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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 11

Did you recently cut down, quit, or take a break from using weed? You’re not alone. Today, we’re bringing you accounts of 299 people who have recently decided to abstain from using marijuana.

Responses were gathered from an anonymous, open-ended questionnaire posted on Weedless.org. 1,600+ responses to the questionnaire are now available in a database that can be sorted by age and location.

Canada | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I wanted to better my health & felt that marijuana was effecting my mood & thought process.

  • Habit: bong,bowl – several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am currently 48hrs without any marijuana ingestion. I have been experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, nausea, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a few hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: going out for walks with the dogs, reading
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

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

Affected my mental health in an EXTREMELY negative way. I began to have delusions, paranoia, anxiety and depression

  • Habit: Bong, Wax Pen, Dab Pen, Bowls, Joints, Blunts, Edibles, Dab Rigs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, upset stomach, no appetite whatsoever, irritability, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I have not
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Financial

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen, edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restless, anxiety, lack of appetite, hard time falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

California | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety and stomach pain

  • Habit: Joint, pipe vape – On and off for years 4-5
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, anxiety, depression and stomach/abdominal pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot baths
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Heath Benefits + beginning of new grad school term

  • Habit: -Pre-rolled joints ( never bong, pipe, or vape) -Edibles maybe twice ever (all past experiences with edibles were unpleasant ) – Originally only weekends, then after a while most weekday evenings as well
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: -restlessness -general tiredness  -noticeable irritability  -cravings  -decreased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The morning following quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stretches + intro yoga before bed ( nothing high intensity), which greatly improved ability the time it takes to fall asleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Washington | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Impacts on mind and body, as well as financial.

  • Habit: Concentrate, dabs. – Several times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot flashes and Cold flashes. Decreased appetite, sleep issues.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking lots of water, playing with the dogs.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

 | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Low motivation, energy…

  • Habit: Joint – once a day almost every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, irritability, anger, impulsivity
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day after stopping. Altough I couldnt sleep the first night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Valium
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Money and laziness

  • Habit: rolled in a joint with tobacco – daily, at least 2 joints an evening on weekdays and weekends sometimes in excess of 4-5 joints
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, cravings, fatigue, extremely vivid dreams, irritable, angry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after roughly 24-36hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: vaping, isnt cutting it though
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Texas | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

need clear head

  • Habit: bowl – once a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hrs in
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

United States | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 52)

Needed a change for the better.

  • Habit: Bowl and/or blunt. – Daily- I had built a tolerance so I was using way more than I should have.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, intense and sometimes severe headaches, weigh loss, night sweats and bedridden with extreme body pain for 3 days.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: 800 milligram ibuprofen, a heating pad for the body aches and rest.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

California  | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

Healthier life style

  • Habit: Joints – Multiple times a day (3-4) everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, loss of appetite, and fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A couple days into no more use of marijuana
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Oklahoma  | 66 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 64)

Overdose

  • Habit: Edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, sweating, high blood pressure
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

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

depression

  • Habit: vape pen – every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: no, especially since i’ve kept myself distracted
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

Canada | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Fertility issues

  • Habit: Joints – 8 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression Anxiety (skin crawling)  Insomnia  Cravings  Frustration
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 3, 2022

 

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

I had been smoking everyday for 5 years and I just felt it was time to quite I just decided one day to throw away all my bongs and sell what weed I had left and have been off marijuana for 6 months now.

  • Habit: Bong 97% of the time joint 3% – 7-10 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: My only symptoms lasted 2 weeks and they were Insomnia, and no appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first days of no smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I just quite cold turkey one day and have been off it since. Do something you love to do for me I stared martial arts BJJ
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

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

Drug test for work

  • Habit: Vape pen – Once daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, irritability, night sweats, and strange dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Australia | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I got sick of being dependent on it and the effects on my motivation

  • Habit: Smoking in joint – Every day, I had cut down drastically in the past couple of months but used every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mild anxiety, difficulty falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped using
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking antihistamine to fall asleep and deep breathing for anxiety
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Canada | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Life

  • Habit: Joints and spliffs – 2-5x daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, lack of appetite, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Germany | 16 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

It really fuck*d my mental health up. At first I was smoking to have fun but then I began to constantly have bad trips.

  • Habit: joints, blunts and often with a bong – everyday, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes multiple. I’ve got CRAZY headaches, my whole body feels like it’s vibrating, I puke sometimes and the cravings are hell.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: they appeared after like 12 hours. I was an heavy smoker for multiple years. I smoked multiple times a day and it was the first and last thing I’d do in a day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I did. I tried to spend a little time out in nature, at first it didn’t help but I noticed after a while it kinda calmed my body down
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Health concerns. Lungs were getting more weezy. Irritable with partner when sober. Lack of motivation.

  • Habit: Joint ( tabacco and weed) – Almost nightly for the last 4 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Issues sleeping. Chronic constipation. Slight headache. Cold sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m the first day of sobriety
  • Withdrawal Tips: N acetyl cysteine Pre planning a new schedule and activities to facilitate a drug free life
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

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

After a decade of being in a constant haze, I’m noticing that I’m not as high functioning as i once thought and I really want to try to get my life together. I love being high but it absolutely obliterates my motivation to do anything.

  • Habit: If i felt lazy just smoking flower in a bong or joint but if i was feeling ambitious or like i had that crack head energy i would bust out the torch and dab. On occasion i would make my own rosin and if i had enough extra bud i would make edibles – Multiple times every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m constantly hungry but food is just super off putting and my dreams are wild.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Food issues started the first day but the dreams came a couple days later
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Canada | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

1 Day ago

  • Habit: Vape and edibles – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, excess sweating, Restlessness, Difficulty Getting to sleep, Vivid Dreams, lack of appetite, Runny stool.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Overnight
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ibuprofen if I get a headache.. This isnt my first time quiting
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

To save money and reset my tolerance.

  • Habit: Smoking a joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, lack of sleep, feelings of depression, restlessness, stomach problems.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Oklahoma | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 28)

Trying to get pregnant! Also wasn’t loving how it compounded the cognitive effects/lack of motivation that I get with winter and daylight savings time.

  • Habit: Joint – it started once or twice a week and was daily by the time i quit
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day three – yesterday I had vomiting and diarrhea with lots of fatigue and anxiety. Today I have nausea, occasional fatigue, and I am still pretty anxious.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Morning of day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lots of rest, fluids, trying to eat even though I’m not hungry
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Anxiety and money

  • Habit: Splif – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety Constantly on edge
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Washington  | 65 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

A bad cough

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes ,anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st dayyes
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, epson salt baths
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom  | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Money and health reasons

  • Habit: Joint – Daily, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes cravings and irratability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Today 02/01/22. (I stopped on 19/12/21
  • Withdrawal Tips: Went on holiday (still on holiday). Not able to buy anything here
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Cost and taken over my life

  • Habit: Smoking – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel tired and spacey
  • Timing of Withdrawal: An hour ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Just for a break

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats , lucid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

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

Interference w university

  • Habit: Vape pen – Moderate
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep insomnia, anger, loss of appetite, loss of MOTIVATION
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12hrs after stopped using
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

Washington | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

The rules of our society state that if one wants a good job, that pays well, and has good benefits you have to be able to pass a drug screening. Also, it seems to be messing with my health.

  • Habit: Vape pen – I have struggled with it for about 8 years now.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, strong craving, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, and body temperature control. I am cold all the time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Between 15 to 24 hours later.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

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

I am addicted and it’s not serving me anymore

  • Habit: Joint but also vape and edibles – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: My first day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 2, 2022

 

United States | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 11)

to stop being passively waiting for shit to happen and have the energy to do things i want with out thinking about it all the time and now that its being legalized its lost its alluring edge

  • Habit: onies – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anger and waking up at three and four am, also overwhelming emotions. everything on the list basically and very intense i made it for 122 days two years ago but then started seeing someone who gave it to me for free and at first i just kept it in the freezer and didnt even smoke with them but within a week i was smoking it again and even though it was physically pain full i started full on again because i was so bored in quarantine and getting it for no $
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-3 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: mushrooms, bad idea.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

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

CHS

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, loss of appetite, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Getting help for my Generalized Anxiety Disorder has helped me quit. Nothing I’ve tried to alleviate withdrawal synopsis has been successful.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Depression

  • Habit: Rolled – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Low self esteem
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Illinois  | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To save money and gain some self control

  • Habit: Bowl or vape pen – 10-15 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Upset stomach
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hours in
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Massachusetts  | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Health reasons

  • Habit: Water filtration pipe (aka a bubbler) – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, sleeplessness, and cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, being around loved ones, keeping active
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

The Netherlands  | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To regain clarity of mind, stopped enjoying the effects of marijuana.

  • Habit: Dry Herb vapourizer – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Over the counter sleep aids
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

money , low mood , second guessing everything

  • Habit: smoke in joint – all day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: not yet on day 1
  • Timing of Withdrawal: not yet
  • Withdrawal Tips: exersise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

 | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I just got tired of it. And wanted to get my cardio back to where it uses to be.

  • Habit: Ive tried them all but usually it was a bowl. – I’d smoke an ounce every 6 days. I stayed high all the time. Frome wake up to bedtime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: My withdrawals were not that bad. Its weird but my appetite actually increased significantly, more like ravenous, of course I was expecting to have issues eating, but was not let down when it didn’t happen. Lol. I did however experience sleep issues and insomnia for about a week. I still feel groggy when I wake up. And its easier to go to sleep but not as easy as it was with a bowl smoked prior to. I did not experience mood swings or irritability, which I have before when I’ve quit for a few months. I was a heavy smoker as well, over an ounce every 6 days. About 4.5-5.25 grams a day lol. I stayed high. First thing in the morning, wake and bake, and throughout the entire day.  I feel better, breathe better and really have had  cravings only  the first 3 days. Now, unfortunately, I have to deal with people straight up. Weed allowed me to do that in a tolerable fashion, now the mass ignorance and stupidity of most people isn’t as tolerated, so I choose to opt out of social interactions based on their consumerism and straight up indoctrination, their lack of common sense and ability to critically think for themselves is a huge turn off to being a social butterfly. Lol
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Canada | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

It’s not helping my weight loss efforts, I’m finding that I’m lazier after smoking, and I’m finding that I’m overthinking/oversensitive at times.

  • Habit: Pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Na
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Oklahoma  | 55 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 10)

I have thoughts of suicide and severe depression.

  • Habit: Bong. – Daily. Wake up in the morning and basically smoke, of an on, the entire day that I am at home.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe anxiety, nausea, lack of appetite and depression. Of course, the anxiety and depression existed before I stopped.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The same day I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: The Wim Hof method and some different yoga.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

Smoking a lot, worrying about what it might be doing to my brain and body, spending alot of money, becoming very unmotivated, a lot of weight gain from the munchies

  • Habit: Roll up a joint – Everyday – I would smoke around 1g – 2g per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, irritable,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped smoking, I had night sweats and couldn’t sleep well.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing works, you have to just ride it out!
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Texas | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Get more productive less brain fog and shame

  • Habit: Dabs – 5-10 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Terrible night sweats, no appetite, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out, meditating
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: January 1, 2022

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Worried about my lung health

  • Habit: Bong, joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Could not sleep first night after quitting. Vivid dreams the next couple nights.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

South Africa | 57 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Need to get. Disciplined and organised

  • Habit: Roll up – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

Canada | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

Lung problems

  • Habit: Bong – Around 2g a day mixed with about a cigarette a day worth of tobacco
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats Depression  Anxiety  Chills  Jittery
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within one to two days of cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excercise and sleeping aids like melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

It was causing mental health issues and sexual health issues

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Around 1 gram a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes around day 3 I completely lost appetite vivid dream severe sleep problems stomach issues sweating feeling cold all the time I’m at day 8 and now I’m severely depressed with alot of anxiety and panic
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stay moving force myself to eat sleep is still almost impossible
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

Canada | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

because I only smoke with my sister but she is never here

  • Habit: well 4 bouls every hour is 48 in one day and 17472 in a year so quite a bit – 4 bouls every single hour for about 3 weeks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I don’t feel hungry. last time I smoked was about a week ago and i haven’t ate in 5 days
  • Timing of Withdrawal: about 2 days after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

New york | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

To feel better about myself and to change the course of my future

  • Habit: Bong or joints – Everyday during the week in the morning and at night and on the weekends 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety depression can’t focus, no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Wishing the first 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and clean eating. Staying busy and out of the house feels best but feels hard to focus sometimes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 31, 2021

 

India | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Problem in work and social life.

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

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

Don’t like to feel dependent on anything. 

  • Habit: Blunt – 3-4 days a week, 1 time a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first few days I just craved to smoke at my regular times.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the very first day of deciding not to smoke.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

Nebraska | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Was told I had CHS

  • Habit: Bowl, Joint, Blunt – Almost Every Day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea, Anxiety, Depression, Body Aches, Joint and Muscle Pain, Restlessness, Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Xanax, Zofran, tylenol, Melatonin, Tylenol PM
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

New York | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Smoking too much

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday, all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, boredom, restlessness, feeling hopeless
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 or 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

Canada  | 55 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

To gain health

  • Habit: One hitter, joints – All day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, boredom, everything seems flat
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, hypnosis, detoxing, meditation
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

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

Getting better life

  • Habit: joint – daily 2 sticks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anger, crazy dreams, irritation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: no just hope for the best.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

California  | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

To get more done in a day, but really it’s cause my bf wants to.

  • Habit: Blunts or a bong if I don’t wanna go to the corner store for wraps. – Everyday – about half oz a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, heavily. Complete loss of appetite, nausea, anxiousness or feeling out of control with my highs and lows, cold sweats, irritability, constant thinking about smoking and restlessness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 12-24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Took a Benedryl just to try to get that relaxed feeling but didn’t work.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

Utah | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Brain Zaps

  • Habit: Bowl – 1-2 Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, depression, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 30, 2021

 

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

health reasons

  • Habit: joint – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxious, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: at lighting up time
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

 | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Because I spent too much money on it. Relied on it so much to get through my day.

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day from when I woke up
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, insomnia and not earinf
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Getting out more
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

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

Enough is enough! Kids, money, and health! I’ve quit before and didn’t touched weed for seven months until my birthday arrived thinking, “I’ll treat myself!” Well, that one time using led to another and another and then boom… sucked back in!!

  • Habit: Buckets, splifs, and vaping – Every day!! Too much
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, sweating and getting really angry over the littlest thing also feeling sick and not wanting to eat. But Iv been here before I know what it takes to over come this!! Also I think that you have to really want todo it and not just say it and brush it off.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around the second day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope, Iv done it before so I can do it again. Will power gets you through it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

 | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I needed to it was getting out of hand

  • Habit: Vape pen – All day pretty much
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, can’t eat a lot feel like I can’t keep it down, hard to breathe the 5th-6th day I had bad anxiety it’s calmed down since I get nauseous and lightheaded sometimes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first few days it started
  • Withdrawal Tips: I try not to think about it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

Florida | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Cannabinoid hypermesis syndrome

  • Habit: Bowl, bong, blunt – At least 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, lightheaded, zoning out
  • Timing of Withdrawal: This morning
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

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

I didn’t want to depend on weed to go to sleep

  • Habit: Edibles – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin and benadryl for insomnia
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

Illinois | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I am sick of spending money on it. I want to see what it feels like to withdrawal. I have done this before, but not for a long time.

  • Habit: smoking chillums, eating RSO oils – several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, stomach soreness, fluctuating body temperature, chills, irritability, sadness, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: about 16 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, walking, mindfulness, eating healthy, drinking water, detox tea, and apple cider vinegar, baths
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

Ohio | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 43)

Planning a trip and didn’t want to worry about weed

  • Habit: Bong – 3x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, restlessness, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tapered down before stopping. I’ve greatly improved my eating habits
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

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

Made me dumber and wanted to do better

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger and anxiety very bad
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Anger within 2-3 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

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

Money

  • Habit: Joint – 2 grams +
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

Illinois  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

incase I have to provide a drug test for a potential employer

  • Habit: Bowl, Edible, Blunt(s) – single. day. and I plan on starting again once I clear my background screening test for this job.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I expierenced withdrawals such as urge to smoke a bowl, and even had vivid dreams once or twice of smoking a bowl or taking a hit. It felt really real that I woke up thinking I had smoked but realized it was only a dream. Other than that, nothing was so bad and its been a solid 3-4 months and I plan on starting again. Not Sure why people are so prone and addicted.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The symptoms appeared the next day. I would think about going to smoke when I was bored or just in spare time but I believe self control is the most important thing in taking a break or “quitting”
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really, for the first few weeks I would smoke Hookah seldom, just to give my body the illusion of smoking and I enjoy hookah. As I said, smoking hookah maybe 2-3 times every few weeks just to subside the urge within the first few weeks of me stopping the weed. Mental strength is key.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

Canada | 55 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 42)

Relationship breakdown, tired of deep, engrained patterns that were stripping my health & vitality.

  • Habit: Blunts and thc oil. – Heavy use.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability. Anger. Sadness. Impatient. Overeating for distraction.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sleep was terrible for 5 days. Felt chaotic with emotions day 6 & 7. Convinced I was bipolar day 7!
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin first 5 days.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 29, 2021

 

New York | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Pregnant

  • Habit: Blunt (tobacco leaf) or joint – 1-5 times a day. Never less than a gram a day for 14 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: 1 bowl hit a day
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

United States | 66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Spouse pressure

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: High blood pressure
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Increase blood pressure med
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

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

Panic attack

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxious and depress after 1 month
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the 4 complet weeks without weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: I got som Ativan
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Was causing panic attacks, loss of motivation, anxiety, didnt want to do anything but smoke weed.

  • Habit: Rolled with tobacco – From minute I woke to second before sleeping. About 8 joints a day or 2g
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m 6-7 weeks clean, the first 2 weeks was hell, felt no emotion other than sadness and helplessness, lost lots of weight as had no appetite and couldn’t sleep properly for atleast 1-2 weeks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped, in the morning, so immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: I was using cbd oil and 5-htp on some days, not sure whether they helped or made things worse though. Cbd seemed to calm down my racing mind but may have prolonged withdrawal?
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

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

Wanted a change in my life. Working from home, a big part of my routine was to smoke marijuana to separate my work and personal time. I found that I would look forward to smoking way too much and that I wasn’t able to focus at work. Everything work-related would make me irritated.

  • Habit: Joint and vape pen – Once a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense dreams, increased fatigue during the day, appetite loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Completely changing my environment, picking up reading again, journaling more.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

Texas | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Vacation (day 8 out of 10)

  • Habit: Dynavap (herb vaporizer) – Everyday multiple times a day to keep high. + wake and bake
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fog brain, cravings, and bored
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I’m sobered up / wake up in the morning
  • Withdrawal Tips: Spend time with family and not worry about school.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

Canada | 58 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

Financial and health reasons

  • Habit: Joints – All day, every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Occasional cravings, increased coughing, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From day one of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, accountability partner
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

Sick of it

  • Habit: Joint – All day like cigarette smoker. Around 10/15 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Panic attacks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

Louisiana  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Relationships / career goals

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day. Multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache. Nausea. Sweating. Extreme irritability. Anger. Episodes of intense sadness. Sleep issues.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24-48 hours after last THC intake.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Trying to take melatonin for sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

California | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I’m about to study abroad and I hate how high my tolerance got/that I didn’t take a break sooner.

  • Habit: Stiiizy Pen most of the time, anything else whenever it was more available. – I’ve used of and on since 15, always taking breaks to reset. This year I’ve barely taken any breaks if at all.  I was using my dab pen constantly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Main one is loss of appetite, for 2 days so far. Also irritability for the past 4 days, and trouble sleeping the past 3.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: see above
  • Withdrawal Tips: I starting smoking to turn my brain off from running at 150 mph, now it’s nice to be able to see myself being productive and able to accomplish multiple things in a day.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 28, 2021

 

New Jersey | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Primarily to improve relationships with family and improve work performance

  • Habit: Bowls and edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lots Anxiety, lots emotional swings, some insomnia, some general malaise, some loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a couple days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really. Just tried to stay busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

i started to feel very shit

  • Habit: smoke a joint – everyday, all day all night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, i feel bored, lonely and sad like the holiday blues
  • Timing of Withdrawal: from week 1 but now i am in week 2 and they are surfacing
  • Withdrawal Tips: being with friends, walks and music
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

Canada | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

It was making me feel bad

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger irritability depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Weeknone
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

South Carolina | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I want to

  • Habit: Bong, bowl, pen, joint – Everyday twice a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, brain fog is a big one. Mood swings, Hard Vivid Dreams, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried slowing going off
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

 | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Money reasons, felt u motivated, hun disease from smoking, brain fog

  • Habit: Smoking joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, headache, mild flu, sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5-6 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Long walks, CBD, 5htp
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

Sweden | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Low motivation. Feeling bad for not being able to control my use.

  • Habit: Joints – 5-10 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week: sweating a lot. Week four: depression.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Weightlifting every day
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 27, 2021

 

Arizona | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

To obey my conscience

  • Habit: One hit pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams Low energy  Sadness  Loss of mental direction  Lack of sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 26, 2021

 

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

Smoked regularly for 2-3 years. Tired of everything smelling like cannibis

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday at least twice.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very hard to fall asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Watching videos,
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 26, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I started driving and I found myself driving stoned more than once. I didn’t know what else was affected by my smoking and i wanted to know that i could endure feelings without getting stoned

  • Habit: Bowl – 2-3 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I might be experiencing fatigue after about a month. I am definitely experiencing vivid dreams and i did experience increased irritability and changes (decrease) in libido
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 3 days of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ive tried to increase practicing prayer and physical exercise but mostly used distraction and journaling to get through it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 26, 2021

 

Canada | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Screwed up my life pretty badly running from trauma issues, covering up real feelings – this coupled with undiagnosed autoimmune disorders and poorly treated pain (with legitimate prphylaxis).  Once I had enough body pain under control with the prophylaxis, I stopped smoking cannabis (or using oil, etc.).  It was then, after 6 weeks, I realized I’d also gbeen covering up deep mental pain and trauma.  Made a lot of choices I wouldn’t have had I been straight in the head. 

  • Habit: Rolled with tobacco. I did not use a lot each time; just enough to “help”.  Thus, rolling with tobacco made it better for me, as other methods weren’t working with the small amounts… – Daily, sometimes 3 to 4 times daily.  Started at 21 a few times a week after a partner died, with alcohol.  In my 40s, was a few times a day due to body pain (I did not know about my autoimmune disorders, didn’t realize how much I was self-medicating for physical pain until I tried to stop…)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, lethargy, insomnia, and a bleak outlook. Having trouble accepting the choices I made while a cannabis user for almost 25 years.  It wasn’t me, it isn’t me.  Now, I’m very ill with a host of issues, and surprisingly, the last thing I want to do is go back to “making the pain go away”.  I can deal with the body pain with the medications – the mental anguish, I’m facing on my own.  It’s hard.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One day after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sometimes too much online time, which isn’t good for me, as I have Electro HyperSensitivity and Migraine Disease.  Other than that, no.  Determined not to go back – one of my medications has to go, as well, as it isn’t for pain.  I did that once cold turkey, but using cannabis to alleviate the very difficult first month.  I’m preparing my mind for what’s coming =- stopping that drug without cannabis.  It’s going to be tough, I have to get tougher…
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 26, 2021

 

Virginia | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

trying to better myself

  • Habit: bowl or hash oil – 5-6 times a week in the evenings since 2014
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, headaches, irritability, anger, depression, weed cravings, less of an appetite, insomnia, boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: advil for headaches. alcohol to feel a buzz. Took a xanax to help me sleep on day 4 not planning on doing that again as i’m not supposed to take it every night.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 26, 2021

 

New Jersey | 17 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Money, was making me very tired throughout the day, risk of getting caught, was experiencing bad highs.

  • Habit: Vape pen & edible. – Everyday, multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Trouble falling asleep and boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After like 2 1/2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out, building better relationships with friends, drink water, finding new hobbies, focusing on bettering myself.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

The Netherlands | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Travel

  • Habit: Spliff – But only taking a break not stopping.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They didn’t, or at least not impactful, I’m surprised thats why I’m searching online.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I use an OTC sleep aid vick’s Melatonin + Asheaganda
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

Canada | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 36)

I hate everything about it. Need to be clean . Helped me in the beginning , then kicked me in the ass and couldn’t do without it .

  • Habit: Vape flower – Everyday morning noon and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All symptoms listed . Good days and bad days I’m almost 2 weeks into quitting and today is the worst.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lots of fluids
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

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

I disliked the dependency that I had on weed and I believe it is extremely important to enjoy life naturally without any drugs since you cannot use drugs to escape reality forever. I have stopped enjoying life as it is and spent the majority of the day thinking of the next time I’ll get high. On a day-to-day basis I have felt withdrawal symptoms that have been outlined by this website but only in a minor way. I noticed that I stopped making memories as well and just felt like a human slug most of the time.

  • Habit: Typically bowl, edibles and joint occasionaly – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have experienced lots of depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance which this website has outlined perfectly. These withdrawal symptoms have happened at different times than outlined in the week guide to withdrawals, obviously because every brain is different. But after a week I definitely started feeling like I’m coming back to normal. I have also been quite more irritated about things, so this website has hit the hammer head on the nail quite well. This website has also helped me become more self-concious about what’s going on in my brain and helped me settle down.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As quickly as day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been surrounded by family and I have lot’s of support during this. I have also changed my living environment to something completely different and just naturally satisfying. I have left my environment where I smoked just to get by through my day. This has helped me a lot with temptation to get back – as I have none.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

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

Need to get clean to pass my medical exam and start my legal process to obtain my residency

  • Habit: Everything you can think of – Daily, heavy portions , 2 to 6 or 7 blunts a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fever, mood changes , heavy headache, vomiting, feeling tired (whole body) a
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Prob after the 3rd or 4 week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just regular pain reliever pills Tylenol abiprofin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

I lost the ability to eat or sleep without it.

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Inability to sleep, loss of appetite, awful mood.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

 | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I started to develop a dependency.

  • Habit: Vape pen. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite. Difficulty concentrating. Difficulty falling asleep. Feeling hot and cold.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours of abstaining.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 25, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

destroyed my relationships

  • Habit: vape pen – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None other than occasional cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: rarely
  • Withdrawal Tips: All sorts of things. Teas and eating healthy. Meditating. The best remedy is exercise.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 24, 2021

 

Rhode Island | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Extreme panic attack led into brief psychosis

  • Habit: Blunts and bowls – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety depression lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day or 2 after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd tincture band gummies with no to little thc
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 24, 2021

 

DC | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

To better my life in all aspects

  • Habit: Bowl – Couple times a day for the most part
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Irritable and feel like I don’t know what I should do with my time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No not yet, not sure what works best for me
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 24, 2021

 

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

Interfering with my daily life goals

  • Habit: Bong – At least 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, sleep deprevation and intense mood swings. Easily angered
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Playing sports and being with friends and family
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 24, 2021

 

Alabama | 16 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

expensive, time consuming and not worth it

  • Habit: bowl – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sore eyes craving the high feeling, boredom, tired, chewing lips
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: keeping busy, keeping active, sitting outside for a minute
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

California | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Because I was covering emotions I needed to feel with it and it was creating extra anxiety and sapping my energy and motivation.

  • Habit: Bowls, then the vape pen when it came out – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No I’m 32 days sober.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: I used “I am sober” app to talk to people and get support while I did this alone, it was nice to know I want alone
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

New Job

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 10
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

New York | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Keeping things in check and ruling it out as a reason for some recent health issues

  • Habit: Pipe, mixed with tobacco or CBD flower – I rotate from low daily use, to moderate weekly to once a month through the year depending on social circumstances
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I usually experience restlessness, weird dreams and depressed mood, mainly just bored
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Had been cutting down to a dose a week, then at the third week my mood change was more noticeable
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin to sleep, warm baths for comfort and lots of naps
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

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

Probation

  • Habit: Cigarillos – Very heavy
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just a short fuse
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks after i stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

 | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Smoking too much

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating abnormally, lack of sleep, irritability, shaking, coughing up tar and generally a bad cough, hard to concentrate.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours. Now coming upto 48 and have significantly increased in intensity over the day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walks, ibuprofen and paracetamol.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Need to pass military drug test

  • Habit: Vape, joint and bong – Inconsistent schedule but regularly. Most nights of the week with random breaks here and there
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite. Changes in body temperature. Generally feeling cold. Night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24h
  • Withdrawal Tips: My cravings are very mild to nonexistent. I exercise a lot to help develop some appetite
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

Colombia | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I was tired of being stoned all the time

  • Habit: smoke joints – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel depressed, bored and unmotivated
  • Timing of Withdrawal: during the first week of cutting weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: not really
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

Delaware  | 65 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Suspected cannibas hyperemesis syndrome

  • Habit: Currently primarily flower/bud by vape and an edible or two on the weekend – Once a day mostly for sleep assistance. Otherwise at a concert or before a movie or maybe a park or beach visit
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Currently on day 7. Most pronounced issue is sleeplessness. Coming out of a CHS episode where I was already unable to sleep. Other; anxiety, intense emotions, mood swings, constipation, racing thoughts, brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Rolled right out of CHS episode into them
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cannot drink alcohol as it’s a trigger and do not have access to anything else
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

became normal to be stoned always

  • Habit: all of the above – every day for 2 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: complete loss of appetite slight irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 23, 2021

 

 | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Started not eating and was experiencing small psychotic episodes.

  • Habit: I would smoke out of a bong and use edibles. – Everyday 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Pretty much everything that has ben in the article has happened to me, I endured most of the symptoms.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hour after smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: I was drinking alcohol before bed for the first week.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 22, 2021

 

California | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Marijuana was causing me stomach problems and was affecting my relationship with my girlfriend

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday and throughout the day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Excessive sweating and restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No but some people suggest CBD being an alternative to help start a reduction in smoking
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 22, 2021

 

United States | 24 Year Old Non-binary (Using Since Age 15)

I get severe anxiety talking to people

  • Habit: Vape – Every day atleast 2 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Weird lucid dreams and teeth grinding
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The night after I ran out
  • Withdrawal Tips: Focus on chores and self care
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 22, 2021

 

The Netherlands | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

The dependency, no lust for life, not cleaning my house, not going out anymore. And I got really,  really sick 2 times from only 1 bong of (I think) laced weed.

  • Habit: With my bong. – 1 gram a day of the heaviest weed available, strong haze mostly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Heavy sweating, nausea, no hunger, light depression, and panic/agressive attacks. Weird dreams, waking up early. Headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: It always starts on day one that I dont smoke. This time I tries to lessen my smoking before I really quit. This helped a little. This is my 5th day clean, wich is a record for me. And that also motivates me to keep going.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lessen my use before quitting, using my home gym. Drinking a lot of water.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 22, 2021

 

Canada | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

My athsma and allergies /financial reasons

  • Habit: a pipe / bowl – daily most of the time.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache, sweaty palms & stress sweat from armpits, insomnia, irritibility, lack of appetite, lack of creativity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after stopping smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: drinking water and black tea. instead of going for a smoke I go to the kitchen and make a tea. Its the same length of time and also the tea preperation is a ritual in itself so helps replace the ritual of smoking a bowl
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

California  | 54 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

Multiple reasons, limited lung breathing capacity,  memory loss, guilt, shame, coughing, vertigo worse when high, Meniere’s disease worse when high, no motivation to do anything…and more.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily over the last 10 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day 46, the night sweats stopped after 3 weeks and I had a headache for several weeks but difficulty sleeping, staying asleep and vivid dreams & nightmares are still continuing. I’m also experiencing more anxiety now.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Anger started almost immediately, within 2 days of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, focusing on what it will be like after I get past the withdrawal symptoms, knowing they are temporary. I took benadryl 2 nights only to help me sleep but didn’t like how I felt when I woke up.  I also took tylenol 2 nights to help w back pain.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

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

To focus on learning new skills to enter a new industry

  • Habit: Smoking mostly. Vape pen for a year or 2. – 10-15 joints/spliffs a day for the last 2-3 years. Before that it was 5 on most days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experienced most symptoms but now only have vivid dreams and pins/needles/itching feeling when sleeping. Day 43 of no quitting
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Vaporize CBD in volcano vaporizer around 380 degrees. Occasionally mix CBG and CBD
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

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

15 days ago

  • Habit: Joints – Daily 4-7 joints
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nightmares
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day7
  • Withdrawal Tips: Green tea in the morning and fruit teas in the afternoon and evening
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

 | 56 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 35)

Wasnt enjoying anymore and want to be healthy

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very bad migraines pins and needles feverish sleep problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Panadol meditation mindfulness beathing exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

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

I feel as if it keeps me unmotivated and I don’t feel as confident as I used to.

  • Habit: Bong – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Coffee, exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

Canada  | 50 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

-dental surgery

  • Habit: Bong – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First week to 10 days anxiety, short tempered, racing heart , insomnia ; after second week : anxiety not as much as but still very much there, insomnia, vivid dreams , racing heart not as much.  Day 18 restless sleep and headache daily , fatigue possibly as a result of restless sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 3 days after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mediation, exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

Canada | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Social inhibition. Want healthy heart and lungs. Mood disorders such as anxiety, depression. Irritable when using. Possibly develop diabetes due to smoking, high BP, or stroke. Also poor memory and cognition when using.

  • Habit: Edible, pipe, and joint – Off and on. Smoked about everyday for 2 months straight
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I did at first. Appetite decrease. Sleep disturbances. Still have weird dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: I exercise 6x a week. Also I was on antidepressants before and they helped ease the symptoms.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

Canada | 51 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 42)

Feeling anxious and paranoid too often

  • Habit: Dry weed vape, oil, gummies, vape pen – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating and hot flashes, cold flashes, irritable, nauseous, low appetite, crushing anxiety, Diarrhea, sleep issues, wired but tired feeling.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, supplements (magnesium, Ashwaganda, Phosphatidylserine, drinking lots of water. Spending time alone
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

Missouri | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

It was no longer adding to my life, but taking away. I had serious anxiety, and had critical thoughts about every aspect of my life.

  • Habit: Joints and pens – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was having brain fog, lack of motivation, sleep problems, mood swings, restlessness, depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 weeks after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been exercising and eating healthy every day, turning to God and praying every day. I’m not sure if it’s related but I also quit watching porn and masturbating.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 21, 2021

 

Maryland | 53 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 45)

Got tired of ingesting smoke, this new weed is very strong and experiencing the anxiety before the relaxation came on.

  • Habit: Roll up – Everyday, multiple times a day. At least 2-3x
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes everything above.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About two weeks ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Detoxify drinks and plenty of water.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 20, 2021

 

Oregon | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

I couldn’t function without it, but it wasn’t helping anymore either.  My anxiety levels were out of control.

  • Habit: Vape pen only. – All day every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, insomnia, lack of appetite, stomach cramps, fatigue, dizziness, chills, hot flashes, vivid dreams, worsening depression, swollen lymph nodes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away. The initial anxiety was severe but then faded.  All the other symptoms have stayed the same or gotten worse since then.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just a lot of melatonin and sleepy tea to try to combat the insomnia, and lots of ibuprofen for when my throat feels like it’s closing up.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 20, 2021

 

New Mexico | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Started a new job where “drug-use” was prohibited.

  • Habit: Primarily vape pen but occasionally bowls, joints, and edibles. – Daily with a few short breaks (less than a week) for about 4 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not so much anymore. Maybe some mild insomnia and minor mood swings from time to time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After like a day or two after I quit cold turkey.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Started exercising more and making weekly hiking my new hobby. I also started drinking a few glasses of wine daily to “take the edge off”.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 20, 2021

 

Oregon  | 54 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

My performance at work and relationships were not their best.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot/cold flashes, insomnia, irritability, loss of appetite, low energy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 20, 2021

 

Canada | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 58)

I was feeling like I was getting dependent on it to sleep

  • Habit: Edible and liquid drops – Never
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, nausea, GI upset.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Pepcid ac, gravol
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

California | 73 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 70)

It was limiting my ability to focus on projects and relationships that are important.

  • Habit: Vaping flower in a PAX device – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, nausea, indigestion, brain fog, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First as I cut down then dramatically around two days after cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really apart from rest but I was feeling too ill to exercise or work anyway
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

Michigan | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I was putting it before my family

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, insomnia, mind fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Insomnia instantly, loss of appetite day 2, mind fog day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Forcing myself to eat when I feel like I’m about to throw up
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

Kansas  | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Courts

  • Habit: All of the about ( never shot up) bong, blunt, bowl, fruit, anything you can smoke out of. – I’ve been smoking everyday all day for 4 years not one break.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, honestly all of them that I’ve read including allot of stomach pains.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day I stopped using.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I try to not think about it at all ( don’t work, here I am online).
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

Minnesota | 66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Difficulty maintaining erections…unsure if that is age-related (66) or not. But worth addressing.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after cold turkey cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: OTC headache remedy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

Australia  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

I want to live a new life

  • Habit: Bowl – 1 year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Like a depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: All time
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

Nevada | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I was having withdraw symptoms every week between smoking  heavily on weekends. The habit is too expensive. 

  • Habit: Bowl, Highly infused weed – high THC infused weed on weekends
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger irritable stomach issues restless anxiety depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 19, 2021

 

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

Want to get pregnant

  • Habit: bong – Daily, 3-4 times a day – not heavily but not lightly, maybe 1/8 a week?
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, but milder then previous times as I tapered this time instead of going cold turkey. I also recently experienced a miscarriage (2 week ago) which has been very sad, so I have been crying a lot – the depression I feel is likely not related to withdrawal. However, I am feeling increased anxiety (this started when I began to taper and has continued), as well as stomach bloating and bad reflux, mild squeezing headache, clumsiness/forgetfulness, feeling antisocial, fatigue, although I have been sleeping ok (hard to fall asleep but still getting 7-8 hours.) Don’t really feel like doing much. I began taper 2.5 months ago when I learned I was pregnant but wasn’t able to stop completely as pregnancy caused a lot of mental health issues for me.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I began tapering off of regular use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tapering (went from smoking out of a bong 3-4 times a night to taking a decreasing amount of tincture every day, and then every other day, before stopping entirely.)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

Illinois | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Health concerns

  • Habit: Bowl, joint, edibles – 6-10 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, boredom, loss of appetite, stomach pains, sleep problems, and suicidal thoughts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately upon stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

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

Failed a drug test and must stop using in order to pass future drug tests as well as get my license back

  • Habit: Gravity bong, pipe, or edibles – At least once a day, every night before bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Decreased appetite, extreme cravings, weight loss, irritable bowel symptoms, trouble falling asleep, restless sleep, some anxiety and depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours of stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am prescribed Zoloft for anxiety. I have been taking ashwhaganda once daily, L-theanine twice daily, and melatonin to help me sleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

 | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Health

  • Habit: Smoking – 10 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite trouble sleeping sweating more than usual restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Patches and gum have helped
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Family,health,job

  • Habit: Joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, depression, mild craving, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gym and spas
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

 | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Took away from my goals.

  • Habit: Huge bong rips – 3 times a day for seven years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feel weak in the mornings, mind races unnecessarily and it’s hard to slow down, a little anxiety/irrational thought. Slight stomach discomfort.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After one day ish.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lots of working out. Changed my environment-went to my folks beach place to detox. Great scenario for quitting.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

Canada | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Loss of interest in some things, persistent cough, worries about long term health.

  • Habit: Pipe or joint – 10 years daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, feeling faint and dizzy , unbalanced, night sweats, weight loss, panic attack (worse because I didn’t realize it was part of the withdrawal so went to emerg. Difficulty sleeping.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After cutting my use by down 3/4 or more for 3 days, then the dizziness faintness elevated heart rate occurred.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 18, 2021

 

Florida | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It was making me have deeper depression and more anxiety

  • Habit: Vape pen, bowl – 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I couldn’t eat for 4 days after stopping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hrs after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot showers
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 33)

It just was time.

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times a day ~ up to 10 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea Headache  Dizziness  Loss of appetite  Upset/painful stomach
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stopped I woke up dizzy and nauseous. Day 2 was the same and add headache and feeling like i want to vomit. Stomach hurts and I don’t want to eat, but wondering if not eating is affecting my blood sugar and making me *more* dizzy, etc
  • Withdrawal Tips: I took some tylenol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Canada | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Want to be more emotionally stable and clear minded

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday x 5-10 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m 2 weeks in, headaches, irritability, exhaustion and cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days in to week 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, baths, cuddling my dog, talk therapy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Virgnia | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Wax and bowls – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold and hot chills and nausea sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Xanax
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Canada | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Anxiety and depression were worsening

  • Habit: Vape pen, dry herb vaporizer, or smoking a joint maybe 2-3 times a month – Every evening, during the day maybe 2-3 times a month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, vivid nightmares, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, stomach pain, loss of appetite, lethargy, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night I didn’t smoke before bed
  • Withdrawal Tips: I literally quit my job so I can focus on getting through this
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

New York | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Went on a vacation

  • Habit: Bong, vape pen, joint – Everyday for the past 2 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite completely, hard time sleeping first two days, body aches, hot flashes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours without weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cold medicine helps a little
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

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

I felt like I was becoming forgetful and feeling like a zombie

  • Habit: Bong – Hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom as it was habit and insomnia first few nights
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Focusing on the gym
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Australia | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

I noticed that after 4-5 days of not using, I was getting heightened anxiety and I finally worked out it was because of marijuana so I did some research and came across this page and decided to stop. It helped me reflect and realize my dependencies.

  • Habit: Joints and bong – At least 3-4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Heightened anxiety Vivid dreams   Difficult to sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 4 days after my last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have just started taking medication for anxiety, however this wasn’t because of the withdrawal symptoms specifically. I have been dealing with anxiety for a long time
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

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

I was diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar 1, and BPD. Smoking has been triggering my mania, leading psychosis.

  • Habit: Vape, bong. – Daily, smoking 5-6 bowls a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense cravings. Loss of appetite. Mild nausea. Anxiety. Fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, breathing, meditating, drinking water, staying occupied, and taking melatonin before bed.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 17, 2021

 

Canada | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I think it mess with my energetic body, or psyche.

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, loss of appetite, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day without weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

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

Because I couldn’t speak to people anymore and felt really nervous in social situations.

  • Habit: Joints – Every day morning to night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, extreme anxiety and depression, lack of sleep, sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Since the first week I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, jogging and reading
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

Canada | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I can’t keep living like this

  • Habit: Vape pen or edible sometimes a joint – Almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Brain fog hard to do school work. I noticed I’m not as articulate and I have trouble with memorizing
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a few days, symptoms have persisted for 2 1/2 weeks already
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes working out and eating food or sleeping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

To Re-evaluate friendships and cut toxic people out who are also involved. To make my family proud and to improve overall health

  • Habit: Bong, Roll – Everyday multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s only just turned the first day, thought about it not so long ago but not giving in
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Maybe nearer day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hang around with people that don’t smoke weed
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

Nevada | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

It was making my anxiety and depression worse

  • Habit: Edibles and smoke – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It was making my anxiety and depression worse
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Fatigue
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

To improve life outcomes and health, physical and mental concerns

  • Habit: Vape for last 2 years previously. . – Periods of heavy use with some periods of abstinence for many years, until a new trauma comes along
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, headaches, GI, sleep disturbance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just paracetamol for the headaches mainly
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

Germany | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

cant combine it with my fitness goals, also it makes me jerk off to often, which makes me feel weak, im more confident while clean

  • Habit: bowl in bong, and a lot vaping lately – approx. 1-3gr a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: i have good appetite but as soon as i eat a bit, i feel full. feeling that its often to cold or to warm. like getting sick a bit    sleep is very light, and i wake up often during night, hard to fall to sleep    start light coughing, with dark mucus coming out
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after like 12-18h the appetite changed first night already a bit difficult to find sleep  coughing starting on the 3day i would say
  • Withdrawal Tips: yoga, meditation, meeting with people who dont consume, drinking tee everytime i feel ache
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

California  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Vaped at least 3 times a day for about 9 months and  I eventually realized I wasn’t getting high anymore, just back to a baseline level (which isn’t fun or healthy)

  • Habit: Vape – Every day, at least 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nothing close to the physical symptoms of kratom withdrawal (I took kratom in high does every 4 hours every day for a year), but I’m having trouble focusing, sleeping, and keeping a positive attitude
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At night on the first day I abstained from smoking (insomnia)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Benadryl for sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

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

Just got tired of the same routine and not wanting to do anything but stay home.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, dehydration and constipation with my anxiety through the roof
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The anxiety started maybe a couple days after but my physical symptoms started at around a month out with the constipation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Went to the doctor which they provided a laxative for the constipation.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

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

To better my mental health

  • Habit: Bowl – usually a pipe or bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, lack of appetite, depression, trouble sleeping, headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil- 1ml daily
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

South Africa  | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It made me waste a lot of money, I started to experience weight loss,then on my last intake I felt like I was losing my mind, I felt so scared and a bit depressed

  • Habit: I’d roll a joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety,depression,insomnia,sketchy dreams,muscle pains,I’d feel some unusal movements in my brain…
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day after my last intake
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been working out,doing breathing exercises, venting out to my mom about these symptoms, I’ve tried a few antidepressants, and it gets better with time…
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

Nebraska  | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I need a tolerance break

  • Habit: Vape pen, blunts, bongs , dabs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, sweaty hands, irritated easily, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The third day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 16, 2021

 

Canada | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Could not mentally develop in the way required to keep up with society/lifestyle.

  • Habit: eveything – everyweek or everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loss of focus/concentration
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: nothing can help but determination and time
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Wisconsin | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Na

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, insomnia, nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Nevada  | 57 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 53)

To improve my mental and physical health a d productivity

  • Habit: Pipe, joint, vaporizing, edibles – 4 to 5 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbances, crazy dreams, mood changes, depression, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stopped using
  • Withdrawal Tips: Healthy diet, exercise, talking about it with loved one, writing my goals and rechecked them to remind me why I want to quit, prayer
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Scotland | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Money amd legality

  • Habit: 2-3g of flower, 2 edible chocolates – Everyday, 2-3 grams
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Paracetamol, smaller portions
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Colorado  | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

It was time to quit.

  • Habit: Smoke bowl. – Ounce every 2 weeks.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: ED, had cravings for 1st week.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a week of wuitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Viagra
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

New York | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 36)

Had a panic attack

  • Habit: Smoke – 1-2 times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, mood swings, no sex drive, insomnia and sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not much can be done that I know off
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Australia | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

I had quit for a few months, life was going so good. I came out of a 10 year relationship that was in and off and while I relapsed at the beginning, I managed to stop for months until I met someone new. The relationship got very stressful and I started smoking again. This only made it worse as I know deep down I relapsed to old traits, anxiety, depression, and more. I changed a lot again from the person I was when I met my most recent ex to the person I am today. 

  • Habit: Bong – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, severe sweaty palms, dizzyness, insomnia, temptation, eye contact problems and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gym and that’s it for now.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Canada  | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Anxiety and panic attacks when I wasn’t using, and less enjoyment from using.

  • Habit: Pipe, bong, it joints – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating, nausea, insomnia, self doubt, increased heart rate, suppressed hunger.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours since last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drink lots of water, exercise.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 15, 2021

 

Canada | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 10)

I want to find more enthusiasm in my relationships and everyday activities besides drugs and alcohol

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, extreme anxiety episodes, depression, lack of enthusiasm or motivation to do anything. Low quality sleeps, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Still present but becoming less extreme
  • Withdrawal Tips: Micro dose mushrooms for depression/anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

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

After 7 years of usage the world started to feel unreal, I feel like I lost alot of potencial and became heavenly introvert

  • Habit: Only rolling joints – 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Beside crawing i experience slight panic attacks. My hands get sweaty and I feel like I am in a coma (world seems unreal) just for a few moments. I sometimes feel like being on LSD. This were the symptoms in the first two weeks. After two weeks it’s just the crawing and being very lazy/sleepy all day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Crawing started on the first day. I was a heavy user smoking 3 joints a day before going cold turkey. Everything else was described in the last question
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve tried alot of things but I couldn’t concentrate (reading a book, playing video games) so I forced myself to go out of bed and walked for hours in the woods with my headphones on
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

Connecticut  | 60 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I want to get a new job and want to be able to pass a drug test

  • Habit: One hitter, vape pens – Most days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet, two weeks in
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not at this point.Trying to keep busy.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

New Jersey | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Potential job change and knew I was using way too much from tolerance.

  • Habit: All –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches. Sleep. Eye twitching. Dreams!!!!  Depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours. One week in and feel awful.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Water and vitamins. Sleep helps a little.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

Australia | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

I became pregnant

  • Habit: Joints, vapes, bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m not sure, its difficult to tell between pregnancy symptoms and marijuana withdrawal but at the start I was feeling achey, quite tired and irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 2 days of me stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes I had tried drinking sleepy tea at night because insomnia was the hardest thing for me, weed really helps me sleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

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

Felt like I was losing myself. Didn’t like the fact that I was constantly thinking “with weed this will be better”. And finally, I have noticed that I started getting imune to it, in order to reach a good high I had to smoke way more.

  • Habit: joint – I had phases that overdid it a bit. This is the second time I end up doing marathons. In last 3 weeks I smoked daily “wake and bake”. Since covid came I smoke more often but that usually means weekends only
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, Brainfog, Sweating a lot when I sleep. And having problems sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I believe the withdrawal symptoms are normal. Through them you get notified that you are goinf back to normal
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

Texas | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It was causing trouble and began controlling my life

  • Habit: Blunts – Every couple of hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, loss of appetite, cannot sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 14, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

New career

  • Habit: Vape pen, or bowl. – At night, every night, to sleep.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ignoring it lol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 13, 2021

 

Michigan | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Surgery

  • Habit: vape pen and dabs out of a seahorse. – Daily, twice to three times.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within 18 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 13, 2021

 

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

affecting relationships

  • Habit: joint – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: – anger – irritability  – aggression  – occasional depression  – vivid dreams in first week
  • Timing of Withdrawal: immediately after stopping, still ongoing after 15 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 13, 2021

 

California  | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Unexpected career detour which will include fascist drug testing

  • Habit: Bong, vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes I am. My creativity and joy are gone. The respite weed gave me in this harsh world was a godsend.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Earlier symptoms the first week. Very harsh on the spirit in the second and third…
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mycelium supplements, reduced caffeine, excercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 13, 2021

 

Ohio | 76 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

It’s something I do irregularly from time to time.

  • Habit: All of the above. – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not sure… That’s why I came to this website.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I had immediate cravings for a little while on the 1st day.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 13, 2021

 

California | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 32)

Don’t want to become a loser like most Americans are becoming.

  • Habit: All – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First through third day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going to bed early. Waking up early.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

 |  Year Old  (Using Since Age 30)

5 days

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hit flashes, anxiety, depression boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd night
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tea
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

California | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

tired of the burn out

  • Habit: daily smoker – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: low energy mostly and sleep disturbance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: not really just using other things as coping mechanisms such as binge watching shows as a distraction
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

 | 63 Year Old  (Using Since Age 58)

It affected my quality of life. I was isolating at home and using all day and night.

  • Habit: I would smoke it. I was using 10.5 grams a week   – All day long.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea,stomach pain, no appetite, food aversion, sleep issues, itchiness, headaches and joint/muscle pain.
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: I completed 28 days of rehab a month ago and the withdrawal symptoms have not abated.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

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

CHS diagnosis

  • Habit: Bong/bowl, joint – Daily (multiple times per day)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression (severe), insomnia, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, yoga, video games, music
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Florida | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

health work and relationships

  • Habit: smoke flower – everyday multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Canada | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Health

  • Habit: Any way possible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Low energy, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tea, exercise, sauna
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

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

Depressive mood when not using and anxiety when using.

  • Habit: Joint and edible – Very irregular, from 1g weekly to monthly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressive moods, low energy, low motivation to do more than basic requirements
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Less than a week in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Hawaii | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Mental clarity and self control

  • Habit: Joint – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not currently
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Soon after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Work obligations

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, Anxiety, minor flu-like symptoms, decreased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 h of withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 11)

Panic attacks

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day all fay
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Struggling to eat and sleep , being very nippy and overwhelmed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Canada | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 43)

I feel disconnected from reality. I’ve been dishonest, people don’t know I use. Now that it’s legal, I can easily pop a pill.  I’ve become emotionally unstable, and I feel almost bi-polar. When I’m high I’m happy, when I’m not I’m horrified by my emotional outbursts.

  • Habit: – Usually daily. Though I would sometimes go 3-5 days in-between just to clear my head.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, lack of appetite, No sparkle, lots of tears, low productivity, just feels like gravity is extra heavy and things just seem hard.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I’ve binged watched 2 seasons of the Walking Dead (which is probably not very supportive for my mood). Going to a spin class and yoga class this morning.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Australia | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Lethargy

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, nausia and sleep loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine vape
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Canada | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Negative health effects massively outweigh positives.

  • Habit: Spliffs – cigarette and weed – 6-7 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, cranky irritable, squabbling with my partner.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1- Day 2 – …and so on
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smoke a cigarette
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Ohio | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 11)

Money, graduating college, opening up job opportunities, anxiety, self-improvement

  • Habit: Pipe bowl, bong, vape pen cartridges – Daily, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia 1 month into cessation. Previously, anxiety, depressed mood, fatigue, loss of apetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin, meditating, mindfulness techniques, this website Weedless.org, r/leaves
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

 | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

lost focus, depression, relationships gone, life screwed

  • Habit: bong – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yeah all the one mentioned
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-4 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: nope
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Colorado | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Lack of funds

  • Habit: Vape pen, dabbing – 3-5 times/day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakiness, restlessness, mood swings, body temperature fluctuations
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not aside from acknowledging how my body feels and trying to understand it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 12, 2021

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

For focus clarity and productivity

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Tired fogy even kinda high
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

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

I’m 18. Was time for a brain reset. My mom didn’t think I could do it so I used that as my excuse to finally take a month break.

  • Habit: Blunt. Joint. Vape pen. Bong – Every day. I still hold my point that I do it for entertainment. But I think people become reliant on it to be normal. I was aware enoigh to realize I was becoming reliant. Some people aren’t like my brother.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have wild ass dreams and I’m on day 27. They start about a week in. I really don’t remember having too much trouble stopping. I will say I’ve realized some key reasons behind my anxiety and depression that weed may have been masking.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 after I started feeling hyper and it evened out about after a week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smoke cbd. Part of an addiction is the act of doing it. So I smoked cbd joints for fun
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

Australia  | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

?

  • Habit: joint – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headaches (could be covid)  euphoria
  • Timing of Withdrawal: when i stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

California | 57 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Want to be clean, more energetic, and healthy

  • Habit: Bowl, edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, lack of appetite, headaches, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd, anti anxiety medication
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 46 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 36)

Health reasons and increase in smoking

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, poor sleep, increase in headaches but I’ve history or migraines and smoking helped so I did expect this, being a unreasonable moody cow 🤷🏻‍♀️ Feeling a bit dizzy like you just step off a fairground ride
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day after stopping smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Use of cbd paste at night and gummies, not everyday though
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

 | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 41)

Health Reasons

  • Habit: Bong, Joints – Almost Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lightheadedness, High BP, Anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 – 48 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

The Netherlands | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

mental rest, money, not wanting to be addicted and fatigue

  • Habit: joints  – a lot, half a gram a day at least
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache, trouble falling asleep, mood swings, boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: tried melatonin to help me fall asleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Kentucky | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Heart palpitations

  • Habit: Dabs/concentrates through a rig – Every few hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe anxiety, inability to sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 30 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd and NyQuil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 11, 2021

 

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

Forced

  • Habit: Bong – Multiple times each day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Angry, can’t stay asleep, depression worsens
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

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

Money issues and I notice I rely on it too much

  • Habit: Bong, joints, and blunts – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite and problems staying asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

Califonia | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

Found myself needing/wanting it for creative work.

  • Habit: edibles, smoking – Every other day or so
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think so. When I have a creative impulse I feel a desire to smoke. Then I don’t smoke and I feel sad or angry and not very creative.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m doing a lot of yoga, but I was starting to do that anyway.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Tired a lot, bad sleep schedule, unproductive

  • Habit: Doob – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, depressed and anxious for my mental health when thinking of a future without weed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

Australia | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

4 days ago

  • Habit: Bong – Everyday, morning, day and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, heightened emotions, anger, upset, poor appetite, struggle getting and staying asleep. Feeling nausea, dizzy, cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have started vaping a bit more
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

California  | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Personal

  • Habit: Rolled it in tobacco leaf or wrap – On and off through the years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Everyone listed above
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First few days and counting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

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

Became too much of a crutch and wanted to experience life, its highs and lows, in a clear-headed way

  • Habit: Hash, joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, brain fog mostly
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

Germany | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To help initiate major life changes

  • Habit: vaporizer – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance, boredom, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24h after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: lower dosage before quitting, substitution with CBD to help sleep, soothing herbals
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

Illinois | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

Want to stop avoiding healing my past traumas by numbing my body n brain with pot

  • Habit: Bowl mostly, vape pen was awful, used vapor for one month and experienced severe shortness of breath so stopped. Occasionally ate edibles but always paired them with a bowl. – Smoking approx 5 grams daily for last 21 years, For 3 months stopped smoking in the morning, next 3 months stopped smoking during lunch time, following month, only smoked before bedtime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, swollen lymph nodes, heavy breathing, cough, lack of appetite, teeth soreness, brain fog, stomach cramps, wild dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1, at night symptoms more severe.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking tons of water, rebounding on a trampoline, detox tea, boiling mint leaves and breathing in the vapor.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 10, 2021

 

Canada | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Health

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

New York  | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

Falling behind on life, obligations, family, work etc. Cognitive decline. Short term memory got bad. Lack of energy and motivation.

  • Habit: Mostly vape. – Daily, 3-5 times per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweats all morning at 36 hours in. Low appetite. Headache. Irritable. Slept like the dead night one. Tired during the day but wide awake night two.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: L-theanine to help cravings and improve mood and focus, especially in morning with cup of coffee. Hydrate. Benadryl to sleep tonight.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

 | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 35)

4 days ago

  • Habit: Smoke bowl – 3 to 4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, very bad head aches/inability to sleep/high anxiety/bouts of depression and irritation/feeling sick overall
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, natural supplements such as GABA/ L Theanine and Melatonin/Omega 3 and B6. Ibuprofen for aches and pains
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Michigan | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Pass a drug test

  • Habit: All of the above – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Aggression, irritability, cosmic dysphoria, hopelessness, depression, existential angst.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Twelve hours after abstinence.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Alabama | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

Self improvement

  • Habit: Blunts – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of Appetite, Insomnia, Stomach Cramps
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Alabama | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I dont want to be addicted

  • Habit: Bowl, pen – 3 to 4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, anxiety, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, eating healthy, talking about it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

California | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

The positive benefits have decreased and the negative benefits have increased.

  • Habit: Bowl and Vape pen. – around 15 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, restlessness and the occasional minor anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within minutes of my last high fading away.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water, Binaural Beats, Meditation.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Tennessee  | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It was time

  • Habit: – Constantly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: So many. Mood swings, chills and sweats, panicked confusion, digestive issues, depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a few hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd, thc edibles at very low doses
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Oregon | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

It no longer is helping me with my anxiety and depression. I feel it’s been making it worse.

  • Habit: – I’d say like every two hours, probably 3 grams total in a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold chills, lack of appetite, slight headache, dehydrated, diarrhea anytime any food or liquid enters my body.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours without use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just continuing to try and eat and drink.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

Germany | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

– urge for mental clarity  – knowing that it messes up my neurochemistry, which felt unsettling  – It intuitively felt bad to smoke on many occadions (unexplainable inner revulsion)  – to a lesser extent money and cost  – being able to drive the car without worry (even if not high, you can still lose your license here, since the metabolites are enough to get in trouble)  – desire not to be dependant on a substence to feel normal (since withdrawal symptoms always startet after 2 days, ehich made me start again). 

  • Habit: joints, containing weed and tabaco – close to every day, oftentimes exclusively in the afternoon/evening hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: – loss of appetite – anxiety and irritability  – fatigue  – mood swings  – brain fog on some occadions  – GI upsets
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 2 days of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: not in particular, since i was busy and doing stuff even on days that i consumed
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

South Africa | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I went away for a weekend and didnt smoke, so decided to carry it on

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, Tiredness – NOT FROM LACK OF SLEEP THOUGH, brain fog, extreme hunger, heart pulpatations & shortness of breath (these lasted for a few days but are over now – im on day 6 sobur
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, exercise, sleep, stretching, eating more healthy foods,
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

United States | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Money is too tight to spend frivolously.

  • Habit: Bowl on the regular, but all of the above. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, nausea and extreme aversion to food.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 9, 2021

 

California | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

To be healthier and because it was killing my ambition and productivity

  • Habit: joint – multiple times everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Unable to sleep, overwhelmed with the world
  • Timing of Withdrawal: from day 1 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

Hawaii | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

As a father of 3 I strived to obtain better employment and in order to make this happen I needed to quit.

  • Habit: Bong, Dab Rig & Collecter straws – After every meal daily & before sleep daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches Insomnia(waking up every hour or so when I do finally get to sleep) Complete loss of appetite   Mood swings/easily irritable   Feeling unfulfilled
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am just riding it out and hoping for the best.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

Georgia | 46 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I wasn’t getting as high anymore and it was expensive and draining

  • Habit: Blunts – Every day for years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really but when i am stress i am tempted to smoke a black & mild
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No cold turkey – was just going to sleep early bc i tend to smoke at night
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

To improve myself

  • Habit: In a joint with tobacco – Every day, starting as soon as I woke up.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No energy, anxiety, boredom, nightmares.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

Canada | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

CHS

  • Habit: vape pen and joints – more than twice a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: nausea and vomiting, insomnia, body pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3:00 pm on the first day i didnt smoke.
  • Withdrawal Tips: hot showers are the only thing that helps
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

Norway  | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

It costumed my life. My partner felt it made a distant between us. I smoked everyday for 7 years to take the pain away

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday, many times throughout the day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweat, anger, mood swings, crazy dreams and nightmares. Loss of focus. Couldnt fall asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sweat around 2 weeks. Still mood swings and nightmares at 1 month clean. Focus is slowly getting better but only things I really like
  • Withdrawal Tips: Started going to therapist. Got medicine there lol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

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

Makes me feel unmotivated to follow goals

  • Habit: Pipe and vape pens – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, irritability, and general frustration
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day off
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 8, 2021

 

California  | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Needed to improve cognitive and short term memory focus for unexpected career change/challenge

  • Habit: Bong, vap pen – regularly in the past 5 years, including daily for the last 2-3 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feel like the old me – which, while more focused and productive, I feel the massive surge of anger and hatred towards others born of childhood trauma/ptsd.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Acutely at the one week mark
  • Withdrawal Tips: Continued excercise, journaling
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

Rhode island | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

For my career

  • Habit: Joint , cigar – Everyday multiple times a day I would say 4-5 joints
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hard time falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I just quit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

Netherlands | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

No fulfillment in life

  • Habit: Id roll a joint – Almost everyday for around 5 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, mood swings(depression) mostly around the time that i normally would have smoked weed. A little more stressed about all the things i still have to do and regretful about all the time i wasted doing anything to escape reality.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around the second week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out helps a bit, but can sometimes be even more demoralizing.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

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

My wife

  • Habit: Vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe mental cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5-7 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

Maryland | 33 Year Old Agender (Using Since Age 15)

Tolerance reset, save money

  • Habit: Joints or vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, night sweats, aggression, irritatability, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Staying busy, meditation, exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

Nigeria | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

I wanted to take control of my life

  • Habit: Vape pen – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, mood swings, paranoia etc
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercising, good diets and cold baths
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

Indiana | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I hated the fact that I needed to pay money to experience happiness and fun. It’s fake happiness and fun. When the effects wear off, you get hit with the reality that your life sucks when the green filter you were looking through gets removed.

  • Habit: Vape – Multiple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, loss of appetite, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve talked to my mom
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 7, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

It was totally different to me. I started to experience extreme anxiety and sleeplessness, resulting in fear. I realised that I was abusing marijuana and stopped using it. It was hell of a journey first fifteen days.

  • Habit: Roll and smoke – 10 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Though it has subsided a lot, I feel I’m emotionally and mentally week. Can’t take stress and easily get hurt. I’m working on it
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 weeks ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: 1. Knowing the types of symptoms, assuring myself that it would subside eventually. Watched few withdrawal videos on YouTube. This gave me confidence.  2. Speaking to near and dear ones. To me they have really uplifted me when I was feeling really down. Especially when I had many disturbed and sleepless nights.  3. Meditation and visiting temples.  4. Evening walks
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

New Hampshire | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 42)

Taking over my life, I started planning around times to get high and blow off appointments with friends and family.

  • Habit: Vaporizer with flower, Pax2 – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Trouble sleeping, hot and cold flashes, flu like symptoms.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Less than 24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Shower, Ambien to sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

Missouri | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Pregnant

  • Habit: Cigar – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams and cravings depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

 | 15 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Was costing a lot of money and didn’t want to just live life only when I was high

  • Habit: I had low tolerance so only 1-2 THC cartridge hits – Almost daily pretty much almost every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Constant feeling of heart palpitations almost 24/7 for first week after quitting as well as multiple panic attacks which convinced me I was having heart attacks and thought I was dying
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days in heart and chest pain start then anxiety showed up around 4-5 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Breathing techniques were a life saver when it came of calming down and lower my heart rate aswell as helping with sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

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

When I realized I felt the need to get high before doing anything, felt like I needed it to function

  • Habit: Joint or vape pen – Every day multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Appetite (I am losing weight badly), more moody
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD, fun activities
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

 | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Interfered with daily life, work, relationships

  • Habit: Joint – Daily constantly, heavy user
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, vomiting, insomnia, hot sweats, depersonalisation, loss of appetite, anger, mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1, 2, and 3 being the worst currently at day 6, experiencing a lot of anxiety
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

Washington  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

Found someone who doesn’t like me smoking

  • Habit: Vape, Joint, Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, vivid dreams, tired, not motivated at all
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1, currently on Day 6
  • Withdrawal Tips: No i have not
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

United States | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Felt like it was holding  me back from success.

  • Habit: Joints, bowls, vape, blunts. – All day everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, anxiety, depression, wanting to cry.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reached out to family.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

California | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

Memory issues, very high tolerance and only get slight high regardless of amount dabbed.  Used concentrates exclusively every 2-3 hours via dabs (1/2 gram per day).   Zero motivation and complete loss of desire to do anything productive.   Also exacerbated appearance of eye floaters, dry eyes, became lazy and very uninspired about anything and lost interest in living life and became too content for too long on advancing my career and avoidance of any responsibility.  Not so much an addiction, but more of a crutch to deal with life in general.

  • Habit: Water pipe for cannabis extracts – Dabbed 90% THC concentrates every 2-3 hours 6 a.m. and stopped at 8-9 p.m. before bedtime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Stomach malaise, no appetite and restlessness by day 2 of cessation. Days 3-5 anxiety and hostile angry over most minor issues in addition to stomach nausea.  Days 6-10 feelings of depression and anxiety come in waves, lack of ability to concentrate and think fluidly or process ideas and thoughts or articulate as when using daily.   Only cravings for use was knowing that symptoms from withdrawal would abate if took one hit, but held strong.  Day 12-14 notice reduction in symptoms in edginesses and aggitation and hostile feelings with slight improved concentration and diminished brain fog.   Spend less time being unproductive and more involved with everyday life.   Did not experience headaches or vivid dreams as of yet.   Sleep issues have not been of great significance but am feeling tired during first 2-weeks of quitting.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12-hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stopped drinking caffeinated beverages, daily walks, research on internet on others going through same process and educate myself on what to expect through the withdrawal process. Kept positive knowing a better, clearer and more productive future on the horizon awaits at end of 4th week.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

Illinois | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

It was negatively impacting my health, productivity, relationships, and sense of self. It just was no longer serving me.

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I did during the first two weeks of my quit, yes. Physical (GI upset, headache, trouble sleeping, lowered libido) and emotional (irritation and sadness).
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A couple of days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

New Zealand | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Expensive and I was withdrawing

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia Loss of appetite   Night sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

California | 58 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Lack of motivation and quality of life

  • Habit: Dabs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression and agitation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3 to current
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

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

Tired of the anxiety and anti social behavior I get from smoking

  • Habit: Blunt, bowl – All day every single day. 4-7 blunts a day between bowls
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: This morning
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not worth it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

South Carolina | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I miss my family

  • Habit: Bong – As many times as possible every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, vivid dreams, extreme night sweats, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night of not smoking all day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

India | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Had a spiritual seizure. Why are we doing this to ourselves?

  • Habit: Smoke as a joint, bowl occasionally – Everyday for 15 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No focus, no interest in productivity, I felt and was a lot more productive under the influence.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 onwards, it’s been 38 days now.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Good diet, sleep , periodic exercise.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 6, 2021

 

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

Getting to old to smoke habitually

  • Habit: Bowl, bong or joint – 3-10 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: After almost a month of quitting cold turkey been having severe depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks after stopping cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

To save money, heal my lungs, improve focus and motivation.

  • Habit: Joints/pipe. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite for sure, have to basically force myself to eat. Restlessness and difficulty sleeping.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried a little bit of CBD-only oil with my coffee/tea in the morning/evening to replicate the anti-anxiety effects of smoking, without the psychoactive effects.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

Felt cognitive decline, inability to focus, depression, loss of executive fu cation…could barely type a simple email reply

  • Habit: Bowl first 18 years, RAW cones and occasional bowls last 2 years approx. – Daily, multip,em times a day in last 8 years, very heavy use in last year 2 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: 4 weeks clean, Vice dreams mostly nightmares, headaches, fatigue and a great deal 9f sneezing in weeks 2 and 3
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 1 headaches and lightheaded feeling, sleep disturbance borderline insomnia, dreams, weeks 2-4 occasional fatigue, nightmares, mild sleep disturbance, moodiness.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, cold turkey quit.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I found I was smoking much more to get the same high I used to experience.

  • Habit: Spliff ( herb and cigarette tobacco ) 50/50 ratio – Every day after work Monday to Friday, all day Saturday/ Sunday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, irritability, and difficulty controling my temperature (cold sweats) at night
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking a hot shower before bed helped with the cold sweats, taking berocca vitamins daily also helped boost my energy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Europe | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Memory leaks, low energy

  • Habit: Joints – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, headaches, mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, CBD buds, meditation, reading
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Czech Republic | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Yesterday

  • Habit: gravity bong, regular bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Complete loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Canada | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Been using for too long and decided I needed to feel like myself again.

  • Habit: Joint mostly but a mix. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, irritability, decreased sex drive, craving joy but unable to find any, numbness, anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Straight away.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, they will go away eventually.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Michigan | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Pregnancy

  • Habit: Blunt, backwoods in specific. – Every single day. Sometimes 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It is now day 4, and my appetite has already changed drastically. I’ve been doing pretty good at consistently eating, even if it isn’t much. Nausea is also starting to arise. I’ve been drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated, and chewing ice helps with my nausea ironically.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On my second day of quitting. I noticed it took a while for me to fall asleep. I usually can go to sleep before 12 am, however I’ve been going to sleep closer to 3 am now.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating even when I don’t want to. Staying hydrated, drinking a lot of water.   Chewing ice   Staying productive so I don’t have time to smoke anymore
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 5, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Wife got pregnant

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily, multiple draws on my vape of an evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: 24 hours in, only experiencing intense boredom so far.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tried some pleasurable activities, the pleasure lasted less than 5 minutes.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Wisconsin | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

For tolerance and I kept getting lung infections but realized it’s addictive after trying to quit and felt like I shouldn’t have anything controlling me like that even though it helped me with a lot of things

  • Habit: Bongs, bowls, and vapes – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, the first day through like day 6 I had loss of appetite and sleep but then those things returned after that. Also I am very tired and fatigued more than I ever felt. Also i feel really depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd oil, working out and nighttime sleep aid, but I leaned myself off the sleep aid
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

California | 52 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Want to save money, stop feeling numb, and have a clear mind.

  • Habit: Joints, bowls – Everyday – 5-9 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache – 1 day Anxiety – medium to mild  Insomnia   Fatigue  Lack of appetite   Irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot bath Deep breathing   Listen to calming music  Tell myself everything is fine and going to be ok
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

New Jersey | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety, interference with everyday life, dependence, needed to be present for difficult life problems affecting my family

  • Habit: vape pen – 7 days a week, 8 hours a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, anxiety, irritability, strange dreams, restlessness, headaches, brain fog, exhaustion, weight loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: around the end of day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: only Advil for headaches
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

 | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

After 3 years of regular use I felt I needed to get a feel for my baseline

  • Habit: Dry herb vaporiser – Almost daily, 1g per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not sure – I have lower appetite and stomach pain which may be caused by not eating as much but feels like bloating, which puts me off eating so it’s a cycle. I take Amphetamine ADHD medication which also reduces appetite it’s hard to say that this is withdrawal or if this is how the medication would normally make me feel
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After maybe 3-4 days?
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just not buying any more so there isn’t any in the house
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Sweden | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

I only work, smoke and sleep. Anxiety last year

  • Habit: Roll it in a joint with tobacco and smoke – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Heat and cold temperature swings, sweaty palms, lucid dreams, headache, loss of apetite, trembling
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 20-24h after last joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Florida  | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

To get a better job

  • Habit: Vape, bong, and dab – Daily heavy use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache/pressure in frontal lobe, marijuana cravings, anxiety, depressed mood.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Headaches since day 1 and cravings peeked at Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anxiety medication, distracting myself with errands, meditation.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Oregon | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I was addicted and felt heavy use was harmful to my mental and physical health.

  • Habit: Mostly flower, but also edibles and concentrates. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Slight PAWS. Dull mood, vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

It affected my sleep

  • Habit: Vape pen, edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

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

I ran out

  • Habit: More joints, less bongs – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, craving to use again, difficulty falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 1 when I ran out
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, meditation for sleep, motivational videos for cravings, just eating even if I don’t feel like I want to
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Colorado | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Money anxiety

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness Insomnia  Muscle aches   Rage
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Time outside Sleep supporting tea  Body movement
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

California | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Was having shortness of breath symptoms that I had been attributing to using dabs for several months.  I initially planned on cutting back and using edibles, but whenever I used I would get bad anxiety.  I finally decided to just stop completely.

  • Habit: Dry herb vapes, edibles – Several times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very intense anxiety, DP/DR, most food doesn’t taste good
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I first cut back from doing dabs regularly
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried using low dosage edibles, using 10mg hydroxizine for anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

California | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

To prepare for future drug screening tests (looking for a new job)

  • Habit: Bong and joints – Daily usage, multiple times a day. However, i do mix with other herbs such as sage, rose petals, mullein etc.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Inability to fall asleep (usually 3-5 days) Lack of appetite (just for this particular break of using)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Lack of sleep – always on day one and gradually subsides. By day 3, i got 5hrs of undisturbed sleep Lack of appetite – appeared around day 2 or 3 and is persisting today at day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Non habit forming melatonin capsules
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 4, 2021

 

Australia | 22 Year Old Gender Fluid (Using Since Age 17)

money, didn’t like being high all the time, constant obsession with how i was going to get my next dose, addiction

  • Habit: smoking for first few years, vape pen for last 1 – had cut down from ~1g a day to ~0.3 daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: drowsiness, anxiety (moderate to severe), disturbed sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: taking prescribed CBD oil, exercising daily, journalling, meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 3, 2021

 

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

Simple. Cannabis use started to impact my most valuable relationships. My significant other, and my relationship with myself. I started to become dillusional and apathetic to the entire world, and as a result, every healthy habit I have ever worked for suffered. I’m relatively young, but I wasted 12 years of mental development at its most critical state, and now I’m paying the price for it.

  • Habit: Whatever I could get my hands on. I preferred flower in a bong bowl, but also heavily used a dab set up, and vape pen for concentrates. I used edibles on occasion, but not frequently. – Due to easy access, I was using 1-3g of flower, and/or .5-1.5g of concentrate daily. On heavier days it could be up to 5g of flower, or 2g of concentrate of varying quality.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I applaud anyone who is capable of quitting heavy concentrate use without any issues. My symptoms are primarily anxiety related; extreme depression, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, difficulty helping myself, decreased cognitive function, boredom, cravings for cannabis, and irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day, but worsened greatly over the next couple weeks.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Of course. One of the good things about being miserable all the time is eventually deciding you need to do something about it or you’re going to die. It triggers a fight or flight response for me. This is stressful, but it forces me to practices meditative breathing, being vulnerable with my partner, and trying things I haven’t done before when I was too high to consider it. Trying new hobbies, applying to jobs I haven’t done before, all of that good stuff. Also, investing time into hobbies I already have.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

For a better life style

  • Habit: Smoking – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night terrors, sweating cramps head aches being sick loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 weeks ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 3, 2021

 

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

Effected my life style badly

  • Habit: Hash – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strange scary dreams, stomachache,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Guidelines
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 3, 2021

 

Illinois | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

I was feeling mentally foggy often and had less drive than I used to. My memory was getting worse. I had built up a tolerance to weed, so I did not feel as uplifted by it like I used to. My libido was also much lower after prolonged use.

  • Habit: Vape oil pen, or flower vape – Most days I would consume weed in the evening and again later at night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first couple weeks, I felt very bored and craved weed because nothing seemed as interesting or rewarding without it. I felt depressed. After about 3 weeks, my mood had begun to improve. I began to feel much more clear headed, and driven to be productive. Also my libido began to increased back to normal levels. Also after 3 weeks, I have recently had trouble falling asleep at night.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Cravings for weed, bordum, and depressive mood began within a couple days and lasted for about 3 weeks, but started improving after about 2 weeks. After week 3, I started having some issues falling asleep at night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I did not let myself do things like look at reddit on my phone, social media, porn, and other mindless things. I told myself that I could either sit there and do nothing, or do something productive, interactive, or stimulating for dopamine. Eventually, I started enjoying doing productive things more.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

Illinois | 72 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Lack of energy, and brain fog

  • Habit: One hitter – Daily, morning, noon and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of desire to eat, body chills, lack of concentration, upset stomach, depression, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hrs. After quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Holy Basil to help with mood, exercise more,trying to be consistent with timing of going to bed, keeping busy with daily chores
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

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

attempted suicide

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: extreme craving, boringness when doing otherwise pleasant activities
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after i woke up of a coma
  • Withdrawal Tips: tried to stay focused in other chores and activities
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

Illinois | 73 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

tolerance

  • Habit: BOWL, VAPE, JOINT – DAILY
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: insomia irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

 | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Healthier life

  • Habit: Joint – Almost 1 g daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

 | 55 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Sick of addiction

  • Habit: Roll up – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxious no appetite, headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Straight away
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

Canada | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Fed up with it.

  • Habit: 6 to 10 grams a week average – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, after vivid dreams, heavy sweating, coughing fits and severe fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 day to present (3 months)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin for insomnia
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

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

For a tolerance break

  • Habit: Joints – Every day couple of times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, since I take frequent breaks my symptoms are very light. Slight stomach irritation sleeplessness the first couple of nights and decreased appetite. Along with night sweats and shakiness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: besides working out and meditation no medication though
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 2, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I began to experience crippling anxiety and throat issues after consistent daily use

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Daily, multiple times a day, up to 8 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I felt the need to smoke, the need to pick up a joint
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around 2 hours after waking up the day I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating and crafting to keep my hands busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Illinois | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I chose to

  • Habit: Cigarillos – All the time
  • Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next night after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Praying
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Canada | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

Financial and health reasons.

  • Habit: Bubbler, bong, vaporizer, occasionally a joint – Sometimes multiple times per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am antsy and am struggling to redirect my attention to keep busy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Illinois  | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Job drug test

  • Habit: Vape pen or blunt – Regularly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loss of appetite, irrationality/anger, can’t sleep, body shakes, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Same day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Vitamin B, CBD oil, zinc
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

Iowa | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Made me feel depressed and unmotivated.

  • Habit: Bong or vape pen – Daily over the last 2 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue and weird dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m on antidepressants so that may be helping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

 

New York | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

To save money, became dependent

  • Habit: bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, loss of appetite, irritability, brain fog, INSOMNIA
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Work, exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: December 1, 2021

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