was long overdue.

  • One hit batty the last 20 years. One hit water bongs before that  – Daily, but only about a quarter gram per day.
  • 59 Year Old Male

Medicinal use for IBS and trauma recovery + recreational use for a high  turned into daily abuse and I realized I have been high all day everyday for 2yrs. Has now taken over my life and holds me back, lowers my confidence.

  • Bong, joint, vape – Heavy use every day
  • 35 Year Old Female

I was dependent. My nutrition and sleep were poor and I found it hard to execute changes I wanted in my life.

  • Vape pen. Edible (THC lemonade).  –
  • 42 Year Old Male

I smoked for 24 years non stop. I want a change, its time for a change for my health and my older wiser self

  • Joint and edibles – All day
  • 38 Year Old Female

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

  • Joints, pipe, bong – Multiple times a day.
  • 29 Year Old Male

Job application

  • Joints or vape pens – Constantly.
  • 23 Year Old Female

It caused severe anxiety any time I smoked

  • Oil and smoking – Every day as medical prescription combined with CBD
  • 47 Year Old Female

Hard to source with borders being shut around me

  • Joints – 8g a week
  • 35 Year Old Female

Unwanted lingering impacts on personality and motivation

  • Bowl – 3-4 times daily
  • 30 Year Old Male

No enjoyment anymore.

  • in rizla – Every day
  • 34 Year Old Female

I was consuming too much not doing much else

  • Smoking, vaping, edibles – Several times a day
  • 39 Year Old Male

Restore memeory

  • Joint – Wake and bake to bedtime
  • 47 Year Old Male

Need to focus on school

  • Bowl or vape pen – 3-5 times a day
  • 21 Year Old Male

To improve my overall health and save money

  • Smoking – Every day
  • 34 Year Old Male

Anxiety, made me feel incapable of simple tasks

  • Joint – 3-6 times daily
  • 30 Year Old Female

Why not

  • All – Ed
  • 33 Year Old Male

I have severe short term memory loss with Marijuana, I felt anxious, angry and couldn’t even read a single page in a book, let alone study. I would have regular absences, and my depression was only balanced if I knew I could have a joint or oil.

  • Smoking joints, and taking thc oil drops orally. – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Female

Brain fog

  • Smoke – All day everyday
  • 44 Year Old Male

Breathing problems

  • Bowl – A bowl pack a day
  • 28 Year Old Male

I got tired of it. I quit for ten years while in the military. When I got out of the military I started using again. Fast forward 3 years from that and my tolerance has made me a heavy user and it’s not as fun as it was. It’s more of a chore now than a pleasurable.

  • Joints, bowls, vape pen, and edibles – Daily
  • 38 Year Old Male

General life impacts.

  • Edible or bowl – Daily in the evening
  • 33 Year Old Male

Lack of ambition/motivation. Cost.

  • Water pipe – 5x daily
  • 32 Year Old Male

clearer thinking

  • smoking – almost everyday
  • 47 Year Old Male

Breakup – 1. cannabis was causing too much anxiety and overthinking   2. I decided it was time to stop

  • Vape pen and joints – A few times a day
  • 23 Year Old Male

depression, lack of motivation, poor social skills,

  • vaporiser, pax – daily
  • 38 Year Old Male

Needed a tolerance break

  • Bong always – Daily .5-1g a day of cbd, hybrid sativa and indica and more intense pure sativa 2-3g a day for 1 month.
  • 49 Year Old Male

It was negatively impacting my daily life.

  • Edible – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Female

For my own health, and to get a diagnosis I need to be clean for at least 6 weeks but I’m gonna try for 3 months

  • Joint, spliffs – About 1g a day in spliffs
  • 20 Year Old Male

Messes w my head

  • Blunts – Everyday
  • 18 Year Old Female

Because I want to live a clean life and spirituality

  • Spliff / tobacco and weed – Everyday
  • 45 Year Old Male

For my baby

  • Lung bongs – Every day all day
  • 22 Year Old Female

affecting my productivity and realized i was in denial after being a heavy user for 5+ years.

  • used to be bowl or bong. since the pandemic hit, its been vape pen every day. – every day, all day for the past 5 years.
  • 37 Year Old Female

Health

  • Spliff – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Female

I became concious about the fact that it ruined my social life and hindered my personal growth. It was a real addiction – alltough i would never frame it that way.

  • Vaporizer Joints  Edibles – It became a almost daily habit
  • 27 Year Old Male

Financial, social and health reasons

  • Joint – Multiple times daily
  • 27 Year Old Female

I’ve been wanting to quit for years and haven’t been able to. I don’t have the funds to purchase weed anymore, its expensive and it’s easy to get now due to Dispensary availability. It’s causing anxiety, I get upset at how excited I am to smoke everyday.

  • bowl – daily all day long
  • 36 Year Old Female

Health

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Male

Anxiety

  • Joint mostly – Every day
  • 21 Year Old Female

Made me stupid, and in the long run made depression and anxiety worse

  • Bowl, vape pen, and edibles – Couple dab cartridge hits in the morning, either a bong bowl or more dab cart at 4pm, and bong bowl or 2 before bed, near the end I was hitting dab carts a lot more frequently
  • 21 Year Old Male

Open heart surgery

  • Smoke – Every day
  • 45 Year Old Male

I am in the process of quitting by tapering off, and track my consumption and set daily, weekly and monthly limits. I was getting tired of the habit and increasingly worried about the long term effects on my lungs and brain.    I tried going “cold turkey” several times and that did not work for me. The habit of smoking was just as addictive as the drug. What I found really worked was a gradual tapering off. I am now smoking about 90% less and am continuing to set reduction goals leading to quitting entirely. I think it’s important for researchers to understand that cold turkey does not work for everyone.

  • Smoking a rolled joint. – I was smoking about 3 joints a day, sometimes more, every day. I am down to no more than 2 joints a week now and working to get to zero.
  • 58 Year Old Female

Because it was loop: work mon-fri, then get hella high on friday evening, then find yourself on the Monday morning with very limited cognitive ability and heavy anxiety because of inability to work (my job requires intensive cognitive effort, it’s IT-project management in a huge financial corp). So they main reason is that I got really tired of the anxiety and also afraid of my career perspectives. In fact I came to a frightening realization that if I have weed at home I’ll use it no matter what day that is. I’ll use if I have no work to do and I have absolutely no control over it.

  • I guess you call it ‘gravity bong’, that water tool made of two bottles: the smaller one with no bottom is inside the bigger one with no top. Very popular device in Russia called ‘Vodnick’ or ‘Vodniy’. Helps to gain tolerance fast. When outside I used joints. – 4-5 days a week. To be specific it went like this: I bought 2-3g (or more) on Firday and started using it with a ‘gravity bong’, staying high through the weekend. On Monday I go to work but usually there were leftovers so I got high on Monday evening and sometimes on Tuesday evening too.
  • 27 Year Old Male

It was giving me depression

  • Bowl or vape pen – 4-5 times a day
  • 29 Year Old Female

Because it, along with alcohol, was contributing to my lifetime diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. I have quit both substances.

  • Tincture – Cannabis tincture, daily.
  • 66 Year Old Male

Money, Lung Health, Motivation

  • Joints (Tobacco + Weed) – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Male

Weight loss forgetfullness insomnia

  • Joint – Everyday 5-7 times
  • 24 Year Old Female

Ran out

  • Bong, Joint – Once-twice per day
  • 17 Year Old Non-Binary

Better lifestyle

  • Joints – Everyday morning till night
  • 31 Year Old Male

Poor routine, diet, exercise and sleep

  • Joint – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Male

I don’t know

  • Vape, edibles, joints, bowls – Every day
  • 38 Year Old Female

Eye sight problems, want a new job

  • Joint, pipe, dabs – Everyday
  • 41 Year Old Male

After using on and off for over 20 years I recognise how I withdraw socially from people when I smoke, its like its me against the world. I isolate and retreat. I realised I was dulling my happy, my excitement and my vibrancy. I wanted my last for life back.

  • Smoke with tobacco I don’t smoke regular cigarettes ever. – Daily just in the evenings
  • 43 Year Old Female

Lack of motivation, depression, anxiety.

  • First joints, then dabs. – Every day all day.
  • 28 Year Old Male

Lifestyle change. Want to become healthier and regain vitality>

  • Strictly edibles. 500-600 mg every day. –
  • 57 Year Old Male

I was tired of being worried about the adverse effects of long term use

  • Blunt – Once in a while
  • 20 Year Old Male

Using way too much edible concentrate (dispensary said “it’s ok to use as much as you want, it won’t hurt you.  You’re body will get rid of what it doesn’t need or you will just go to sleep.”) and resulted in horrible problems – physically and mentally.

  • Started with edbles (gross/expensive) and went to full-spectrum oil/rso. – At the beginning of last year it was periodically – once or twice a week to once or twice a month. Entering the pandemic it was sometimes for a week or two at a time, stopping because of stomach pain.
  • 45 Year Old Male

it really messed up my life.   i could not focus on doing anything. everything i did was half. i basicly understood i was only fooling myself.

  • joints with tobacco – everyday 4 to 5 joints a day.
  • 37 Year Old Male

It’s fun and all but I’d rather quit because of the cons.

  • I smoke it – I remember using it from time to time, maybe 2 times a week in late april and the coming months of 2021
  • 21 Year Old Male

Was using so much that I couldn’t keep up with the financial part. Also got to the point where I really couldn’t feel high anymore.

  • Bowls, vape pens, edibles, dabs (Mostly a high THC of around 90% concentrate user and still able to function normally and think clearly while using) – Every day every 2-3 hours
  • 21 Year Old Male

For my mental health. To save money. I don’t wish to smoke anymore

  • Smoke in a rizla with tobacco – I’ve smoked it on and off for years. Most recently I started it again in 2020 until now (Aug 2021) this has been Frye period where I’ve smoked it the most. I would get up in a morning and smoke a joint.
  • 32 Year Old Female

School is starting soon and I want to feel productive again because marijuana makes me lazy and fatigued.

  • Vape pen – Every night to sleep.
  • 19 Year Old Male

Panic attacks/anxiety/felt like I was doing damage to my cardiovascular system/heart. Also my dad was born with a heart condition and died in his early 60s (he smoked a few cigs as a teenager but quit soon after) .     After smoking a bit too much I remember feeling a weird beat in the upper part of my heart almost in between my regular heartbeats(only 2-3 times and went away after, didn’t last any longer than 1 minute and was gone). But add paranoia that you get and this really freaked me out and basically made me say in my head ” I don’t like this feeling”. Pretty sure I started back up smoking way too much too fast and my body was trying to let me know.    I’m just one the people weed doesn’t completely agree with. Yeah I love it but at the end of the day its doing more harm to me than good.

  • Bowl/Chillem/One Hitter/Pipe. If I was out with friends, mostly likely a blunt – Every day, waking up and smoking a bowl about 10-30 mins after being up, and then maintaining my high all day… all the way to night, when I would pass out and sleep so good
  • 33 Year Old Male

I wanted to improve my health and productivity and the old habit needed to be dropped.

  • Roll it up – Every day, two ounces a month
  • 28 Year Old Male

To feel more human and in tune with life

  • Spliff (nicotine and weed(green) – Every day
  • 30 Year Old Female

Because I want to grow and progress in my life and I feel that marijuana is causing me to stagnate.

  • Vape pen – Daily and throughout every day.
  • 53 Year Old Female

Finances and covid lockdown made it impossible

  • Joints with tobacco and pipe. Sometimes bong – Sometimes from the morning, other times just the evening. Dependent on work. I don’t get stoned before work
  • 41 Year Old Female

To save money and for health reasons

  • Joint – Daily
  • 44 Year Old Female

Had a car accident

  • Rolled joint with tobacco – Every day
  • 37 Year Old Male

Financial reasons

  • Bowl – Almost everyday with a day i wont smoke will come every now and then
  • 19 Year Old Male

My use was continually escalating upwards and beginning to creep into work and family life.

  • Vape bag (volcano) – Multiple times daily
  • 35 Year Old Male

I was to depending on it and feeing suck and unhealthy

  • Water pipe/bong – Daily
  • 20 Year Old Male

to be more conscientious, improve memory and to be able to deal with life’s challenges without a constant coping mechanism to hide behind.

  • rolled joints with tobacco – daily
  • 30 Year Old Male

work and health benefit

  • smokes – 6 joints a day
  • 44 Year Old Male

i told myself that i didn’t want to keep doing this and that i didn’t want to ruin future job opportunities

  • vape ,bowls, joints – daily
  • 19 Year Old Male

I get lazy and unmotivated, and sometimes takes a long time to wake up.

  • Rolled a joint or smoked in pipe. – Every day 4 to 5 times
  • 34 Year Old Female

Wanted to improve my life instead of sulking in it.

  • Vape pens and occasionally bowls and bongs. – Nearly daily.
  • 20 Year Old Male

Weight gain and Motivation decreased

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 23 Year Old Male

The obligations of attending law school

  • Flower through a bong – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

I want to improve my life, achieve my goals.

  • Joint – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Female

Gaining weight, lack of energy to exercise, difficulty sleeping, drank too much alcohol with it, munchies, expense, brain buzz, irritable

  • Mostly edibles, vape pen also sometimes – 4 to 6 times a week
  • 61 Year Old Female

I didn’t want to be reliant on anything for any reason.  Also, I felt near schizophrenic sometimes after smoking.  The anxiety which I started smoking to ease, ended up becoming centered around my use of weed.  I was convinced I needed it to cure my anxiety, but it was exacerbating the problem.

  • Vape pen, bowl, bong, joint, bubbler… You name it. – Very regularly, it started out as a once in a while thing, and teetered between once a day at night to then being an all day every day and every occasion and every day after work…. So basically very regularly.
  • 24 Year Old Genderqueer

My munchies got out of control and I realized I was gaining weight. I also realized that getting high wasn’t as pleasurable as it once was, and I felt like I was wasting my life, just getting high and watching tv every night

  • Bowl, sometimes bong or edible, rarely joint – Every night around dinner time I would get high and continue until I went to bed. I started using daily around 4 years ago.
  • 31 Year Old Female

Lack of energy, inability to think trough things, feeling worthless, difficult of reading books and do new things in general

  • Blunt – Everyday
  • 32 Year Old Female

I spend too much money on it. And when I don’t have it, I feel like I’m insane. Like I can’t be myself unless I have it.

  • Vape pen, blunt – Everyday
  • 16 Year Old Female

needed a mental break, spending too much money, wanting to apply to jobs after graduating college soon

  • Bowl – Every day
  • 25 Year Old Female

Employment

  • Joints, blunts, and vape. Never edibles. – Everyday all day.
  • 28 Year Old Male

Stop feeling trapped & go out more at night, save money, dui

  • Bowl, occasionally edibles + dabs + kief – Daily multiple times a day, max 2G+ daily tapered to 0.5G mixed with passionflower
  • 26 Year Old Male

I had been a heavy weed only smoker for 12 years. 12 freaking years! I recently started having problems with my thyroid and by association, my heart. It scared me so badly that I quit weed and coffee, hoping that would help.

  • Vape pen – Every day. I would hit my cape 20-40 times daily.
  • 30 Year Old Female

pretty much every possible reason

  • spliff – many times a day every day for over a year
  • 21 Year Old Female

Taking control of my life

  • smoke,edibles – daily
  • 41 Year Old Male

To save money instead of spending it all on weed. To feel in control of my life.

  • Bowls – Daily from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed
  • 31 Year Old Female

Didn’t feel happy even when smoking.

  • DAB rig. – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Male

Lung health, I’m still young, I want to be able to have an appetite without being high

  • Vape pen, blunts – Everyday
  • 17 Year Old Male

It made me too lazy

  • Vaping in a tower vaper – Every day
  • 27 Year Old Male

I started smoking weed in a difficult time of my life. In the beginning i really benefited from it. I knew from the beginning that I didn’t want to become a daily user, but it happened. Somehow I managed to work through this difficulties and now there is no reason that could justify the use any longer. At least not for me. Few weeks ago I realized how much my coping mechanisms shifted to “just smoke some and forget it”. You can’t build happy a life around that. Also the lack of motivation to do anything else than smoke weed became really frustrating. So I decided to quit in order to grow back my real personality.

  • Joints and bongs – I smoked for roughly 2 years. Irregular in the beginning. Like three times a week for about five months. And every day at least once for about a year.
  • 24 Year Old Male

Felt like it took too much place in my life

  • Joints – Every day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Spiritual reasons

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 61 Year Old Male

I knew I needed to. It was becoming a crutch and my tolerance was far too high.

  • Vape – Daily, throughout, morning to night
  • 28 Year Old Female

Stomach pain

  • Blunt (weed + tobacco mix) – Every day
  • 25 Year Old Male

I stopped smoking cigs. And did not want to smoke anything. Plus I felt like my memory was getting bad

  • One hitter – One hit or two every hour every day
  • 51 Year Old Male

Kids

  • Smoke – 24 7
  • 29 Year Old Female

Becoming to dependent of it. Losing weight due to not being hungry. Feeling lazy

  • Edibles &?smoke – Past year 1-2 x a day
  • 32 Year Old Female

Feeling like I’m in a fog and gained weight

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 45 Year Old Female

Mental Health

  • Joint – 3 or 4 times per week
  • 22 Year Old Male

To focus on school, my future and enjoying life.

  • Bowl, vape pen, edible and joint. – Everyday (when using) but I would take breaks here and there.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Dry-herb vaporizer – Daily or nightly
  • 21 Year Old Male

career path and better job

  • Bong (bowl) multiple of them – twice daily unless im off shift then possibly three times
  • 30 Year Old Male

I wanted to

  • Bong or vape – I cut down to once a day
  • 26 Year Old Male

My kids

  • Bowl – 3 times a day
  • 35 Year Old Male

Possible CHS

  • Bong – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Female

Curious if my major depression and suicidal thoughts are connected to putting off remedial/productive thoughts and action via marijuana use.

  • Bong/Joints – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Male

Feeling everytime I smoked I got all plugged up and felt anxiety

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 69 Year Old Male

Psychiatrist encourages me to and I want to quit. I’ve tried about 7 times over the last 5 years to quit and not succeeded

  • A couple joints and between 10-20 mg edibles daily – on avg with a few stretches of more or less depending on work needs – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Female

Memory was bad

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Too addicting

  • Pen – 24/7
  • 29 Year Old Female

i wanted to understand the drug and the quitting/withdrawal process to help someone i love

  • mixed with tabaco in the form of a cigarette – daily, every two hours
  • 49 Year Old Alien

Depression. Trouble waking in the morning. Uninterested in activities I used to like. Forgetting conversations I’ve had.

  • Vape pen most of the time. Edibles monthly. – Every day.
  • 38 Year Old Male

Bad mood swings

  • Bowl or joint – Every day heavy
  • 48 Year Old Male

I’ve problems on the lungs

  • Joints – It has been raising with the time but since a year like 3/4 joints daily.
  • 19 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • All of the above. – Everyday, all day.
  • 26 Year Old Male

Religious concept

  • Roll paper – Daily smoke
  • 27 Year Old Male

Because it’s time

  • Pre roll, bowl – All day
  • 52 Year Old Male

Cons outweighed the pros, I have a lot in my life I want to change

  • Roll with tobacco – Everyday
  • 22 Year Old Male

To focus on my career and professional development

  • Mainly joints and bong – Every day I would smoke roughly 4-5g a day on week days and on the weekend it was until I would pass out but I’d wake up with 6-9 smoked joints in my ash tray for that day.
  • 24 Year Old Male

Every day started to feel like the last

  • Smoked with a bit of tobacco in a long rizla – Shared about 8 joints a day for say 3 years, the last 2 years it was about 2 joints a day give or take
  • 24 Year Old Female

Asthma and a desire to give myself a break

  • Smoking bongs – Heavy daily user
  • 34 Year Old Female

Health reasons

  • Bowl – Multiple times, daily.
  • 33 Year Old Female

Pregnant with twins

  • All of the above – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

Lack of motivation

  • bowl – every day
  • 37 Year Old Female

Money, it cost too much money!

  • Bowl pack or joint. – Multiple times daily
  • 34 Year Old Female

Tired of dependence

  • Bowl and metal cig – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

It wrecked my life! Mentally, physically, emotionally and financially

  • Joints – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Male

My husband is an alcoholic and chronic weed smoker and has been sober and clean for 4 weeks. I quit smoking g to support him and gain more control over my life.

  • Pipe or joint – 1 joint every night
  • 42 Year Old Female

health, work and money

  • rolled joints – 2-3g a day
  • 34 Year Old Female

Oh so many reasons. It became my life. Part of my personality. Everyone who knows me has never known me without a joint since the age of 17. Initially my ms diagnosis was the perfect excuse to becoming the ultimate stoner, but now I feel like on an emotive level im not really there anymore. I just want to be Hugh not even to enjoy it anymore but it’s the only feeling of “normal” I’ve come to know and that thought distresses me. As much as I love marajuana, as much as she will forever be my first and last love, the only escape I had from reality for a while, she needs to go so I can rediscover who I am and ultimately, feel again.

  • Joint and edibles but mainly smoking in joints mixes with tobacco – Every day. At least 3 5 grams a day then fiend off whoever and wherever for the rest.
  • 26 Year Old Female

its holding me back from going after my goals and it has become extremely hard to think or find motivation to do what i must to survive until my death.

  • bowl or a doobie – everyday
  • 33 Year Old Male

I was finding that I was experiencing high anxiety whenever I couldn’t use or it was inappropriate to use, and I didn’t want a comfortable mood baseline to be dependent on cannabis. I prefer it be a fun recreational and not a mood stabiliser.

  • Edible – A minimum of 10mg edible  per day, up to a much as 30mg.
  • 41 Year Old Female

i wanted to

  • smoking – every day, multiple times
  • 32 Year Old Male

I want to.

  • 2grams daily – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

Job

  • Bowl, edible, bong, vape pen – Every night
  • 22 Year Old Female

God told me to. It was becoming an idol

  • Joint – Multiple times a day
  • 29 Year Old Female

Started to have severe anxiety and delusional thinking when smoking

  • joint – Daily
  • 37 Year Old Male

For my kid and to get a good job.

  • Bowl, bong – Several times a day
  • 41 Year Old Female

Smoking all day every day was causing me to sit by and be complacent in my life and I was avoiding deep seeded issues that needed to be dealt with

  • Bowl – Every 3 hours awake
  • 22 Year Old Female

It was affecting my sex life. Also mixing marijuana and tobacco gave me a hard time keeping an erection because I associated weed with sex

  • Joints mixed with tobacco – Every day
  • 30 Year Old Male

Cost and want more out of life

  • Smoked with tobacco – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Female

Life changes

  • Joint – Every 4-6 hours. Everyday
  • 26 Year Old Female

Affordability   Abusing the drug

  • Smoke – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

I have smoked for the better part of the last 15 years. It has affected my relationships and my sexual activity is dependent on it

  • Mixed with tobacco. – about 2 grams everyday
  • 34 Year Old Male

Problems in life. Depressed anxiety

  • Bowl or vape – Daily
  • 44 Year Old Male

Improve fertility, started to bother spouse, and didn’t like feeling like I had to depend on something to be happy.

  • bowl – multiple times daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

It serves no more purpose in my life.

  • Rolled up in a joint – Daily, 2 to 3 joints.
  • 39 Year Old Male

Just felt it was time for something new.  Getting high was not as much fun anymore.

  • Bowl or joint. With tobacco in the early days but gave that up 4 years ago – 4 times a week at the end.  Almost every day before.
  • 46 Year Old Male

I no longer enjoy being couch locked. Wasting my life away as a 35 year old man. I quit in 2019 after some health issues and splitting up with my then girlfriend. Once the pandemic hit, I started smoking again but never got the same enjoyment out of it that I used to. I’m quitting now because I want to feel again.

  • Vaping flower and using a vape pen as well – Every day. Whenever I wasn’t obligated to do anything. Also while at work during my lunch breaks.
  • 35 Year Old Male

Wanted to be more present and in touch with my emotions

  • Smoke with a one hitter – Several times daily
  • 41 Year Old Female

It got to a point where weed was no longer getting me high and I could see no benefits of continuing smoking, it was only having negative effects

  • I’d smoke out of a bong and I’d always mix my weed with tobacco – I was smoking probably 20 times a day, so I was definitely a heavy smoker.
  • 19 Year Old Female

I want to be able to manage my emotions with out marijuana

  • Bowl – Every day at least once
  • 31 Year Old Male

To lower my tolerance

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Male

I smoked too much

  • Joints – every day with small breaks
  • 26 Year Old Male

The main reasons which come to my mind right now (in no particular order):  * I developed so high tolerance that it wans’t fun anymore  * My productivity at work dropped a lot  * I couldn’t deal with everyday chores anymore  * I was having a very unhelthy life, combining it with cigarretes and alchohol and stopped doing physical activities. Furthermore, the poor health choices were doing no good to my diabetics   

  • Cigarretes – 4 years
  • 35 Year Old Male

Brain fog and lasting feelings of insecurity after each recent use, even after reducing from daily to weekly usage.

  • Bong rips, in large quantities, without slowing or stopping even after feeling effects – Not just daily, but constantly and in large quantities.
  • 27 Year Old Male

I got really ill with an infection and was admitted to hospital

  • Smoking mixed with tobacco – Everyday
  • 22 Year Old Male

It started to make me feel panicky

  • Bong, bowl, vape, edible – Everyday
  • 22 Year Old Female

No productivity.

  • Joints – One or two joints daily
  • 28 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • Smoke – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Female

Was not sustainable, loss of control. Relationships, finances, job was jeopardized

  • bong, Joints, vape pen – 10 – 15 times a day, about 1/8 an ounce
  • 32 Year Old Male

Too expensive, extremely high tolerance, felt wasteful, knew that smoking daily was unsustainable and sub optimal.

  • – Multiple times a day. Ranging from 1 to 5 times.
  • 22 Year Old Male

I didn’t feel any emotions, I couldn’t feel happy without smoking

  • Smoke it – Every day
  • 42 Year Old Female

My use was changing my personality and I have become addicted.

  • Edible – up to 200 mg + RSO ~800 mg. – Nightly
  • 52 Year Old Female

Financial and far over use

  • Bowl or dabs or a pen – Daily
  • 21 Year Old Male

To be more independent

  • Vape – Every 2nd day
  • 58 Year Old Male

I abuse it by smoking before everything I do. I smoked all day everyday

  • Joints minimum 10 a day – All day every day.
  • 40 Year Old Male

I wanna come back to my own self

  • Roll – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Male

I had a severe anxiety/panic attack and haven’t been the same since then

  • Smoke it in a cigarillo – 5-6x daily
  • 36 Year Old Female

My sinuses were bad to begin with coughing all the time tired all the time & just sick of it & I want to be healthy & clear minded I’m 61 years old & I’ve been using since I’m 15 years old

  • Well in the last few years everything pens joints bowls edibles wax – Every day
  • 61 Year Old Male

#NAME?

  • Bowl, bong – Multiple times a day.
  • 38 Year Old Male

Increased my anxiety, very expensive, wasn’t myself

  • I smoked woods, so basically just giant blunts – Everyday, sometimes smoking 3-4x a day
  • 18 Year Old Female

Felt like a weed zombie

  • Bong or spliff with tobacco – Used daily from age 18-21. From first thing in the morning to last thing at night. Then sporadic daily use 21-23 with months of abstinence and months of use
  • 23 Year Old Male

Seemed like the thing to do.

  • Bong and pipe – daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

Because its been so long using it and i think its about time i quit

  • Edible – Almost everyday
  • 27 Year Old Male

Deep sadness inside, loss of self

  • Vaporizer, smoke – Multiple times a day
  • 24 Year Old Male

I have ADHD and with it comes difficulty moderating anything that presses the dopamine button. I began smoking in my early thirties and am now 34. It quickly developed into smoking multiple times a day. I began to notice light difficulty breathing where none was before and in general while it felt good, it turned me into a bit of an unmotivated potato. For the sake of my health, relationship, job, and personal wellbeing, I decided to quit.

  • Bat or vape pen. – I smoked multiple bats a day – a few in the AM and a bunch in the evenings. Total, about 8 to 10 bats a day.
  • 34 Year Old Male

because i have no money for it <\3

  • bong and joints – everyday, sometimes i would not have any for like a few hours
  • 20 Year Old Female

I want to change my life

  • Smoking bowls – Every day sometimes only once a day though
  • 26 Year Old Male

I am 27 years old. I started smoking weed on a daily basis when I was 15, and when I was 16 I dropped out of high school after losing interest in my studies, even though I had been an A-B student all my life. I never got my GED, and I realize that I probably won’t be able to if I don’t quit smoking. Marijuana severely impacts my ability to retain information. It directly effects my memory, and also causes me a good deal of anxiety.

  • Smoking flower in a pipe, or using concentrates via vape pen or rig. – Every hour, or every couple of hours. At the very minimum once a day if I was low.
  • 27 Year Old Female

Marijuana exacerbated my anxiety. Stopped in order to lessen anxiety.

  • Rolled joints (small) – 6 joints per day for the last 12 years
  • 45 Year Old Male

Why should I smoke and dumb myself down because others frustrate me. I want to remember my life not switch off.

  • Bong – Everyday
  • 33 Year Old Female

Because of God

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 24 Year Old Male

work, breathing problems, money, weight, clarity of thought, social anxiety

  • vape, edibles – every day, constantly
  • 23 Year Old Female

I want to help my body become healthier (especially my lungs and my brain). I found that I used it to numb out the world because my anxiety and depression were so intense, and it would help me relax and sleep. But it made me overeat, even if I wasn’t particularly hungry, and usually it was with foods that were higher in sugar and processed. I lacked motivation to do anything, and found myself sinking lower and lower.

  • Smoked rolled joints or out of a bowl. Occasionally, I’d have a couple edibles or vape, but those were more rare. – Daily (every evening after work/before bed). Covid-19 increased my stress/anxiety/depression, and therefore, increased my use.
  • 35 Year Old Female

Brain fog

  • With tobacco – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Because I am an addict, I spend too much money on it, I don enjoy things or life and prefered just being stoned at home

  • Joint mixed with tobacco – everyday, the whole day, even at work. 1 to 2 grams a day
  • 35 Year Old Male

I can’t get anything accomplished and I’m guilty

  • Bowl why? You tryna smoke? – Just heavily all the time like snoop dog
  • 32 Year Old Female

Medical check up

  • Joints,bowl – Frequent smoker
  • 25 Year Old Female

Depression,stagnancy

  • Backwood, Cigar – Every day
  • 20 Year Old Female

To regain motivation to work

  • Rolled with tobacco – Daily
  • 43 Year Old Female

I was experiencing chest pains and in my lungs it was making me very anxious. Also was sick of wasting so much money.

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 25 Year Old Female

Trying to conceive

  • Smoke – Daily
  • 42 Year Old Female

Work

  • Bowl – Everyday
  • 21 Year Old Male

irritates my lungs, don’t want to be high all the time

  • bong – multiple times a day
  • 27 Year Old Male

To address my mental health problems; i.e. Depression and Anxiety.

  • Joints and edibles. – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Female

Changes in mood, libido, and overall quality of life.

  • Bong – All day, every day for chronic pain.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Brain fog when sober. And knee surgery progress

  • Joint with herbal chop – 5-1g per night
  • 23 Year Old Female

Nausea: suspected early stages of cannabinoid hyperemesis.

  • Edibles and vape pen. – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • 34 Year Old Male

Sex drive decreased

  • Bong – An 8th a day
  • 27 Year Old Female

Health and grandkids and partner

  • Joint and bong – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Male

I’m more or less forced too, while I wait to get my red card, which will take 2 weeks. I could go to great lengths to find more weed, but I would rather see if I can make it the 2 weeks, so I know what withdrawals feel like.

  • Dry herb vape. – Every day.
  • 23 Year Old Male

I do not enjoy my life to the fullest when I smoke marijuana every day .

  • Bong – 6-7 Bong rips a day for the past year roughly.     Prior to this year , I was an off and on smoker most of my life . I always had a problem with how I felt socially . This year I was able to function socially , so it’s been much easier to continue smoking .
  • 29 Year Old Male

Feeling anxious

  • Blunt – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Female

For my kids and myself

  • Smoke – Every day
  • 31 Year Old Female

Family problems and spending $800 a month

  • Bowl and vape – Every 2 hours on a vape
  • 33 Year Old Female

Worried about health coughing up brown mucus caused by smoking so much weed

  • Smoke roll ups with tobacco / cigs – x5-10 a day. – Evenings only before lockdown. In lockdown all day everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

I’m going to due to CHS/CWS and so I plan to taper to nothing over a 3wk time

  • Paper/wrap – Everyday, used for anxiety relief bc my psychiatrist only prescribes 10 .5mg(with 1 refill) of Xanax
  • 23 Year Old Female

Get a handle on my mental health

  • Started with bowels, then joints/spliffs, then dabs – Daily, multiple times a day
  • 26 Year Old Female

Brain Fog, and memory issues.

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 38 Year Old Male

I’m only not high when I’m asleep and it’s been like that for fifteen years. I don’t regret smoking so much (yet) but the charm has gone now and the positives are gone. I don’t want life to pass me by

  • Pipe, pure joints, gravity bong, edibles – Every waking minute
  • 32 Year Old Male

lack of motivation / job search (fear of pre employment drug testing)

  • Vape- sometimes smoke – Just two hits a night
  • 55 Year Old Male

Anxiety, money, dependence

  • Vape, smoke – Daily
  • 29 Year Old Male

It was interfering with daily life, motivation, and overall alertness, causing issues with relationships and life overall.

  • Bowl, joint – Several times throughout the day. I usually went through a half an ounce week
  • 42 Year Old Female

Financial and improve work performance and be more emotionally available to those around me.

  • One hitter – Everyday about 3 to 10 times a day. Depending on day but definitely everyday.
  • 52 Year Old Male

Lack of motivation and dedication, being too dependent and having trouble with the law (possession is illegal in my country), as well as unsocial behaviour

  • In a rolling paper, mixed with tobacco – Multiple spliffs a day
  • 23 Year Old Male

For a future job and to heighten my mental capacities

  • Bong, Vape pen (normal + concentrates) – Broadly : 16-17 yrs old was rarely 18-19 was everyday for 4 months, then leaving, then 4 months, etc.
  • 19 Year Old Male

Struggling with daily life activities (job, friends),  feeling stressed when not smoking and still wanted to smoke though I know it’s not good for my life.

  • Vaporizer or joint (but no tobacco) with herbs – Daily
  • 32 Year Old Male

get rid of the munchies and get more motivated

  • all of the above – everyday
  • 36 Year Old Female

Felt like I was dependent on it

  • Bowl – Every day
  • 19 Year Old Female

Upper Abdominal, lower chest tightness

  • Smoking vapor of bud using Airizer pipe (not oil vapor); edibles – 2-3 daily (sometimes 3-4 if supplemented by edibles)
  • 31 Year Old Male

Forced by my employer

  • Vape pen – Multiple time a day
  • 35 Year Old Male

I realized it simply became part of my evening routine and rather than feeling happy and giggling I found it just numbed my mind & impaired my memory. I wasn’t really happy anymore…just numb.

  • Joints – Daily for the past 7 years
  • 39 Year Old Male

To succeed in my tertiary education and improve my financial circumstance

  • Bong and joints – Every day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Cost

  • Usually joints but the occasional bowl, edibles rarely and vape pens never. – 1 to 1,5 grams a day.
  • 31 Year Old Male

Marijuana blocks my focus on the life I want to live

  • Blunts or joints – Multiple times a day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Surprise post-offer drug screen for dream job, but I have wanted to quit for years without success as I am addicted

  • Vape pen; 5 or 10mg gummies; occasional joint – At least once daily
  • 46 Year Old Male

Long time used, wanting clarity of mind. anxiety increasing with weed intake

  • High potency dabs, vape and leaf. – All day every day other than brief periods of sobriety for work and pregnancy.
  • 32 Year Old Female

Worried about cancer my skin an teeth fed up with living in a haze

  • Joint – Every day
  • 46 Year Old Female

For a better life not dependent on marijuana

  • Tobacco leaf – Up to 5 times/day
  • 31 Year Old Female

New living environment, did not want to bring that into someone else’s space. Also been looking for a reason to stop for a while.

  • – Every day. Mostly in the evenings but all day sometimes.
  • 21 Year Old Male

To clean my brain and body from the drug

  • Joints – 15 years
  • 34 Year Old Female

I was thinking  strange and becoming an arsehole with no weed spending every bit of money on weed

  • Mix with tobacco in a spliff – Every day every half hour
  • 27 Year Old Male

Multiple reasons. my sleep has been horrible for years, my appetite fluctuates and ive lost significant weight because of that, and finally where i live its become outrageously expensive and i cant afford to keep living pay cheque to pay cheque to support a drug habit. Additionally i feel like i struggle with depression and anxiety however im not sure if its the weed or me, so giving it up will hopefully provide some clarity

  • I presume a bowl is another name for what i call cones, which is smoked with a bong. – If i wasnt working i would be high all day, on days i work i would smoke a few hours before the shift and then the entire time i was home after work.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Job offer and a wish to improve my life.

  • Rolled cigarette. – Every day.
  • 23 Year Old Male

Not enjoying it and getting depressed

  • Joints and edibles in the weekend – 6-7 Joints a day
  • 44 Year Old Male

Better mental health

  • Joint – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Female

It’s a personal decision

  • I walk around with my cart pen in my hand. Smoke joint after joint. Not big on edibles. – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Female

Not fun anymore. Need to move on after this horrible 2 years of covid

  • blunts – daily
  • 56 Year Old Male

Mental clarity, deciding not to rely on a substance to be a bandage for emotions I’m not dealing with.

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

Health reasons  high blood pressure and severe anxiety

  • Bong – I was having at least 4 cones a day of chronic weed
  • 28 Year Old Male

CHS

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Female

Cannabis Hyperemesis

  • Bowl – Every day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Temporary breaks every once in a while to appreciate the little things again, regulating the dopamine system

  • Joint mixed w tobacco – Pretty much daily, with a couple days to a month break every 2 months or so
  • 32 Year Old Male

Physical & Mental Health Reasons

  • Bowl or Joint. I would only consume via vape or edible on rare occasion & not very often. – Every day, multiple times a day. Cut down a bit after graduating high school, but still daily usage.
  • 19 Year Old Male

Didn’t get high anymore and it became a waste of time. Most importantly, lost complete motivation, didn’t find joy in anything and started experiencing extreme depression.

  • Smoke joints with tobacco. –
  • 31 Year Old Female

Heavy anxiety and panic attack at night. High bp. High heart rate. Insomnia. Foggy brain. Gas. Bloating. Restlessness. Heart palpitations.

  • Bong – Daily 4 to 6 bong shots for 2 months.
  • 24 Year Old Male

price-performance ratio

  • vape – every day
  • 27 Year Old Female

To be able to stop smoking tobacco.

  • Joint – Almost daily
  • 54 Year Old Female

Money and to see what life is like without it. Memory issues from long term use

  • Bowls – Several times a day
  • 42 Year Old Female

I felt like I was getting brain fog from mixing my weed with grabba and I always promised myself that I would stop or take a break when I feel that it is affecting me negatively

  • In rolling papers with grabba, vape pens, joints – 5 times a day
  • 20 Year Old Female

Traffic regulations in my country are pretty dumb, relying on saliva detection.

  • Smoke via spliff. – Daily, but in small quantities. Around 0.1g/day.
  • 28 Year Old Male

Pregnancy

  • All of the above – Daily 6+ times
  • 30 Year Old Female

I have chs and the weed makes me sick

  • Bowl – Heavy 24/7
  • 49 Year Old Female

Problems with memory, and falling asleep for 3-4 hours in the middle of the day, constantly tired.

  • Blunt(rolled tobacco leafs) – Everyday, 2 -3 blunts a day
  • 23 Year Old Non-Binary

To become healthier

  • Smoke – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Female

I took shrooms and it made me quit I was going to anyways

  • Anyway I can – Almost everyday
  • 18 Year Old Male

Just want to have a life where I can function and work and do things with my family.

  • Joints – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Male

To get a job

  • Bong, but also dry herb vaporizer. – Every day multiple times a day.
  • 24 Year Old Male

I used it medically for anxiety and depression that come with Aspergers but I developed a huge tolerance and addiction

  • Vape pen, dab rig, joints – Every hour
  • 18 Year Old Female

work and relationship 

  • ocb,bong – daily
  • 22 Year Old Male

To make my dreams come back, and to just hopefully feel clearer and more motivated

  • Joints mostly but also the bong – Every single day for the past 4 years, it wouldn’t always be a lot, sometimes just half a joint ( sometimes a lot more) but I was very consistent lol
  • 18 Year Old Female

It was making me nauseated everytime I smoked. It became to the point that I was smoking then eating within 15 minutes only to need to smoke again after, because I was quitting cigarettes at the same time. Also I have had clogged ears for two years.

  • Joints, edibles, bong, vape bud – Multiple times daily for 20+ years
  • 37 Year Old Female

To perform better at school ans training

  • Spliff – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Male

No motivation to do anything but smoke

  • Joints (+tobacco) – Multiple times every day
  • 27 Year Old Male

Mainly because of the time it takes that I want to spend on other things, the anxiety it gave me when abstaining for 9 days during a holiday and the mental instability it brings when I smoke regularly.

  • – On average 1 joint (.3 grams) every evening.
  • 23 Year Old Male

It had a negative effect on my life.

  • Joints – Every day
  • 29 Year Old Male

Improve mental and physical health

  • Pipe or vape pen – Daily
  • 31 Year Old Male

Concerned about overall health – lungs and gums.  No self control to use in moderation.   Dealing with extreme anxiety.

  • One hitter – Daily
  • 55 Year Old Female

addiction has gotten out of control.  I have lost interest in most social activity, or much of anything other than smoking

  • bowl – multiple bowls / day
  • 40 Year Old Male

Interviewing for a promotion at work that requires a drug test and random UAs

  • Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • 36 Year Old Female

I’m pregnant 🥳

  • Blunt – Every day, all day.
  • 26 Year Old Female

Over eating. Loss of self control/will power

  • Bowl or joint – Multiple times a day
  • 31 Year Old Female

had to for weight surgery

  • smoke – Dailey
  • 67 Year Old Female

Improve my quality of life. Is also strive to be a better husband, father, and employee.

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Male

I was using to distract myself from my depression but it’s only making it worse. When i’m not high the depression comes back even worse

  • Bong bowl, or joint. – Every possible second of every day
  • 23 Year Old Male

It cost a lot and was making me feel bad about myself and what I was capable of

  • Literally everything and anything. Dabs, pens, bongs, backwoods, joints, bowls – 3-5x a day
  • 25 Year Old Male

Health, my breathing was becoming worse and i didnt like seeing what I was coughing up

  • Spliff, weed and tobacco in a paper – Every day 4-5 times a day
  • 25 Year Old Male

It was just time.

  • One hit bat. – 5 or 6 days a week
  • 60 Year Old Male

Health mind financial

  • Joints bowl and pens – Constantly during pandemic
  • 63 Year Old Male

it is a crutch for my ptsd, I simply do not address the root or progress with weed. I just stay present but never progress. I have been using from age 14-21.

  • I went from bowls, to vapes, to joints exclusively. – 4-6 joints a day, about 10-15 grams a week-about 60-90 dollars a week.
  • 21 Year Old Female

Want a better more productive life.

  • Smoke bowl – Everyday
  • 52 Year Old Female

Lockdown can’t drive to dealer.

  • Bong – Daily
  • 38 Year Old Female

Anxiety and stress, makes things worse

  • Joint mixed with tobacco – Everyday, many times per day
  • 45 Year Old Male

Cannabis helped me with what I would consider as anxiety for many years, and still helps me think on a more creative and out going perspective. Unfortunately my body seems to have changed in some way, and now it seems to be the culprit to my anxiety. I am generally a heavy user smoking between 6 to 10 dabs a day. Was this way for 5 years or so, but now it seems to effect me physically. I’m not 100 percent sure if cannabis is the problem, or if I have any other under lying health conditions but whatever it is absolutely sucks lol

  • Dab rig or a bong – Everyday multiple times a day
  • 26 Year Old Male

Just know that I have to eventually for work, and now that I’ve been in a situation where I needed to stop smoking for a week I feel as though I should just keep it going. I love my weed, but I need to pass a drug test for work. As much as I love my weed, it definitely does affect my sleep negatively and my appetite negatively. I’m fully functioning and successful despite my use, however, I feel as though I could be more so without the weed.

  • Bong – Every day from 6 pm until sometimes only 9 or sometimes 12-1 am.
  • 20 Year Old Male

I’m a healthy person and destroyed my life with smoking too much. It was my escape from emotional and depressing issues and I became addicted. It made me feel worse after a while. It led to paranoid thoughts, depressing thoughts got worse, weakness, speech problems, relationship problems, becoming friends with toxic people, extreme laziness, occasional panic attacks, eating problems, losing weight, reduced appetite, money problems, extreme procrastination, led to more cigarette smoking etc. It caused emotional, physical fatigue. I was losing my true self and it made me feel disgusted so I stopped it for good and nicotine addiction is also fading away. I will never touch weed again. My life is too important to be wasted.  CBD helped me especially during the first two weeks. (I’m at Week 4 now)  It was my third try of quitting and I can say I’m very sure to never smoke a joint again. Maybe one puff on vacation only, but even that doesn’t excite me anymore.   Weed/THC was hell for me and my lowest point in life.

  • – every day 2-4 or sometimes 5 well sized joints
  • 28 Year Old Female

Health reasons. Particularly mental health.

  • Joint – Hourly, daily
  • 49 Year Old Female

Changing my lifestyle

  • All of the above – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Male

Spending to much

  • Blunt – Everyday
  • 32 Year Old Female

see if i have any withdrawal symptoms

  • smoke – daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

Health

  • Roll up – Daily
  • 43 Year Old Female

To get a better job.

  • Blunt, joints, vape pen, and bowl. – Every day, multiple times a day.
  • 39 Year Old Female

Pregnancy

  • Bowl or Blunt. I preferred gravity bongs though because I would use smaller bowls to save money and weed. Even the littlest amount would have me gone for like an hour. – All day every day, soon as I sobered up I’d smoke again. I was only ever sober if I was in a place I couldn’t smoke at for too long.
  • 19 Year Old Female

I’m wasting my life while stoned

  • Joint with tobacco – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Male

Because it’s illegal and people are able to drink themselves senseless but it’s unacceptable for me to smoke cannabis…

  • Joints and cones –
  • 38 Year Old Male

I’ve been smoking pretty much daily for the last 20 years (although I have stopped for periods of time now and then). Weed has caused me to withdraw from life and other people and made me more of an introvert. I know that if I don’t stop smoking nothing will change and I may wind up alone.

  • Joint – Daily
  • 43 Year Old Female

I ran out at the same time my regular connect ran out; and the store is really expensive so I took the opportunity to overcome my lack of easy access to stop smoking for the first time in 20 years

  • Bowl via a Pipe and Bong – Several Bowls, (3-10) times per day, sometimes hourly, sometimes constantly since I was 15, (that’s 20 years of daily smoking from when I wake up to when I go to sleep).
  • 35 Year Old Male

Improve health. Never feel well.  Expensive habit.

  • Joint, edibles – Several joints a day
  • 45 Year Old Male

Feeling unable to learn new skills which are important to my livelihood

  • bong – daily microdosing, approximately 1 gram every 5 – 7 days
  • 36 Year Old Male

I felt it was hindering my growth as a person

  • I would smoke it – Almost everyday
  • 29 Year Old Male

CHS I think

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Female

Sudden anxiety and concerns about my health

  • Bong – Multiple times a day for 5 or 6 months until recently when I cut back to once per day for 2 weeks before quitting entirely.
  • 23 Year Old Male

More ambition clarity of thought pulmonary and cardiac problems

  • Started with paper rolled joints and pipes then one hitters and vaped oils and wax – Constantly during pandemic morning noon and night 24-7
  • 63 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • Smoke, Vape, dabs – Every day most of the day if and on
  • 23 Year Old Male

Potential job change – lung concerns

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 54 Year Old Male

For work

  • Bowl – Multiple times every day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Tolerance break and trying to get a healthier relationship with this substance so that I don’t feel compelled to use it every day.

  • Typically vaporizers and dabs. Herb vaporizer during the week after work and dabs + vaporizer (both herb and pens) on the weekends. – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Feel better about myself find who I am and new job!!!

  • 2-3 blunts a day then wax off the rig – Every day 3-5 times daily
  • 19 Year Old Male

Not sure. Probably work and social stigma

  • Tobacco and weed in joint – All day everyday like a cigarette smoker except it was always joints instead of fags unless I was at work
  • 31 Year Old Male

anxiety enhanced. have to go back to home country where weed is considered extremely illegal.

  • joint and bowl – several times a day, everyday.
  • 23 Year Old Male

I’m not quitting but wanted to take a few months off to get refocused on school.

  • – Everyday with most times being at night.
  • 27 Year Old Female

Getting tolerable and don’t want to smoke anymore

  • Bong – Everyday
  • 31 Year Old Male

It’s holding me back in life and I used it to be escape reality

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 28 Year Old Female

Unable to keep on top of daily life. Mood swings and irritability

  • Smoke it mixed with tabaco – Daily, evenings only
  • 49 Year Old Female

Because it was taking over every aspect of my life. I was smoking five to seven times a day from waking until sleep. It seemed to destroy my motivation and exacerbated my depression and anxiety

  • Bowls bongs and joints – Every day. I would usually go through about a quarter ounce a week
  • 45 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • Smoke – 3 or 4 times a week
  • 42 Year Old Male

Cognitive deficits

  • Vape pen – 3 times a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

Family, mental & physical health, financial reasons

  • Vape pen mostly. Joint occasionally – Multiple times daily
  • 30 Year Old Female

Mental health, lack of motivation.

  • Dry Herb Vaporizer – Daily, sometimes twice or thrice daily.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Holidays Finished

  • Edible – homemade infused coconut oil with ~100mg THC per use. – Daily for 2-3 weeks
  • 19 Year Old Male

Taking over my life

  • Smoking – All day .everyday
  • 33 Year Old Male

Because I realised that I had become dependent on marijuana

  • In a rizla – Every day
  • 45 Year Old Male

To go clean and look after my health and future wellbeing

  • Dry herb vaping – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Male

It’s stopping me achieving true peak performance at work and its difficult to sleep without it

  • Vape – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Male

I want to experience life as it is. I want to be more social. I want to find a partner

  • Bong – Every day
  • 31 Year Old Male

I am 46, run a company I started when I was 32 that just hit $10 million and growing ar 30-40%, have  a wonderful wife, 3 kids ages 1, 3, and 6 and figured I should try life without being stoned – I am / was a very heavy user.

  • Water bong with ice – Daily, 4-10x
  • 46 Year Old Male

I didn’t feel good anymore bc I smoked too much all the time

  • Bowl – All day everyday
  • 49 Year Old Female

I wanted to be more positive and mindful. I was tired of feeling down, disassociated, and tired all the time, and using it to get through my days.

  • Gravity bong – Multiple times a day, daily
  • 23 Year Old Male

I think it prevents me from engaging socially with peers and this has hurt me at work

  • Vape – Daily – multiple times a day
  • 27 Year Old Female

Something I’ve been wanting to release for a long time. No longer makes me feel good.

  • Joint – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Female

To see if I could

  • Bowl – Daily/multiple times per day
  • 27 Year Old Male

My memory was slipping too much

  • Joint, bowl, pen – Daily
  • 22 Year Old Male

Out of town vacation with family that doesn’t use thc.

  • Smoking flower from one hitter pipe. – 2-3 hits on one hitter 4-5 times a day.
  • 50 Year Old Male

Health reasons, both mental and physical

  • Bowl or joint – Every Day
  • 34 Year Old Male

I stopped feeling like myself and realized, after multiple quitting attempts, that I would get extremely anxious, unproductive and uncreative.

  • I would roll up a joint. – Daily, 1-4 times a day
  • 19 Year Old Non-Binary

Anxiety and boredom, feeling no control over my life

  • Joints, bong – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • 22 Year Old Male

started to give me anxiety

  • joint – daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

making me sick

  • Edible – 3 months, Edibles mostly
  • 34 Year Old Male

Better my health

  • Bowl then switched to vape pens and edibles – Every day
  • 32 Year Old Male

I didn’t want to abuse it anymore I wanted to change my life around

  • Blunt – Everyday
  • 19 Year Old Male

It was making my anxiety and panic attacks worse, but I was too dependent on it to quit. Eventually, the panic attacks just after smoking was not worth the relaxation that followed.

  • Smoke – Daily
  • 41 Year Old Female

It increased my anxiety

  • Pipe or rolled joint – Multiple times a day for 8 years
  • 37 Year Old Female

To increase productivity as well as a planned career change

  • Bowl, recently switched to vape 3-4 months ago – Daily, almost on a consistent basis
  • 35 Year Old Female

Anxiety and unable to navigate my emotions.

  • Joints or edibles. – First 5 years about 5-8 joints a day. Then it decreased to about 1-2 a day. To once a week, and then only social settings.
  • 29 Year Old Male

Financial, and also apparent memory impairment

  • Joint – Evening daily, and over the whole weekend
  • 37 Year Old Male

For better cognitive function.

  • Joints – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Female

Been smoking for years and its just making me anxious now. I also want to put a bit of weight on as i’m quite slim now due to cannabis.

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

Seems like the next logical step after a year and half of not drinking

  • Bowl or vape pen, edibles never worked – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • 38 Year Old Female

personal reasons

  • spliffs with tobacco – daily for over a decade
  • 29 Year Old Male

Opportunity cost

  • Rolled – All day. 9 to 10 joints a day
  • 39 Year Old Male

It takes away motivation for anything

  • Smokable joint – Almost daily
  • 24 Year Old Male

i feel like i changed mentally and my thoughts and beliefs are easily altered causing me to think nothing is real

  • clear; vape pen – daily
  • 21 Year Old Female

Perceptible impairment of working memory & attention, and a general sense of feeling unwell

  • Edibles or vape pen – Almost daily for a few months
  • 31 Year Old Male

Looking after long term health

  • dry herb vape, joints – daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Risk of losing driving licence

  • Smoke – Everyday
  • 33 Year Old Female

Work and to improve lifestyle

  • Mix with tobacco in paper – Daily
  • 30 Year Old Female

I was getting fat (munchies), lazy, and just unhappy

  • Smoke with tobacco mixed – Several times a week
  • 31 Year Old Female

i want to stop to help me realize lifelong goals that i keep making excuses for. keep smoking and doing non productive activities. i smoke when i wake up. smoke before i eat. smoke at night. it is just a habit i want to shake before my goals become into regrets. and my health habits become into health risks.

  • bong bowls and occasional cartridge pen – daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Better health more energy more ambition

  • Joints one hitters vape pen – Constantly twenty four seven during pandemic
  • 63 Year Old Male

I didn’t want to do anything else.

  • Smoke – 4 cigarette size a day
  • 29 Year Old Female

I felt it was interfering with my productivity and i felt my life was stagnant and my way of dealing with it was to continue to smoke weed everyday.

  • Joints with tobacco and weed. – Everyday
  • 25 Year Old Male

I believe I may have CHS

  • Bong sometimes edibles – Daily 3-6 bongs a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

It was getting in the way of my relationships with people, I would rather smoke a blunt then have to go and be social. Before I smoked weed I loved talking to people , but after a long period of time I felt too lazy to talk to people and it almost seemed like I couldn’t get words out of my mouth without putting a lot of effort into it.

  • Blunt, edible , and pen – At least once every 3 days for a year
  • 21 Year Old Male

it’s too expensive and I depend on it too much. It makes me suffer more than benefit at this point.

  • vape pen and weed itself in like a joint – every single day all the time almost unfortunately
  • 17 Year Old Female

I should be led by the Holy Spirit and not spirits of demons or be dependant on this physical worl

  • Pipe – Dayly being high all the time im awake
  • 31 Year Old Male

I was tired of feeling like I had to do it. Didn’t want to be addicted.

  • Vape pen – Multiple times a day
  • 42 Year Old Female

It’s taken too much of my time away from my loved ones, because I’m outside smoking Or I avoid people because I’m high.

  • Tobacco blunts, occasional bong bowls – At least 3 grams a day
  • 29 Year Old Male

Cost

  • Blunt – Daily few times
  • 31 Year Old Female

For more energy

  • Vape, bong – Every day, heavily
  • 33 Year Old Female

I literally got tired of being controlled by a plant.

  • Smoke the flower. –
  • 39 Year Old Male

I have not yet quit again, but I am hoping to do so soon when I can take time off of work and school.

  • Smoking via bong. – daily, for months at a time.
  • 18 Year Old Male

I smoked from 18 to 22 basically daily. I want to give my brain a chance to revert the effects while im still young.

  • Daily Joints, blunts, occasionally vape pens and bowls – Daily
  • 22 Year Old Male

I was obsessing about it again

  • Bong – Every few hours
  • 32 Year Old Male

Went on vacation out of state

  • Bowl, backwood, pen – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Male

stopped working on my thesis

  • roll joints – prior to now, every night for certainly 6 months, and before that for another 9 months, but with 1-2 days breaks every 1-2 weeks.
  • 28 Year Old Male

Money, and it became a habit for too long

  • Joints – 3-6 joints every day
  • 34 Year Old Male

Felt lethargic and depression

  • Joints – Daily 1.5 grams
  • 46 Year Old Male

Better health

  • Vape pen – Every day
  • 25 Year Old Male

To challenge myself and to see how it would affect me

  • Blunts bongs and bowls – Heavy use everyday for 3 years straight. Occasionally would go a day here and there without smoking. Maybe around 10 days at the very most within a 3 year period
  • 24 Year Old Male

For my trip later next month

  • A joint – I was a light user at first but before I stopped I was smoking 5-6 joints a day or about 2grams
  • 23 Year Old Male

Heath & copd has started at age 65.  Smoked on & off since 21

  • Bosl – 3 x dIly
  • 65 Year Old Male

Sports

  • All of the above – Everyday
  • 16 Year Old Male

job

  • vape, joint – hourly
  • 45 Year Old Female

Moved back home to very strict house  Wanted to for years but only possible when forced

  • Spliffss – All day every day
  • 22 Year Old Female

I couldn’t eat or sleep without using

  • Smoking tobacco joints – Average of 3 joints per day
  • 36 Year Old Male

When I started using I let it change everything about myself and I became my worst nightmare. I don’t want that anymore for myself.

  • A pen, Dab, Bowl – I’d take like 3 dabs about 4 times a day minimum
  • 18 Year Old Female

Vacation tymez

  • Joint – 2-4 times a day
  • 27 Year Old Male

Anxiety

  • Joint – 1-5 grams depending
  • 33 Year Old Female

It’s negatively affecting every aspect of my life. Finances, work, relationships, motivation, depression, mental and physical health

  • Bowl, bong, vape pen – Several times a day.
  • 39 Year Old Female

Not in a good place mentally

  • Bowl – Almost daily
  • 32 Year Old Male

I was diagnosed with Cannabis Hypermesis Syndrome and was nauseas and vomiting daily.

  • For the first three years I would smoke using a bong, or a pipe, as well as “dabbing” concentrates. Then my lung collapsed and I was in the hospital for 2 weeks with no Marijuana use. After I got out I began to use Marijuana edibles pretty much daily starting at around 25mgs and ending about 3 and a half weeks ago at 200mgs twice a day – For the last 3 years I was ingesting through Marijuana edibles. I was medicating twice a day and each dose was about 200mgs. I would occasionally smoke in between the edibles but not often because I had a spontaneous lung collapse
  • 32 Year Old Male

Take a break, increase energy and motivation.

  • Edibles, smoke, vape – Daily
  • 37 Year Old Male

Want to have better memory and more energy. Not to mention the health benefits.

  • Bowl – Daily but only at night.
  • 50 Year Old Male

For better spiritual, mental and physical health. To be the best version of me.

  • All the above. –
  • 51 Year Old Male

I was tired of living in a fog. Also, it felt duplicitous; I didnt feel I could openly share my consumption. Finally, I have decided to become a competitive international athlete and drug testing may occur.

  • Bowl – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • 49 Year Old Female

Affecting personal life

  • Combustion, vaporization, edibles, drinks – An average of about 2 grams a day, although this was only for the past year or so.
  • 23 Year Old Male

mental health degradation

  • bong/joint – daily
  • 37 Year Old Male

Wanted to take a break after a few years of night time use

  • Edible, occasional vape pen – Every night before bed
  • 68 Year Old Female

My family

  • Bowl – All day everyday for years
  • 34 Year Old Female

I’ve suffered through several episodes of Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome. I have no choice but to quit.

  • Joints, bowls and dab rigs. – Several times a day, every day.
  • 41 Year Old Male

I want to join the military

  • smoke joint – stilling using I have decreased greatly I went from 4 to 5 grams a day to 1-2 grams
  • 32 Year Old Female

Personal reasons

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 19 Year Old Male

Stopped being fun

  • bong/edibles – every day
  • 31 Year Old Male

Health reasons

  • Joint – ..heavy user
  • 51 Year Old Female

I was using it as a coping mechanism to escape my problems and distract myself from my responsibilies.

  • bong, bowl, or pen – Daily (5-10 bowls a day)
  • 20 Year Old Female

Clear my head, change my life.

  • All – Too much everyday, concentrate, weed, edibles
  • 38 Year Old Female

Got sick from it

  • Paper – Everyday
  • 23 Year Old Male

i was constantly feeling low and not good with myself physically and my self-asteem

  • bong for 3 years then moved to joints for the last few years – daily
  • 21 Year Old Female

Started experiencing problems with memory and realized that I had become very lazy and inactive

  • bong and vape pen – I never used to smoke regularly but for about a year I have been smoking at least once a day. Usually 2-4 times a day (but only in the evening)
  • 23 Year Old Female

Anxiety and other mental health issues

  • A pipe – Few times a week
  • 26 Year Old Male

Feeling stagnant and unaccomplished in life

  • spliff – daily
  • 33 Year Old Male

Wanting better opportunities in life

  • Cigar – regularly almost everyday
  • 21 Year Old Male

Legal

  • Joint – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

I began feeling nauseous the day after smoking

  • Joints – Very often, hourly, every day for the past year
  • 15 Year Old Female

I don’t think it’s good for my mental health, I’ve been using it to mask how I feel.

  • Joint – For 2 years everyday (after work), since start of 2021 4-5 times a week.
  • 34 Year Old Female

I quit marijuana and alcohol at the same time.     I was using them as distractions and stress relief. They were taking up my time and while I find it easy to accomplish tasks on both substances, marijuana was affecting my over all focus and ability to really consider consequences in my general life.

  • Vaping, joints, oils  – Daily, smoking several times a day, and taking weed oil before bed
  • 25 Year Old Female

it made me neglect my hygiene

  • depends on what is available, all 3 sometimes… if it’s in front of me i will consume it – all day long unless i was asleep and i always went to bed high
  • 42 Year Old Female

made my mind foggy, was expensive, i got cannabanoid hyperemesis syndrome eventually

  • vape pen – 5-6 times a day
  • 18 Year Old Male

experienced regular heart palpitations

  • vape – daily
  • 53 Year Old Male

to focus on other things

  • smoking and edibles – frequently every other day
  • 29 Year Old Male

Financial cost, lack of access

  • 3-6times a day usually – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Male

I need to reclaim my life. I’m in such a bad routine of finishing work and immediately getting high and staying high until I go to bed and wake up for work again. I’ll never meet anyone like this and I’ve stopped experiencing emotions other than anger – nothing is interesting anymore.

  • 98% bud, 2% vape (which I bought recently but am not a huge fan of) I don’t get tempted to smoke the vape, just bud. – 8-1.2 grams per day, usually in the form of 3 joints.
  • 29 Year Old Male

Anxiety development when I wasn’t smoking marijuana

  • Bowl, joints and vape pens – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Male

Improve focus, memory and performance, have better relationships.

  • Herb vaporizer. – 4-5 times a day
  • 36 Year Old Male

Brain fog, reduced ability to cope, overuse

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Female

To study for a technical job interrview

  • Bowl – 4 times a week on average
  • 26 Year Old Male

My life is in shambles and I need to learn to take care of myself and get a job instead of using other people to survive.

  • Bowl, vape pen, spliff – All day every day
  • 32 Year Old Female

It was causing dizziness and anxiety, the negatives began to outweigh the positives. Started using to manage pain and appetite loss due to Crohn’s disease, and it helped for years. I was able to gain weight and live again. But now it causes more problems, and my crohns is in better condition due to lifestyle changes, so the time has come to let go. It increases anxiety, brain fog, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, sinus problems, and lack of productivity.

  • Mostly flower, with a bong. Periods of dabbing high concentrate wax. Doing extremely high dosages of edibles, most I’ve ever done is 3000mg in one sitting – Daily multiple times a day. Some periods pretty much all day every day. Other periods I got myself down to smoking only once in the evening. But pretty much daily for the last three years, with like a month or two of break due to illnesses.
  • 25 Year Old Female

Severe anxiety and paranoia

  • Joint with tobacco – Every day
  • 25 Year Old Male

Want to be able to enjoy life without being stoned 24/7

  • Vaporise – every day, multiple times a day, since waking up to going to bed – smoked around 30 grams every 2 weeks
  • 31 Year Old Male

I have anxiety problems, thats why i started smoking. I decided to stop because i wanted to deal with My anxiety without the use of marihuana.

  • Pipe and bong –
  • 24 Year Old Male

My family

  • Bowl ,pipe – First thing in the morning before breakfast and throughout the day 4 times at least .
  • 37 Year Old Male

health

  • bong – daily
  • 30 Year Old Male

i used almost everyday, multiple times a day,  for a year and my memory has become so much worse and i overall feel less intelligent and functional than i used to.   It’s also altered my personality and my perception of the world

  • for awhile i only used a bowl and carts sometimes, but i got a bong about halfway through the year – multiple times a day
  • 18 Year Old Male

I used marijuana to dull my feelings, dull my anger and make boring tasks more appealing. 10 months ago I became a father to a baby girl, and since I believe modeling to be the best way of value transfer I wanted to teach my daughter to deal with issues instead of masking them.

  • Joint almost exclusively. – 2-3 joints a day ~1 gram
  • 36 Year Old Male

It was making me crazy and just thought enough is enough 13 years and last 4 months iv been very heavy on the stuff because of life problems i now wish to deal with these problems without the need off cannibis

  • Papers rizzler – 6 spliffs a day then i cut it to three then stopped all together after about 3 weeks
  • 27 Year Old Male

Help problems and almost died from dehydration

  • Blunts And edible  – All day ever day
  • 35 Year Old Female

I lose ambition to accomplish tasks that are important. For example, I built an entire e-commerce business when I was not smoking and once I chose to smoke again I didn’t move my project forward and certainly lost out on money.

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Female

I was tired of not feeling as motivated as I used to be prior to my heavy use of marijuana. I was tired of overeating and feeling like crap from overeating. I felt like I was living in a constant haze and was ready to experience life without the need or want to be high all the time. Overall, I was sick of relying on something to make situations “more fun” and life “more manageable”.

  • Gravity bongs and joints. – Every day, multiple times throughout the day.
  • 30 Year Old Female

Lack of energy, motivation and feeling a growing sense that this isn’t a “good” thing for me.

  • Vape Pen – Daily for 7 years. Intermittently prior to this period of time.
  • 67 Year Old Male

Family vacation to Greece!

  • bong rips and vape pen. A joint if we’re celebrating something – Sometimes it was up to 7 times a day for a week of gaming with my friends. Usually down to once a night after I start working. Maybe 2-3 times a day on the days I have off of work.
  • 24 Year Old Male

Applying for jobs, and wanted to see how I felt sobered up.

  • Joints and pen – Daily
  • 22 Year Old Male

I want to release my full potential in life.

  • Joint – Every day
  • 44 Year Old Male

Emotionally distant, dependent on it, improve health, improve fitness, unable to concentrate,

  • Joints – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

cold turkey

  • vape & dabs – 4-5 times a day
  • 25 Year Old Female

I wanted to stop wasting my money

  • flower using a bong – every day
  • 19 Year Old Male

To save money, to help improve physical and mental health. It had become all that I do most of the time

  • Joint rolled with rizla papers and half a cigarette – Every day, around 3 joints per day, maybe 5 on a weekend. Around 2.5g per spliff.
  • 31 Year Old Female

Interfering with life, work, relationships.  Easy to “not care” which is not healthy long term.

  • vape pen, pipes – every day
  • 41 Year Old

It disrupted my day to day life and I started to stop going out or meeting people

  • smoke, consume and pax – daily
  • 37 Year Old Female

Money, time, life goals, dating, health

  • Joints with tobacco – 1,5 gram per day, mostly in the late afternoon, evening, night and weekend days
  • 26 Year Old Male

Smoking is not good for our bodies.  Although cannabis isn’t anywhere as awful as cigarettes, I’m still filling my body with carbon monoxide and stressing out my heart.    Also, it’s costing my partner and I about $200-400 a month to support our habit.

  • Bowl for a bong. – The past 4 years I have smoked daily. 1 or 2 bowls at a time from 5-10 times a day.
  • 34 Year Old Female

Money, future kids and health

  • Joints with tobacco – All day every day none stop
  • 26 Year Old Male

Medical scare

  • bowl, vape pen  – everyday, every hour
  • 52 Year Old Female

Money health

  • Edibles and smoking – All day every day
  • 58 Year Old Female

Memory impairment

  • Joints – Every alternate days or every night before sleep
  • 24 Year Old Female

My wife left me

  • Chillum – Many, many times a day
  • 40 Year Old Male

money issue and tobacco

  • spliffs (ruled marijuana & tobacco cigs) – every day
  • 36 Year Old Male

Health concerns

  • All forms – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Male

For job opportunities, and because it wasn’t giving me the same high any more and felt like more of a dependence

  • Bong – Multiple times a day
  • 31 Year Old Female

to get out of my rut

  • smoke and last 5 years, edibles – daily, constant heavy use
  • 63 Year Old Male

Brain fog lethargy laziness

  • PAX herb vaporizer – An ounce every two weeks
  • 24 Year Old Male

trip to france

  • vape pen – every day, 1-3 times
  • 19 Year Old Female

To gain back idle time. Focus on health and career.

  • Vape pen, joints, bong – Everyday
  • 33 Year Old Male

Dental school

  • Leaf – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

It started giving me extreme anxiety to use. I had been a heavy smoker, using concentrates multiple x daily for 5 years with flower, and smoked for a total of 10 years. The anxiety got so bad it wasn’t worth it anymore.

  • All of the above – Daily concentrates, edibles, flower. I worked in the industry and live in a Rec legal state.
  • 23 Year Old Female

Was effecting my life in a negative way

  • Joints – Once a day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Broke and need to stop anyways.

  • Smoke, would prefer to ingest if it were available – Daily, as needed, for back pain
  • 30 Year Old Female

I was getting anxious and having “final destination” thoughts everytime I smoked. It was not enjoyable or relaxing anymore.

  • Rig – Nightly before bed
  • 42 Year Old Male

Work

  • I used a bowl or I would make an edible using coconut oil and honey and put it on my waffles in the morning before work. I smoked zig zag king size cones all day about 8 to 12 of them every day. Each cone would weigh approximately 1.8 to 2.2 grams depending on how tight I would pack it.  I usrd the vape pen a few times but did not like it.    – I would easily smoke  7 to 14 grams a day
  • 36 Year Old Male

I didnt like it any more.      

  • Bowl – All day every day
  • 68 Year Old Female

It was causing more anxiety than helping

  • Bong – Everyday, all day. Especially to before eating.
  • 25 Year Old Female

Weight loss was impossible due to munchies. Too expensive and I was living in a motivationless hole getting nowhere and relying on it to numb me through my days.

  • Joint with tobacco – Every day
  • 32 Year Old Female

Yesterday

  • Smoking – 2-3 times every day
  • 26 Year Old Female

Was not good for my mental health, and want to be more physically active.

  • Bowl – Daily as i got older
  • 31 Year Old Male

New job

  • Bowl and cape pen – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Male

Money, motivation, energy and to prove to myself I can.

  • Vape pen, bowl, edibles and the occasional joint. – Every day (usually in the evenings).
  • 30 Year Old Female

To improve productivity.

  • Edibles, smoking, and vaping. – 3 or so times a day.
  • 19 Year Old Male

I am an addict. I stopped years ago, and started smoking weed again about 2 months ago. I don’t want to go back.

  • Vape, edibles, joints – Daily
  • 31 Year Old Female

A traumatic experience of a friend with other drugs.

  • every hour, or two – every day, all day
  • 32 Year Old Male

Be better and save money for the future

  • Spliffs – Everyday all day
  • 29 Year Old Male

Concern for my health and fear of cancer

  • Mixed with tobacco and rolled in a paper. I used cannabis – 4 to 5 or more joints per day. Rarely took breaks. My use was extreme.
  • 29 Year Old Male

Financial and health reasons

  • Smoke – Every time I got the chance
  • 27 Year Old Male

Tolerance break and awareness of my overusage

  • Vape pen, dabs and flower from a bong – 1 ounce per 2 weeks
  • 21 Year Old Male

Brain fog, irritability, anxiety

  • vaporized herb – 1-3 times per week
  • 30 Year Old Male

I was addicted

  • Blunts – Everyday
  • 32 Year Old Male

Because I wanted to break the addiction and it was getting in the way of my relationships

  • Bowl/smoke flower and vape pen – Daily
  • 36 Year Old Female

Trying to be completely sober, tired of being in a mental haze

  • Spliff, weed and tobacco cigarettes – Daily, multiple times per day
  • 30 Year Old Female

it consumes me

  • edible / joint – 14 years daily
  • 29 Year Old Male

To relieve anxiety

  • Bowl – Everyday multiple times a day
  • 24 Year Old Female

It was altering my mood and how I felt on a daily basis

  • Joints – Every day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Need to change my life

  • Joint – 3 times a day
  • 29 Year Old Male

Recently diagnosed with bi polar disorder and wanted to get healthy

  • Bong – Every day all day long
  • 34 Year Old Male

It has been an excessive daily habit for my whole adult life and it has led to the breakdown of my relationship

  • Joint – Every day
  • 37 Year Old Male

finances and shool

  • blunt – daily
  • 37 Year Old Female

Life change

  • Blunts, bowl and edibles  – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

Because I wasn’t enjoying it anymore.  I needed more and more to get high.  I didn’t enjoy doing anything unless I was using.

  • edible or vape – daily
  • 52 Year Old Male

Money

  • 1 gram – Everyday
  • 24 Year Old Male

Pregnancy

  • Blunt or joint – Daily
  • 26 Year Old Female

Interfering with memory and focus

  • Vape pen – Each night
  • 39 Year Old Male

Tolerance break. Lungs were starting to feel sore.

  • Vape pen, joints, bowls – Several times per day
  • 33 Year Old Male

Epiphany that I have had loss of motivation since I started smoking

  • Joint and vape pen – at least 3 times a day
  • 30 Year Old Male

Family

  • Spliffs – Daily
  • 31 Year Old Male

For my future

  • Bong and joint – I used to smoke every hour for 2 years just to feel normal
  • 18 Year Old Male

it was affecting my ability to regulate my emotions

  • smoke bowls – daily, smoking multiple times a day
  • 59 Year Old Male

It wasn’t serving my needs any longer.  Retired and much less stress

  • Flower in a pipe – Twice daily
  • 67 Year Old Male

I have a severe decrease in appetite and feel nauseated when I don’t use, which causes a lot of discomfort in situations where I wasn’t able to use. Found myself avoiding things, places and people that I love for the fear of feeling sick if I wasn’t able to smoke.

  • Large bong or vape pen. – 2-6 times daily.
  • 32 Year Old Female

To save my lungs , causes anxiety , too expensive

  • One hitter – Daily
  • 59 Year Old Female

Because I stopped enjoying getting high and I want to be myself again

  • Any way I could – All day
  • 16 Year Old Male

Unhealthy thoughts

  • Desktop or portable Vaporiser – Daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

I want want to stop the frustrating feeling after not having weed and it affect my skin and mental health

  • Rizzler smoke – Right through the day, every day
  • 39 Year Old Female

My usage was steadily increasing. Weight gain and feelings of apathy, avoiding responsibilities

  • Bowl, joint, edible – Every day, sometimes multiple times
  • 29 Year Old Female

I started to think for my future

  • I smoke in bong – I m heavy user i use to smoke every hour just to feel normal
  • 18 Year Old Male

to feel the full emotional spectrum, be a better person for people around me and myself

  • smoke – once a day
  • 26 Year Old Male

Pregnancy

  • Smoke spliff – Daily 5-6 times
  • 22 Year Old Female

The thing I wanted to treat with cannabis became much worse as time progressed and tons of negative effects for cognition which to me is horrible.

  • A fair amount – Every night
  • 23 Year Old Male

Personal Choice

  • Joint. – Multiple times per day
  • 36 Year Old Male

Spending too much money & had a desire to take a tolerance break

  • Blunt – Multiple times a day, multiple times a week
  • 21 Year Old Male

To be more present and one less addiction to worry about

  • Bong – 3-5 times daily
  • 29 Year Old Male

Tired of addiction I want to be free

  • Soliff – Every day
  • 44 Year Old Female

Want to feel clear headed all the time.  Sick of it.

  • Tincture, smoke – Almost daily
  • 33 Year Old Female

I am having some more anxiety from it and possible mania from increased consumption. I want to be clear headed

  • Vape pen, edible, wax, flower joints, bongs, etc…. – Daily, 3 times per day or more
  • 33 Year Old Female

Can’t get it.

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 52 Year Old Male

Experiencing existential dread and lacking in positive reasons to use it.   Trying to fix the underlying problems sober.

  • Started with bongs and then went to joints over the last 2 years – Multiple grams daily. Before and after work. Before completing any tasks as an enticement and then after as a reward.  Heavy use of straight green without tobacco.
  • 26 Year Old Female

Too much anxiety and slows down normal brain functions

  • A rolled up blunt – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Male

b/c I am about to have a nursing license and can’t deal with the professional liability of testing positive

  • bong bowl and vape – every day almost
  • 24 Year Old Female

Financial difficulties, lack of motivation to pursue passions

  • Vape pen, wax concentrates. – Multiple times daily. Nearly all day.
  • 26 Year Old Female

Panic attacks

  • Joint – Every Day
  • 23 Year Old Female

For financial reasons, health, career and almost every other rational

  • Rolled with tobacco and smoked. – Hourly
  • 25 Year Old Male

health money and better life

  • joint – daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LOSS OF APPETITE

  • BOWL AND VAPE PEN – ALL DAY
  • 52 Year Old Male

Improve my life, be more motivated and involved.

  • Joint with tobacco – Daily, multiple times
  • 28 Year Old Male

I found myself getting high before every activity or outing. After 10 years, I was afraid I had created an alternate reality for myself. I was also feeling too “old” to be the stoner friend.

  • Flower/bowl – I would go through an ounce a month.
  • 35 Year Old Female

I want my life back

  • Bong – Often regularly
  • 21 Year Old Male

Kind of accidentally while on a trip, but also to stop using it as a crutch for my anxiety and to stop wasting money on it. Trying to promote a healthier lifestyle for myself

  • Blunt or bong – Almost every day
  • 19 Year Old Male

wanted to reduce consumption to just occasional

  • bong – alot every day
  • 33 Year Old Male

To find out what my true state of being is

  • Bowl mixed with tobacco – Every day
  • 27 Year Old Male

Potential job

  • One hitter pipe – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

Just lost intrest in it, then the withdrawls hit and I want to get far away from it as possilble

  • one hit pipe – a few hits every evening
  • 60 Year Old Female

Getting old

  • Joints – Everyday
  • 39 Year Old Male

Addiction, over use

  • Bowl, vape pen – Daily
  • 51 Year Old Male

I went on vacation

  • Bong or edible – Every single day at least 4-5 times a day
  • 22 Year Old Female

Smoking weed made me so lazy and blind to how much my life was going nowhere. I barely connected with my friends or family.. all I thought about was when I was going to be smoking my next joint because I seen it as my only way to relax. I was using for years until I fell in love with someone who showed me that the world is a beautiful place that I was taking for granted. I quit for not only him, but for myself.. I realised I want to have a better life than what I’m living and smoking weed was never going to improve my life in any way.

  • Rolling with tobacco – Every day
  • 22 Year Old Female

To advance in life with a better job.

  • Bowl and joints – Every day many times
  • 34 Year Old Male

Parenthood, Sport performance, and just wanted a break

  • Bong – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Male

Anxiety

  • Joints, vape pen, capsules – All day, every day
  • 60 Year Old Female

Trying to have a child and THC diminishes sperm quality

  • Bong and dry herb vape – Daily with some month long breaks
  • 37 Year Old Male

even though I only used it at night to sleep, it would mess me up the next day – lethargic, unmotivated

  • joint or vape pen – every night
  • 32 Year Old Male

Ready for a change. Baby on way.

  • All three. Primarily bowl – 2-3 times daily. All weekend. After work, before bed, middle of night
  • 35 Year Old Male

Too expensive £1000 per month

  • Joint mixed with tobacco – Constantly, 4 grams per day from first thing in morning till before bed at night
  • 42 Year Old Male

Slow down didnt want my body depending on it no more

  • Bowl or blunt – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Male

Ran out

  • Roll joints – Daily 5-8 times average
  • 28 Year Old Male

I have used since a teen. Want to feel alive again

  • All of above – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

Depending onit

  • Joint , bong, edibles  – Everyday, 1-2s a day definitely, sometimes 3-4 , as I’ve got older I’ve not smoked so much , when I was 13 I used to smoke bongs and I used it around 12-16 times a day
  • 28 Year Old Male

weight loss surgery

  • pipe, pen, bong, joints and edibles – daily
  • 24 Year Old Female

Remove mental fog, better focus, better finances, to be more present

  • Lately concentrates, I used to vape bud and rolls joints – Multiple times a day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Becoming a problem

  • Joints – Numerous times daily
  • 61 Year Old Male

depersonalization

  • pen,bowl,dabs – all day every day
  • 19 Year Old Female

Paranoid

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 33 Year Old Male

For job security.

  • Joint, bowl, vape, edibles. – Several times daily.
  • 65 Year Old Male

After 16 years, it’s time for a change

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Male

Arrested. So, if I do smoke any I will go back to jail.

  • Bowl, blunts or joints if I was with somebody  – Everyday
  • 19 Year Old Male

trying to quit tobacco smoking

  • smoked using papers and sometimes a bowl – all day every day
  • 45 Year Old Male

To improve my health, gain motivation, and fulfill my lifelong dreams that went dormant with heavy pot usage.

  • Bowl – Daily, as soon as I woke up until I went to sleep.
  • 37 Year Old Female

CHS

  • 5-10 times a day – Daily
  • 18 Year Old Male

Money and being more sociable . Fed up with the lifestyle

  • Joints mixed with tobacco – Every day
  • 44 Year Old Female

Drug swab tests also have abused it for years

  • Pure joints also the odd bong – 10/ 15 joints a day very chronic use always high
  • 35 Year Old Male

I’m required to pass a couple exams to attain licenses and I have found that I’m not very focused or motivated.  I figured taking a break would help.

  • Bong or dabs – Every day
  • 40 Year Old Male

It is expensive

  • Joint with tabbaco – 2/3 grams a day
  • 28 Year Old Female

To get a better job.

  • Bowls and blunts. – 5-10 times a day.
  • 26 Year Old Male

Wanted to

  • All ways – Every day.
  • 43 Year Old Male

To save my mental health. And to also calm my paranoia and laziness

  • Concentrate on a hot nail/bong – Every hour of the day. Even at work.
  • 22 Year Old Male

Health, money, and most of all my lack of control and the negative effects of cannabis on my life. Memory problems, always feeling tired, isolating myself and not being able to be productive are the things I want to leave behind

  • I smoked it mixed with tabaco – All day long
  • 28 Year Old Female

Wanted to reduce consumption. Also quit alcohol. On this journey to remind myself of the joys of being substance free as I felt increasingly dependent on being drunk or stoned to cope with my anxiety disorder and social situations.

  • Bong, j’s, pax vaporizer, concentrate pens – Everyday after work and wake and bake on the weekends
  • 23 Year Old Female

It’s destroying my life so better quit now then let it succeed

  • Joint – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Male

Caused worsening depression and paranoia. Ruined quality of sleep. Made me withdraw from family and society. Couldn’t give my child 100% of their parent. Worried about passing my addiction onto my child. Lung health declining. Generally affecting every aspect of my life.

  • Bowl – Several times a day
  • 32 Year Old Female

Long term Relationship breakup

  • Joints – Everything day morning till night
  • 53 Year Old Male

Way too expensive

  • Vape or flower. I used to do edibles but when I became addicted they stopped working – The day I quit I smoked an entire eighth.
  • 22 Year Old Male

Idk

  • Bowl – Everyday, all day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Just felt like it

  • Blunt, Joint, Bowl, Bong – Multiple times a day
  • 22 Year Old Male

I was going into debt to buy it, and was extremely physically addicted by being high all day everday.

  • edible, capsules, and tinctures – all day, every day for the last 3 years
  • 28 Year Old Female

Too much

  • Joint – Everyday all day
  • 26 Year Old Male

Stop feeling emotionless and dull all the time

  • Vape – 5 times a day
  • 28 Year Old Female

It was affecting my cognition, memory, and motivation.

  • Bowl – Multiple times every day
  • 20 Year Old Female

Travelling

  • Vape pen – Everyday
  • 22 Year Old Female

It was impacting my work

  • Bong – Every day
  • 26 Year Old Male

To expensive, and I was sick of that lifestyle

  • 1 ounce every 2 weeks – Every day
  • 42 Year Old Male

Work, my kid, my negative attitude, I’m not motivated, I’m lazy, I’m addicted

  • Cigar – Daily… 2-4 per day blunts
  • 35 Year Old Female

Pains in chest and following smoking and vaping became persistent. Trying to fix it.

  • Dried flower in a handheld vaping device, and also smoked in joints. – Daily, multiple times.
  • 38 Year Old Male

Family and work.

  • Blunt – Every day for 7 years.
  • 26 Year Old Male

Jobs

  • bowl, leaf – every other day
  • 30 Year Old Male

Job

  • Bowl – 3x daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

New job

  • Spliff – Every day
  • 24 Year Old Female

Cause I suffered from “la palida” and that caused me anxiety and a little trauma from that event

  • edible – every day
  • 28 Year Old Female

Trouble with police, want to find a girlfriend

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Male

Money

  • Smoke in sliff /blunt – Daily
  • 27 Year Old Female

drug test

  • joint – smoked a joint 2-3 times a day
  • 30 Year Old Male

Job opportunities

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 24 Year Old Female

memory loss

  • vape previously old school in a pipe – everyday all day
  • 39 Year Old Female

I was having trouble motivating myself and wasn’t able to care properly for myself anymore

  • Joint – One or two joints every evening
  • 31 Year Old Male

I started to get headaches while smoking and when not smoking. Also started to feel like my life is defined by marijuana. Although, I have a successful business, it Feels like it stopping me from progressing in life, and achieving other goals.

  • joints –
  • 44 Year Old Male

Sick of it and the money spent

  • Bong – Daily
  • 47 Year Old Male

I stopped briefly using after accepting a new job offer, and to cut back on heavy use. I’ve temporarily ceased using, because my tolerance is at the point where I barely feel high after smoking, making the experience far less enjoyable, and overall pricier. 

  • vape pen – multiple times per day
  • 34 Year Old Female

Health reasons

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 63 Year Old Male

Simply because I want to continue my with my studies

  • Smoking through a rolled paper – Sometimes,I used it up a month and stopped,just like that for those years
  • 20 Year Old Male

Brain fog. Amotivational syndrome.

  • Bowl – Twice a day
  • 66 Year Old Male

It causes the opposite effect of coffee. You cannot be really productive and enjoy life to its fullest. It’s a big trap. Nothing is better than being sober.

  • Bowl and joints. – Almost every day for an year. Keep educate yourself and do yoga with beautiful people. It’s easy and helps a lot.
  • 27 Year Old Male

I was getting sick CHS

  • Joint – Every day
  • 47 Year Old Female

My daughter

  • Blunt or hemp wrap – At lest 5 times a day
  • 35 Year Old Male

Not getting a high, just normal, time to reset

  • Joint – Every day
  • 72 Year Old Male

Because I wasn’t doing it for fun or enjoyment anymore

  • Bowl and vape pen – Everyday
  • 21 Year Old Female

Because I feel like I can’t control myself with it. I love the drug so much I dropped out of college for it. And I also seem to have an easier time trying to talk to girls when I am sober.

  • All of the above. It was whatever my friends and I had on us at the time. Most of the time it was bud. – Every night before I went to bed. It used to be constantly day and night but I found out I could regulate myself to nighttime.
  • 20 Year Old Male

Its making it impossible to grow and be the man i want to be

  • Joints – I havnt stopped
  • 38 Year Old Male

Because I feel as if the drug is holding me back as a human being all together.

  • Joints, pipe, and mini bong now. Occasional blunt. –
  • 30 Year Old Male

COPD fears

  • Joint – Daily
  • 30 Year Old Male

I want to be healthier physically and mentally.

  • smoke flower – multiple times a day
  • 21 Year Old Male

Focus and memory

  • Vape, bowls, and dabs – Constantly after work, everyday for 4 years.
  • 23 Year Old Male

Prevented me from doing anything productive whatsoever and I began to neglect my goals, obligations and friends/family.

  • Joint — but bong, thc pen and edibles prior at some points. – Nearly daily at many points. At least several times a week usually.
  • 22 Year Old Male

Vomiting

  • Vape – Daily
  • 39 Year Old Female

Have to take a drug test soon

  • Joint/blunt – Daily
  • 25 Year Old Female

Upcoming surgery

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 21 Year Old Female

Work

  • Joints – Daily 4-5 per day
  • 41 Year Old Male

work

  • papers, papers with grabba, or bowl – numerous times a day daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

I had been smoking everyday for almost three years. I kind of lost track of who I am in depth, and I had no energy doing anything else but smoking, and I started to isolate myself and didn’t look forward for the things I used to look forward to.

  • Just rolled ones – Everyday, several times a day. Some days – from morning to night.
  • 21 Year Old Female

It was hard to get good stuff and I just wasn’t feeling so good after smoking.

  • bowl – daily
  • 72 Year Old Male

Increased feelings of anxiety, numbness and diminished sexual performance.

  • Joints – Daily 1 to 3 times a day
  • 21 Year Old Male

Don’t want to be high all the time.

  • Joint – Multiple times a day
  • 33 Year Old Male

I lost my job, after seeing my unemployed friends and how their marijuana use impaired their ability to find work, I decided to stop.

  • Joints – I was smoking around 5-10 joints per day
  • 25 Year Old Male

Fear of losing control of substance abuse

  • Vaporizer – Daily
  • 40 Year Old Male

Using it went from magic to medicine and finally misery. I became extremely anxious and not myself

  • Smoke – Daily – first thing in the morning, lunch, after work, before bed
  • 29 Year Old Female

Desire to live a healthy lifestyle

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 32 Year Old Male

Wastage of funds to buy cannabis

  • Joint – Around 5 times a day
  • 21 Year Old Male

the cost, no motivation, do not want to be high all day when I try to cut down it never sticks it is either all or nothing. ashamed, unhappy with my situation,

  • bowl, joint – 7 to 15 times a day
  • 53 Year Old Male

I’m either quitting for good or taking a long tolerance break. I’m going to make that decision after a month or two.

  • Joints and pipes Also I would go through a 1g delta 8 cart in 1-3 days – Every night at a minimum   Sometimes it’s would be all day everyday
  • 18 Year Old Male

Tooth extraction

  • Blunt – 7-8 times per day
  • 31 Year Old Male

Drug test

  • Vape pen, more than half the week edible, every other day bowl – Everyday, more than once a day
  • 25 Year Old Female

Because it made me apathetic

  • Joint – For some years daily. Even multiple times a day. For last 2 years, 3-4 times a week
  • 25 Year Old Female

New job/personal decision

  • Bowl, bong, joint, blunt, vape pen – Multiple times a day, everyday
  • 30 Year Old Male

it was affecting my life. i was not studying and wasn’t doing a lot of things i wished i was, like more sports or fun activities (besides smoking) with my friends, because it made me lazy.  Plus i wasted a lot of money.

  • joint –
  • 20 Year Old Female

I didn’t want to rely on something outside of myself to manage my feelings.

  • Vape, THC oil – All day everyday following traumatic event, then less during the day and more at night, then during the final six months-a year just at night, naturally reducing my dose to as little as .33 of a vape (capable of holding .15mg, the vape is an Arizer Solo 2) twice in the evening. Reduced because weed was triggering my anxiety. Started doing that when I switched strains with my doctor (I thought It might be a good idea to have a strain change. From (I won’t give the fancy Australian medical names, rather the actual strain name) more potent medical version of Kosher Kush (which worked great, Canadian) to OG Kush (Australian), then when it was triggering some anxiety to Black Label Kush (Israeli), which still triggered anxiety. This caused me to think about if I actually wanted to use marijuana anymore, and I didn’t. Think the anxiety was my body telling me to stop.
  • 25 Year Old Male

Save money, achieve goals, take a break to potentially reestablish my relationship with it

  • Bowl via bong – Daily, several times a day
  • 33 Year Old Female

Mental health, productivity, drug screen

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Male

Because after decades of daily use, I felt it was high time I stopped, both for financial reasons and for reasons of mental and physical health.

  • Initially rolled into joints; later I mostly used vaporisers. – Daily
  • 56 Year Old Male

For my career and future

  • Cigar – Smoke 2 to 4 times a day
  • 41 Year Old Female

I am signing a medical contract that I will not use Marijuana, in exchange for ADHD treatment.

  • Flower, oil,  edibles 🤷🏼‍♀️ whatever – Everyday, from wake up until bed time. All day long,  and as a social thing
  • 30 Year Old Male

I want to be successful in life, it’s holding me back.

  • Joints, tobacco and weed – Everyday
  • 21 Year Old Male

To help me on my path towards ascension and to better connect to my higher self.

  • Rolled with tobacco. (which I also quit at the same time) – Every day. For 7 years.
  • 26 Year Old Female

To be able to have a better quality of life. I am done relying on a substance to get a high. I want to be able to just be high off of life itself again.

  • I would typically switch the way I smoked a lot but it would range from bongs, vape,pipes,joints, edibles, you name it. – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • 19 Year Old Male

To investigate whether my constant brain fog is due to marijuana use or Fibromyalgia.

  • Flower, vape, edibles – Daily
  • 38 Year Old Female

A Sickness made the idea of smoking weed unappealing

  • Bowl, or vape pen – Everyday at least 3 times a day
  • 28 Year Old Male

Because of school and girls

  • Edible – Two to four times a day
  • 18 Year Old Male

Felt chained too it. 

  • Vape pen, flower – Everyday
  • 33 Year Old Male

Improve mental health, save money, improve relationships with friends/family, many reasons

  • Joints – Every single day multiple times a day
  • 24 Year Old Female

It was causing anxiety. I could consciously feel the anxiety rising when smoking a joint as the high kicked in

  • Joint with tobacco – Daily
  • 31 Year Old Male

Becoming unhealthy habit. Had issues with “clogged ears”

  • Bowl and vape pen interchangeably – Heavy use for 3 months then stopped cold turkey. Prior to that 1-2x a week
  • 30 Year Old Male

So I can get a job

  • Oil rig – 4g dab oil a week
  • 33 Year Old Female

I lost many good opportunities in my life due mental haziness I was alyawas in from constant smoking. plus, it changed so much of my thinking and mental life in general, that now I feel I was totally a different person when I was consuming it. like I was haunted!

  • joints; like cigarettes. –
  • 35 Year Old Male

Tired of wasting money and not being motivated to make my life better.

  • Bong or bowl –
  • 26 Year Old Male

Been smoking cannabis with tobacco for 23+ years I quit smoking tobacco almost two years ago and still using pure weed joints without the pure weed joints don’t think I could have quit! The tobacco is the most addictive substance I have ever tried    Now been of the weed two weeks very easy to quit as not as addictive as nicotine lot’s of dreams as my mind is clear also my lung feel very good had a chest infection when I stopped using tobacco when smoking cannabis by itself my lung were good no coughing every morning main reasons for quitting are my Nan died of lung cancer two years ago and gave me motivation to stop also had chest infection doctor sent me for a X-ray of my lungs it scared me quit tobacco first   Using pure weed instead then using volcano vaporiser help me come off tobacco and now been off weed two weeks feel good! No more paranoia or being lazy hope this helps others

  • Mostly joints with tobacco then when I quit smoking tobacco started using pure weed joints then using a volcano vaporiser my lung felt so clean after stopping tobacco and using weed only – 15 joints a day never ran out endless supply made me a chronic smoker
  • 36 Year Old Male

Allergic and wanted to

  • Joints rolled with tobacco – Everyday
  • 36 Year Old Male

It causes more difficulties than relief.

  • Vape pen and edibles. –
  • 33 Year Old Male

Loss of motivation, learning new skills, and negative impact on close family.

  • smoke, mixed with tobacco. Bong, cigarettes.  – Daily  last 3 years, daily 7 years from the age of 20
  • 42 Year Old Male

To better myself

  • Bong – More than 3x a day for 1 year
  • 20 Year Old Male

I finally wanted to take control of my life and stop being comfortable where I am 

  • Bong, maybe a joint here and there – Everyday
  • 20 Year Old Male

It was ruining my life

  • all – everyday
  • 32 Year Old Female

I don’t want the smoke to impact my lungs and I want more energy in my day.

  • Joints – Everyday multiple times a day
  • 30 Year Old Female

tolerance increased dramatically, feeling of worthlesness and emotion numbing

  • vape, blunts, and edibles – 1-2g a day
  • 29 Year Old Male

I was tired of spending money on something that took up my time without a positive return. I felt like I was doing it out on necessity not enjoyment.

  • Joints – 3 or more times per day
  • 34 Year Old Male

Didn’t get satisfaction from it and felt like it was making me stupid. Also too content with being bored

  • Joint or blunt – 3-8 gram joints a day
  • 24 Year Old Male

Less and less satisfying. Low energy and brain fog side effects were more problematic and getting in the way of fulfillment of responsibilities.

  • Dry herb vape. – 3 times weekly (after a 22 year period of abstinence.
  • 64 Year Old Male

I was forced to if I wanted to remain on a Suboxone program. If I failed another urine test I would be kicked out.

  • I’ve used the same small glass peace pipe for years. When I was a young teeny bopper I smoked blunts but as I got older and the pot got better and more expensive the blunts became less economical. – Daily, high quality stuff too. I usually would smoke half a bowl or so at a time starting around noon until I fell asleep at night. Heavier smoking at night usually.
  • 33 Year Old Male

Don’t want to be reliant on something to make me happy

  • Smoke – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

health issues

  • Bowl or edibles – Daily almost most of the day
  • 35 Year Old Female

It slowed me down. It increased my depression and anxiety in long term. Difficulty sleeping. Bad conscience in general.

  • Joint and vaporizer – 1-4 times a day
  • 25 Year Old Male

I became a chronic weed smoker to help with my anxiety and depression. Seven years later, it’s worse than ever, and I’m starting to identify parts of my life that I want to work on but just don’t have the energy or will.

  • At my apartment, an herb vaporizer. At my boyfriends, edibles because he doesn’t smoke. At my parents house, I have a stash of stiiizy vape pens and cartridges – Pre-pandemic, as soon as I got home from work. While working from home, all day long. It’s been awful for my career.
  • 27 Year Old Female

Marijuana induced panic attacks

  • Bowls and Combustibles – Everyday in heavy doses
  • 26 Year Old Female

My brother died and I missed his funeral because I spent money on weed instead of gas

  • Bowl, dabs on rig, vape pen – Every hour until I go to sleep
  • 25 Year Old Male

to be more connected to myself and loved ones. to make more time for my goals and hobbies.

  • smoking a joint – everyday
  • 25 Year Old Female

To improve my life

  • bowl – multiple times a day
  • 48 Year Old Male

because of weight loss

  • vape pen – twice in a day
  • 26 Year Old Male

because it fogged up my mind

  • vape pen, flower bowl, bong, edibles – everyday all day
  • 16 Year Old Male

Drug test job interview

  • Vape pen then bowl then edible – Everyday
  • 25 Year Old Female

Felt as though it was affecting health to much. Coughing ,sinus etc. Knew it couldn’t be good for me

  • Small pipe – 4-5 small hits / day
  • 62 Year Old Male

Feelings of dissociation, fogginess, lack of drive and a feeling that I am reliant on marijuana to escape.

  • Joint smoking. – Everyday, roughly two joints per day minimum.
  • 20 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • Spliffs – Every day
  • 36 Year Old Female

Tired

  • All – Daily
  • 32 Year Old Female

A better and healthier life

  • Joint – Everyday
  • 27 Year Old Female

I was losing weight rapidly and was not even able to recognize whether I’m high or low at any moment.

  • Joints and bong. – Almost 5-6 joints daily.
  • 23 Year Old Male

For my new job

  • Smoked with tobacco – One every day
  • 49 Year Old Female

I wish to regain control over my time schedules, wish to be emotionally more balanced.

  • In a joint mixed with tobacco. I did not even habitually smoke tobacco before.  – During the last 3 years almost daily
  • 50 Year Old Male

I expect to have a drug test for work

  • A bowl usually, but sometimes I’d vape, or use gummies – Nightly
  • 36 Year Old Male

Memory and clarity

  • Bowl or vape – Morning afternoon evening
  • 43 Year Old Female

Taking antidepressants and pot is reducing effectiveness. Pot was exaggerating depression 

  • Joints and edibles – Almost daily. With breaks for pregnancy
  • 42 Year Old Female

Anxiety got so bad

  • Bambu sheets, rolling paper – Everyday several times a day
  • 31 Year Old Female

Money and harming my marriage.

  • All the wats – Daily multiple times
  • 36 Year Old Male

It cost too much money and its about time I sort my shit out.

  • Any physical way possible. Papers usually, and if I didnt have any, I’d use a bong. – Everyday without fail.
  • 26 Year Old Male

Been made to by wife

  • 4 times a day – Daily
  • 45 Year Old Male

I’m in another country with no access – but this is a cycle that always happens and next time I’m on holiday I would rather it didn’t coincide with experiencing withdrawal. I am also spending too much money on weed.

  • Spliff with tobacco – Daily, frequently throughout the day if I was working from home, or just in the evening if I was working.
  • 31 Year Old Female

Needed to be more productive at work and personal life. My work-life balance was heavily affected. Initially it’s a tolerance break, but I am not planning on using again any time soon.

  • Mostly bowls, but before stopping I was only using vaporizer and decreasing dosage. – Everyday
  • 23 Year Old Non-Binary

to cleanse

  • bong – daily
  • 28 Year Old Female

Anxiety and depression worsening

  • 8 doobs a day – Every hour
  • 51 Year Old Male

Work

  • Blunts, bongs – Daily
  • 21 Year Old Male

I was just full of that shit and didn’t want it to interfere with every pore of my life anymore

  • Smoking – First couple of years it was 2-3 times per week, but in the last three years i was high on average about 250 days of the year
  • 26 Year Old Male

Pesticides

  • Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • 25 Year Old Female

Had a bad batch and started throwing up bile and getting sick.

  • bowl from a bong – 3 to 4 times a day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Concerned that it is making depression worse.

  • Smoke flower and edibles – Daily
  • 56 Year Old Female

It hurts my throat

  • Raw hemp cones – All day everyday
  • 57 Year Old Female

Wanted to get my sh*t together to put it bluntly – I turned 25 and needed to make a break through.  Needed to make a change and this was a step forward. I originally stopped smoking to possibly pass a drug screen for a job. I wasn’t successful and found out on the 3rd day of being “sober” I thought, it’s been three days.. why not 30? It has now been over a month and a half and mentally I feel myself again and I’m not cursing myself or getting emotional over my progress in life. – it’s life. Mentally had a big thing, I was turned off by the amount of mess I would make or just the overall social perspective and put my foot down and made the change!

  • Mainly bowl/bong Sometimes a joint  And only once using a vape pen   Edible half a dozen times – I was smoking between 2-6grams a day. 3 times or more a day 7 days a week
  • 25 Year Old Male

Because I am addicted to it

  • Joint, smoked – Everyday, normally at the end of the day, with normally 3-4 periods of abstinence (1-4 weeks) during a year.
  • 31 Year Old Male

I’ve spent 15 years of my life smoking it daily. This is my first day off lol

  • Bong or a cone. I do have a vape too – Every day
  • 30 Year Old Female

It just wasn’t good for my health

  • I would smoke blunts – Everyday
  • 37 Year Old Male

It was noticably taking a toll on my mental health motivation and desire to live

  • Gravity bong – Every day
  • 22 Year Old Male

Upcoming drug test

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 28 Year Old Female

im still using but i want to stop

  • in every way – almost everyday
  • 22 Year Old Female

Money, dependency

  • Bong – Everyday
  • 26 Year Old Female

It was making my social anxiety worse

  • All of the above – Daily
  • 64 Year Old Female

Don’t want to be stoned anymore…don’t want a drug to rule me. Relationships suffer from it etc

  • Rolled with a cigarette – Everyday
  • 35 Year Old Female

I wanted to stop because I feel like I can’t move forward if I’m controlled by using.

  • Bowl – 3 or 4 times a day
  • 24 Year Old Male

i was feeling lazy , demotivated for life. i lost my senses of belonging and couldn’t focus on anything.

  • joints – every day
  • 23 Year Old Female

Effects on quality of life, family, mental health

  • Vaporizer and smoking from a bowl, occasionally blunts. – Multiple times daily
  • 31 Year Old Male

I realized that I although functional, my life was stuck, dreams and ambitions were lost due to continuous weed use.

  • Pipe – Every single day
  • 39 Year Old Male

I couldn’t get anything done. I realized I was using it as a coping method.

  • Vape pen – All day, everyday
  • 29 Year Old Female

I traveled to visit my parents and I decided to clean up in this time with my family

  • Vape pen – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Male

brain fog,  no motivation to do anything

  • vape pen smoke – never
  • 49 Year Old Female

Brain function and general good health

  • Big bongs – Every day mostly
  • 29 Year Old Male

Licence work driving keeping my licence and job as I’ve built a life and don’t want to lose that

  • Bong – Every day 2-5 times
  • 48 Year Old Male

I started feeling bad

  • Smoke – 2-3 times maybe more
  • 30 Year Old Male

Felt extremely guilty and the drug made me too lazy and depressed.

  • Smoke it with paper – I was smoking 2/3 times a day.
  • 20 Year Old Female

Court ordered

  • Dabs – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Male

life unmanageable. loss of desire to do anything. Money

  • Dab – Daily, all day
  • 55 Year Old Male

To improve my lung health

  • Water bong – 1x/day
  • 26 Year Old Male

It has consumed my life for decades

  • Bong, some edibles, rarely vape – Had to smoke before doing anything period
  • 40 Year Old Male

annual drug test by doctor

  • all these – Daily
  • 60 Year Old Male

To allow my brain time to recover before my brain is fully developed.

  • joints, blunts, bong – Multiple times a day
  • 21 Year Old Male

had enough

  • smoke with tobacco – daily
  • 55 Year Old Male

I ran out and I decided to take a break to improve my short-term memory.

  • I frequently used an oil pen because of the reduced health risks compared to combusting plant matter. – Usually once a day at night.
  • 19 Year Old Male

Felt like it was holding me back from making necessary changes in my life – job change, healthier choices

  • mostly vape pen but also bowls and edibles when available – from morning to night every single day
  • 53 Year Old Female

To see my kids

  • All – Daily
  • 34 Year Old Male

I have been trying to control consumption for a while to once a week, but have been failing. I was tired of too much thinking, always feel like being in cloud, the impact on my appearance, not able to follow through my plans and committents and feeling bad about it

  • Smoke in a joint – Almost every day
  • 34 Year Old Male

just

  • blunt – a lot
  • 26 Year Old Male

I was using too much and felt addicted, I smoked cannabis with tobacco and wanted to quit tobacco for health reasons

  • Joints – Daily instead of cigarettes
  • 46 Year Old Male

Emotional dysregulation, binge eating, watching life pass me by, using it as a coping mechanism for mental illness.

  • Any and all – Multiple times a day, continually
  • 28 Year Old Male

Improve ability to function well day to day and be more productive outside of work, improve relationships

  • Joints – Daily
  • 35 Year Old Female

I learned that marijuana users have an increased risk of suicidal thinking. I’ve had an uptick in suicidal thoughts recently. I also learned that you can have withdrawal symptoms from weed (such as headaches) and that the “stress” headaches I was treating daily with weed were probably actually withdrawal headaches.

  • Vape – 5-6 days a week. (2 days of all day usage, the rest of the days just at night)
  • 27 Year Old Non-Binary

Disliked compulsive drive to use

  • Bong – 2xdaily
  • 60 Year Old Male

For me after more rhen 20yrs of use

  • Joint – 6am to 11pm every day
  • 43 Year Old Male

CHS

  • Edible, smoke – 3 times a day
  • 30 Year Old Female

Feeling like psychosis

  • Rolled joint – 5 time a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

To reduce anxiety, be emotionally available for my partner, to dream dreams again, so I am no longer dependent on it as a emotional crutch, for lung health, for neuro chemical health, so I can get my motivation back.  

  • Mostly via bong, sometimes pipe, rarely joints and vape – Almost every day for 3 and a half years
  • 30 Year Old Male

To feel more normal and in control

  • Edible – Daily
  • 29 Year Old Female

mind fog

  • edibles and bowl – daily but mostly just a couple of hits to help me sleep
  • 60 Year Old Male

Tired of being dependent on it for everything and seems like my short term memory is lost..

  • Vape pen, occasional joint – Everyday
  • 45 Year Old Male

Caused depression/anxiety

  • Bowl and vape pen – Heavy, daily smoker for about a month
  • 27 Year Old Female

I realized I had become psychologically dependent on it as well as physically, and realized that dependence wouldn’t go away until I faced the fact of my addiction.

  • Hand-rolled joints – Multiple times daily
  • 36 Year Old Male

Psychosis

  • Joints – Everyday
  • 31 Year Old Male

I stopped using because i found that the high just wasn’t the same and for financial reasons.

  • Smoking it – Every day apart from other times i tried to stop but only lasted a few days
  • 17 Year Old Male

Found out I was pregnant.

  • Joints – Every other day
  • 18 Year Old Female

Negative cognitive effects such as memory loss, sleep issues, inability to learn. Ruined my school performance

  • Typical cigarette style – Daily, multiple times
  • 24 Year Old Male

developed a cough

  • bowl – 4-5 times per day
  • 58 Year Old Female

Wasting my life. Mental health

  • Smoke in a joint – All day
  • 42 Year Old Female

ran out and dealer has gone awol

  • Joint – Half oz a week
  • 22 Year Old Female

felt bad

  • bowl – daily
  • 63 Year Old Female

Want to change my life

  • Bowls and hitters – Everyday for past 24 years. Quit 3 separate years for pregnancies.
  • 42 Year Old Female

It was interfering with my memory and daily activities

  • Bowl – At least 3-4 times a day
  • 34 Year Old Non-Binary

turning into a mong

  • smoke a joint or bong – smoking it everyday
  • 14 Year Old Male

Anxiety, feeling lazy, missing out on living life

  • Joint – Dailt
  • 28 Year Old Male

Money, Teaching job

  • Bowl, bong – 1 gram per day morning to bedtime. Stopping only due to being physically at work
  • 32 Year Old Male

I ended up doing way more of it than I originally planned. As such, it was very expensive, and due to tolerance provided only marginal pain relief. I think it actually made my anxiety worse over time. I also had significant side effects. I feel sa medical treatment it was a complete failure.

  • Vape pen – Multiple times ever day
  • 70 Year Old Female

Anxiety

  • Vape pen – 1-2 times a week
  • 19 Year Old Male

Didn’t get me high

  • Any and all – All day everyday I could I had a 1080 mg THC amount
  • 20 Year Old Male

Memory loss

  • Vape pen, edibles – Daily
  • 49 Year Old Male

Took a trip and didn’t smoke while I was gone. Started coughing black stuff and not sure I should start again

  • Bowl, vape pens, blunts and joints – Smoking a bowl 5-6 times every day, sometimes more.
  • 30 Year Old Male

Initially mostly financial but also hoping to break pattern of low motivation

  • Primarily via vaping but also used Phoenix tears (type of oral concentrate oil) – Approx 6-8x/day (1/4g each time)
  • 45 Year Old Female

on vacation

  • bong – every evening
  • 50 Year Old Female

Health scare

  • Vape pen. – Once a day. (1-2 hits) Then my tolerance started to increase towards the last month which is why I decided to stop.
  • 38 Year Old Female

It took over my life, I chose it instead of socialising etc. I lived with anxiety and paranoia for many years and I Want to be a better role model to my daughter

  • Bong – Daily, all day from when I’d get up. Except through my work day, as soon as I got home from work, until bedtime. When I stopped working due to sever back pain I was using all day every day, more than 40hits a day.
  • 39 Year Old Female

Decline in mental health

  • Spliff with tobacco – Everyday
  • 37 Year Old Female

It hurts me

  • Cigarettes – Daily use
  • 35 Year Old Male

To feel more alive and energetic!

  • Paperjoint with Tobacco mixed in .  – Daily . 2-4 joints a day. ( belgium- europe)
  • 27 Year Old Male

Difficulty with school and motivation, severe mood swings and anxiety

  • Regularly in a bowl, rarely in edible form & bongs – Multiple times a day, every day
  • 18 Year Old Male

I was way to lazy got nothing done lost two jobs not spending any time with family losing all my friends hanging out with the wrong people

  • Bong hits – About 5 grams a day mixed with tobacco all day from when I wake up till when I sleep and I would even wake up at 2 am and smoke more
  • 19 Year Old Male

Mental health

  • With tobacco – All day every day
  • 36 Year Old Female

No motivation to do anything other than smoke weed.

  • Usually go for bong hits since it was so fast and easy for me to achieve my high – From morning until night. I have quit multiple times in my ten years of smoking so maybe 7 years of smoking all together and 2 years plus I’ve been back on it.
  • 24 Year Old Male

It’s making me lazy and tired. I have lost motivation and stopped enjoying the little things.   Confidence was a big part of taking the decision to stop since I was highly entousiastic and positive personality. My reltionship was week with everyone almost because of my mood swings everyday. I couldn’t function properly without THC in my body. Low job performance.   Also one of the main things was anxiety, everything could trigger my anxiety, thus feeling scared and depressed.

  • Rolling weed with a bit of tobacco, and if I’m consuming hash I would put half tobacco and half hash in a joint. – Everyday, not more than 4 joints per day. In average I was consuming  2 joints per day. There is always a joint, 1 to 2 hours before bed. At the beginning of using Marijuana half a joint was enough but after a period of 2 months I started gradually consuming more.
  • 27 Year Old Male

Because I realised that I can’t accomplishm my life goals because of weed. 

  • joint – everyday
  • 18 Year Old Female

Pre employment drug test, tolerance break

  • Joints and spliffs (mixed with rolling tobacco) – Daily the last two years
  • 29 Year Old Male

Employment opportunity

  • Bowl or dug out – Daily –
  • 51 Year Old Male

I’ve used it daily for 20 years – I’m 38. There’s no particular reason why I now feel compelled to stop, however this is the first time I’ve ever made the decision freely and willingly (for example, not doing it because of a vacation). Part of it is because I live in Australia and I have to spend a lot to get quality product, which sometimes disappoints and feels like a total waste of money, in turn depressing me and sometimes even triggering withdrawl symptoms. I lived in Los Angeles until 2011 and really need high THC cannabis to sustain my addiction. Despite starting at 18 and floundering for many years, I eventually made something of myself and have a very successful career. I do wonder what I would have become had I never tried cannabis, though.

  • I used to only use bongs. For the last few years I’ve used vapes (Dynavap mainly) with flower. Never used carts or concentrates outside of a few times. – 5-10 times every day.
  • 38 Year Old Male

its affecting some of my relationships

  • Joint, bong and vape – I didn’t start heavy only about once a week, to weekends, to a few times a week to everyday when it’s accessible through thc vape juices
  • 30 Year Old Male

Healthy reasons

  • Concertes – Every day
  • 32 Year Old Male

Tired of brain fog, being stuck In my couch, and it’s causing relationship problem , I just want to become the best person I can.

  • Joints only – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • 30 Year Old Female

I’m sick of myself.

  • Vape – At least 2-3x/week
  • 36 Year Old Female

Legal reasons

  • In a tobacco wrap – Up to 6 times a day
  • 30 Year Old Female

I want to experience life directly. Cannabis makes me happy but I get nothing done because I can’t focus and I don’t like how life feels unless I’m smoking every few hours. Eventually I hardly feel a high, but life is so flat without it.

  • Smoked with a glass pipe – Multiple times every day starting first thing in the morning
  • 60 Year Old Female

Trying to conceive

  • Rolled in a joint – Every day, about a gram a day, for 20 years
  • 41 Year Old Female

Tolerance brake, wanted to see how im doing if im sober.

  • bowl – Daily every 3 hours or so.
  • 40 Year Old Male

It was causing mood drop and depression

  • Straight joint and pipe and vapouriser – Daily
  • 66 Year Old Male

Started affecting my finances and mental health

  • Blunt, joint, bong, pen, dab. – (Weekend use) Once a month or so. Not that much honestly.
  • 25 Year Old Female

Family problems

  • Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • 20 Year Old Male

After years of using it as a sleep aid in addition to my prescription medication, it started to make me anxious and unable to sleep.

  • Smoke and vape pen – Every day, almost all day during the pandemic
  • 35 Year Old Male

Lack of motivation, increased tolerance, increased risk of schizophrenia.

  • Vaporizer and oils. – 3-4 times a day
  • 44 Year Old Male

It was time

  • Bowl, one hitter – Daily
  • 37 Year Old Male

I was experiencing vomiting, stomach pain, acid reflux and I could not get put of bed I went to the doctor and they told me it sounded like I have (CHS) cannibinoid hypermesis syndrome

  • I was using a vape, dabs, edibles as well as mixing with nicotine – I smoked 3 bowls about every 40min all day every day the longest I went with out smoking was the time I was asleep but would have withdrawal symtoms and feel horrible as soon as I woke up each morning
  • 19 Year Old Male

For my family especially my observant 3 year old

  • Spliff smoking – Minimum twice a day Maximum around 6-7 times a day so quite heavy use
  • 29 Year Old Male

Switching jobs and may need to pass a drug test

  • Bowl – Daily
  • 23 Year Old Female

Health

  • Smoking – Everyday
  • 26 Year Old Male

Pregnant

  • Joint – 4 days a week
  • 36 Year Old Female

Drug test

  • Bowl – Everday
  • 53 Year Old Male

Lung and mental health

  • Bowl from a bong – 3-4 times a day
  • 18 Year Old Male

I didn’t want to smoke

  • Wrapped – Like 2 every week
  • 18 Year Old Female

Covid restricted traveling in the country I’m staying and there’s police roadblocks everywhere, plus marijuana are illegal in this country so I thought now is good time for me to take a T-Break.

  • – Daily, very often.
  • 24 Year Old Male

To feel human again. I miss the old me, the kind and gentle me. I used to play bass guitar and I’m still extremely talented. I still would like to achieve my dreams, which have been placed by the wayside over the years. I miss life.

  • Spliff (weed with layers of rolling tobacco) – Was weekends only but evolved into everyday night. Two grams of strong stuff would last me 2-3 days.
  • 29 Year Old Male

The amount I was spending and my mental health, primarily the mental health aspect as relationships were becoming strained or damaged due to paranoia and low self esteem brought on by 13 years or use.

  • Shotty rig, Ie: just like a bong and bowl but no gauze, the cigarette would plug the down pipe in a bottle and then cannabis on top, lit and inhaled until cig and cannabis Ash is sucked through pipe and into water. – Every day
  • 30 Year Old Male

Although i work as an accounting analyst and have found weed does not impair my performance too much i wanted to feel completely sober and see how much more studying i could accomplish without marijuanna.

  • smoke – daily however i would take breaks roughly every month
  • 33 Year Old Male

To save money.

  • Bong – Everyday
  • 28 Year Old Female

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