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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 3

By July 13, 2021July 27th, 2021No Comments

If you are struggling to stop using weed, remember, you are not alone. This week, we’re bringing you firsthand accounts of 84 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! Try typing in your withdrawal symptom into the search field. We’ll be adding new entries in the coming weeks and expanding functionality if there is interest. Thank you for your continued support!

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

Job opportunities

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD, OTC Meds
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

Europe | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

I was having trouble motivating myself and wasn’t able to care properly for myself anymore

  • Habit: Joint – One or two joints every evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, restless nights, sweats, chills, lack of focus
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

California | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

I started to get headaches while smoking and when not smoking. Also started to feel like my life is defined by marijuana. Although, I have a successful business, it Feels like it stopping me from progressing in life, and achieving other goals.

  • Habit: joints –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: most pronounced are headaches and pressure in my head. also very evident is every night while sleeping i suffer from over sweating like a fever symptoms, my pillow is soaked and when I wake up I feel drained physically and emotionally. Also I noticed low sex drive.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: while smoking regularly, sweating while sleeping like fever symptom. also mood swings and irritability when not smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: smoking CBD instead of THC.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

Canada | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

2 weeks ago

  • Habit: Bowl – 5-6 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, depression, helplessness, cravings, stomach pains, but not as bad as first 3-4 days
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking, playing a game (video games or card/board) Distancing, lots of sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Australia | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Sick of it and the money spent

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No sex drive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Straight away
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Illinois | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

I stopped briefly using after accepting a new job offer, and to cut back on heavy use. I’ve temporarily ceased using, because my tolerance is at the point where I barely feel high after smoking, making the experience far less enjoyable, and overall pricier. 

  • Habit: vape pen – multiple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Appetite loss, sweating, shaking, depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and insomnia. My withdrawal symptoms had been worse in the past, when I had been smoking more frequently. I would say loss of appetite has always been the most difficult symptom to deal with
  • Timing of Withdrawal: physical symptoms appear around 12 hours after last use, usually sooner
  • Withdrawal Tips: herbal teas, water, and exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Washington | 63 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Health reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not yet
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

South Sudan | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Simply because I want to continue my with my studies

  • Habit: Smoking through a rolled paper – Sometimes,I used it up a month and stopped,just like that for those years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s five years now since I stopped. Initially,I encountered difficult in sleeping, constant thinking etc. As per now, the only symptom is constant thinking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first three consecutive days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I don’t use any
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Missouri  | 66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 66)

Brain fog. Amotivational syndrome.

  • Habit: Bowl – Twice a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache nausea loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol Pepcid tums Prilosec. Doesn’t work well.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Moldova | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

It causes the opposite effect of coffee. You cannot be really productive and enjoy life to its fullest. It’s a big trap. Nothing is better than being sober.

  • Habit: Bowl and joints. – Almost every day for an year. Keep educate yourself and do yoga with beautiful people. It’s easy and helps a lot.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really. I worked on my education for years now, and weed was one of the last things to get rid of.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms are just in our minds. I use to think I’m nervous because I’m not smoking. No. I’m nervous because I cannot handle myself while being sober. Some people do, why couldn’t I ? The mindset.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga and meditation for years. It definitely played its role.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I was getting sick CHS

  • Habit: Joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches extreme fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

My daughter

  • Habit: Blunt or hemp wrap – At lest 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, chills, sweets, nausea, vomiting, no appetite, wanting to just lay down.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Water, walking, eating healthy foods.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Michigan | 72 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Not getting a high, just normal, time to reset

  • Habit: Joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hard to sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

Australia  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Because I wasn’t doing it for fun or enjoyment anymore

  • Habit: Bowl and vape pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating, insomnia, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

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

Because I feel like I can’t control myself with it. I love the drug so much I dropped out of college for it. And I also seem to have an easier time trying to talk to girls when I am sober.

  • Habit: All of the above. It was whatever my friends and I had on us at the time. Most of the time it was bud. – Every night before I went to bed. It used to be constantly day and night but I found out I could regulate myself to nighttime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense craving for weed, and major social anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I usually am high only at night, so when I quit, the next night was miserable because I couldn’t sleep. So I’d say the next night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I regularly rock climb so I have tried to focus more on working out.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 12, 2021

 

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

Because I feel as if the drug is holding me back as a human being all together.

  • Habit: Joints, pipe, and mini bong now. Occasional blunt. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first week I was sweaty, not much of an appetite, kept irritability under control. But now I’ve been super tired and my sex drive is super low going into week 2.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immidietly after I slowed down. I had gradually slowed down this week. Only taking 2 hits total. One around 2pm and then one right before bed.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tapering off helps, but it makes it hard to stop because I am always looking forward to that one hit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 11, 2021

 

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

COPD fears

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, depression, sleep apnea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd helps with the sleep issues, anger outbursts and cravings
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 11, 2021

 

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

I want to be healthier physically and mentally.

  • Habit: smoke flower – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel really lonely
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: working out and studying
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 11, 2021

 

Washington | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Focus and memory

  • Habit: Vape, bowls, and dabs – Constantly after work, everyday for 4 years.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, withdrawl, vivid dreams, and fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2-3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, school, and reading
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 11, 2021

 

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

Prevented me from doing anything productive whatsoever and I began to neglect my goals, obligations and friends/family.

  • Habit: Joint — but bong, thc pen and edibles prior at some points. – Nearly daily at many points. At least several times a week usually.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, intense anxiety, depression, physical pains, decreased appetite, suicidal thoughts, dreams returning, memories returning, extreme fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gabbapentin, excercise, eating healthier and more often.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 11, 2021

 

Florida  | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Vomiting

  • Habit: Vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vomiting, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After on day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meds
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

Alabama | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Have to take a drug test soon

  • Habit: Joint/blunt – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Currently on Day 6. At first I was feeling nauseous every night. Very irritable. Every little thing was getting on my nerves. Now I don’t feel that way, I’m just craving a lot. Trying to stay strong.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Unfortunately I have turned to wine.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

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

Upcoming surgery

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxious, depressed, shaky
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

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

Work

  • Habit: Joints – Daily 4-5 per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger, insomnia, restless, brain fog, depressive, lack of motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Weeks 2-3 post stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise Yoga
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

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

Work

  • Habit: papers, papers with grabba, or bowl – numerous times a day daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: night sweats, no appetite, moodiness, fatigue, lack of energy, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2 cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: drink water, workout
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

 | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I had been smoking everyday for almost three years. I kind of lost track of who I am in depth, and I had no energy doing anything else but smoking, and I started to isolate myself and didn’t look forward for the things I used to look forward to.

  • Habit: Just rolled ones – Everyday, several times a day. Some days – from morning to night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s been two and a half week since I last smoked. The first couple of days was the worst. I couldn’t sleep at night, I had extreme cold sweats. I was easily irritated and could get angry at almost anything.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day without smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: The only thing I’ve done is hung out with my family and friends and doing things that gets my mind of smoking.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

 | 72 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

It was hard to get good stuff and I just wasn’t feeling so good after smoking.

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, fatigue, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within a few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise, plenty of sleep, good diet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

New Jersey | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Increased feelings of anxiety, numbness and diminished sexual performance.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily 1 to 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Currently I am experiencing low libido, mood swings and anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours of stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Word search puzzles and supportive girlfriend.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

 | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Don’t want to be high all the time.

  • Habit: Joint – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

France | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I lost my job, after seeing my unemployed friends and how their marijuana use impaired their ability to find work, I decided to stop.

  • Habit: Joints – I was smoking around 5-10 joints per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: At first it was difficulty sleeping, I would get about 5 hours a night. Then came the vivid dreams, where I would have hyperrealistic dreams about sex, death or driving fast. It has been a month and the dreams are ongoing, and I am also experiencing a heavy feeling of depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Roughly 3 days after quitting, it became hard to sleep and I became irritable.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really, I went “cold turkey” and haven’t looked back. It’s not the first time, but the symptoms are more intense this time.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

 | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Fear of losing control of substance abuse

  • Habit: Vaporizer – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense dreams, sleeping difficulties.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol 🙁
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 10, 2021

 

Canada | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Using it went from magic to medicine and finally misery. I became extremely anxious and not myself

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily – first thing in the morning, lunch, after work, before bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes! Chest tightness, shortness of breath, anxiety and panic attacks, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I stopped, I lowered the percentage smoked from 25% to 15% for a week and completely stopped recently
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd oil helps but it’s important to use it in moderation, I only use it when I have a really bad panic attack instead of smoking. Once my stomach settles I am going to start working out again
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 9, 2021

 

California  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Desire to live a healthy lifestyle

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 4-5
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 9, 2021

 

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

Wastage of funds to buy cannabis

  • Habit: Joint – Around 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Am shaking, deep thinking about something and feeling tired
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 9, 2021

 

Washington | 53 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

the cost, no motivation, do not want to be high all day when I try to cut down it never sticks it is either all or nothing. ashamed, unhappy with my situation,

  • Habit: bowl, joint – 7 to 15 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: lack of sleep, poor appetite, chills, headache, poor fine motor skills (dropping a lot of items) anxiety, boredom, self blaming, depression, hoplesness, misery.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 9, 2021

 

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

I’m either quitting for good or taking a long tolerance break. I’m going to make that decision after a month or two.

  • Habit: Joints and pipes Also I would go through a 1g delta 8 cart in 1-3 days – Every night at a minimum   Sometimes it’s would be all day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Deceased appetite I. Upset including pain and discomfort   The opposite of brain fog it’s like I can’t stop my brain from thinking ( this one is really hard to describe, but it’s the worst one)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: I went cold turkey, and focused more on school
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 9, 2021

 

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

Tooth extraction

  • Habit: Blunt – 7-8 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 8, 2021

 

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

Drug test

  • Habit: Vape pen, more than half the week edible, every other day bowl – Everyday, more than once a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, anxiety, loss of appetite, stomach aches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, sedative allergy meds
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 8, 2021

 

 | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Because it made me apathetic

  • Habit: Joint – For some years daily. Even multiple times a day. For last 2 years, 3-4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Moodiness, insomnia, strange dreams, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: hah well alcohol… not a good choice probably
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 8, 2021

 

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

New job/personal decision

  • Habit: Bowl, bong, joint, blunt, vape pen – Multiple times a day, everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings when I’m bored, mild anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 15 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Toxin rid detox system
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 8, 2021

 

 | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

it was affecting my life. i was not studying and wasn’t doing a lot of things i wished i was, like more sports or fun activities (besides smoking) with my friends, because it made me lazy.  Plus i wasted a lot of money.

  • Habit: joint –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: i’m having a lot of mood swings. i’m fine most of the day, because i’m being more productive and that makes me happy, but i’m crying at least once a day, because there are moments i get really sad and/or anxious about some things in my life or something that happened in the moment.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: in the 1rst day of withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Tips: only planning my days in order to feel productive and happy about it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 8, 2021

 

Australia | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

I didn’t want to rely on something outside of myself to manage my feelings.

  • Habit: Vape, THC oil – All day everyday following traumatic event, then less during the day and more at night, then during the final six months-a year just at night, naturally reducing my dose to as little as .33 of a vape (capable of holding .15mg, the vape is an Arizer Solo 2) twice in the evening. Reduced because weed was triggering my anxiety. Started doing that when I switched strains with my doctor (I thought It might be a good idea to have a strain change. From (I won’t give the fancy Australian medical names, rather the actual strain name) more potent medical version of Kosher Kush (which worked great, Canadian) to OG Kush (Australian), then when it was triggering some anxiety to Black Label Kush (Israeli), which still triggered anxiety. This caused me to think about if I actually wanted to use marijuana anymore, and I didn’t. Think the anxiety was my body telling me to stop.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anhedonia, disconnect from family, no motivation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Worst in first 2 weeks, got better, then returned about a month in.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I resumed cbd at my doctor’s advice after initially using nothing. It helps a fair but tbh, it’s also way stronger since I quit THC. I used to use 80mg of cbd where now I use 40mg, and it’s way stronger even at that dose! I exercise 3 times a week and try to stay distracted from the feelings using video games, books. I also read into self-care and psychotherapy, such as grounding, the breath, IFS.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

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

Save money, achieve goals, take a break to potentially reestablish my relationship with it

  • Habit: Bowl via bong – Daily, several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I experienced some nightmares at the beginning, but it’s mostly just regular dreams now. Had strong cravings the first few weeks.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out, keeping busy with chores around the house
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

Ohio | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Mental health, productivity, drug screen

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, confusion, depression/anxiety, sleeplessness, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Following night for approximately a week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

Australia | 56 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Because after decades of daily use, I felt it was high time I stopped, both for financial reasons and for reasons of mental and physical health.

  • Habit: Initially rolled into joints; later I mostly used vaporisers. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Most symptoms, such as sleeplessness, restlessness, anxiety, depression and aggression have ceased. I am however still experiencing persistent coughing and respiratory irritation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms appeared within 24 hours of cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I found that alcohol helped to take the edge of the worst symptoms.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

California | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

For my career and future

  • Habit: Cigar – Smoke 2 to 4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety emotions and sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

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

I am signing a medical contract that I will not use Marijuana, in exchange for ADHD treatment.

  • Habit: Flower, oil,  edibles 🤷🏼‍♀️ whatever – Everyday, from wake up until bed time. All day long,  and as a social thing
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, digestive upset
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 1, I did however relaps several times during the 1st week
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD isolate Vape juice (250mg)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 7, 2021

 

United kingdom | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I want to be successful in life, it’s holding me back.

  • Habit: Joints, tobacco and weed – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loads, all of them. I lash out quick, angry, not as sad because I keep my self busy, I can’t sleep for hours for the first 8 days, I wake up everyday drained as if I haven’t slept, I’m always tired like as in fatigue sets in straight away, I’m sweating constantly, always boiling hot 24/7, the point where if I sleep with a blanket I sweat buckets
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Few hours into the day of stopping smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing at all, no.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

United kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

To help me on my path towards ascension and to better connect to my higher self.

  • Habit: Rolled with tobacco. (which I also quit at the same time) – Every day. For 7 years.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Days 1,2+3- Severe irritability and anger, severe sweating, anxiety, high cravings for marijuana. Days 4,5+6- Peak of irritability and anger, extremely vivid dreams and intense bad dreams, depression, lack of motivation and sex drive. Mild sweating. Still craving marijuana.   Days 7,8+9- Continued irritability and anger, although dying down now. Depression, lots of random crying, lack of sex drive. Sweating all but stopped. Craving marijuana during bad moments.  Days 10,11&12- All symptoms starting to subside. Still taking hold are irritability, bad dreams and depression. Not really craving marijuana anymore.  Days 13,14+15- Still mild irritability/anger. Insomnia set in for 2-3 nights, bad dreams subsiding. Feelings of happiness and motivation taking over.  Days 16,17+18- All symptoms almost gone at this point. Still occasional irritability. Vivid but not bad dreams. Motivation and happiness taking full hold.  Days 19,20+21- Feeling amazing. Not wanting marijuana at all. Happy and motivated. Last bits of random irritability.   Day 22 onwards- Ready to live my new life in charge of myself. Overjoyed by my progress. Never looking back. Not interested in marijuana at all.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing to help quit other than will power and giving myself words of encouragement and repeating positive affirmations. Cooking/eating super healthy foods, breathing exercises, alone time/meditation, time in nature, music and dancing, and reading – All of which helped dramatically in alleviating/taking my mind off withdrawl symptoms.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

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

To be able to have a better quality of life. I am done relying on a substance to get a high. I want to be able to just be high off of life itself again.

  • Habit: I would typically switch the way I smoked a lot but it would range from bongs, vape,pipes,joints, edibles, you name it. – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mainly sleep disturbance as well as appetite and mood issues.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first week.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Usually try and distract myself. I find when I want to relapse it is because my feelings are no longer numbed from cannabis. When I feel anything whether it is good or bad that feeling is enhanced. With that said whenever I feel negatively that’s when I get the strongest urge to relapse. Usually turning on music helps to change my mood.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

Kansas | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 35)

To investigate whether my constant brain fog is due to marijuana use or Fibromyalgia.

  • Habit: Flower, vape, edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, emotional lability, fatigue, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours of discontinuing use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Extra sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

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

A Sickness made the idea of smoking weed unappealing

  • Habit: Bowl, or vape pen – Everyday at least 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, brain fog, difficulty sleeping, lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Shortly after i greatly decreased the amount i was smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Night rescue, a sleep aid
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

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

Because of school and girls

  • Habit: Edible – Two to four times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headach,sleepless nights and bad dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 6, 2021

 

United kingdom | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Improve mental health, save money, improve relationships with friends/family, many reasons

  • Habit: Joints – Every single day multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, vomited, cravings, insomnia/sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one of stopping. Cravings and nausea all day then vomited at night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping myself busy, colouring in, watching films/funny videos to keep mood up, drinking lots of water/tea, being around family and non using friends
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 5, 2021

 

United kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

It was causing anxiety. I could consciously feel the anxiety rising when smoking a joint as the high kicked in

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, nausea, sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Distraction
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 5, 2021

 

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

Becoming unhealthy habit. Had issues with “clogged ears”

  • Habit: Bowl and vape pen interchangeably – Heavy use for 3 months then stopped cold turkey. Prior to that 1-2x a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Panic attacks, night sweats, tintinus (lasted 2-3 weeks) – please educate people about this as i know others who have experienced it and its scary, depression, weight loss due to no appetite, tremors, headaches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Took many walks, hot showers, breathing techniques, positive self-talk regarding distortions of never feeling better.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 5, 2021

 

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

So I can get a job

  • Habit: Oil rig – 4g dab oil a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, diarrhea no appetite in the beginning, vivid dreams some nightmares insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2-3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, went cold Turkey
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 5, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I lost many good opportunities in my life due mental haziness I was alyawas in from constant smoking. plus, it changed so much of my thinking and mental life in general, that now I feel I was totally a different person when I was consuming it. like I was haunted!

  • Habit: joints; like cigarettes. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m into my 4th week now. I experienced paralyzing anxiety, depression, irritability, and hopelessness. add to that all the other physical symptoms that are known and mentioned in this website, that is, shakiness, mild fevers, and sweating. I do still have recurring anxiety and depression though it’s milder now I guess.   what hasn’t got any better at all is my nightmares, vivid dreams and sleep problems. in fact I haven’t slept a good night sleep these past three weeks.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 48 hours. I had problem sleeping after 24 hours though.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried pills like codein for a night or two to help me sleep and alleviate anxiety, it didn’t help at all.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 5, 2021

 

 | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Tired of wasting money and not being motivated to make my life better.

  • Habit: Bong or bowl –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

United kingdom | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Been smoking cannabis with tobacco for 23+ years I quit smoking tobacco almost two years ago and still using pure weed joints without the pure weed joints don’t think I could have quit! The tobacco is the most addictive substance I have ever tried    Now been of the weed two weeks very easy to quit as not as addictive as nicotine lot’s of dreams as my mind is clear also my lung feel very good had a chest infection when I stopped using tobacco when smoking cannabis by itself my lung were good no coughing every morning main reasons for quitting are my Nan died of lung cancer two years ago and gave me motivation to stop also had chest infection doctor sent me for a X-ray of my lungs it scared me quit tobacco first   Using pure weed instead then using volcano vaporiser help me come off tobacco and now been off weed two weeks feel good! No more paranoia or being lazy hope this helps others

  • Habit: Mostly joints with tobacco then when I quit smoking tobacco started using pure weed joints then using a volcano vaporiser my lung felt so clean after stopping tobacco and using weed only – 15 joints a day never ran out endless supply made me a chronic smoker
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First week I would think what should I do when round I would think have a smoke out of habit but now it’s starting to go and changed my thinking now do not feel like smoking anymore everyday is better having lots of dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just mindfulness thinking and also thinking that if the police stop me I could get done for drug driving reminds me why I stopped
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

United kingdom | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Allergic and wanted to

  • Habit: Joints rolled with tobacco – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not now I’ve been stopped almost 3 months
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Didn’t really
  • Withdrawal Tips: The risk of dying was enough
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

California | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It causes more difficulties than relief.

  • Habit: Vape pen and edibles. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes; no sleep, diarrhea, clammy, irritability,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On day 3 now. Hopefully soon!
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, hydration, prayer, 12 step program.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

Norway | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Loss of motivation, learning new skills, and negative impact on close family.

  • Habit: smoke, mixed with tobacco. Bong, cigarettes.  – Daily  last 3 years, daily 7 years from the age of 20
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, loss of will, very irritable, no motivation to do organize the mess in my living and work area. Suicidal thoughts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Instantly, they are also the reason to stop smoking. However sleepyness is new, irretability is getting worse 2. weeks in.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Try to take long easy walks, listen to audiobooks to stop thinking depressing thoughts, try to clean up the mess I live in, try to learn new technical skills supplementary to my work.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

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

To better myself

  • Habit: Bong – More than 3x a day for 1 year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night Sweats, Lack of appetite, cant sleep, shaky, irritable, cloudy head high feeling, cravings, crying, exaughsted
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day i quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Take night time sleep aid The rest im dealing with
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

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

I finally wanted to take control of my life and stop being comfortable where I am 

  • Habit: Bong, maybe a joint here and there – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I did for the first week, no sleep, big and rapid mood swings, loss of appetite. This all faded after a week or 2
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week or 2 after.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really, just wanted to toughen it out to make my mentality bulletproof
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 4, 2021

 

Arizona | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It was ruining my life

  • Habit: all – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: tired, anger, bored, sad
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: gaterade, rest, aa meetings
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

I don’t want the smoke to impact my lungs and I want more energy in my day.

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think so? I haven’t been sleeping well and when I finally do, I dream. My appetite is gone.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m not sure, I think immediately but I’m 12 days off marijuana.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I downloaded a sobriety app and hid all my weed things that trigger me.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

Australia | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

tolerance increased dramatically, feeling of worthlesness and emotion numbing

  • Habit: vape, blunts, and edibles – 1-2g a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, nausea, heavy sweating, irritability, sleep disorders
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: aspirin for headache, intense exercise, omega 3 supplements to support the endocannabinoid system, lots of fluids
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

I was tired of spending money on something that took up my time without a positive return. I felt like I was doing it out on necessity not enjoyment.

  • Habit: Joints – 3 or more times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and depression (My business is failing so that doesn’t help)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5-7 day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

Didn’t get satisfaction from it and felt like it was making me stupid. Also too content with being bored

  • Habit: Joint or blunt – 3-8 gram joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: PAWS, lethargy depression no motivation low libido. (On month 2, smoked for nearly 8 years multiples times a day nonstop)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

Canada | 64 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Less and less satisfying. Low energy and brain fog side effects were more problematic and getting in the way of fulfillment of responsibilities.

  • Habit: Dry herb vape. – 3 times weekly (after a 22 year period of abstinence.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes . Insomnia and apathy, periods of lowered mood.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes . Exercise and supplements. NAC and tyrosine for mood. GABA and theanine for relaxation .
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

I was forced to if I wanted to remain on a Suboxone program. If I failed another urine test I would be kicked out.

  • Habit: I’ve used the same small glass peace pipe for years. When I was a young teeny bopper I smoked blunts but as I got older and the pot got better and more expensive the blunts became less economical. – Daily, high quality stuff too. I usually would smoke half a bowl or so at a time starting around noon until I fell asleep at night. Heavier smoking at night usually.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, absolutely. It’s taking me literally hours to fall asleep at night and I’m waking up at the slightest disturbance. I feel very bleak, gloomy and unhappy. My already bad appetite is even worse now. It’s awful!
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The mental stress started day 1 and the insomnia from the first night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I drank one beer one night (I’m not a drinker at all) thinking it may help me sleep but it just made me feel worse.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

United kingdom | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Don’t want to be reliant on something to make me happy

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

It slowed me down. It increased my depression and anxiety in long term. Difficulty sleeping. Bad conscience in general.

  • Habit: Joint and vaporizer – 1-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Occasional severe depression. Vivid dreams. Cravings. Continuation of brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Next day and they peaked approx. a week after
  • Withdrawal Tips: I use ashwagandha which helps with restlessness and anxiety
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

I became a chronic weed smoker to help with my anxiety and depression. Seven years later, it’s worse than ever, and I’m starting to identify parts of my life that I want to work on but just don’t have the energy or will.

  • Habit: At my apartment, an herb vaporizer. At my boyfriends, edibles because he doesn’t smoke. At my parents house, I have a stash of stiiizy vape pens and cartridges – Pre-pandemic, as soon as I got home from work. While working from home, all day long. It’s been awful for my career.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m filling out this form way past my bedtime (so, insomnia). This is day 1 of not smoking. I also have had a persistent headache today, and had a crying breakdown midday.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Midday today, a few hours after I’d normally smoke. It was very immediate.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am prescribed Ativan for panic attacks. I’m took one to try and help sleep, but no luck. I also gave all my weed stash at my parents house to my brother and asked my boyfriend to find a new home for my nicer paraphernalia (beautiful artisanal bong, expensive herb vape)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

Marijuana induced panic attacks

  • Habit: Bowls and Combustibles – Everyday in heavy doses
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, loss of apetite, acute pyschosis, feeling out of breath
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After my last marijuana use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

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

My brother died and I missed his funeral because I spent money on weed instead of gas

  • Habit: Bowl, dabs on rig, vape pen – Every hour until I go to sleep
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t focus on things people say
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gallon of water a day
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 3, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

to be more connected to myself and loved ones. to make more time for my goals and hobbies.

  • Habit: smoking a joint – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression anxiety lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first day homie
  • Withdrawal Tips: nope, just like relaxed and stuff for the anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 2, 2021

 

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

To improve my life

  • Habit: bowl – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: lack of energy, lack of motivation, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a soon as I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 2, 2021

 

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

because of weight loss

  • Habit: vape pen – twice in a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: cold , headache , epitite problem
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: nooo
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 2, 2021

 

United States | 16 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

because it fogged up my mind

  • Habit: vape pen, flower bowl, bong, edibles – everyday all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: my mind is a foggy mess
  • Timing of Withdrawal: right away
  • Withdrawal Tips: tea
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 2, 2021

 

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

Drug test job interview

  • Habit: Vape pen then bowl then edible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, burning stomach, depression/anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 8
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 2, 2021

 

New Zealand | 62 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Felt as though it was affecting health to much. Coughing ,sinus etc. Knew it couldn’t be good for me

  • Habit: Small pipe – 4-5 small hits / day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, sore stomach
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after ceasing
  • Withdrawal Tips: Panadol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

 

South Africa | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Feelings of dissociation, fogginess, lack of drive and a feeling that I am reliant on marijuana to escape.

  • Habit: Joint smoking. – Everyday, roughly two joints per day minimum.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am very depressed as soon as I stop. I think this may be as a result of having underlying issues that marijuana lets me ignore when I use it.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Cravings can start as soon as I wake up when I’m smoking a lot, but this time it is not so bad. By the time I try to go to sleep on the first day of quitting, I always have undeniable depression, irritability, hopelessness.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol, cigarrettes, reading, movies, YouTube… anything to distract.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 1, 2021

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