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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 6

By August 9, 2021September 15th, 2021No Comments

Happy Monday and best wishes for a productive week! Today, we’re bringing you accounts of 110 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.

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 40)

Mental health

  • Habit: Smoke – 3 or 4 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, mood swings and appetite changes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

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

Cognitive deficits

  • Habit: Vape pen – 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Short term memory issues. Anger or low patience. Motor function is impaired. Impaired planning capability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After I quit immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

Texas  | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Family, mental & physical health, financial reasons

  • Habit: Vape pen mostly. Joint occasionally – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, tiredness, decreased appetite, sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

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

5 days ago I quit

  • Habit: A blunt – Every single day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No sleep body not feeling normal yet headache cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I just quit cold turkey no medicine or nothing
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

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

Mental health, lack of motivation.

  • Habit: Dry Herb Vaporizer – Daily, sometimes twice or thrice daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid Dreams, sweating, irritability, hypervigilance, extra energy, anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 6 hours after last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, Rhodelia Rosea, Ashwaghanda, Masturbation, Distractions.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

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

Holidays Finished

  • Habit: Edible – homemade infused coconut oil with ~100mg THC per use. – Daily for 2-3 weeks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Short bursts of severe anger issues. “Blowing up” in the faces of family members. This is followed by a self refection, apology and the realisation that I was angry at an insignificant thing, but in the heat of the moment, the thing I am angry at seems like the most significant thing in the world.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

Scotland | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Taking over my life

  • Habit: Smoking – All day. Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression,insomnia,stomach pain and headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Paracetemol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Because I realised that I had become dependent on marijuana

  • Habit: In a rizla – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m a little irritable at times and I don’t sleep as well
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just willpower
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

 | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

To go clean and look after my health and future wellbeing

  • Habit: Dry herb vaping – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I feel nervous, headache, irritation, anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, fear, shaking, cold sweats, fuzzy vision, insomnia, DP/DR
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

Thailand | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

It’s stopping me achieving true peak performance at work and its difficult to sleep without it

  • Habit: Vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, irritability lack of sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD, melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

 

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

I want to experience life as it is. I want to be more social. I want to find a partner

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

Colorado| 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I am 44, run a company I started when I was 32 that just hit $10 million and growing at 30-40%, have  a wonderful wife, 2 kids ages 3 and 6 and figured I should try life without being stoned – I am / was a very heavy user.

  • Habit: Water bong with ice – Daily, 4-10x
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, loss of motivation, and insomnia. I am at day 12 of no pot.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: 3 times I have taken an anti-anxiety medication to offset strong intense cravings.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

United States | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

I didn’t feel good anymore bc I smoked too much all the time

  • Habit: Bowl – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I cannot sleep and I’m more sensitive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A couple days after i stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep medicine over the counter
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

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

I wanted to be more positive and mindful. I was tired of feeling down, disassociated, and tired all the time, and using it to get through my days.

  • Habit: Gravity bong – Multiple times a day, daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes — I don’t sleep easily so I do my best to take as many over-the-counter sleep aids to get any relief. I wake up in the middle of the night with major night sweats. I also have no appetite and my chills are pretty persistent.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Symptoms began to appear within 18 hours of stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep aids, exercise, saunas, a lot of water/sports drinks, etc.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

New Jersey | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I think it prevents me from engaging socially with peers and this has hurt me at work

  • Habit: Vape – Daily – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Major brain fog and exhaustion. Little appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately – the day after use stopped.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

Washington | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Something I’ve been wanting to release for a long time. No longer makes me feel good.

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, not hungry, headache, anxiety, anger/irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Being prepared ahead of time, not making big plans, waited until my menstrual cycle was over, eating well, lots of water, walking, journaling, meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

New York | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

To see if I could

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily/multiple times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just intense craving, problems falling asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sleep was immediately, cravings at day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Whenever I get a burning desire, I work out instead
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

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

My memory was slipping too much

  • Habit: Joint, bowl, pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Slight irritability, restless sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just keeping myself busy with my regular activities
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

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

Out of town vacation with family that doesn’t use thc.

  • Habit: Smoking flower from one hitter pipe. – 2-3 hits on one hitter 4-5 times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 days after stopping thc use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

 | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

Health reasons, both mental and physical

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Every Day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Reduced appetite, mild insomnia, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing concrete
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

Brazil | 19 Year Old Non-binary (Using Since Age 18)

I stopped feeling like myself and realized, after multiple quitting attempts, that I would get extremely anxious, unproductive and uncreative.

  • Habit: I would roll up a joint. – Daily, 1-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Right now I’m experiencing headaches and random sweats. It was very difficult to fall asleep and the sleep was numb. I sweated a lot at night (it’s very cold here). My consciousness feels like it’s adapting.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m drinking a lot of water and trying to keep a sleep routine. I think I’m going to exercise harder so I can sleep faster. When a trigger comes up i light up some incense so I can like… smell smoke.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

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

Anxiety and boredom, feeling no control over my life

  • Habit: Joints, bong – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep problems mostly
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

started to give me anxiety

  • Habit: joint – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: more anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 5, 2021

 

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

making me sick

  • Habit: Edible – 3 months, Edibles mostly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, sweating, light headed, malaise, Diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a day after quiting
  • Withdrawal Tips: small meals, peptobismol helped some. Mostly just being aware that it was happening and trying to stick through it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

Better my health

  • Habit: Bowl then switched to vape pens and edibles – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 3weeks after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol and hot showers
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

I didn’t want to abuse it anymore I wanted to change my life around

  • Habit: Blunt – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day 3 and so far I’ve only experienced anxiety and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

 | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 37)

It was making my anxiety and panic attacks worse, but I was too dependent on it to quit. Eventually, the panic attacks just after smoking was not worth the relaxation that followed.

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Low mood, sadness, boredom, lack of interest in things, reoccurring panic attacks and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Was very bad the first week, now on week 3-4, the fear of anxiety attacks remains, but seems getting less intense
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, walking in nature, yoga, breathing exercises, reading self help literature
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

It increased my anxiety

  • Habit: Pipe or rolled joint – Multiple times a day for 8 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Stomach irritability and nausea. Also tiredness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Georgia | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

To increase productivity as well as a planned career change

  • Habit: Bowl, recently switched to vape 3-4 months ago – Daily, almost on a consistent basis
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not sleeping well. I fall asleep easily but it is not restfull and I want up several times a night. Low appetite. Cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy. A glass of wine here and there but not as often as I would have smoked
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

Anxiety and unable to navigate my emotions.

  • Habit: Joints or edibles. – First 5 years about 5-8 joints a day. Then it decreased to about 1-2 a day. To once a week, and then only social settings.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really, I do get cravings every now and then, especially when I’m in a good mood, which is very different to how I used it before. I’d use only when i felt terrible or anxious.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 month into quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Observe my cravings.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

Financial, and also apparent memory impairment

  • Habit: Joint – Evening daily, and over the whole weekend
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: After 3 days the headache started to appear, left side of head.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Florida | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 32)

For better cognitive function.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week one
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

Been smoking for years and its just making me anxious now. I also want to put a bit of weight on as i’m quite slim now due to cannabis.

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, shakiness, loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety, sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and trying to regulate my eating and drinking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Rhode Island | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Seems like the next logical step after a year and half of not drinking

  • Habit: Bowl or vape pen, edibles never worked – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability and sooooo bored
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and talking with friends/therapist
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

personal reasons

  • Habit: spliffs with tobacco – daily for over a decade
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sleeplessness, irritability, depression, lack of motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 2 days of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise, reading
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Malaysia | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Opportunity cost

  • Habit: Rolled – All day. 9 to 10 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of focus and motivation to do anything
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

Portugal | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It takes away motivation for anything

  • Habit: Smokable joint – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m experiencing brain fog, some dizziness walking, insomnia and the occasional runny nose
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One the first days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

i feel like i changed mentally and my thoughts and beliefs are easily altered causing me to think nothing is real

  • Habit: clear; vape pen – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: irritable, lack of control for any emotion
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day of no. use
  • Withdrawal Tips: no, just winging it
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 4, 2021

 

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

Perceptible impairment of working memory & attention, and a general sense of feeling unwell

  • Habit: Edibles or vape pen – Almost daily for a few months
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Working memory still feels impaired. I feel funny or “off” during familiar experiences
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Probably immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just cold turkey
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Looking after long term health

  • Habit: dry herb vape, joints – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, interrupted sleep, brain fog (especially in the morning)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking, yoga, meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

Risk of losing driving licence

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t get too sleep Lack of appetite   Tiered all the time   Headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep aids
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Work and to improve lifestyle

  • Habit: Mix with tobacco in paper – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not this time
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping occupied
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

Australia | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I was getting fat (munchies), lazy, and just unhappy

  • Habit: Smoke with tobacco mixed – Several times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, lack of appetite and cold sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after last joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

New Jersey | 63 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Better health more energy more ambition

  • Habit: Joints one hitters vape pen – Constantly twenty four seven during pandemic
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Few days after stopping I tapered
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gabapentin started anti depressant welbrutin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

I didn’t want to do anything else.

  • Habit: Smoke – 4 cigarette size a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea, depression, sweats, anxiety, major brain fog, tinnitus, heaving
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a week of stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Being around family
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

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

I felt it was interfering with my productivity and i felt my life was stagnant and my way of dealing with it was to continue to smoke weed everyday.

  • Habit: Joints with tobacco and weed. – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, craving, low mood, reduced appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: I usually smoke with tobacco, so ive got fruit flavoured vapes to help with nicotine cravings.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

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

I believe I may have CHS

  • Habit: Bong sometimes edibles – Daily 3-6 bongs a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very cramped stomach and headache not sure if from withdrawal or CHS
  • Timing of Withdrawal: CHS appeared a week ago but hasn’t gone away at all so think it might be a combination
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot shower provides temporary relief Paracetamol for my headache
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

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

It was getting in the way of my relationships with people, I would rather smoke a blunt then have to go and be social. Before I smoked weed I loved talking to people , but after a long period of time I felt too lazy to talk to people and it almost seemed like I couldn’t get words out of my mouth without putting a lot of effort into it.

  • Habit: Blunt, edible , and pen – At least once every 3 days for a year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: In the beginning I felt a lot of doubt in myself, I felt like I couldn’t give up marijuana because I had been smoking it so much. Almost as if it was apart of me now , but through a lot of meditation and changing my mindset , I learned that I’m a better person without it
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-3 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercising and keeping myself busy by interacting with people again 🙂
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

 | 17 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

it’s too expensive and I depend on it too much. It makes me suffer more than benefit at this point.

  • Habit: vape pen and weed itself in like a joint – every single day all the time almost unfortunately
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, I lose my appetite, cannot regulate my body temp (chills, super hot, super cold), cant sleep at all, anxiety, headaches, irritable or depressed (lots of emotions), nausea, etc
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the first day i quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve tried a few times to quit but never lasted more than a week because i felt bad but no not yet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

South Africa | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I should be led by the Holy Spirit and not spirits of demons or be dependant on this physical worl

  • Habit: Pipe – Dayly being high all the time im awake
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sometimes I crave to smoke but its more like in the moment of doing things like making kofee missing something I used to do mabee its just habit
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Useily when I sit down ro drink kofee not much of a craving more like repeditive task missing out of my dayly rotine
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just move my mind to the next task on hands
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

California | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 37)

I was tired of feeling like I had to do it. Didn’t want to be addicted.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m 3.5 weeks in and feeling anxious, depressed, and some chest pains. I quit nicotine too. Feeling very bored.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a few days of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really. Just trying to get through.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 3, 2021

 

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

It’s taken too much of my time away from my loved ones, because I’m outside smoking Or I avoid people because I’m high.

  • Habit: Tobacco blunts, occasional bong bowls – At least 3 grams a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m feeling jittery and anxious, after only a day but I’ve been feeling anxiety for some time even while using..
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Jittery after 6 hours of my first sober day. I usually smoke first thing in the morning and smoke heavily throughout my day
  • Withdrawal Tips: First thing I did was look in the mirror and tell myself I wouldn’t do it anymore, then I prayed. I’m not usually a praying person.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

For more energy

  • Habit: Vape, bong – Every day, heavily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irregular sleeping, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Have been experiencing them off and on since stopping 6 weeks ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: I take magnesium before bed to sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

United States | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

I literally got tired of being controlled by a plant.

  • Habit: Smoke the flower. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, feels like a part of your daily routine is missing.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The minute you decide to not smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: There’s noting really you can do, it’s either you continue smoking or you don’t . Willpower!
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

I smoked from 18 to 22 basically daily. I want to give my brain a chance to revert the effects while im still young.

  • Habit: Daily Joints, blunts, occasionally vape pens and bowls – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Im currently on day 3, yes I have anxiety, and some depression at times. Also flu like symptoms. In general I feel like my brain is being forced to feel a lot of suppressed emotions all at once and that is definitely tough.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Basically after 24 hours I could start to feel the withdrawal symptoms.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, I had an addiction to both weed and nicotine. I smoke the occasional cigarette (1 at night) when Im feeling hard withdrawal symptoms. But I aiming to stop both weed and nicotine. Im just doing the process that works best for me and priority at the moment is getting of weed entirely, than working toward getting off both entirely.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

Texas | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I was obsessing about it again

  • Habit: Bong – Every few hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, mood and appetite and sleep are affected
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few hours since my last bowl
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga and breathing
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

 | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Went on vacation out of state

  • Habit: Bowl, backwood, pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of sex drive
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

stopped working on my thesis

  • Habit: roll joints – prior to now, every night for certainly 6 months, and before that for another 9 months, but with 1-2 days breaks every 1-2 weeks.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: flickering / whistling , more from the brain than ear area, more on the left side. did go to the doctor, brain is fine, it s withdrawal. they say it might be hallucinations but at least for me it s a very clear sound, it s a sinusoidal tone, one frequency, doesnt really vary (doesnt get louder or softer). also i noticed that the more i focus on the “outside” sound the less i notice it, and the less the “outside” sound disappears / fades away, the more i notice this inside sound, indicating (at least for me) that this is essentially the brain “hearing” itself or me noticing the brain do the stuff it does. i dont have interference with hearing really. obviously, the more i pay attention to it, the more annoying it gets. the sound can be compared to when you mute a tube TV and it still does this flickering “sound”. it’s not haptic though. it s not vibrating or anything. it’s just “snow”, background noise, like the cosmic microwave background, it’s omnipresent, it s not quite responsive, it doesnt evolve or respond really. essentially, what varies is the degree with which i m annoyed by it, i.e. my attention to it.     when there s sound around me i hardly even mind. when there is sound and i pay attention to it, i will still hear it. it s particularly annoying when everything is silent, but luckily when falling asleep i ll get bored by it quickly and just drift away. in the morning it s obnoxiously loud, i wonder what that is all about, i guess brain activity is heightened through the night, but what do i know.    i just hope my brain will readjust, i ve had on and off smoking phases for years and never experienced anything like it. but i smoked heavily and strong stuff (big haze joints), for 6 months without a break (only 1 at night though, never more, and never during the day).    it really feels like i habituated my brain to something that it s not lacking. i just hope my brain will re adjust and get used to what it was like before. from what i ve read on your website, there is a good chance that that will happen.    it s been 2 weeks now. the sounds have started on the first day after not having smoked the night before (i.e. first day after non-stoned sleep). there is no development yet, but i m coming from war ( i wrote an intensive thesis, i worked all day, ate and drank too little, and then smoked in the evening to turn it all off). i m allowing my body to take its time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first morning after not having smoked the day before.
  • Withdrawal Tips: no, no worries, there is no problem for me in stopping to smoke, have done so on many occasions.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

Norway | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

Money, and it became a habit for too long

  • Habit: Joints – 3-6 joints every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Really anxious, tiered, really fatigue, had some cravings 3bery now and then
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From the start
  • Withdrawal Tips: I cut down alot 2 weeks prior to quitting, also trying to exercise and eat better
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

Ireland  | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Felt lethargic and depression

  • Habit: Joints – Daily 1.5 grams
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of them…..it’s hell
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just punched through the symptoms…cold turkey
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

Better health

  • Habit: Vape pen – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep issues, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4-5 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

 | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

To challenge myself and to see how it would affect me

  • Habit: Blunts bongs and bowls – Heavy use everyday for 3 years straight. Occasionally would go a day here and there without smoking. Maybe around 10 days at the very most within a 3 year period
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, and intense irritability mainly. Dreams have been pretty vivid too.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I smoked my last one before I went to sleep and woke up immediately with cravings.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Willpower
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

For my trip later next month

  • Habit: A joint – I was a light user at first but before I stopped I was smoking 5-6 joints a day or about 2grams
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yeah i’m a little bit depressed not very hungry unless i go for a long walk, impatient and consistently checking the time. Also I sleep but wake up often
  • Timing of Withdrawal: It probably started after I woke up about 13 hours after my last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just gonna drink lots of water and ride it out
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

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

Sports

  • Habit: All of the above – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches and loss of appetite and sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 2, 2021

 

Illinois | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 11)

job

  • Habit: vape, joint – hourly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Moved back home to very strict house  Wanted to for years but only possible when forced

  • Habit: Spliffss – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Crazy dreams, irritability, anger, boredom, insomnia, lack of appetite, weight loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: On other meds to treat my adhd, ptsd anxiety and depression Meditation sometimes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

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

I couldn’t eat or sleep without using

  • Habit: Smoking tobacco joints – Average of 3 joints per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, no appetite, no sleep, night sweats, extreme anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Instantly, after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy, taking time off work to eliminate stress triggers. Staying away from smoking friends temporarily.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Montana | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

When I started using I let it change everything about myself and I became my worst nightmare. I don’t want that anymore for myself.

  • Habit: A pen, Dab, Bowl – I’d take like 3 dabs about 4 times a day minimum
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s been a day so no
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

 | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Vacation tymez

  • Habit: Joint – 2-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strange dresms
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Canada  | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Joint – 1-5 grams depending
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Tired all day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I’m fine no desire just want my energy levels up
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

United States | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 36)

It’s negatively affecting every aspect of my life. Finances, work, relationships, motivation, depression, mental and physical health

  • Habit: Bowl, bong, vape pen – Several times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extremely low mood, crying, depression and feeling hopeless. lack of appetite sadness, loneliness, anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Call a friend, read this website, sleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Illinois | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Not in a good place mentally

  • Habit: Bowl – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, sleep disturbances
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: Distract myself
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Arizona | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

I was diagnosed with Cannabis Hypermesis Syndrome and was nauseas and vomiting daily.

  • Habit: For the first three years I would smoke using a bong, or a pipe, as well as “dabbing” concentrates. Then my lung collapsed and I was in the hospital for 2 weeks with no Marijuana use. After I got out I began to use Marijuana edibles pretty much daily starting at around 25mgs and ending about 3 and a half weeks ago at 200mgs twice a day – For the last 3 years I was ingesting through Marijuana edibles. I was medicating twice a day and each dose was about 200mgs. I would occasionally smoke in between the edibles but not often because I had a spontaneous lung collapse
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe anxiety, extreme sweating, chest pains like I’m going to have a heart attack, little to no appetite and extreme weight loss, insomnia, irritability, depression, shortness of breath, heart beating in my ears, blurred vision, trembles, hot flashes, sudden extreme fear of death, anger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The timeline is kind of foggy but about 24-36 hours after quitting cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Very small prescription from doctor for 5, .5mg ativan, as well as a prescription for 50mg Vistaril, meditation sometimes can help when anxiety is EXTREME, just trying to focus on your breathing
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

New York | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Take a break, increase energy and motivation.

  • Habit: Edibles, smoke, vape – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, brain fog, vivid dreams, headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3-7 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Want to have better memory and more energy. Not to mention the health benefits.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily but only at night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, trouble sleeping, loss of appetite along with extreme weight loss. Very groggy and have a very hard time waking up in the mornings. Also stomach pains/cramps. Shakiness and mood swings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

For better spiritual, mental and physical health. To be the best version of me.

  • Habit: All the above. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Today is day one and I’m already trying to justify using “just one more time today.” This is part of my seemingly endless and vicious cycle of self abuse.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Usually right away.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Prayer, heathy eating, stretching.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Michigan | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

I was tired of living in a fog. Also, it felt duplicitous; I didnt feel I could openly share my consumption. Finally, I have decided to become a competitive international athlete and drug testing may occur.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first day was awful–I felt my brain screaming. My body I felt like I had the flu but I didnt have any sniffles or coughing or a fever.    The second day was the worst day; all of those symptoms intensified.     After that it got better.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Starting on the third day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I quit cold turkey.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Washington | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Affecting personal life

  • Habit: Combustion, vaporization, edibles, drinks – An average of about 2 grams a day, although this was only for the past year or so.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fever dreams, night sweats, loss of appetite, insomnia, confusion, anger, irritation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Healthy distractions (socializing, career focusing, exercising, cleaning)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

mental health degradation

  • Habit: bong/joint – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: nausea/vomit 1 time. very low mood and increased anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: meditation, mindfulness, exercise. Read the power of now. It helped me get through the bad part.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

California  | 68 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 60)

Wanted to take a break after a few years of night time use

  • Habit: Edible, occasional vape pen – Every night before bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Curing pills (Chinese herbs)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 1, 2021

 

New Mexico  | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

My family

  • Habit: Bowl – All day everyday for years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, can’t fall to sleep, can’t eat, headache, irritable feeling depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First and second week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Remembering I just need to quit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

I’ve suffered through several episodes of Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome. I have no choice but to quit.

  • Habit: Joints, bowls and dab rigs. – Several times a day, every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, boredom, irritability, etc… I smoked all day, everyday for 20 years, it is as big a part of my life as anything else.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within two days of cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

Personal reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ibuprofen
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

Stopped being fun

  • Habit: bong/edibles – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: digestion problems, migraine, sleep issues and brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Magic mushrooms (alleviated the depression)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

Canada | 51 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

Health reasons

  • Habit: Joint – ..heavy user
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restless, boredom, vivid dreams, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not yet
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking and recovery meetings
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

Ohio | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I was using it as a coping mechanism to escape my problems and distract myself from my responsibilies.

  • Habit: bong, bowl, or pen – Daily (5-10 bowls a day)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, loss of appetite, weightloss, headache, low energy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

New Mexico  | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Clear my head, change my life.

  • Habit: All – Too much everyday, concentrate, weed, edibles
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, extremely sleepy and weak* difficulty eating* depression* extreme anxiety* abnormal profuse sweating* sadness* frustration* bad memories* no energy* deep sleep and feel bad when waking up*
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First few days felt pretty good and went downhill from there.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Healthy eating, exercise, reading for distraction, healthy water, calling mom for support often, trying to think positive, meditation, medicinal mushrooms.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

Got sick from it

  • Habit: Paper – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nauseous vomiting stomach pain can’t sleep can’t eat
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Trying to be around positive things
  • Purpose:
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

i was constantly feeling low and not good with myself physically and my self-asteem

  • Habit: bong for 3 years then moved to joints for the last few years – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: its been almost a month now so the headaches and insomnia have subsided but I still get days where i feel so low about myself, almost like a mild depression and lack of serious motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: headaches: 3 days following, insomnia: 2 weeks after and mild depression and lack a motivation: on and off for 4 weeks now
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil for insomnia
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

Started experiencing problems with memory and realized that I had become very lazy and inactive

  • Habit: bong and vape pen – I never used to smoke regularly but for about a year I have been smoking at least once a day. Usually 2-4 times a day (but only in the evening)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, stomach pains. 2 days after I stopped I was nauseous and throwing up with hot sweats.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: around 30 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

New Zealand | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety and other mental health issues

  • Habit: A pipe – Few times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, boredom, binge eating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not sure
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

New Orleans | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Feeling stagnant and unaccomplished in life

  • Habit: spliff – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depression, restlessness lack of direction
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

South Carolina  | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Wanting better opportunities in life

  • Habit: Cigar – regularly almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nope !
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Nowhere
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 31, 2021

 

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

Legal

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakes feel drunk like hell
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

Canada | 15 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

I began feeling nauseous the day after smoking

  • Habit: Joints – Very often, hourly, every day for the past year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sometimes nausea, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I took some medication
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

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

I don’t think it’s good for my mental health, I’ve been using it to mask how I feel.

  • Habit: Joint – For 2 years everyday (after work), since start of 2021 4-5 times a week.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Crying uncontrollably – just feel so sad and tearful everyday, several times a day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 7 days weed free
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

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

I quit marijuana and alcohol at the same time.     I was using them as distractions and stress relief. They were taking up my time and while I find it easy to accomplish tasks on both substances, marijuana was affecting my over all focus and ability to really consider consequences in my general life.

  • Habit: Vaping, joints, oils  – Daily, smoking several times a day, and taking weed oil before bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Naseua, brain fog, changes in vision, fatigue, anxiety, anger, I have not had any problems sleeping though
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

Florida | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

it made me neglect my hygiene

  • Habit: depends on what is available, all 3 sometimes… if it’s in front of me i will consume it – all day long unless i was asleep and i always went to bed high
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, low energy, anxiety, crying, negative thoughts
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hrs after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: shrooms
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

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

made my mind foggy, was expensive, i got cannabanoid hyperemesis syndrome eventually

  • Habit: vape pen – 5-6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes no appetite  weight loss  headaches  mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: nicotine lol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 53 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

experienced regular heart palpitations

  • Habit: vape – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: difficult to tell for sure as already anxious through too much work and no holidays / breaks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: difficult to tell them apart from normal stress symptoms
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

to focus on other things

  • Habit: smoking and edibles – frequently every other day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: few days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: i substantially cut down on caffeine
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

New York | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Financial cost, lack of access

  • Habit: 3-6times a day usually – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Body and head aches, loss of appetite, restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Before I decided to quit when I had the idea to slow down consumption
  • Withdrawal Tips: Aspirin works for the head and body aches, and nyquil or sleep aid to help with restlessness at night but only for the first night or two to prevent dependence.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

I need to reclaim my life. I’m in such a bad routine of finishing work and immediately getting high and staying high until I go to bed and wake up for work again. I’ll never meet anyone like this and I’ve stopped experiencing emotions other than anger – nothing is interesting anymore.

  • Habit: 98% bud, 2% vape (which I bought recently but am not a huge fan of) I don’t get tempted to smoke the vape, just bud. – 8-1.2 grams per day, usually in the form of 3 joints.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Days 1-4 were surprisingly ok, Day 5 (today) is proving much harder. Feel anxious, shaky, no appetite, have been losing weight, diarrhoea.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, cold turkey. I’m away in Greece and for the first time in years didn’t bring bud with me. Using it as a way to force myself to break the cycle where previously I’ve cracked every time I’ve tried.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

California | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Anxiety development when I wasn’t smoking marijuana

  • Habit: Bowl, joints and vape pens – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety, irritability, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Went on vacation for a week to get away and occupy myself
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 30, 2021

 

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

Improve focus, memory and performance, have better relationships.

  • Habit: Herb vaporizer. – 4-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

 

Louisiana | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Brain fog, reduced ability to cope, overuse

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, lethargy, agitation, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, counseling
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

 

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

To study for a technical job interrview

  • Habit: Bowl – 4 times a week on average
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not so sure. I’m a little bit grumpy but it might be unrelated.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

 

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

My life is in shambles and I need to learn to take care of myself and get a job instead of using other people to survive.

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen, spliff – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, lack of appetite and talking too much.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the second day of abstinence.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Water, fish oil, multivitamin, lemon juice, benadryl for insomnia
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

 

California | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

It was causing dizziness and anxiety, the negatives began to outweigh the positives. Started using to manage pain and appetite loss due to Crohn’s disease, and it helped for years. I was able to gain weight and live again. But now it causes more problems, and my crohns is in better condition due to lifestyle changes, so the time has come to let go. It increases anxiety, brain fog, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, sinus problems, and lack of productivity.

  • Habit: Mostly flower, with a bong. Periods of dabbing high concentrate wax. Doing extremely high dosages of edibles, most I’ve ever done is 3000mg in one sitting – Daily multiple times a day. Some periods pretty much all day every day. Other periods I got myself down to smoking only once in the evening. But pretty much daily for the last three years, with like a month or two of break due to illnesses.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, dizziness, anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, lack of appetite, lightheadedness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: End of first night, probably 24 hours after last use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yoga and meditation have been literal lifesavers for me. Giving me the tools to recognize the patterns in my mind and not become victim to them. The ability to be aware that I’m experiencing anxiety, rather than identifying with it and letting my world become anxiety. Eating healthy, and self-compassion.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Severe anxiety and paranoia

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, lethargy, increased anxiety, depression, mood swings, increased paranoia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD has a slight effect, exercise has a massive effect, as well as calming active activities such as a sauna and yoga.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: July 29, 2021

Weedless.org is a free, web-based resource and community created by a team of healthcare professionals and researchers. We distill the facts about marijuana use and its effects into practical guidance for interested persons or for those who are thinking about or struggling to quit weed. Finding reliable, easy to understand information about marijuana should never be a struggle—that is why our core mission is to provide the most up to date information about marijuana use, abuse, addiction, and withdrawal. While we seek to empower individuals to have control over their use, we are not "anti-weed" and we support efforts to legalize adult marijuana use and study.

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