Are you a heavy marijuana user quitting weed or taking a break for Sober October? Weedless.org has the resources to guide and support you throughout the month.
The first days and weeks after quitting marijuana can be a rollercoaster of thoughts, physical symptoms, and emotions. You will experience a range of withdrawal symptoms and also be confronted with everyday stressors that may feel like an entirely new experience now that you’re not high.
The first week is usually the most difficult in terms of withdrawal, with symptoms typically peaking in intensity at 2-3 days after cessation.
The second week will have many of the same symptoms as the first, but much less intense. The flu-like symptoms, if you experienced them, should also dissipate quickly. Many individuals also start experiencing some depressive symptoms. And cravings, of course, continue.
By weeks three and four, the most pronounced symptoms that persist are insomnia, depression/anxiety, and mental haziness. This is not meant to scare you, but rather to inform you. It’s always good to be prepared.
This website distills the facts about marijuana use and its effects into practical guidance. Here are links to some of our most popular and useful resources.
Weedless.org is a free, web-based resource and community created by a team of healthcare professionals and researchers. We distill the facts about marijuana use and its effects into practical guidance for interested persons or for those who are thinking about or struggling to quit weed. Finding reliable, easy to understand information about marijuana should never be a struggle—that is why our core mission is to provide the most up to date information about marijuana use, abuse, addiction, and withdrawal. While we seek to empower individuals to have control over their use, we are not "anti-weed" and we support efforts to legalize adult marijuana use and study.