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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 4

By July 28, 2021September 15th, 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.

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 20, 2021

 

 | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

For financial reasons, health, career and almost every other rational

  • Habit: Rolled with tobacco and smoked. – Hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, restlessness, my brain now feels ‘loud’ again, a busy, overstimulated state that I found respite from in cannabis
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Approx 12 hours after last intake. Lack of appetite initially, then nausea and active repulsion towards food. I was smoking around 4-5 grams daily.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reminding myself; that I am trying my best and that is enough.   that I have so many people who would gladly support me if I was struggling to abstain.   Incentivising success by reminders of my new, easier financial situations, weight loss, more meaningful connections with people.   The biggest thing that will keep me on the right track was having previously listed all the reasons why I think I smoke, and finding that I use it to avoid and disinhibit, and reminding myself that I don’t want to be a person who purposefully avoids responsibilities and difficult times. I want to cope with life sober so I can proudly say I coped, not weed helped me cope.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Health money and better life

  • Habit: joint – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

 

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

Depression, anxiety, loss of appetite

  • Habit: Bowl anBowl and vape pen – All day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, anxiety, nausea, very little appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First few hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

 

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

Improve my life, be more motivated and involved.

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Daily, multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep. Irritability. Anger. Depression. Dullness. Boredom. Mental fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing, just bracing it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

 

California  | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

I found myself getting high before every activity or outing. After 10 years, I was afraid I had created an alternate reality for myself. I was also feeling too “old” to be the stoner friend.

  • Habit: Flower/bowl – I would go through an ounce a month.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Slight nausea after eating, feeling full fast. Lack of appetite. Sleeping a lot, but no vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 20, 2021

 

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

I want my life back

  • Habit: Bong – Often regularly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes , mood swings , discomfort, anxiety unable to express feeling
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1day after quiting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Noo
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

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

Kind of accidentally while on a trip, but also to stop using it as a crutch for my anxiety and to stop wasting money on it. Trying to promote a healthier lifestyle for myself

  • Habit: Blunt or bong – Almost every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 4 weeks after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping more, exercising
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

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

wanted to reduce consumption to just occasional

  • Habit: bong – alot every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, panic attacks restlessness, trouble sleeping and weird stomach movements
  • Timing of Withdrawal: when i reduced consumption, so i stoped consumption all the way
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

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

Potential job

  • Habit: One hitter pipe – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just the craving to smoke and seeing how boring I am.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

Texas | 60 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

Just lost intrest in it, then the withdrawls hit and I want to get far away from it as possilble

  • Habit: one hit pipe – a few hits every evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, loss of appitite, weight loss, anxiety, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: melatonin, Fish oil omega 3
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

Texas | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Getting old

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, depression, low sex drive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A week later
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 19, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 47)

Addiction, over use

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, depression. Stomach pains, mood swings and coughing
  • Timing of Withdrawal: With 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Clonazepam sparingly
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

New Jersey | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I went on vacation

  • Habit: Bong or edible – Every single day at least 4-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, mostly nausea, shakiness, and dizziness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around 36 hours after smoking last
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not exactly, but drinking a lot of water helps and practicing my breathing
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

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

Smoking weed made me so lazy and blind to how much my life was going nowhere. I barely connected with my friends or family.. all I thought about was when I was going to be smoking my next joint because I seen it as my only way to relax. I was using for years until I fell in love with someone who showed me that the world is a beautiful place that I was taking for granted. I quit for not only him, but for myself.. I realised I want to have a better life than what I’m living and smoking weed was never going to improve my life in any way.

  • Habit: Rolling with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vomiting, nausea, insomnia, iritibility, anger, resentment, low apitite, mood swings, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, dizziness, headaches, stomach aches.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, mindfulness, listening to music, reading, watching TV, exercise, keeping busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

New York state  | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To advance in life with a better job.

  • Habit: Bowl and joints – Every day many times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, anxiety, depression, and change in sleep patterns.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: New hobbies and spending more time with family
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

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

Parenthood, Sport performance, and just wanted a break

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just miss being high
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Na
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd oil(thc free)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

Florida | 60 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Joints, vape pen, capsules – All day, every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, edginess
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 32)

Trying to have a child and THC diminishes sperm quality

  • Habit: Bong and dry herb vape – Daily with some month long breaks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Bizarre and intense ‘hero dreams’ Energy crash just before noon  Insomnia  Dullness of mind
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Fluids, rest, guitar and video games
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

Georgia | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

even though I only used it at night to sleep, it would mess me up the next day – lethargic, unmotivated

  • Habit: joint or vape pen – every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: trouble sleeping, nausea, lower appetite, irritable, anxious
  • Timing of Withdrawal: < 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tapered a bit, but not much. also take cbd oil sometimes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Ready for a change. Baby on way.

  • Habit: All three. Primarily bowl – 2-3 times daily. All weekend. After work, before bed, middle of night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood and trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2-5
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Too expensive £1000 per month

  • Habit: Joint mixed with tobacco – Constantly, 4 grams per day from first thing in morning till before bed at night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All the bad things eg. Family funerals, messy divorce was relived again without the cushion of thc and had suicidal thoughts and depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Regular exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

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

Ran out

  • Habit: Roll joints – Daily 5-8 times average
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Too early for symptoms but will likely feel irritable within 24hrs
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Refer to above
  • Withdrawal Tips: Crack
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

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

I have used since a teen. Want to feel alive again

  • Habit: All of above – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, mood swings, dizziness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2-3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Journal
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Depending onit

  • Habit: Joint , bong, edibles  – Everyday, 1-2s a day definitely, sometimes 3-4 , as I’ve got older I’ve not smoked so much , when I was 13 I used to smoke bongs and I used it around 12-16 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’ve not really had withdrawal symptoms, I’ve thought about smoking it again but I know I need to stop so my will power is helping me alot
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve quit before and I’ve tried calms tablets , but I’ve now been quit for over a week and I’m staying off cannabis , this time around I’ve used nothing but I also smoke cigarettes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 18, 2021

 

California | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

weight loss surgery

  • Habit: pipe, pen, bong, joints and edibles – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sadness & boredness & restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: almost 2 weeks after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: no only meditation but eh
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 17, 2021

 

New York | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Remove mental fog, better focus, better finances, to be more present

  • Habit: Lately concentrates, I used to vape bud and rolls joints – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet, I am going to try exercise, meditation and some CBD
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 17, 2021

 

Maryland | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Depersonalization

  • Habit: pen,bowl,dabs – all day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: disassociation, headache, IBS
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hrs after
  • Withdrawal Tips: nicotine
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 17, 2021

 

Canada | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Paranoid

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a week or two
  • Withdrawal Tips: Magnesium biglycate for bed time
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 17, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

After 16 years, it’s time for a change

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom, stress, exhausted, difference in sleep patterns, change in sex drive, no motivation for simple tasks which I complete easily while using cannabis, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after stopping, the cravings were intense, after 20 days the cravings are gone, however other health problems have arisen.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Marking days on a calendar, stress relief techniques
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

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

Arrested. So, if I do smoke any I will go back to jail.

  • Habit: Bowl, blunts or joints if I was with somebody  – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, sweating, cognition issues, issues with focusing, depression, anxiety, lethargic feeling.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, besides trying to fill the time with other hobbies
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

New Hampshire | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 32)

trying to quit tobacco smoking

  • Habit: smoked using papers and sometimes a bowl – all day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache, fatigue, boredom, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first week
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

Illinois  | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To improve my health, gain motivation, and fulfill my lifelong dreams that went dormant with heavy pot usage.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily, as soon as I woke up until I went to sleep.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have short term memory loss. I forget conversations I had earlier in the day, leave faucets running, and forget where I put things. I had nausea, vomiting, and headaches for 2-3 days after abstaining.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately, the day after stopping I vomited. Now 9 days in, I notice issues with short term memory loss.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just lots of water and rest, I also attend MA meetings.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

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

CHS

  • Habit: 5-10 times a day – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, nausea, reduced appetite, sweating, chills, headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Zofran, Lexapro, kaopectate, smoothies
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 44 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Money and being more sociable . Fed up with the lifestyle

  • Habit: Joints mixed with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue is really bad . Control emotions  Sleep problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week one bit worse in week 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nytol for help with sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Drug swab tests also have abused it for years

  • Habit: Pure joints also the odd bong – 10/ 15 joints a day very chronic use always high
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mad dreams moods swings angry board
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Few days later now day 24 and people round me say am still nasty to them
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just will power of the mind
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

Texas | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I’m required to pass a couple exams to attain licenses and I have found that I’m not very focused or motivated.  I figured taking a break would help.

  • Habit: Bong or dabs – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m not sleeping as long. That seems to be the most obvious symptom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The third night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I started taking melatonin and going on long walks an hour before I start winding my day down.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 16, 2021

 

Netherlands | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It is expensive

  • Habit: Joint with tabbaco – 2/3 grams a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, waking up in the middle of the night and wet from sweat, head ache, mood swings, los of appetite,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After day 3/4
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

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

To get a better job.

  • Habit: Bowls and blunts. – 5-10 times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes; irritability, dreams returning, lack of appetite, shorter longevity of sex, memory troubles, and head aches at bed time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

Illinois  | 43 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Wanted to

  • Habit: All ways – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Gone after 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Doinf exercise helps
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

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

To save my mental health. And to also calm my paranoia and laziness

  • Habit: Concentrate on a hot nail/bong – Every hour of the day. Even at work.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have been sober for about 5 days now. I was a daily concentrate smoker who smoked Atleast a gram a day. My withdrawal symptoms quite honestly were scary. I was in constant panic. I had a wave of panic attacks. I couldn’t sleep and I also started to feel a lot of pain in my chest and body in all. I tried to find any story’s that matched mine. However none matched the amount I used. It was pretty upsetting and even pushed me to go to a doctor. The doctor just assured me I wasn’t dieing and it seemed to calm my anexity dramaticly. (Basic check up). I wish I had the courage to put more of my story out there beacuse I know there are other chronic concentrate smokers out there. And I want them to know it will be life changing how diffrent the sun looks when your sober.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: I went to my doctor
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

Netherlands | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

Health, money, and most of all my lack of control and the negative effects of cannabis on my life. Memory problems, always feeling tired, isolating myself and not being able to be productive are the things I want to leave behind

  • Habit: I smoked it mixed with tabaco – All day long
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance, sweating, complete loss of appetite, brain fog, lack of concentration, being irritable and overly emotional reactive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Only nicotine bandaids for the tabaco part
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

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

Wanted to reduce consumption. Also quit alcohol. On this journey to remind myself of the joys of being substance free as I felt increasingly dependent on being drunk or stoned to cope with my anxiety disorder and social situations.

  • Habit: Bong, j’s, pax vaporizer, concentrate pens – Everyday after work and wake and bake on the weekends
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None, thankfully.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out everyday after work (when I would usually smoke), practicing gratitude (5 minute journal), being kind to myself, eating well, drinking enough water, taking sleep supplements (pure encapsulations best rest formula and magnesium) and quit lit (particularly Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

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

It’s destroying my life so better quit now then let it succeed

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feeling unmotivated, depressed and lonely
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smoked a cigarette, played some games
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

British Columbia Canada  | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Caused worsening depression and paranoia. Ruined quality of sleep. Made me withdraw from family and society. Couldn’t give my child 100% of their parent. Worried about passing my addiction onto my child. Lung health declining. Generally affecting every aspect of my life.

  • Habit: Bowl – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog. Depression. Irritability. Absolutely no motivation. Poor appetite and only craving sugar when hungry. Heavy eyes and face. Emotional outbursts. Crying for no reason. Very antisocial. Sleep disturbances.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About day 4 or 5 of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin. Comedy movies. Lots of Netflix. Taking it easy and not placing unnecessary pressure on myself. Scrapping to do list as much as possible.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 15, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 53 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Long term Relationship breakup

  • Habit: Joints – Everything day morning till night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep still
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 months ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

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

Way too expensive

  • Habit: Vape or flower. I used to do edibles but when I became addicted they stopped working – The day I quit I smoked an entire eighth.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: GI problems, feeling depressed, trouble falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Australia | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Idk

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday, all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, Sweats, chills, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meloxicam
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Just felt like it

  • Habit: Blunt, Joint, Bowl, Bong – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Only cravings but nothing else
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

California | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I was going into debt to buy it, and was extremely physically addicted by being high all day everday.

  • Habit: edible, capsules, and tinctures – all day, every day for the last 3 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, depression, no appetite, night sweats, headaches, dysphoria
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and hot showers
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

South Africa | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Too much

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, day 1. Depressed, restless, lack of concentration, can’t sleep, appetite is wonky, and cravings are real
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: A vape, and chocolates
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Florida | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Stop feeling emotionless and dull all the time

  • Habit: Vape – 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, Depressed mood  Restlessness  Trouble staying asleep  Lack of motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days following stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out, which helped a bit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Colorado | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

It was affecting my cognition, memory, and motivation.

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, vivid dreams, stomach pain and nausea, depressed mood, anger/irritability, fever, and sleep difficulties
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Regular exercise helps
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

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

Travelling

  • Habit: Vape pen – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Throwing up, can’t eat, can’t sleep, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

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

It was impacting my work

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache Irritability  A feeling of anxiety in my chest  Cravings   Unquenchable thirst
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Australia | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 41)

To expensive, and I was sick of that lifestyle

  • Habit: 1 ounce every 2 weeks – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance , tiredness, irritation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excersise which is helping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Missouri  | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

Work, my kid, my negative attitude, I’m not motivated, I’m lazy, I’m addicted

  • Habit: Cigar – Daily… 2-4 per day blunts
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, metallic taste in mouth , food isn’t as good
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m on day 7 so like day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nah… I just keep eating every couple hours…
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 14, 2021

 

Canada  | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Pains in chest and following smoking and vaping became persistent. Trying to fix it.

  • Habit: Dried flower in a handheld vaping device, and also smoked in joints. – Daily, multiple times.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just passing 48hr since last toke. So far, craving pot intermittently. Better than last time I quit. Some coughing.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Upon cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: More outside time, exercise, playing guitar. Computer games.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

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

Family and work.

  • Habit: Blunt – Every day for 7 years.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intrusive thoughts, lack of sleep and appetite, muscle cramps.
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

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

Jobs

  • Habit: bowl, leaf – every other day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Light headedness, feel hypnotized
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have substituted some alcohol or tobacco
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

 | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Job

  • Habit: Bowl – 3x daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, low energy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep aid
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

New job

  • Habit: Spliff – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite and libido
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Appetite – straight away Libido – after a few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Smaller portions of food but eating more often
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

Peru | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Cause I suffered from “la palida” and that caused me anxiety and a little trauma from that event

  • Habit: edible – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety, lack of appetite, no motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I got intoxicated
  • Withdrawal Tips: bach flowers
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

Ireland | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Trouble with police, want to find a girlfriend

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe depression, loneliness and boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 7-14
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excerise and deep breathing
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Money

  • Habit: Smoke in sliff /blunt – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of feeling hungry ,headache ,restless
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

 

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

Drug test

  • Habit: joint – smoked a joint 2-3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: insomnia, late night sweats , brain fog, difficulty focusing.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 13, 2021

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