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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 10

By December 2, 2021December 17th, 2021No Comments
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Did you recently quit or take a break from using weed? You’re not alone. Today, we’re bringing you accounts of more than 300 people who have recently decided to abstain from using marijuana.

Responses were gathered from an anonymous, open-ended questionnaire posted on Weedless.org. 1,300+ responses to the questionnaire are now available in a database that can be sorted by age and location. The database is also searchable by keyword (e.g. anxiety, dreams, CHS).

 | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Lack of funds, availability, and wanting to get myself back instead of relying on marijuana.

  • Habit: Bowl and wrapping – Everyday, 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, upset stomach, exhaustion, troubles sleeping, and brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first full day without
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, this is the first time I’m realizing it is actually withdrawal and not my mental illness
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Washington | 54 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

To determine whether quitting optimizes my health. I also try to take a break from all weed/alcohol for periods of time (2 weeks to 3 months) every year.

  • Habit: Flower when convenient, flower or oil vape pen when not, edibles for various occasions – In recent years, I have started to use every day. In recent months, I’ve started to vape before 10am. My tolerance is now very high, which is difficult to sustain.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Chills and sweating, headache, nausea, discomfort in muscles and joints, like micro-tremors or vibrations, very uncomfortable. Restless, irritable, trouble sleeping.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 12-18 hours of last dose
  • Withdrawal Tips: When it feels unbearable in middle of night, I have taken small puffs from vape pen. Goal will be to give this up within 2-3 days.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 61 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Want to stop smoking, doctor thinks I had a small stroke, which frightened me

  • Habit: Joints – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, can’t relax, aniexty and feeling down
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Really bad today, have been doing well, also missing my smoking friends
  • Withdrawal Tips: Using nicotine inhaler and patches when craving is bad, i wish there was cannabis patches
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Nigeria | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

I got tired and want to stop it

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday, 2 to 4 stick daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have stopped smoking since early October 2021, first week was hell, I couldn’t function well, nausea, depression,lost of appetite, difficult sleeping, mood swings and all. I was tempted to smoke again but I didn’t. Most of the sympthom subsides after 2 weeks expect for difficulty sleeping . It’s over a month now and I still couldn’t get enough sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Third day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Bromatan for anxiety and depression
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Canada | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

SOB

  • Habit: Joint  – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swing Boredom   Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3-5 days after use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking, puzzles, sleeping
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Cost too much time & money

  • Habit: Backwood cigar – 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep, I’m hot & I’m kind of sad.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been trying for years. I’ve tried cutting back, switching from woods to papers. Idk what else to do besides stop.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

New York | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

To find employment

  • Habit: Bowl or Joint – On weekends or day that I had nothing to do around 2 grams and on days that I had obligations about 1 gram
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Temperature fluctuations between hot and cold, irritability, aggression, loss of appetite, headaches, GI irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 Day after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Because my life revolved around sessions

  • Habit: Spliff mixed with tobacco – Every day without fail
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: On day 12 I am still experiencing very vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: During day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: An e cigarette
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

Michigan  | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Anxiety/addiction

  • Habit: Edibles, vape, bowl – Everyday six months
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, anxiety, nausea, mood swings, uncomfortable etc.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Literally within like 6 hours of quitting ing
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD capsules (30 mg)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Affected my motivation, finances, and social life.

  • Habit: Joint and vapourizer – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Incredibly lucid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Kickboxing and running
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

Canada | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Health. Turning forty. Need to change lifestyle.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams. Irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ativan for sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Roll – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold swears, insomnia, panic attacks, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From night one
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping pills
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

New York | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Was difficult for me to engage in social settings. Ambition was killed. Laziness. Wasting a lot of time. Lots of mucus getting coughed up.

  • Habit: Joints, bong rips – Almost every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I sometimes see my friends smoking and wish I could get high.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first week was intensely bad. I have tried quitting probably 25 times. On the first day, I wanted to smoke every hour. Days 2 -5 were not much different. But the worst are those first few days.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tried only smoking cigarettes. Tried destroying all my weed and paraphernalia. Tried saying I would never do it again. Tried saying “if i smoke weed ever again, I’ll give all my money away to charity”. Tried saying “I will move away from my friends who smoke”.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

 | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Anxiety and social

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes loss of appetite and upset stomach
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Short Term Forgetfulness and not being motivated. 

  • Habit: Bong or joint – 15 bongs or more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes; Hyper Emotional, Over-thinking, Sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot Baths and smoking an electronic cigarette
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 29, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Personal reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, decreased appetite, hyper awareness of sounds
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, melatonin and antihistamine to sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 29, 2021

 

Hungary | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Quit one week ago

  • Habit: mini pipe – every evening few puff from mini pipe
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety, I can sleep easily but wake up early and hard to sleep back or even impossible.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: usually every afternoon[
  • Withdrawal Tips: light antidepressant (Atarax 25Mg (only half piece)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 29, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

I hurt people I loved

  • Habit: Mixing with tobacco and rolling it – Daily, 3 or 4 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sadness and depression, since I used it to cope with psychological issues
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga practice, writing and talking to many friends and family members
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 29, 2021

 

New York  | 16 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I wanted to do an experiment with my body so I smoked weed and everytime I was high I felt so good and I ate so good but then when I challenged my self to no smoke no more it became hard at first because I couldn’t sleep for 2 days straight and I had no appetite for a week straight. I would have a big plate in front of me and i felt like I wanted to vomit

  • Habit: Vap pen – I would use marijuana everyday 24/7 when I smoked
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feelings of anger, irritability, and/or aggressiveness. A decrease in appetite that may or may not be associated with a significant loss of weight
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 2 days of not smoking weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: I gave my friend my thc pen so I wouldn’t have access to it whenever I wanted to smoke
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 29, 2021

 

Texas  | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Honestly wanted to. Plus a job

  • Habit: Blunt! Cigarillo – Everyday!
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet it’s day 1
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Na
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Germany | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

So I can finally properly deal with my mental health issues (with the help of a professional) and so I can change my current life situation. I really have to or else there is no way forward.

  • Habit: Joint – I would use periodically. Binge for a week or two which means about 4 to 6 times a day for a couple weeks, then be sober for 3 to 14 days and repeat. Failed attempts of quitting
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, sometimes trouble sleeping, problems with memory. In the beginning also restlessnes and depressive moods. Please excuse any mistakes, english isnt my first language
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Physical exercise, a better diet, being in better contact with some of my family members (some of the other ones make it worse), meditation and a stronger focus on my hobbies and skill based activities. Really just real and long term things.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Colorado  | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Not helping my ADHD any longer. Money.

  • Habit: Flower Extracts  Edibles – 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty Sleeping Anxiety  Poor Apetite  Bummed  Hobbies Seem less enjoyable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleepy time Tea Fluids
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Netherlands | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I stopped after two years of constant use because I felt It was affecting my motivation.

  • Habit: Joint, Pipe, Bong – Everyday 4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Only the vivid dreams at the moment but never really a huge problem. Also night sweats but my cravings went away a while ago.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smoking tobacco
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

New York | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

The first question doesn’t have the right answer available. I quit a long time ago. I stopped because it had become too much of a habit. Also I was smoking it, which is the stupidest thing I have ever done to my health.

  • Habit: smoke – sometimes daily, usually sporadically like once a week or month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: no
  • Timing of Withdrawal: when I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: I went to NA and then SOS. NA sucked, so I will never go back. The only reason I went is that it was the only type of quitting meeting available to me locally.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

New York | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I wanted to change. I’ve been smoking for years

  • Habit: Blunt – 3times a day or more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, sadness,headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just reminding myself why I wanted to change
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Scotland  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Health issues.cost

  • Habit: Vape pen – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability lack of sleep lost appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Listen to music. Watch tv
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Oregon | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

My choices and spending  money began to revolve around smoking marijuana.

  • Habit: Bowl, joint, vape pen, and dabs. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feeling hot and cold, night sweats, nausea, abdominal pain, shakiness, loss of appetite, boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24 hours later.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Showering and changing clothes due to sweating so much, drinking plenty of water, and allowing myself to take it easy the next few days.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 28, 2021

 

Idaho | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Got CHS got so sick from weed

  • Habit: Pen and bowl – All day and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: CHS symotoms
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I stop using weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

Indiana | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

work drug test

  • Habit: vape pen – 1x a day in the evenings
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: insomnia, vivid dreams, more achy after working out, decreased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first week
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

 | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It was getting out of control

  • Habit: usually smoking – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vision seems disturbed even though nothing is visibly wrong, feeling brain is sort of foggy and heavy but thinking is not disturbed. Some irritability. Feeling like something is changing but dont know what (feeling like personality is changing even though its not?).
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after stopping regular use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: drinking alcohol helped somewhat
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

Massachusetts | 57 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

felt it was about time

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache chills fever aggitation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: soon after
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

Russia | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Im tired)

  • Habit: bong – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: hard insomnia, cold and hot, hard sweating at night, anger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

California  | 53 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

Many reasons.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Day 22, fidgety and too many dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: By day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: MA meetings
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 27, 2021

 

New York  | 44 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Marijuana became my main enjoyment of life – I wanted to use more than pretty much anything else and ended up in bed just smoking and watching tv hating myself.  Thought of suicide every day.

  • Habit: Dry herb vape, and edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, anxiety, feeling “locked up” and tense in voice, face, emotions. Confusion, sweaty palms, night sweats where I woke up soaked for the first 4 days, overwhelmed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The end of day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just tried omega 3 today and will continue to do so. Tried CBD oil and not sure if I will continue to do so.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

 | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Feeling like garbage most mornings, and severe mood swings.

  • Habit: all of the above – every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, feeling out of place, extremely anxious, bloating.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4th day after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

Oregon  | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

to improve my energy and moods and to be completely sober

  • Habit: Smoke a bowl – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Appetite loss, lack of energy, brain fog, anxiety, sleep disturbances, GI issues (slowed down digestion)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 24 hours headache appetite loss and anxiety then others followed
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tapering, herbal tea, walking, meditating, support group
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

High heart rate causing anxiety and panic attacks

  • Habit: Joint – 2-4 times per day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, lack of energy/motivation to do anything even the things i used to love to do. Intense vivid dreams with waking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 weeks after abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: I used diazepam to help me stop
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

California  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Joint/vape pen – 1-2 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, Nausea, no appetite, insomnia, chills, vomiting
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

California | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Due to work restrictions and negative side effects.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats. No appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Distraction.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

Canada | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I don’t want it to negatively impact my life anymore.

  • Habit: Bowl/bong or joints – Daily (2-3 grams)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, mood swings, loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, sleepless night, restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gravol (anti-nauseant)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

Australia  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Manage social anxiety and stress affecting work and social life

  • Habit: Spliff with tobacco – Every evening after work/every day when I could
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed mood, boredom doing things I would usually do high, less sex drive, less appetite, anger, sleeplessness, bad sleep, weird dreams, tired during the day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2/3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol, running (used to run anyway, sometimes high)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 26, 2021

 

Arizona  | 58 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

It didn’t make me feel good anymore.

  • Habit: Either or – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood changes Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

Germany  | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 34)

It reduces my quality of life, effect badly both psychically and psychologically.

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday, from morning to evening, just like a cigarette smoker.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had all symptoms that I’ve read so far. Night sweats, constant nightmares , anxiety, loosing appetite, sleep disorders.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From the 1st day, especially in the first two weeks.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing special but just being patient and watch changes in my body with curiosity.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

Wyoming  | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Wanted to see if I could

  • Habit: Everything but edibles – Hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea trouble sleeping irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excessive sleeping
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

Colorado  | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Job opportunity

  • Habit: Joint – 2-3x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, loss of appetite and nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

California  | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I had something bad happen to me. And it inspired me to change almost immediately, the more I stopped smoking the better (or less paranoid) I felt

  • Habit: Usually through blunt wrap – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s hard to go to sleep. For the first two days I couldn’t sleep until 3 am then the third day I fell asleep earlier
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a day after stopping for the most part
  • Withdrawal Tips: I go to the gym every day and eat a lot. I listen to music and go out into nature
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

to generate Motivation to build a better career and I am expecting a child

  • Habit: Rolling joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, anxiety, irritability, no libido, difficulty falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within a few days after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, Vaping pure CBD
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I want my life back

  • Habit: Pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, difficulty sleeping, rage, night sweats, depression, lethargy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Work purposes

  • Habit: Bowl – Upto 7 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keep busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 25, 2021

 

France | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Hated myself, it also started affecting my relatuonships

  • Habit: Joint – 4/5 joints per day minimum Much more during the weekends
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m not being able to sleep I’m not having an appetite, and thus not eating  I’m nauseous   I’m emotional
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day i stopped (today)
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I just took the decision   Put all the weed related stuff in a box
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I’ve smoked a long time now.. probably around 15 years. Sick of being in a mood constantly, having no motivation.

  • Habit: Spliff – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite and struggling to stay asleep. Also headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

 | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

don’t know

  • Habit: joints – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: feel like shit
  • Timing of Withdrawal: next morning
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

Florida | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Carrier Change

  • Habit: Joint, vape pen – 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom and slightly depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

Croatia | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

To see if it was causing my mental issues

  • Habit: – Every night I would share a spliff with my girlfriend, usually about 0.4 grams.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid nightmares, irritability, depression and cravings. Mostly in the evenings when i used to smoke.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I got back from holiday. I stopped using first night on holiday and everything was fine until i got back to normal life, job/house/job/house, so onset of symptoms begun with day 5.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I meditate daily and do cold showers. Truthfully, last night I was crying myself to sleep so i took a shot of schnaps.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

Iran | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Changing cliches, saving money, gaining healthy life, feeling more motivated, get rid of addiction

  • Habit: Joint – Every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, minor depression sometimes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smoking cigarettes more than before
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

Ohio | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Parents wanted me to

  • Habit: Bong – Almost every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Head cloudiness and aversion to food
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I’ve been smoking it everyday for 10 years and I want to find out who I am without it.

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, nausea, feeling hot/cold, difficulty sleeping, stomach ache, cravings, irritability, boredom, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am trying to keep myself busy and distracted, this is particularly difficult at night when I would smoke a lot
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

California | 54 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

health concerns

  • Habit: bong – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: fatigue, vivid crazy dreams, irritability, mind haze, headaches, chills, night sweats on occasion, cough, restlessness,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within the first couple of days
  • Withdrawal Tips: mental fortitude
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

California | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

As part of my commitment to my emotional recovery work in Adult Children of Alcoholics

  • Habit: Bong – Daily – primarily before bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: GI Upset, Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 6
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am having 1 CBD cigarette a day
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Turned me into a stoner, smoking 15 joints a day

  • Habit: Joint half tabacco half weed – From waking up with morning coffee until i fell asleep
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Craving for weed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as i quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

Netherlands | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

General mental health. Memory. Sharpness / Focus issues. Studies. Dissociation. Anxiety. Irregular schedules. Weed stopped giving me what I was looking for – only I can provide this.

  • Habit: Smoking – joint with tobacco – 1-2g a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not experiencing any
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tobacco – Already a smoker before
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

Wisconsin | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Weed made me more anxious and experience extreme paranoia. Put simply, it no longer is working to help me be a better person amid my anxiety.

  • Habit: Smoke out of a gnarly bong doing one hitters. I usually would smoke by myself as I viewed it as my anxiety medication. – 2-3 times a day. Mostly after work hours except on weekends when all hell would break loose (5+ times).
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I struggled to fall asleep last night (day 1), but slept well through the night with 2-3 wake ups to use restroom. I woke up feeling normal except being extra cold, nausea, and heightened anxiety and more frigidity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Last night (day 1) and this morning (day 2). But I am only going to guess this is simply the beginning for the symptoms.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I meditate regularly in the morning (15 minutes) and take a CBD liquid to help with my anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

United states | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Because I wanted to better my self an grow more self worth

  • Habit: Bong, pipe, joints – Every day user all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression an Is anxiety and panic
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not as of right now but I will try any thing
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

New York | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Lack of motivation, can’t get a good job

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday 2-3x
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, depression, mental fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After first week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Started vaping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Causing nausea

  • Habit: Bong – Bongs at least 15 a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, restless, vivid dreams, lack of sleep, aggression, lack of interest
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 23, 2021

 

Indiana | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To learn healthier coping skills

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams Sleep difficulties  Mood disturbances.. mostly anxiety but also depression   Lack of appetite   Nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Supplements
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

Oregon | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Wanted to try a sober month

  • Habit: Bowl – 3-4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficult sleeping, lack of notivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

Michigan | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

My desired career choice prohibits marijuana use.

  • Habit: Bowl, bong and vape pen – Daily, every 2 to 3 hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, feeling on-edge, shakiness, sleep disturbances, nightmares
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Listening to music, watching TV, exercise, online school
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

Alaska | 60 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 58)

Not wanting to be dependent on anything.

  • Habit: Usually vape pen, sometimes edibles. – Every night before bed.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweats, nausea, headache, shakiness, anxiety, rage, trouble staying asleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Fourth day of abstaining.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Valerian root helps for sleep and anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

California | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I want to be my own master

  • Habit: High-potency edibles, vape – Almost daily since March 2020
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, hot flashes, headaches, dry eyes, raw nostrils, stomach upset, brain fog, loss of sense of time, anger, depression, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Wine, meditation, exercise, cold water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Job drug testing

  • Habit: Bowl and vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, sadness, shorter temper, and lower appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise or distracting myself with social media and video games
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

Florida  | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

Pregnancy

  • Habit: Blunt – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 18 hours in
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Psychosis

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety,panic attacks,shaking,sickness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, but going to try medication for panic attacks
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

United States | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Not conscious most of the time. Too many internalizing thoughts

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Constipation Anxiety   Low sex drive  Cravings   Bored   Unproductive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day headaches
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

California  | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

Want to be more productive during my free time instead of wasting it

  • Habit: Edible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, lack of sleep, loss of appitite, suicidal thoughts but mild ones.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope, cold turkey. I drink coffee to get some energy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 22, 2021

 

California  | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Started having chs symptoms. Mainly abdominal pain, hunger pains

  • Habit: Bowl – Several times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: heavy heart beats, abdominal pain, depression, irritability, anxiety, poor sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: While I was still using
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just cessation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Virginia | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

To get a job

  • Habit: Bowl – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, lack of appetite, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Florida | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Just want to detox

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomina
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, keeping the same sleep pattern, drinking more water, reading in bed.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Connecticut | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Started having trouble breathing properly

  • Habit: On a bowl – Everyday every 1-2 hours if I’m home all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The one listed above, anxiety, depression, fear, chest pain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Massachusetts | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Job requirement was the catalyst but I intentionally entered a profession requiring me to be drug free as an incentive to break my daily habit. I knew daily chronic marijuana use was negatively effecting my physical and mental health.

  • Habit: Bowl, joints, vaporizer machine, and edibles. – 3-4 times daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, lack of appetite, and GI issues for the first 10 days where I had constant bowel movements/diahhrea.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sleep issues the first day of non-use, GI issues within 48 hours, and lack of appetite continues to be an issue.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I use unisom and melatonin for the sleep issues.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Michigan  | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 32)

Expensive

  • Habit: Vape and bowl – Daily for 5 months
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Denmark | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I gradually realized that I had grown a dependence. After years of smoking almost daily but thinking “I can quit whenever”, I saw crystal clear that I was stuck in a loop, I was not progressing in life. Thanks to philosophy and spirituality, I think I solved many of the mental dynamics that used to torture me, and used to interfere with my sleep, that is why I started using weed daily in the first place, to sleep. With the gained strength, I decided it was time to level up my life.

  • Habit: Vaporizer  – Daily, on average 2 hours a day, mostly before going to sleep. Other people play videogames or read books before going to sleep, I simply smoked to relax
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, anger, a bit of depression, heavy sweating at night, changed appetite, lack of motivation, disturbed sleep cycle, more anxiety/hyperactivity, lack of resonance with transcendental ideas
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first 2-3 days. I think the first 3-12 days were by far the worse
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just the power of will, I have a diary where I log in what I do every day, it was helpful as a reminder
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Increased mental health issues, low ability to regulate emotions,

  • Habit: Spliff, rolled into rizzla with tobacco – Everyday 4-8 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep problems, increased anxiety, stress
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After day one of stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, put my mind to ut
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

California | 60 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Health

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, vertigo.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 to 2 weeks in.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Germany | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Started having panic attacks all of a sudden even though I’ve been smoking daily for the past 4 years. 

  • Habit: Smoke it – Daily, on average 2 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I’m experiencing severe depression, anxiety, flu like symptoms (sore throat and fever), changes in body temperature, fatigue, and headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 2 days from going cold turkey.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tried CBD which helped a bit.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Illinois | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

To clear the foggy ness and forgetfulness. To not have the necessity to need to smoke before doing any activity.

  • Habit: Bowl or bong – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of hunger. Emotional
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Norway | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I noticed I started to use more and more time on smoking. Isolating myself from situations where i can’t smoke, didn’t study, etc.

  • Habit: Joints mixed with tobacco – Low doses (less than a gram) daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, anxiousness, problems sleeping, and some cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They appeared on day 2, but today (day 4) has been the worst so far
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Canada | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I was diagnosed with copd and have nerve damage in my neck and shoulder and was going from a few joints to smoking shatter etc tried oils and edibles also was diagnosed with chs

  • Habit: Pipe joint oils edibles shatter rig oil pens – Went from few joints to shatter the back to joints shatter haven’t touched shatter in over a year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Agitated body tempature changes hot and cold chills depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hrs with it being really bad at 50 plus hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes advil oils edibles increased sleeping pills muscle relaxers ice heat hot baths
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

New York | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety attacks

  • Habit: Rolled with tabacco and rolling paper – 4-5 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, shakiness, shortness of breath
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as i stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Doing daily task like Laundry and grocery shopping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

Colorado  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I felt foggy headed all of the time

  • Habit: One hitter – Hourly; high pretty much as soon as I woke up to when I went to bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Appetite is non existent; spells of nausea; head aches; trouble going + staying asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One day after I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just leaning on friends for support
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 21, 2021

 

United States | 51 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Got sick

  • Habit: Paper – 1 joint a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Health, embaresment, stigma

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleepless nights,crazy dreams,night sweats, agitation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 or 3 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Pherergan for sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

Texas | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Made me feel really depressed, anxious, and literally insane after a while of nonstop smoking

  • Habit: Bowl – All day every day, went through 3.5g every 3-4 days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweats, brain fog, empty, hollow feeling, no concentration or memory, sleeplessness, irritable, and I just don’t know what to do anymore instead of smoking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine lol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

Arizona  | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

I realized I had a physical dependency and wanted to stop. I was feeling nauseous in the morning when awakening.

  • Habit: Vape pen – 1000mg of vape per week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I experienced aggression, anxiety, sweating, frequent urges to defecate, insomnia, I hated the taste of most food, and headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours of stopping, ramped up to a fever pitch by day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going for walks and trying to distract myself with other activities
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

United States | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I wanted a break from it

  • Habit: Blunts , bongs and joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats , really bad sinus infections and headaches not due to any other underlying causes.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They happened when I didn’t smoke to my tolerance level , like If I smoked 4 times a day but usually smoke 8 times. Now that I’ve stopped completely, the night sweats are starting to die down but for the first 2 weeks , I would literally soak my sheets and have to sleep with a towel under my body.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No because I don’t know what that would be.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

Kansas | 25 Year Old Non-binary (Using Since Age 18)

It was addicting and controlling my life. Couldn’t feel happy without it.

  • Habit: Dabs on a hot rig – Several times daily. Every 30 min to an hour.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet. I just quit after 3 year of smoking .5G concentrates daily.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleepy time tea.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 20, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

I found myself struggling with out it. A day goes by before I go to the dispensary and I had withdrawal already. I went through several grams of vapes a week smoked constantly. If I was awake I was vaping. I want to be there for my daughter. My mom died when I was 18 and my dad went to jail shortly after. I used it to cope. Now I want to be myself again. I want to be free.

  • Habit: Flower, vape – Everyday all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yea 100%. Nausea is the worst. Retching no vomiting. Chills shaking irritability. Stomach pain. Insomnia. Depression. I cried today because I don’t want to feel like this anymore.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, drinking water and staying positive as much as I can. I’m taking Benadryl to get through this week. Today was just about 72 hours and I don’t know how to do this anymore
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 19, 2021

 

Massachusetts | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I was miserable all around. No energy, socially anxious, depressed, and never fully present.

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Frequently, daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbances, vivid dreams (which have actually been enjoyable compared to no dreaming for so long), lack of appetite, random bursts of anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: In under 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise helps alot
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 19, 2021

 

Michigan  | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I want to give myself a fair chance

  • Habit: Vape pen and joints – Everyday wake to sleep
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety, bad sleep, but had that before I stopped smoking. Irritated easily. Time seems to go by slower. I’m only on day 4
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 19, 2021

 

Netherlands | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

get my shit together 

  • Habit: joint – between 2 and 7 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: brain fog, no concentration
  • Timing of Withdrawal: just now
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 19, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Becoming depressed,

  • Habit: edible, rso – every day, multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sleeplessness, irritability, night sweats including palms and feet. No appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: on day 2 of not using
  • Withdrawal Tips: trying to taper off…I switched from high thc weed to high cbd weed…then I’m gonna stop
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 19, 2021

 

Ireland  | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Money and mental health, no energy

  • Habit: In a joint with tabaco – Every evening weekdays  and all day on the weekend
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot flush, dark thoughts, mood swings, cravings not eating not sleeping, headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I stop using
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Isolated myself just to smoke weed. Stopped me actually living life & just thought about it instead. After a while, smoking on your own whilst watching people on social media LIVE gets to you.

  • Habit: Roll-up / traditional spliff. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: – lack of appetite -insomnia   -easily aggravated
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: STAY BUSY. Sleeping tablets. Baths.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

Tennessee | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

It was raising my blood pressure and giving me intense anxiety.

  • Habit: Smoking – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, crying easily, increased pain response, headaches, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours of cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ambien for sleep – doesn’t work. Meditation helps with irritable and depressed mood.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

New Zealand  | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Health reasons

  • Habit: Spliff – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes fever, head and body aches, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 4 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lemsips and nurophn
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

Austarlia | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I didn’t’ want to spend my money on it any more, I felt a lack of motivation, very bad social anxiety when I was smoking, I was smoking all he time which was a problem because I was also driving regularly,  it took up more and more time of my day, was always tiered, very bad munches so I gained weight, I felt I can’t think straight anymore – was always high and it was too much and lastly-  I knew I was not in control anymore and I used weed to not deal with the  unconfutable emotions I felt.

  • Habit: Smoking joints and bungs, only weed- no Tabaco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel nauseated for 3 days now, since I quit smoking weed, I have difficulties falling asleep, a complete lack of apatite and I’m overwhelmed with emptions – crying a lot and a bit shaky. I also have craving a few times a day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a few hours of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

 | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It’s too expensive  Drug test

  • Habit: Vape – Every day several times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness Anxiety  Depression  Sadness  Lack of appetite  Stomach hurts  Mental problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after not using
  • Withdrawal Tips: Thinking positively and staying to myself
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

 | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 33)

Detoxing

  • Habit: Papers – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Deep breathing
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

Canada | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

I smoked too much.

  • Habit: Vape pen and edibles. – Multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Trouble sleeping, lack of appetite/food aversion, lack of libido.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 18, 2021

 

California | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 31)

Lost all hope, drive, and joy

  • Habit: Bubbler – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extremely angry, brain fog, physical body pain, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Distraction
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

 | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

The cost is just too high

  • Habit: Smoke – Weekly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, nausea, irritability, headache, trouble falling and staying asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Georgia | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Overuse and expenses

  • Habit: Bowl, joint, blunt, bong, dab rig, vape pen. Vape pens screwed my tolerance for everything else. – The last 14g of bud and 5g of distillate lasted 5 days :/
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night and day sweats, anxiety, depression, zero appetite, smelly odor from sweats, increased pain, tired throughout the day and night but can’t sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing works other than staying away from it completely.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Germany | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To get Control of my Life back

  • Habit: Joint with tabaco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep Problems, sweating, depression etc
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the First day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excersice, tea, healthy food, being around people
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

For a new job

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes everything mentioned in the above article although my determination is seeing me through
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Mexico | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

To get my dream job

  • Habit: Joints and Bowls – Daily basis for 3 consecutive years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m at day 3, I don’t get hungry and some smells makes me dizzy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day, first day was fairly easy because I was very busy
  • Withdrawal Tips: I bought a pack of cigarettes for the cravings, but after trying one I puked
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

 | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

To be healthy

  • Habit: Mixed with tobacco  – daily but with occasional breaks (for days, for weeks, for months)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, anxiety, poor sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second no week
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Arizona | 70 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 63)

I don’t like smoking because it’s messy.

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Less pain management
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

South Africa | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

Frequency control

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Brain fog, inefficient sleep, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Returning to work

  • Habit: Smoking with tabacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fevers and sweating, shaking, loss of appetite, anxiety, stomache pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Germany | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To have a clear mind, to be less irritable when smoking too much or not enough, to get more stuff done, to save money, to not live this weird half life.

  • Habit: Only joints, sometimes edibles. – Sometimes more, sometimes less. In the past 365 days though I smoked about one gram per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, heavy sweating, no appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24 hours after the last joint they began setting in. About 36 to 48 hours after the last joint they peaked, I’d say.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking lots of tea, taking hot showers (so great!), keeping busy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Florida | 18 Year Old Non-binary (Using Since Age 17)

It ruined my memory. I found it hard to remember visually what I had done, and it felt like after I was done doing something the memory felt far away and distant.

  • Habit: Mainly joints, but I’d occasionally smoke out of a bong and a few times a pipe. – Every day for 2 months, about twice a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I experienced a lot of irritability the first few days, as well as increased insomnia and depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried melatonin to help with the sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Zambia | 16 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I found out the effects of weed

  • Habit: Smoking – Once in a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Am in my firth week just experiencing brain fog and weakness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One week after I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes greeting enough sleep and drinking enough water
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

Minnesota | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Spending too much money on it. Felt too dependent.

  • Habit: Bowl, backwoods, vape pens – Everyday for the last 3 years or so.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going to the gym more.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 17, 2021

 

New Hampshire | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Signs that I was developing CHS, constant nausea and an inability to eat

  • Habit: Vape pen – A couple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Texas | 44 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

It was time. I used for 20 years

  • Habit: Joint – 6 to 7 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Emotions are out of control. Vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After week 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just put my mind to it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Canada | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 45)

My social life disappeared,  lazy, getting behind at work, feeling unhealthy

  • Habit: Joint, bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, insomnia, brain fog, tiredness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Headaches within two days, insomnia for two weeks now
  • Withdrawal Tips: Aleve for headaches. More naps.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Mississippi  |  Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I want a baby

  • Habit: One hitter pipe – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Same day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just yoga, working, walking
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Canada | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 39)

Coughing

  • Habit: Smoke half a joint – Once or twice daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, minimal/tolerable cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating healthy
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

South Africa  | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Chronic depression

  • Habit: Through a bong – Everyday from morning to night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold shivers, lack of sleep, anxiety and depression, emotional outbursts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

New York | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

For clinical year of med school. Ill get tested sporadically. Also bc i have asthma and feel like my lungs feel better without the smoke.

  • Habit: bong hits – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loss of libido is HUGE for me. i used to use pot before coitus
  • Timing of Withdrawal: as soon as i quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Louisiana  | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

I want to have a baby and I want to save money as well.  Starting to get a sore throat. Also, afraid of the consequences and effects of long term use.

  • Habit: Blunt(rolled cigar) – 4-5 times, daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite. Cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Arizona | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Growing dependence

  • Habit: Blunts – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

California  | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

Sleep disturbance

  • Habit: Vape pen and edible – 4days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping more hours
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

California  | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

I’m 45, I have a lot of responsibilities, I have a wife and kids that rely on me.  If I don’t stop, it could really impact my relationships and my ability to provide for my family.    It’s also not my best life. I no longer enjoy a lot of the things that I did before I started consuming marijuana.

  • Habit: Joints, vape pen, edibles – Daily, often starting early in the day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, irritability, lack of motivation, depression, headaches, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Yesterday, less than 24 hours after my last smoke. I’m currently in day 2.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Coffee, ibuprofen, I’m hoping to start yoga again later this afternoon.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Caribbean | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 28)

Saw myself aging in the face sunken eyes .. my pee was high oder on mornings  after use ..brain fog

  • Habit: Joint rolled wity tobacco leaf – Everynight
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not sure
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just willpower
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

 | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – 7-10grams per week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlesness, weight löss, temper
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd and 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBd oil
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Canada | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Wife was getting pissed off

  • Habit: Joints, bowls. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have dreams about finding it.  Dreams about rolling pot.  Dreams about my dealers.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks after I stopped.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ritalin to help my focus. Pot helped me slow down and focus.  Without it, I was a mess.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Netherlands | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Done with that life, who I was.

  • Habit: Smoking – Daily, only right before sleep
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, week 4 and now right after a month the cravings have become the worst. But this website helpt me a lot to put in perspective, so a big thank you!
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: I started working out
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

To be a better person

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Struggle sleeping Bad thoughts   Wild dreams  Physical problems  Anxiety  Depression  Over emotional
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping tablets
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Spain | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It was making me feel bad. Anxiety, and general discomfort.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strange intense dreams, anxiety with some painc attacks episodes. Stomach pain. Some nausea occasionally. Headaches. Racing heart.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At around the third day after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Only a quarter pill of Ativan when I had really bad anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Oregon  | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I suspect it’s making my antidepressant not work as well

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and awful irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

California | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

To improve memory, and so I am more serious in life about achieving goals, etc.

  • Habit: Bong + large bowl piece – I would smoke about 1/8-1/4 oz of weed a week. Or, I’d smoke about 7-8 bowls a day WITH tobacco.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, decreased appetite are ALWAYS big ones. I have quit in the past for significant periods and those two always come up. I usually go night 1 of quitting with no sleep, and sometimes night 2. I also usually am not able to eat anything on day 1 though I TRY. Because the less I eat, the less I want to eat. And that doesn’t help with quitting in general (having no energy cuz I’m not fueling my body, that is). Another symptom is EXTREME energy. I feel like on adderall honestly! I talk fast and can’t stop thinking at night. I also sometimes catch myself grinding my jaw within that first week of quitting
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1, within 2-3 hours after quitting smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just some nightly tea that is supposed to relax you.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

West Virginia  | 28 Year Old Non-binary (Using Since Age 20)

i wanted to learn how capable i am

  • Habit: bong – daily, multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loss of appetite, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within 1-2 days of cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: ibuprofen, dramamine
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

Arizona | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

Trying to get pregnant.

  • Habit: All forms, primarily bowl, vape, then edible. – All day every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, tired physically but brain is anxious and hyper.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water every time I have a craving. Having a glass of wine.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

I want to be clear headed and not have a continually need. I want better health and to exercise my free will rather than being dependant on weed.

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia loss of appetite anxious and depressive thoughts
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24/48
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Oklahoma | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Because I don’t like the way it negatively affects my life

  • Habit: Vape pen, flower – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loneliness and uncertainty about the future are always at the forefront when I stop using.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 16 hours after
  • Withdrawal Tips: I try to not think about it. It works sometimes, depends on my mood
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

California | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

To increase productivity; to get back into the job market and be a competitive candidate; to create better habits and take control of my respiratory health specifically; to get back on track with my religious life.

  • Habit: Pre-roll – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, insomnia, cravings, night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: I took sleeping pills till get to sleep; unfortunately I found myself taking more and not to get to sleep and had to stop in order to avoid dependence.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

California  | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 57)

Was feeling depressed

  • Habit: Vape pen and edibles – Daily , hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes , GI track upset stomach, loss of appetite, loss of libido, depression headache , anxiety and can’t sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Aspirin, melatonin gummies
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

North Carolina | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I wanted to see if I would feel happier and more motivated if i quit .

  • Habit: bowl, sometimes joints – about 4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Major depression, difficulty sleeping, sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: they were at their worst about a week after stopping use. week 2 was hardest
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not much. Mostly just mindfulness practices like meditation. Trying to keep busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Louisiana  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Money, relationships, mental health

  • Habit: Bowl or blunt – Daily user
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, sleep disturbances, mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Canada  | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Because I had been overusing and seeing the effects of being high all the time on my work and family life

  • Habit: Joints – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, severe anxiety, heart racing and intense like I haven’t felt before
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started within the first week of quitting and have shown up various times in weeks 2 and 3 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Good diet, exercise, and being gentle with myself seem to be the best helps
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

California | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Been too long

  • Habit: Vape and bowl – 24/7. Smoked when I woke up and before going to bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakes, sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, nausea, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot showers, sleep when I can, ritz crackers for energy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Pannick attacks and mental and physical discomfort

  • Habit: bowl – all day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: brain fog. Numb and lost from the world. Stomach pain. Ringing in the ears. Shaking. Body temperature change. Can’t fall asleep at night. Nothing but negative thoughts and feelings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: few days after using
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

New Jersey | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 56)

sapped motivation and caused unhealthy eating.

  • Habit: herbal vaporizer or joints. Also a little vaping for a month or so. – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: better after 7 weeks but initial strong cravings, sleep problems, lack of appetite, anger, low moods.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: right away. Day one. and escalated with poor mood, anger, depression, strong emotions escalating through the first week or two.
  • Withdrawal Tips: riding a bike helps a lot.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Oklahoma | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

I need to find a new job and I don’t want to fail a drug test.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, food cravings, fatigue, depression, anxiety increase
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4/5
  • Withdrawal Tips: I stopped cold turkey.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Just turned 31 and decided it was now or never

  • Habit: Smoke with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet but it has only been 24 hours – possibly a little irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Nebraska | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I got caught with marijuana at my school

  • Habit: Vape Pen – I smoked heavily everyday for 3 months, before I would just smoke whenever I got the chance
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m more irratible, and I can’t even eat my dinner without wanting to hurl, let alone any other meal. Also I have bad diahreah (idk how to spell it) and mistake a fart for diqhreah
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started after my 2-3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

 | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Testing it out

  • Habit: Dry bud, vape ben (least), edible – 5-6 days week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Pretty in-line with what you described; depressive symptoms
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3-4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise but that faded after day 8-9 and was hard to keep up with; was physically sick with a throat infection
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Australia | 54 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

3 days ago

  • Habit: bong – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, i feel as freaked out as all fuck. i am screaming on the inside.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day off weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

California | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Every time I smoked for a two week or so period I felt anxious and overwhelmed, I also read about cannabis induced personality disorder and am convinced, given my background and year of smoking, that I’ve fucked myself and ruined my life.

  • Habit: In any and all forms except edibles, with joints, blunts, bong/pipe bowls, and dabs out of a rig being the most common. I did take some edibles but they did not seem to affect me so I didn’t continue. – For the first year, a few times a month. For the 2nd year, every day multiple times.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Psychosis (?) during the first few days, intense anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, inability to focus, deep persistent chest pain.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: By the end of the first 24 hours I noticed I was off kilter, by day 4 I was hardly competent or functional. I am now on day 7 and I am persisting only with the hope that my extreme discomfort at the moment can be attributed to withdrawal.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise is the only thing that really seems to help. I will say that eating food makes me feel like shit, but that I am more irritable when I do not. I believe this is a balancing act. I have also rid my environment of as many triggers as possible (though my roommate still smokes so it’s not entirely in my control).
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Austria | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Source stopped

  • Habit: Vape – Binging as i had access to marijuana. Often had a week inbetween Supply.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, Dizzyness, Headache, Cravings, Sweating, Insomnia, Irritability, Anxiety, Sadness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 Day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot Shower/Bath helps a little. Keep yourself occupied.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Arizona | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Better job opportunities

  • Habit: Joints – Every few hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, vivid dreams, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Couple days after use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking alcohol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Netherlands | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

affecting my productivity and social life and people judging me

  • Habit: rolled with tobacco – from waking up until sleep everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sudden face/front pain, craving the high effect, anger, stress, procrastination,…
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: drinking a lot of water and tea, washing my face multiple times during the day
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Australia  | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

To live a better life and be my best self

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, sweating, anxiety, loss of appetite, restlessness, emotional,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Diazepam
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Australia  | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

To get my life up and moving. It has prevented me from achieving things in my life like stable employment, completing education etc.

  • Habit: Bongs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense insomnia, irritability and depression. I had diarrhoea and a loss of appetite in the first week or so. My gut has settled down a bit but my appetite is still lowered because of the depressed mood I think. I am also very sore in my muscles and joints but that could also be from how much time i’m spending in bed trying to sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Diarrhoea, loss of appetite and excessive sweating in the first 24-48 hours. Insomnia, intense irritability and depression in the second week. I’m nearly at 2 weeks off it.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been using quetiapine in small doses to help with sleep at tnight and with agitation during the day. It helps sometimes. I’ve also been using small doses of ketamine to help with my physical pains and deep depression which seems to also work well.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 15, 2021

 

Canada | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Spending to much money , lack of motivation & energy.

  • Habit: Bong (water pipe), joints – Everyday all day 1oz (28grams) every 14 days no less.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depression/anxiety , lack of appitite, no sex drive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping pills.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

New Jersey | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Anxiety, lung issues, brain fog, lack of motivation, lethargy

  • Habit: Bowl, Bong – all day everyday. On bad days 15-18 hours of continued use. the only time I wouldn’t use it would be when I was sleeping. but often there would be times I would only sleep for 3-4 hours and would wake up and smoke immediately
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, body aches, nausea, despondence
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12-40 hours after last dose
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot/Cold showers, naproxen
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

California | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Health reasons and mental health reasons.

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen, edibles, dabs. – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First couple days after cessation I had a headache.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Night of quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, yoga, getting out in nature.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Missouri | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It made me unhappy

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Anger, Sadness, Loss of Appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not specifically
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Illinois | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Tolerance is too high and want to save money.

  • Habit: Dry vape – In the last year 1-3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping and waking up even though I am the deepest sleeper I know and cravings to smoke.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Playing video games, reading, spending time with my boyfriend and our cats.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Ohio | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

For better career opportunities. Specifically so I can become a union carpenter and not worry about random drug tests, or workman’s comp claims that could be affected by smoking

  • Habit: Bowl or vape – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, heightened anxiety, severe trouble sleeping, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin to assist with sleep, nothing else.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Washington | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Mental fog, lethargy, hurtful/non-productive conscious behavior, questioning my identity, dependence through apathy.

  • Habit: Joint, blunt, bowl, bubbler, bong, gravity bong, edible, mixed with hashish in a hookah. – I’ve only been a consistent smoker through 2 years of my life (not sequentially), when I used
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: GI discomfort, issues falling asleep (takes 1.5 hours instead of 15mins), nausea, disassociation, spontaneous fluctuating heart rhythm independent of external environment, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Less than 24 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve quit cold-turkey before successfully and am doing so again. After 3-7 days the symptoms of withdrawal tend to go away completely.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 56 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It destroyed my marriage.

  • Habit: Bowl and joints – Everyday user.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First week lack of sleep and weird dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lots of reading on the topic of weed. The negative of smoking and the positive of quitting.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Australia | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I’ve been struggling with addiction to it for 5 years and want to change the way I live

  • Habit: Bowl/bong – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: 2 weeks into it – Anxiety, boredom, over eating, depression but was waking up in sweats the first 3 days
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Germany | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

i was addicted, and it felt like i was wasting my life. so much time spent doing boring shit, that was only bareable because of the weed. it also effectedy social life in a negative way, i was often absent minded and couldn’t listen to people or join in conversations

  • Habit: joint – multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: i am very irritable and uncharacteristically angry. i have broken a lot of things. mild headache.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: about 24 hours after last smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Indiana | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I depended on it more than I would like and I was spending too much money on it.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Every day, usually multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, it’s impossible to fall asleep without melatonin, I have almost no appetite, I get irritable very easily, I feel nauseous, and I overall feel sadder and more anxious.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first day of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: I take melatonin to help me sleep at night
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Nevada | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

My personal relationship was deteriorating

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: High anxiety, lack of interest in activities, depression, lethargy, vivid scary dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 8 days into stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Louisiana  | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

For a job

  • Habit: Joint – 1 gram every 4 days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes I just want to smoke and relax
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I woke up
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gym
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

New York | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I felt it was impacting my education and bank account. I’m also bipolar.

  • Habit: Pen or joint – Daily or every other day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, racing thoughts, restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Curiosity.

  • Habit: Rolled in smoking paper, no tobaco or other. – Almost daily. Before sleep.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep problems, irritabillity, lower apetite, low mood, low motivation, low energy, weird dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping myself busy and trying to tire out so I could sleep better.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

 | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

To better my life.

  • Habit: Standart way, then smoked about 10 pens total. – Every day more than once.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Days 1-3 were most intense. Now, on day 21, I again get the urge, my heartbeat is accelerated, I feel boredom and I feeling I can’t quite describe.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Days 1-3 and 20-21.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking 1-2 beers, smoking more cigarettes than usual.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

India | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It’s  been a long time

  • Habit: Rolling paper – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Make my mind strong
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Washington | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Panic attacks when using

  • Habit: blunts – like 5 times a day / all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes! headaches, nausea, unable to sleep, no appetite, diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: going to try CBD
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Money, anxiety

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxious, headache, tummy ache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

 | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Wanted to not be dependent

  • Habit: Bowls – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not anymore
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day1-4
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Canada | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Nausea, headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, too much eating, no appetite while sober, lack of highs while sober, can’t see positive, no memory, black under eyes, bad lungs,

  • Habit: Vape, edible, and pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, nightmares, anxiety spiral, depression, upset stomach, cravings, desperate boredom, can’t get to sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately in the morning after
  • Withdrawal Tips: A few Advils, running, and distracting myself with friends
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

 | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

negatively impacting life

  • Habit: bong – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anger, insomnia, loss of apetite, weight loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 14, 2021

 

Michigan | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

It went from enhancing my life to eventually detracting from it.

  • Habit: Bowls, joints – Hours a day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, lower mood, irritable at times, appetite decrease, anhedonia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy, even if the activity felt boring
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

North Carolina | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

CHS

  • Habit: Cigar – Every day l multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depression, increased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Maryland  | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

I felt that it was making me feel dull and I missed feeling sharp and awake in the mornings. I also fear it affected my hormonal balance.

  • Habit: Vape or edible – 4 times / week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mostly a sense of irritability and frustration during typical challenging life moments.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 72h
  • Withdrawal Tips: I drink more alcohol than before, which is not ideal. But it does help as a short-term stress reliever. This is unfortunate as I liked not needed alcohol prior to quitting.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Stopped enjoying it and the habit was gettimg expensive

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I struggle to sleep.. i have weird dreams.. im irritable.. i have headaches.. flu like symtoms.. lack of appitite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 12 hours after my last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ive isolated myself for now. Ive deleted facebook so not to be tempted to contact dealers.. ive also forced myself to eat
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Ohio | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I was spending way too much money on it and starting to have financial issues. I also feel like it impedes me from getting things done that I need to do.

  • Habit: Bowl – Three times in the evening during the work week (a full bowl each time). During weekends I basically smoked a bowl every 2 hours.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, restlessness, feeling hot or cold, cravings, irritability, insomnia, lack of appetite and occasional nausea, malaise, shaking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Ohio | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

I don’t want to be dependent on any substance.

  • Habit: Smoked from a bowl or vaped. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Overall not too bad. I’ve been craving sweets and food in general.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On my third day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Severe vommiting

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, having sweats and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Ireland  | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To focus on my entrepreneurship

  • Habit: Joint/goint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep, night sweats, anxious, over thinking, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping after work and cups of tea
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Canada | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Health reasons/ breathing and energy

  • Habit: Joint or pipe – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxious, Vivid dreams, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Anxious here and there since day 1. Irritability on Day 12 and 13 have been the worse
  • Withdrawal Tips: Staying busy, positive thoughts, substituting tea when I usually smoke
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Had enough it’s a crackhead thing to do after ten years

  • Habit: Smoke spliffs – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes so much and it’s got me on edge it’s got me head behaving one way and my body another I feel anxious sweating brain is numb and awake and my body feels strong with drawl
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Overnight once I woke up and went through the day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I need something
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

California | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

For a job opportunity.

  • Habit: Backwood / Tabaco leaf – Every Day multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Slight cravings, and irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, Diet, and good amount of sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

South Africa | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I’ve tried many time’s before. I currently have health and work goals that require my full brain & body. I find weed makes my goals seem less important

  • Habit: Joints – Every single day. Usually from before 7am right until I go to sleep at night. I’m known for “Smoking joints like they are cigarettes”. If I am working then I smoke in the mornings & evenings only.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Always insomnia.. every time I try quit. Irritability, anxiety, restlessness, I feel edgy and that time is passing slowly.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Insomnia happens immediately. Day 1& 2 I usually have cravings.   Day 3 the moods and anxiety and restlessness kick in.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise helps a lot. But it’s impractical to spend all day hiking everyday. Mediation helps a little.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

West Virginia  | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

November 1, 2021

  • Habit: Bowl/bong – All day, everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, craving have been stronger this second week. I’ve caved twice and it’s made me feel sick each time. I am irritated easily and my brain just tells to get a little, it’ll be fine. But it definitely isn’t.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 10 for me started getting pretty bad and that’s when I caved. The first week was so easy, I thought I had it in the bag and then it snuck up on me.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m on bipolar medication(please don’t smoke if you have BP disorder) and I’ve been reading, watching tv, trying to clean but have no motivation due to trying to keep my attention on quitting which I think is hindering me.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 13, 2021

 

Nevada | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Just wanted to

  • Habit: Bong , rello – Daily up to 2x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 72 hours later
  • Withdrawal Tips: Juicing , exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

California | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To better myself and learn to be happy without weed.

  • Habit: I began with pens but switched to bowls – Every day multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have no appetite and I keep losing weight. It is so hard to get my food down without feeling like I am gonna puke.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

was not helping me

  • Habit: spliff – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, fatigue, depression, low affect, chills
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within the first day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Mexico | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I don’t want to be dependent. Want to improve my life overall.

  • Habit: Smoking bowl – Everyday, Everytime I could
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, anxiety, can’t sleep, feeling sad, hands always sweaty
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day after quitting cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Paracetamol, meditation, talking to others
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Michigan | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Memory and cognitive function was being severely affected, especially focusing in school and remembering topics for tests. It also lowered my motivation both for school and sports which led to my mood being lowered and less performance on the field. Overall – I made the hard decision to stop after smoking every day for a year and it’s been 3 weeks. I’m happy and feel more motivated and have better memorizing skills for school.

  • Habit: Bowl, or joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very vivid dreams, irritability, anger, etc. After the first week I no longer had any physical symptoms but I’ve had depression and lowered moods in weeks past.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2-3 days after quitting smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just eating healthy, drinking lots of water and sleeping more. I’ve also been getting lots of vitamins to make myself feel healthier.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Better clear mind

  • Habit: Smoke – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating , waking up all the time , nightmares and shirt tempered
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week two
  • Withdrawal Tips: Parcemotol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

California  | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I don’t like how it makes me feel anymore 

  • Habit: Bowl vape pen edible syrup – Weekly before it was daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Tingling in my feels muscle spasms anxiety attacks sensitivity to light and sound lack of sleep very vivid dreams stomach problems diarrhea nausea I’ve been drinking water a lot I have been peeing headaches I’ve been spitting alot with and without phlegm some times it contains yellow and dark red I also had a psychosis attack i think
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day or two after atopic guaage for me it was almost like the same day like 5 or 6 hours after
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been working out and trying to get more rest
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Canada | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Wanted to change. Held me back. Wasting money.

  • Habit: Bong – Multiple times every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel more tired, and irritable.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking vitamins to give me energy and drinking tea to try and calm irritability
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Australia | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Work

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweats , not hungry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tramadol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Indiana | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

It’s become less effective as a sleep aid

  • Habit: Dry vape – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, excessive sweating, irritability, cravings, hyperactivity
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS).

  • Habit: Bong hoots – Daily, about an ounce every 12 days. About 10-15 bong bowls daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Currently can’t sleep, upset stomach (cannot vomit any more than I already have, although stomach still feels bad), penis is shrunk and won’t get erect, when I manage to fall asleep the dreams are replays of my daily life so it doesn’t feel like I even slept. Only 18 hours into it but feeling crappy. Most of my desire to smoke is gone because of CHS though.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Tough to tell because I was in the middle of hypermetic stage of CHS. Might not have really showed up yet since I’m probably still feeling CHS symptoms.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gatorade is good for dehydrated mouth feel. Hot showers for hypothalamus. Sleep aid like benadryl doesn’t help.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Australia | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

i was loosing control

  • Habit: joint  – 3 weeks non stop
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes , headache, nausea, chills and loss of appitiet
  • Timing of Withdrawal: in 8 hours of last joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Texas  | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

It’s not legal in my state and I need to get drug tested regularly. Aside from that, weed is a coping mechanism for me which I no longer want to use it as.

  • Habit: bluntzzz – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day 7 of being clean and really, really want to smoke. It just provides instant relief like nothing else can. Psychologically it’s a quick route to broadening perception and letting go of things that really don’t matter in the bigger scope of life. But physically, physically is what I seek out the effects of mostly. My entire body relaxes, my breath deepens, any pain instantly subsides. I suppose this biological effect helps create the calm emotional and mental environment concurrently. I’m not going to relapse, but it’s bothersome enough that I needed to google day 7 withdrawal symptoms, which is how I found this page. It helps to write things out so thank you for providing this resource. 🙂
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: yeah lots of things, i’ve quit a couple times since i’ve first begun using. what helped the most was deeper inquiring into the discomfort that pushed me to want to run away from who i am and decisions i’ve made presently. i made a lot of changes, small and big. cut off certain relationships that weren’t helping me grow in the ways i knew i needed to. examining habits that became my lifestyle. having the courage to believe i could pursue my passions. noting what was actually serving me and what was just a conveniently disguised distraction. seeking help where i needed it.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

United States | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

just

  • Habit: vape pen – on and off, but i was on it for 3 weeks straight before these symptoms
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: nausea, insomnia the first night, not hungry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no, just eating as normal
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 12, 2021

 

Arkansas | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It caused anxiety, depression, and a lack in motivation. Suicidal thoughts and other negative mental aspects were noticeable.     Weight gain is also a big factor for me due to “munchies”.

  • Habit: Smoke blunts – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, GI problems, sleeping, vivid dreams and mild anxiety (day two).
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night of no smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Focus on my goals.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Washington | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I wanted to take better care of my health. I also didn’t think it was benefiting me anymore.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily and most of the day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, weird dreams and waking up frequently, night sweats, and still being triggered.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Michigan  | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 28)

Need to pass drug test for new employment.

  • Habit: Bowl and occasionally edible gummies – Multiple times per day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed, tired, boredom, anxiety, irritability, stomach upset, dull headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 or after 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking more water, exercise, taking hot baths/showers to relax
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Netherlands | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Prodromal psychosis symptoms

  • Habit: Dry herb vaporizer – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Stomach Pain, severe depression, insomnia, anhedonia, brain fog, depersonalization.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Texas  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

At first it wasn’t interfering with my daily life, but as the days went on I noticed it consuming parts of my day that were making me feel less about life.

  • Habit: Bowl & vape pen – Smoking daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, irritability and trouble sleeping.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of not smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercising, and finding something to do that I love to help keep my mind off of smoking.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Texas | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

To free myself from an obnoxious addictition

  • Habit: Joints, previously quite carts (vapes) which cause a different withdrawl and an extreme tolerance Stopped using bong, edibles, due to lack of effect due to tolerance. – 24/7 essentially, joint after joint until nighttime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety including body anxiety, cold sweats, vivid dreams, zero appetite, general cravings, general boredness like something is missing
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 30 minutes after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Super supplementation of vitamins
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It was making me less productive, I eat too much when I’m high and I realised that I felt anxious when I was at work and not high

  • Habit: About 5-7 grams per week mostly in a vape – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel anxious, I have a low libido, my sleep quality is poor, I feel depressed and I have a low appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

  • Habit: Pen – Daily, hourly as i was using carts
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea vomiting headache no appetite no sleep although I do believe some could be correlated with my cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome as opposed to withdrawal
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1/2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ginger for nausea and sleep medication
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Mississippi  | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Reset the body

  • Habit: Vape – Hourly for 2 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Never appeared
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Maine | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Health Issues

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am experiencing nausea, loss of appetite/weight loss, inability to sleep, mood swings, disassociation, muscle aches, and an intense feeling of constant boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking warm baths and naps when I can manage to sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

 | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

I felt like I spent too much time high. I could feel shortness of breath more easily and “brain fog”

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was very grumpy and tired at first. I also felt anxious and had very little appetite and an unhappy stomach, but now (1.5 weeks) I feel much better
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just got rid of all my weed stuff and started meditating
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Louisiana  | 52 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Health and dairy use

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable.  Nausea sweat mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Night of
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

Washington | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I became addicted to it and smoked and used edibles the entire day from when I woke up to the evening. It was affecting my relationships and my quality of life. I used it recreationally at first and then to medicate for pain as well. I’ve been using since I was 15yrs old and have only quit once before this and only for a couple months. Otherwise, pretty much daily use all day long.

  • Habit: All of the ways. I had a vape pen on my person at all times, I ate weed edibles all day long, including distillate and tinctures, I also smoked a joint or some bing rips a few times a day as well. Then I would eat even more edibles before bed to make sure I slept well all night long – All day every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, 1st day I felt fine just no appetite. The 1st night I lay awake with insomnia. 2nd day the sweating and shakes started up. They got progressively worse throughout the evening and by then I had a horrible headache as well. I slept better but woke up on 3rd day completely drenched in sweat and with stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea and even worse headache which lasted all day. Now it’s 3rd night and I feel like I have the flu, still no appetite and cravings are incredibly strong. I just keep thinking if I could have just one hit I’d feel better.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been using valerian root extract at night before bed, other than that just trying to stay rested and eat well
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

India | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

To improve my health.

  • Habit: Joint – Average 5Js/day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just started, as got rid of my last joints this morning. So, no withdrawals for now. But it will start soon. Nausea, GI upset, mood swings, anxiety, depressive mood, trouble sleeping, nightmares, coughing, chills, night sweats, etc.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Start within 6-8 hours of quitting, and peaks at night and early morning.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am trying to inculcate exercise in my daily routine.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 11, 2021

 

New Mexico | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 35)

Too expensive, waste of money, smoking pot was eventually increasing my anxiety.

  • Habit: joint or bowl – Several times a day. Maybe 2-3 grams of flower a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mostly nightmares and vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: With 24 hours of stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking a lot of water, exercising and eating mostly non processed Whole Foods.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Connecticut | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Not benefiting me anymore socially or financially

  • Habit: Bong, bowl, papers – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Connecticut | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

My supply ran out.

  • Habit: By bong, joints, blunts, and wax pens. – Damn near everyday whether it was flower or wax.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: As of now, I am experiencing some withdrawals like lack of appetite and the feeling of wanting to consume again.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I ran out of my supply.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried month long or even longer tolerance breaks. By doing that it allows my body and brain to return to its regular state.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Anxiety, low mood. I wanted to rid my addiction as I was spending to much money and smoking to much

  • Habit: Spliff – A lot, everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s been 3 days. I have now shivers (feeling cold) but I also sweat. I can’t sleep well but I feel exhausted. Appetite is low but I have food cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours showing irritably
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Arizona | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

To better myself psychologically. Give me more self esteem. Clearer head. Less awkward around people and a better quality of life. I want to better myself for the good of myself and my family

  • Habit: Vape pen would carry everywhere with me and consume a 1000mg cartridge within 2 weeks. Smoke a joint maybe 1-2 a month. Friday nights would consume between 50-60mg of edibles. So most of the above – Every week night after work. Every weekend in the day and eve
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I struggle to sleep at night. I’m restless at night. I find myself more depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 2-3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not thinking about weed. Keeping busy. Watching films, reading books to occupy my mind
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Europe | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Mental health issues, health issues, bad short term memory, for my kid

  • Habit: Smoking with tobacco – A lot. 4-6 joints a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: This is day 4 and I am very moody (emotions are overwhelming), dreaming crazy dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 – cravings, crazy dreams  Day 3 – cravings, dreams and mood swings  Day 4 – no cravings but dreams and mood swings got worse
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol last night – did not help at all 🙂
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Canada | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Health

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, nauseous, sleep deprived, low energy, stomach pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes tylenol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

 | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Just cause

  • Habit: Bowl – 5 times a day I’d go out and smoke 3-5 bowls
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had nausea every morning but couldn’t throw up food was hard to eat and I didn’t have an appetite I have lost a lot of weight and feel like I’m fatigued
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Once I started only smoking at night
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Money and lack of interest

  • Habit: blunt, bowl – an 8th every 2.5 days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can only get 4 hours of sleep. Brain quickly begins to feel tired about 30 minutes after waking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: one week after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: excersie and video games
  • Purpose:
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

To lower my resistance.

  • Habit: Bong – I had been using it daily for a year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fairly intense and persistent headaches, apathy, irritability, insomnia, lack of appetite, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a day after my last bong rip.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water, Tylenol, going outside to walk
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It interferes with my job. My hands and feet would sweat every day until I vaped some weed after work. It created intense anxiety around people noticing that my hands were sweating. My hands still sweat when I am in stressful situations, even after 4 weeks of being clean. They don’t sweat as often as when I was using.

  • Habit: Vaporiser – Once daily Monday to Friday and more frequently at weekends.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was unable to sleep properly for the first two weeks. I have always exercised heavily but not I have to increase exercise to fight off the boredom. I feel like something is missing from my life and I often think about using.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I always got mild withdrawal symptoms even after waking up because I hadn’t used. I think I got to a point where I had to use weed to feel normal. Intense withdrawals started about 3 days after my last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise heavily and think of the positives. I used to mask my emotions with weed and now I grab them by the horns.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I actually don’t know, maybe to level up in life, cut down on money spent, improve myself mentally

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Flipping horrid. Can’t sleep   Can’t eat   Can’t work   Don’t want to be around anyone
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

New Hampshire | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Ran out of money, need to find work, was unable to function properly

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – 3 weeks to months on end
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, lethargy, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day after my first day cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleepytime tea for sleep, smoking very lightly as needed for anxiety and lethargy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

California | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 42)

Felt it was causing to much harm to my body.

  • Habit: Herbal vaporizer. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night Sweats, anxiety, los of appetite, headache, brain fog, nightmares, general discomfort.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stoping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, xanax
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 50 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Cost too expensive

  • Habit: Vape, rizla paper smoke, edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Craving
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Has not
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

 | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

3 days ago

  • Habit: Joints/vape – 3grames a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Crazy dreams, night sweats, headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Vermont | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Overuse, dependency

  • Habit: Spliff – Periodically Habituated
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams,  loss of interest in activities
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Relaxation exercises
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

 | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Better life

  • Habit: Joint paper – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, anger,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Michigan  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Didn’t like who I was becoming. Less opportunity for a truly fulfilling life. I want to truly love life naturally

  • Habit: Blunts – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Always had a hard time sleeping and weed helped but I’m fine with seeing the clock turn. Having night sweats and weird dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Getting through it as there is light at the end
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

California  | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

To lower my tolerance and lower my usage overall. To no be depended on it for it’s positive benefits.

  • Habit: bong – Everyday, 3-7x a day (≈1-1.5 grams a day)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lost appetite, heat flashes,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

California  | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Smoking too long and too often to be healthy no matter how good the weed is.

  • Habit: Countless times a day – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings to fire up.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I get withdrawal symptoms while coming down.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Quit cold turkey in March. Lasted 3 weeks.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Alabama | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To better myself.

  • Habit: Vape pen and Blunt Wraps – 4-5 times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No sleep, no appetite and ill as a hornet.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Stop smoking Sunday evening and definitely felt it Monday.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 10, 2021

 

Ohio | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Found God

  • Habit: Blunts, pen, edibles, bowl (order from most used to least used) – At first not that much, but in the past couple of months at least 3 times/week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really, I’ve been tempted to use a little bit but I’ve sustained. My appetite is beginning to come back and I feel as if I’m getting healthier slowly but surely. (I quit 3 days ago)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Kept myself busy, got into the Word
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

California | 63 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I had a CT scan which showed 2 benign 4mm nodules on my lungs.

  • Habit: Joints or a pipe/smoked Sometimes edibles – 2 X a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, restlessness, craving mj, and moody.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD gummies. W/out THC extraction.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Australia  | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It was effecting my mental health, relationships, and I wasn’t able to make clear decisions in life. 5 years of smoking every night I realised that the drug was impacting every aspect of my life.

  • Habit: Bong or joint. – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Week 3. No more withdrawal symptoms.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 and 2 as it was my ritual to go to sleep every night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going for runs, walks and not stopping to think. Cleaning etc anything I can do to stimulate my mind and not think.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Florida | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

CHS

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety. Boredom. Fear and fury.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two to eight days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking and running. Early bed time. Work work work.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Minnesota | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

health reasons and to focus on school

  • Habit: bowl – couple of times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: i feel like my throat is always dry and im coughing a lot and hucking up phlegm, im exactly two months in
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the whole time, just coughing and phelgm
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

 | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Moving abroad, where I cant find sellers

  • Habit: Smoke, vape, edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Decreased libido and craving
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Since day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tobacco
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Netherlands | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I want to become more sociable assertive person. Weed is holding me back.

  • Habit: Smoke a j – 4/5 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day i quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

California | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Felt controlled by marijuana

  • Habit: Vape pen – Hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, trouble eating, heightened anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Started after one day and peaked on day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sweating out toxins: exercise, sauna, and lots of water
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Missouri | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

My tolerance was too high and I wasn’t feeling anything anymore.

  • Habit: I used a vape pen. – At most, maybe 3 or four times a week.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think the biggest symptom right now is a headache that varies its intensity throughout the day. I’ve had it for a couple days now? The second one is insomnia – I’ve already struggled with insomnia before stopping, but it seems like it has gotten a bit worse. I’ve also been getting random spouts of feeling anxious and nauseous, and sometimes my body starts to overheat. Those three usually come together at the same time. I haven’t had any cravings though, that’s an interesting thing I’ve noticed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The headaches appeared on the first day and the insomnia was there on the first night. The symptoms slowly arose as the days passed.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really? I’ve taken some headache medicine when it gets really bad and I’ve taken melatonin to help me to get to sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

Canada | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Better mental clarity

  • Habit: Herbal Vape (with flower) – I have had periods of abstinence throughout the years but over the past year it was about 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, brain zaps, anxiety, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and eating healthy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

South africa | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Unmotivated  Lack of energy  Depression  Anxiety  Sleep pattern off set  Eating pattern off set  Too many thoughts  Paranoia 

  • Habit: Home made bong Joints  – Everyday atleast 3 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It is day one of no weed Mixed emotions  Not too severe
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 16 hours after quiting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

California  | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

In order to get tested for ADHD my doctor said I must abstain from weed for at least 30 days in order for it to clear from my system.

  • Habit: I switch irregularly every month from smoking from my pipe, my bong, my vape pen, or taking edibles. I switch it up for tolerance sake. – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes so many. I’m very irritable and have a short temper when it comes to the end of the day. I also had lots of trouble falling asleep the first few nights and the first night woke up a couple times. I also have had positive mood swings as well when it’s sunny out I am almost overly happy. Little things upset me very easily. I also have random days where my body feels very anxious even thought their is nothing to cause it.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Almost immediately on the first day I couldn’t sleep. And the rest of the symptoms came a couple days into it.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really. I had someone I trust take all of my marijuana products and put them somewhere I don’t know so I don’t have the option to relapse. Not that I don’t trust my self but just so I’m not tempted.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 9, 2021

 

California | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

For a better life

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, anxiety, mood swings, vivid dreams, restlessness, moments of doubt
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol and benadryl to sleep at night
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

New Zealand | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 2)

Not as productive in life. Not great at managing relationships. Always forgetting things.

  • Habit: Smoke joint – 5 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweat. Irritability. Wake up at about 2-3hrs after going to bed and then take 1 hr to fall asleep again
  • Timing of Withdrawal: End of day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Magnesium L-Threonate, L-Theanine, Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

California | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Very expensive at the moment.

  • Habit: Vape pen and flower – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot and cold flashes, irritability, anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day of not having it
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet. I would like to get on 1mg of Ativan a day
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Georgia | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Just wanted to stop so I can get a solid job

  • Habit: Cigars – Almost every day or every other day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety and a fast heart rate
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A little bit after 1 week period
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope just being strong
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To make my life better, to improve my health

  • Habit: bong hits – All day everyday, morning afternoon and night. I was always smoking. Always
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Outbursts of rage, anxiety, indigestion/gassy, short fuse, can’t think clearly, uncontrollable irritation, suicidal thoughts, suicidal ideation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: ya
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

 | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

No supply, primarily.

  • Habit: – Every day, early afternoon (sometimes morning) till bed.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, very little appetite, barely sleeping, sweats.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I tapered a little so difficult to say, but definitely by day 2 after being completely dry.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol (in small quantities) helps a bit. Hot baths are good.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

New York | 54 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I live in a constant fog when using marijuana. I stopped to clear my head, improve my relationships, and generally be more present in life.

  • Habit: Smoking both flower and vapes – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance, reduced appetite and inability to control body temp.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nyquil to help me sleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Michigan | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Save money, turn life around, health

  • Habit: Dabs – Several times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, insomnia, lack of appetite, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The same day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, support group, finding new hobbies
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Oregon | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

It was preventing me from being productive, inducing severe anxiety, causing sleep-related dependance, and causing myself to isolate with unhealthy coping mechanisms (over eating and shopping).

  • Habit: – Daily, mostly at night but occasionally (2-3 times per week) all day long.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, upset stomach, frequent heat waves, headaches, irritability, sadness/crying, lack of appetite, insomnia, extreme uncomfortability (wanting to crawl out of my skin, every texture sucks, ect.)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: about a full day (24 hours) after the last time I smked.
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD/CBN for sleep, caffeine for headaches, bland tasting foods.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Texas | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Mental clarity

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not sure
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just reminding myself that I want to quit for mental clarity.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Australia | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Smoke too much, money, health.

  • Habit: Smoking through a bong, or edible. – 5 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, increased anxiety, chronic boredom and a lack of interest in things I once found fun.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Less than 24hrs after my last hit
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve tried distractions.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Maine | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I didn’t like how much I was using, and how I would isolate when using.  I wasn’t available for my family and friends as a result

  • Habit: Bowl – 5-6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, cravings, loneliness, sadness, inability to relax, tense shoulders
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, like running, hiking, and doing yoga. I have also been sitting in the hot tub, and using a rice bag on my shoulders, which have felt so tense since quitting
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 8, 2021

 

Florida | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Too expensive

  • Habit: Raw paper – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t concentrate. Can’t sleep. EXTREME boredom at home.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The same day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cleaning
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Orlando | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To increase my energy and to clear my mind from trying to numb my emotions

  • Habit: Vape, flower – Daily, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t stop thinking of doing it. Irritability, sadness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Serbia | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I want

  • Habit: Joints – Every Day 10 joints minimum
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweting, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First Day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

California  | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

It made me feel horrible

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite upset stomach diraherah
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stoped
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Canada | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Anxiety 

  • Habit: 1 gram vape cart/week – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Canada | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Male fertility issues

  • Habit: Smoked joints for years. Then vaporizer, edibles, tinctures, and joints for the last few years since other options became more accessible. – At least once a day for the better part of a decade, but several times a day for most of that time.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches/migraines almost daily, digestive system distress, irritability, increased sensitivity to chronic pain.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Feels like 3 days after stopping cold turkey, but I’ve also been under a lot of stress so it’s hard to separate.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Painkillers, meditation, baths, light exercise.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Luxembourg | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

school,exams are important and i want to be at the top of my game

  • Habit: joint – 3-5 a month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The second day i become slightly depressive and sad for no reason
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the second day without weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: no because it usually goes away after some days
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

To much control on me

  • Habit: Mainly in joints – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loss of appetite, low mood , disturbed sleep , anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Using natural sleeping aids , trying to do some exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

South Africa | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Heading into study and exam week and felt like I should just give it a break.

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I completely lose my appetite when I stop smoking. I feel nauseas when I eat.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after I stopped.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just keep eating small portions
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

California | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Eating irregularities

  • Habit: Vape pen – 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, nausea, boredom, dizziness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Canada | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

because life, money, health.

  • Habit: joints, some bongs. – Heavy user, fluctionating over the years from 13 joints per day to the min of 1 joint per week.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: ALot, no sleep, sweating, craving, aggression, foggyness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: like barely a day after having my last joint.
  • Withdrawal Tips: i tried replacing the habit by drinking tea and types of different teas. I drank 8 cups of green tea in one day trying to get my head off of it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Arizona | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I noticed that I felt more intensive anxiety symptoms when high than before. I used for many years daily and this realization started coming to me within the last year. I also felt tired of being fatigued, cloudy in my thoughts, and moody when I used. It was becoming a barrier more than helpful. I also felt it prevented me from my spiritual practices.

  • Habit: Bowl or joint. Vape was too intense for my lungs. Edibles were too uncomfortable for me, especially for anxiety. – Daily, approximately one bowl or 4-6 hits per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbances, smaller appetite, easily bored, mild anxiety, depressive moods, cravings daily but they pass.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24 hours after my last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Spiritual practices, self-help books, coping skills or distraction methods, drinking more water, yoga, meditation, talking about it with my loved ones.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Texas | 65 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

I wanted to be fully present, being my natural self.

  • Habit: Vaping bud flowers – All day, every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhea, which has corrected now, at day 22. Mood swings, fatigue, cravings, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: I found a FacsBook support group. Sunshine and exercise. Naps. Healthy eating.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 58 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Because my usage was increasing and the cost was unviable

  • Habit: Joints – Initially very occasionally, by the end all day long if I could!
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Moodiness, crazy dreams and headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and feeling proud of myself. Also reading other peoples stories helps
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Health anxiety

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not now but to begin with yes no sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Strait away
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

Oklahoma | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Cost, health/wellbeing concern, Increased depression and anxiety, loss of motivation, unfocused, low energy, trouble remaining present, cycle of craving more and feeling worse long term. Ineffective coping strategy

  • Habit: Bowl, joint – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, cravings, irritability, nausea/food aversion/appetite loss, vivid dreams, increased energy but trouble focusing, slight uptake in anxiety but less depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Almost immediately, day 1 or day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 7, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I couldn’t get high anymore and was getting serve anxiety. I spent 5 months throwing up every morning and only eating one meal a day. Dinner bc I was high. I couldn’t eat unless I was high. The last month I started getting severe anxiety that led to panic attacks and uncontrollable crying.

  • Habit: Vape pen and joints – All day every day if I wasn’t at work. So from 4–10 on weekdays and then all day on weekends.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety in the mornings and at meal times. I had the sweats for the first three days. I would spend hours in a hot shower or bath. Shaking in my hands. Throwing up. Lack of appetite and most concerning I lost 30 pounds in 2 months
  • Timing of Withdrawal: same morning I didn’t smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: im on lexapro and busiprone to manage symptoms
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Canada | 46 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 45)

Worries about lung health, can’t control  The munchies, brain fog

  • Habit: Joint or one hitter – Mon-Fri 5pm  then bed time  Weekends start in the morning with my coffee (at times felt like I miss the action of smoking in general. (Quit nicotine at age 26)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Day 21-now just periodic moments when the urge to smoke strikes. Typically times of day or situations when I would habitually smoke. It passes I keep busy or i meditate with music until the urge goes away
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Bed time of day one cold sweats (lasted about 3-4 nights) headache across the forehead lasted a few days as well
  • Withdrawal Tips: Medication=Advil for headaches
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

New Zealand | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

To focus on goals

  • Habit: Bong – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, sleeplessness, weed smelling sweat
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keep busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Canada | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Health reasons, for children

  • Habit: Vape pen, joints, blunts – Every day, at least once a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vomiting, nausea, shakes/chills
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After about 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Natural Nausea pills
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Nevada | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Too reliable on it

  • Habit: Dab rig – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Force feeding helps
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Norway  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

So that I can process past traumas with a clear mind

  • Habit: Joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, lack of energy. Sweating first couple of weeks, but subsided after a couple of weeks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On the first day sober
  • Withdrawal Tips: Create new habits
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Health

  • Habit: 3-10 times per day – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depersonalisation Anger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When stopped use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

 | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

just coz i smoke 24/7

  • Habit: bong – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, depression, insomnia, no appetite, brain fog, etc
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: nope i lay in bed all day
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

United States | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Addicted and job risk, also psychiatric issues.

  • Habit: Smoke flowers. – Daily with periods of cessation for work.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable, sleep disturbance, vivid dreaming, boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: NAC supplement, helps enormously.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

California  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Religious reasons

  • Habit: Vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Having trouble sleeping, boredom, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

The high was not a high anymore, paranoid and negative thoughts took over.  Motorskill’s worsening.  Mental chatter and unwanted thoughts arising.   Drive to finish projects and try new things were diminishing.

  • Habit: – Once a night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense dreams. (4-5) different scenes per night. Mood swings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night and escalated to current 5th night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Writing out dreams, getting up and moving after wake from nightmare. Increasing exercise routine.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Arkansas | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

I used it for PTSD, and after regular use(the honeymoon phase) it stopped working, and increased usage were making my PTSD worse. Plus very bad chronic bronchitis and overall poor health

  • Habit: Mostly flower, tinctures, edibles…but I’ve tried everything at least to disgusting excess – Not as much in my 20s, but I’ve smoked alot in the past 15 years, with some breaks…one lasting 2 yrs. This past year I’ve been stoned constantly…even when I woke up in the middle of the night I’d dose
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep for long, and it’s hard won. Body temp is off…go from hot to cold alot. Headaches, but those ended after day 4. Extreme irritability and the need to isolate, but that ended after day 3
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: All natural stress supps. Detox tea and supps
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Florida | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Better my life

  • Habit: Blunts – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: More vivid dreams , can’t get food down , night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going to the gym , praying
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 53 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

negative mental and physical health concerns. poor decision making.

  • Habit: bowl – all day, everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety,depression. sleep disruption and intense dreams. Headaches, muscle fatigue and mental fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: physical activity. lots of country walks and trying not to think too much!
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Work

  • Habit: Rizla – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, weird feeling in head very uncomfortable groggy murky feeling
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cigarettes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Illinois | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I experienced a panic attack. I realized I had been  in a crazy cycle; smoking to elucidate anxiety that the pot eas causing.

  • Habit: Vape pen, bowl, joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No, I don’t think so
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise. Therapy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

 | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 31)

i didn’t feel like myself anymore.

  • Habit: rolled up with tobacco – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: dreaming all night, sleep issues, sweat during the night, some mood swings and anxieties come up sometimes. especially during the night.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: in the night
  • Withdrawal Tips: my wife is with me in this. e we stopped both on the same day
  • Purpose:
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Washington | 69 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Heart palpitations

  • Habit: Smoke until severe bronchitis then edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, cold sweat, intense dreams, fatigue, fog brain, depression, anxiety attacks, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When reducing intake one week before quitting, then day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stay hydrated, meditation, low carb high fiber and protein foods, reduce caffeine intake, regular moderate, exercise, valium for anxiety attacks and insomnia
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 6, 2021

 

Canada  | 44 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

CHS

  • Habit: Bong – Daily heavy smoke bong hita
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed, anxiety, agitated, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gabapentin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

India | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Negative impact on life. Felt I was getting g stupid. Had memory problems, slow processing/inability to think. Tired all the time. Couldn’t achieve any set goals during periods of abuse

  • Habit: Joints – Chain smoking marijuana intermittently (long period of consumption followed by a day/2-3 days of gap)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feeling light headed. sleepy but not able to sleep. Wheezing. Food seems unpleasant to consume (though I forced myself to eat).
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Prolly 4 hours after smoking the ‘last’ joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: Shared my decision to quit with a friend. That has helped me mentally, to stay and not stray off de-addiction. Made a super basic routine (chores, cooking, etc.) for myself and trying to stick to it to have structured distractions from the symptoms
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Michigan | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

To find a new job

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, headache, irritability, decreased productivity
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ibuprofen, Tylenol, melatonin, journaling, napping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Nevada | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Feeling like I’m not getting the most out my life and using cannabis to “kill time” instead of being productive

  • Habit: Bong and joints – 5 or more times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, trouble falling asleep, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have a list of goals to accomplish during the day including exercising, reading a book, eating healthy, and meditating.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Puerto Rico | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Problems breathing

  • Habit: Smoking – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Increase appetite, always feeling very hungry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eat normally but still feeling hungry
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

North Carolina | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

It was ruling my life and preventing me the best version of myself

  • Habit: Paper – A joint a night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, stomach cramps and headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right about 24 hour
  • Withdrawal Tips: Juicing and drinking a lot of water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

United states | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

I want to be closer to god

  • Habit: Somking – Everyday several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I did but not any more
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I smelt weed.. when I was bored alone not doing anything.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I prayed about it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Washington | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

see what happens

  • Habit: concentrate – 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Never
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Scotland | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Money, health

  • Habit: Joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe headaches 4 weeks in, had night sweats at first and vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks in
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 5, 2021

 

Brazil | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Because it became part of every area in my life, I couldn’t do anything without it. I wasn’t using it for pleasure anymore, it was literally controlling me, it became a compulsive use and I had to smoke it every 30 minutes or I would feel very irritated and anxious, at the same time I wasn’t able to focus on my goals due to the anxiety while high.

  • Habit: I used to roll joints. – I used to use it every 30-40 minutes, not in a high amount, but in a high frequency so I could feel high the entire day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not anymore, there are 45 days now since I quit and the withdrawal symptoms went away at the end of the 4th week.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On the first day without it, I used to smoke every 30 minutes, so the withdrawal symptoms started 40 minutes after the last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: What most helped me was watching youtube videos about people who quit and were feeling the samething as me. Going to the gym also helped me a lot.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: November 3, 2021

 

Florida | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Save some money, clear brain fog

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pens – 5-6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhea,, slight cravings, gas, bloating, anxiety, brain fog, lethargic, mood changes.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, Probiotics seem to help also Advil and drinking tons of water to stay hydrated and body armour to replenish electrolytes, Tums and pepcid to ease the bloating and gas issue and Imodium to stop the diarrhea.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: November 2, 2021

 

Australia | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

My wife and I vaped weed everyday for almost 2 years. We now want to start a family, and in order to prepare for pregnancy and create a safe space to raise children, we stopped.

  • Habit: Vape, edibles – Every evening for 2 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, easily stressed, feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 6
  • Withdrawal Tips: I drink tea of an evening now, which helps me sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: October 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 39)

High tolerance, needing more to achieve high, affecting my relationships, mood disorders, bad vibes, over sensitive, opening up my mind and allowing negative frequencies in, weed exacerbated my declining mental health.

  • Habit: Vape pen, pipe. – Daily, morning to night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats to the point I had to change clothing, irregular body temperature, feeling cold then hot almost simultaneously, cold and flu like symptoms, diarrhoea, nausea, some vomiting, stomach pain, anger, irritability, loss of appetite, depression, lack of motivation, severe mood swings, suicidal thoughts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing works. Cold turkey. Give yourself time to readjust. Remember the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place. Got to fight through it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: October 28, 2021

 

Michigan | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Cost, effects on lung health, focused on smoking weed not other things in my life

  • Habit: bowl, joint – everyday, mulitple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme drops in body temp. A hot shower or bath helps. Fogginess. Low eneergy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot water drinking and bathing
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: October 25, 2021

 

New Jersey | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Want to better myself and stop using weed

  • Habit: Bowls, joints – Everyday, all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mild to extreme cravings. Mood swings.  Night sweats.  Mild headaches.    Loss of appetite.  Fidgety/Uneasy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I decided to stop using.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Being around supportive people.  Putting myself in an environment where I am not allowed to smoke or do any sort of drugs.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: October 8, 2021

 

Michigan | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Quit 3 days ago

  • Habit: Edible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: 1st day no effects, Vomited 10 times on the 2nd day, no sleep on 3rd day. Head feels like fog and missing clarity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smelled fresh hair products to help with nausea
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: October 4, 2021

 

Colombia | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Me sentía desmotivado y la hierba era lo único qué aumentaba mí estado de ánimo

  • Habit: Comestibles, porro, pipa, kief, blunts. – Diario
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hipertensión, malestar estomacal, náuseas, diarrea, sudores, períodos cortos de querer consumir marihuana
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 20 horas aproximadamente después del último consumo
  • Withdrawal Tips: Infusiones, agua, música.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 26, 2021

 

California | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

T-break

  • Habit: Pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cigarrets
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 25, 2021

 

Indiana  | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

I’ve become addicted to it and it’s taken over everything that use to bring me joy.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday, all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Oh yes! Fever, chills, depression, anxiety, restlessness, anger, irritability, I’ve been an emotional roller coaster.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Breathing techniques, meditation and payer, drinking tea. Tomorrow I’m starting at the gym.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 21, 2021

 

Oregon | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I was addicted

  • Habit: Bowl – All day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot flashes, heart palpitations, digestive issues, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, loss of appetite, sweating, sweat smells like cannabis oil
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water, sleeping,
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 14, 2021

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