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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 2

By July 2, 2021July 13th, 2021No Comments

If you are struggling to stop using weed, remember, you are not alone. This week, we’re bringing you firsthand accounts of 68 people who have recently stopped using marijuana. The responses were gathered from an anonymous, open-ended questionnaire posted on Weedless.org. If you are interested in viewing the questionnaire or sharing the details of your quitting experience, click here.

This data is also available in a searchable and sortable table for researchers and other interested persons! We’ll be adding new entries in the coming weeks and expanding functionality if there is interest. Thank you for your continued support!

United Kingdom | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 33)

Mental health

  • Habit: Spliffs – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Days 9-10
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise. Walking in nature.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

Canada | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Tired

  • Habit: All – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache Nausea  Fatigue  Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

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

A better and healthier life

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not at the moment
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

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

I was losing weight rapidly and was not even able to recognize whether I’m high or low at any moment.

  • Habit: Joints and bong – Almost 5-6 joints daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was sleeping the whole day today and still feeling down. Lack of motivation and energy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24 hrs after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, Not yet.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

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

For my new job

  • Habit: Smoked with tobacco – One every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, muscle aches, headaches and really bad vivid nightmares
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a few days of quitting and they’re still ongoing 6 weeks later
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I haven’t found anything to help
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

Germany | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 43)

I wish to regain control over my time schedules, wish to be emotionally more balanced.

  • Habit: In a joint mixed with tobacco. I did not even habitually smoke tobacco before. – During the last 3 years almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty of falling asleep, though manageable, Intense night sweat
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night after a clean day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

Canada | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I expect to have a drug test for work

  • Habit: A bowl usually, but sometimes I’d vape, or use gummies – Nightly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom and anxiety mostly, some loss of appetite and sleeping issues
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I never really noticed at first but probably day 3, asides from cravings
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

New York | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Memory and clarity

  • Habit: Bowl or vape – Morning afternoon evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48-72 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep aids and anxiety medication
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

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

Taking antidepressants and pot is reducing effectiveness. Pot was exaggerating depression

  • Habit: Joints and edibles – Almost daily. With breaks for pregnancy
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, night sweats, loss of appetite, anxiety, dreaming again(super vivid). I think the last one is a good one
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Self compassion, tea drinking with cravings, naps, getting out of the house, yoga
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

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

4 days ago

  • Habit: Bong, blunt, bowl, vape pen – 2-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, irritability, loss of appetite, anxiety, bored, depressed, on edge, hopeless, no motivation, no energy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours or less
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gummies with l theanine, lemon balm, chamomile, melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

Washington, DC | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

Anxiety got so bad

  • Habit: Bambu sheets, rolling paper – Everyday several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not at the moment but the first week was dreadful
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a couple of hours of not using
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

Virginia | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Money and harming my marriage.

  • Habit: All the wats – Daily multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme irritability and stomach upset
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Delta 8. Hot showers.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

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

It cost too much money and its about time I sort my shit out.

  • Habit: Any physical way possible. Papers usually, and if I didnt have any, I’d use a bong. – Everyday without fail.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am bored all the time. Even when attempting activities that I know would be fun on weed, or before i smoked regularly, I just can’t do them very long without getting immeasurably bored. I have never really been a big eater, but food is suych an after-th
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Almost instantly after waking up the day I chose to stop smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: It has only been a few days, nothing I have tried has worked.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

Australia | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Been made to by wife

  • Habit: 4 times a day – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety mood swings boredom depression suicidal thoughts plan to get some in future and trying to fight idea leading to frustration and a vicious cycle of all of these.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I am doing this cold Turkey
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I’m in another country with no access – but this is a cycle that always happens and next time I’m on holiday I would rather it didn’t coincide with experiencing withdrawal. I am also spending too much money on weed.

  • Habit: Spliff with tobacco – Daily, frequently throughout the day if I was working from home, or just in the evening if I was working.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I’m feverish, unable to sleep properly, anxious and unable to focus
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1, I’m now on day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: I bought a CBD pen and taking 5-HTP before bed
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

 | 23 Year Old Other (specify) (Using Since Age 16)

Needed to be more productive at work and personal life. My work-life balance was heavily affected. Initially it’s a tolerance break, but I am not planning on using again any time soon.

  • Habit: Mostly bowls, but before stopping I was only using vaporizer and decreasing dosage. – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am experiencing various withdrawal symptoms, mostly increased restlessness and loss of appetite. I am also experiencing increased clarity and motivation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m trying to use Cbd oil and flower to alleviate restlessness and loss of appetite.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

North Carolina | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

to cleanse

  • Habit: bong – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the whole time aka the last 10 days (not super bad…just randomly thinking about it)
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

Canada | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Anxiety and depression worsening

  • Habit: 8 doobs a day – Every hour
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: An hour after last joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 30, 2021

 

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

Work

  • Habit: Blunts, bongs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Exaggerated depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

I was just full of that shit and didn’t want it to interfere with every pore of my life anymore

  • Habit: Smoking – First couple of years it was 2-3 times per week, but in the last three years i was high on average about 250 days of the year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was, many of them, except insomnia(surprisingly), but now, after month and so, they have just disappeared.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Usually when i am bored or done with job. Or watching tv
  • Withdrawal Tips: If you mean some medicine-no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

Pesticides

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Movies
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

Had a bad batch and started throwing up bile and getting sick.

  • Habit: bowl from a bong – 3 to 4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel cold but will sweat. I have a headache and was seeing stars at a point.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: I take Tylenol for the headache and have been trying to sleep more.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

Florida | 57 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 50)

It hurts my throat

  • Habit: Raw hemp cones – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep, reduced appetite, terrible night sweats, and crankiness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Symptoms began as I tried tapering off,, and got worse as time went on
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

Wanted to get my sh*t together to put it bluntly – I turned 25 and needed to make a break through.  Needed to make a change and this was a step forward. I originally stopped smoking to possibly pass a drug screen for a job. I wasn’t successful and found o

  • Habit: Mainly bowl/bong Sometimes a joint  And only once using a vape pen   Edible half a dozen times – I was smoking between 2-6grams a day. 3 times or more a day 7 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think I mentally prepared myself to quit and the withdrawals were actually very minimal. Nearly none, I was expecting severe withdrawals after 11 years of hard on use
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Had mild sweats first week maybe 5th day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I started on Mirtazapine 6 weeks prior and noticed it did not make a difference when I was smoking and dare say this aided me to coping
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

Because I am addicted to it

  • Habit: Joint, smoked – Everyday, normally at the end of the day, with normally 3-4 periods of abstinence (1-4 weeks) during a year.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, cravings and feeling bored
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the 1st day of stopping (anticipating the fact that I won’t smoke that day triggers the withdrawal)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercising more (intense workout).
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

New Zealand | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I’ve spent 15 years of my life smoking it daily. This is my first day off lol

  • Habit: Bong or a cone. I do have a vape too – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have no appetite. Couldn’t sleep last night.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Asap
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

Oklahoma | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It just wasn’t good for my health

  • Habit: I would smoke blunts – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I am feeling withdrawal symptoms such as inability to sleep. Sudden mood swings. Abdominal pain and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 29, 2021

 

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

It was noticably taking a toll on my mental health motivation and desire to live

  • Habit: Gravity bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not as much anymore cause I’m on day 27 but I feel like Im still depressed more so then I was before I was using every day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Took till about 3 days in but probably cause the first 2 days I was to exhausted to care anyways
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really just stopped and made sure to follow through this time
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

Michigan | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

Upcoming drug test

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, irritability, nausea, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin, unisom, yoga, meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

Maryland | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Money, dependency

  • Habit: Bong – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Tired, fatigue, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

California | 64 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 60)

It was making my social anxiety worse

  • Habit: All of the above – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first week I experienced anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Relaxing tea (Chamomile, Velarian) Melatonin to sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Don’t want to be stoned anymore…don’t want a drug to rule me. Relationships suffer from it etc

  • Habit: Rolled with a cigarette – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: So lethargic, spaced out, heart beating really hard and a short breath. Feeling hot and cold.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

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

I wanted to stop because I feel like I can’t move forward if I’m controlled by using.

  • Habit: Bowl – 3 or 4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression and short tempered
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 28, 2021

 

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

i was feeling lazy , demotivated for life. i lost my senses of belonging and couldn’t focus on anything.

  • Habit: joints – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: im on my day 30 so the symptoms have almost faded! i was having headaches and cravings the first two weeks but now im good.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first 2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: just melatonin before sleeping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

West Virginia | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Effects on quality of life, family, mental health

  • Habit: Vaporizer and smoking from a bowl, occasionally blunts. – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating a lot, especially at night. Irritability. Poor appetite. Low energy levels.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep, prayer, exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

Mexico | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I realized that I although functional, my life was stuck, dreams and ambitions were lost due to continuous weed use.

  • Habit: Pipe – Every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, depression, empty stomach sensation, boredom. And I am worried that no movie or book.or hobbies brings any kind of satisfaction.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Since the first couple of days
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been jogging almost every day. Cleaning. Trying to organize my life.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

California | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

I couldn’t get anything done. I realized I was using it as a coping method.

  • Habit: Vape pen – All day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, fatigue, loss of appetite, mood swings, sleeping issues, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating healthy, exercise, staying busy, throw away supply, reminding myself how much motivation I had before becoming a regular smoker
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

California | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

I traveled to visit my parents and I decided to clean up in this time with my family

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety and la k of sleep. As a médica student I as weel aware of manh2of the effecgs of marijuana such as the reduction of Rem períod while we slepp, Im on my day 13 and this last week has been the hardest one in terms of humor, not sleeeping and an
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At the end of the first week, actually the first couple of days were easy
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes I have been doing excercise and that helps me with the anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Brain function and general good health

  • Habit: Big bongs – Every day mostly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of them. Anxiety for days and a very cloudy brain, intermittently though… clarity seems to come and go
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes Prozen tablets (l-theanine and suntheanine) and magnesium to assist sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

Australia | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Licence work driving keeping my licence and job as I’ve built a life and don’t want to lose that

  • Habit: Bong – Every day 2-5 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None other than movies tv and basic things are a bit less fun than when stoned miss the feeling I guess
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and reassurance this is the best way forwards
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

 | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I started feeling bad

  • Habit: Smoke – 2-3 times maybe more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of the above. More so, gastro intestinal unpleasantness. Food aversion, nausea, diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, trying to power through. Some pill to help with diarrhea
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Felt extremely guilty and the drug made me too lazy and depressed.

  • Habit: Smoke it with paper – I was smoking 2/3 times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was supposed to quit yesterday for good but in the morning I had a little zoot. I haven’t smoked since then and it’s now the next day. I feel irritated and hungry.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as my high wore off.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

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

Court ordered

  • Habit: Dabs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Iritability, lack of sleep, anxiety, lack of appetite, mood swings, stomach problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anxiety medication prescribed by my doctor
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 27, 2021

 

Wisconsin | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

1 week

  • Habit: Bowl/one hitter – Daily, never through the work day, but immediately when I got home, and a wake and bake and all day on non work days/weekends
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety mood swings depression irritability constipation stomach aches after eating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin at night, chain smoking cigarettes (not effective) Advil. Walks, water. Deep breathing
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

Oregon | 55 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 45)

life unmanageable. loss of desire to do anything. Money

  • Habit: Dab – Daily, all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: loose stools. no appetite. Flu like symptoms.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

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

To improve my lung health

  • Habit: Water bong – 1x/day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, cravings, increased mucosa
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, activities with friends
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

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

It has consumed my life for decades

  • Habit: Bong, some edibles, rarely vape – Had to smoke before doing anything period
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe depression. Suicidal ideation.  Extreme brain fog to the point I don’t feel like I am even able to form real thoughts
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not sure what to do
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

Kentucky | 60 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

annual drug test by doctor

  • Habit: all these – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extremely tired, bored, lack of sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am occasionally smoking a non thc non tobacco flower when urge hits
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

Canada | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

To allow my brain time to recover before my brain is fully developed.

  • Habit: joints, blunts, bong – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not that much, I just miss smoking. I did have a hard time falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-5 (insomnia)
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 55 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

had enough

  • Habit: smoke with tobacco – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: emptiness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

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

I ran out and I decided to take a break to improve my short-term memory.

  • Habit: I frequently used an oil pen because of the reduced health risks compared to combusting plant matter. – Usually once a day at night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have insomnia, a lack of appetite, a unique feeling of tenseness/wiredness that I only feel during weed withdrawal (and that is sometimes enjoyable), episodes of racing thoughts and physical discomfort, and irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About one day (24 hours) after my last hit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not this time around, although chamomile helps me sleep during the most severe part of the withdrawal.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 26, 2021

 

Georgia | 53 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Felt like it was holding me back from making necessary changes in my life – job change, healthier choices

  • Habit: mostly vape pen but also bowls and edibles when available – from morning to night every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night terrors when finally able to sleep, uncontrollable tremors out of nowhere, night sweats and chills, anger, sudden bursts of crying, depression, nausea, feelings of worthlessness, stomach and leg cramps, a strange dizziness but it last only a split s
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 after quitting cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 25, 2021

 

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

To see my kids

  • Habit: All – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Miss the feeling
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

I have been trying to control consumption for a while to once a week, but have been failing. I was tired of too much thinking, always feel like being in cloud, the impact on my appearance, not able to follow through my plans and committents and feeling ba

  • Habit: Smoke in a joint – Almost every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: In the first week it’s been with sleep. I have been feeling bit down and anxious about future
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Straight away
  • Withdrawal Tips: Continue working out etc
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I was using too much and felt addicted, I smoked cannabis with tobacco and wanted to quit tobacco for health reasons

  • Habit: Joints – Daily instead of cigarettes
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, sweats, irritation, feeling sickly
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one basically or two, I quit after a last morning joint and had symptoms by the next morning
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine patches to combat the tobacco aspect
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 25, 2021

 

New Hampshire | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Emotional dysregulation, binge eating, watching life pass me by, using it as a coping mechanism for mental illness.

  • Habit: Any and all – Multiple times a day, continually
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, upset stomach, depression, anxiety, racing thoughts
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Almost immediately upon sobering up (heavy user of many years)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Throwing away paraphernalia, keeping mind preoccupied, being around people who disapprove of smoking.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 24, 2021

 

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

Improve ability to function well day to day and be more productive outside of work, improve relationships

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, restlessness, clammy, irritability, aches and pains all over, increased anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of stopping smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy with things I’d been putting off due to heavy use. Diazepam in the evening to aid sleep and calm anxiousness
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 24, 2021

 

Canada | 27 Year Old Other (specify) (Using Since Age 16)

I learned that marijuana users have an increased risk of suicidal thinking. I’ve had an uptick in suicidal thoughts recently. I also learned that you can have withdrawal symptoms from weed (such as headaches) and that the “stress” headaches I was treating

  • Habit: Vape – 5-6 days a week. (2 days of all day usage, the rest of the days just at night)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Foggy thinking, headache, emotional sensitivity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 18 hrs after the last time I smoked
  • Withdrawal Tips: Once I realized that it was an actual addiciton (with withdrawal symptoms) that was sufficient for me.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 24, 2021

 

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

Disliked compulsive drive to use

  • Habit: Bong – 2xdaily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance, rage
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

For me after more rhen 20yrs of use

  • Habit: Joint – 6am to 11pm every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating lots , stomach knots , la knof sleep for a week , dreams have started in week 3 , tired lots …. 1st week i couldnt eat much even though i was hungry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the 1st 3 days i could feel symptoms of the withdra
  • Withdrawal Tips: No , ive made myself get out of bed at 5.30am , gone gym and drank lots of water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 24, 2021

 

Sri Lanka | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Feeling like psychosis

  • Habit: Rolled joint – 5 time a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nope
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 week of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I started studying for exams everyday 24/7
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

New Zealand | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

To reduce anxiety, be emotionally available for my partner, to dream dreams again, so I am no longer dependent on it as a emotional crutch, for lung health, for neuro chemical health, so I can get my motivation back.

  • Habit: Mostly via bong, sometimes pipe, rarely joints and vape – Almost every day for 3 and a half years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, anxiety, irritability, emotional, sweaty palms, eyes are in pain when there is light, easily overwhelmed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: Bed rest, drink water, tapping
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

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

To feel more normal and in control

  • Habit: Edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, fatigue, loss of appetite, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Antihistamines to help sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Tennessee | 60 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 52)

mind fog

  • Habit: edibles and bowl – daily but mostly just a couple of hits to help me sleep
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, abdominal pain and bad brain fog. Also, very vivid dreams that I can remember
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after stoppage
  • Withdrawal Tips: a little cbd oil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Washington | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Tired of being dependent on it for everything and seems like my short term memory is lost..

  • Habit: Vape pen, occasional joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, salivating, stomach pains, lethargic
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and sitting outside.. Drinking water..
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

California | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Caused depression/anxiety

  • Habit: Bowl and vape pen – Heavy, daily smoker for about a month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, nausea, stomach cramps, decreased appetite, interrupted sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few hours after I stopped smoking (woke up nauseous)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reliefband for nausea, exercise for appetite/sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Maryland | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

I realized I had become psychologically dependent on it as well as physically, and realized that dependence wouldn’t go away until I faced the fact of my addiction.

  • Habit: Hand-rolled joints – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety (physical and mental); sleep disturbance; decreased appetite; inability to find joy in simple pleasures
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a couple of days of severely limiting use
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have some CBD flower I’ve tried smoking. Not sure it works. Otherwise, trying to stay as active as possible and not spend time alone.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Portugal | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Psychosis

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Two years after stopped using I have premature ejaculation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Get into more activities
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

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