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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 7

By August 20, 2021September 15th, 2021No Comments

Hope everyone is having a great Friday and best wishes for a memorable late August weekend! Make the most of it! Today, we’re bringing you accounts of 201 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.

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

I’ve problems on the lungs

  • Habit: Joints – It has been raising with the time but since a year like 3/4 joints daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance, headaches, lack of motivation, feeling quite depress, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve watched a ton of videos of people who wants to quit, i’ve been doing excercise, hanging out with new friends, playing chess.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

Texas | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Mental health

  • Habit: All of the above. – Everyday, all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I have a lost of sleep and appetite as well as motivation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Today on day 8.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have drank but not really much of a drinker. Sleeping aids as well.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

California  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Religious concept

  • Habit: Roll paper – Daily smoke
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t fall sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After three month
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

California  | 52 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Because it’s time

  • Habit: Pre roll, bowl – All day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really hungry, not sleeping good , irritability, tired
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No only time helps, I exercise and eat healthy
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Cons outweighed the pros, I have a lot in my life I want to change

  • Habit: Roll with tobacco – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep problems, fatigue, eye sensitivity/fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night I cold turkey’d
  • Withdrawal Tips: Antihistamines to help reduce adult insomnia
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

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

To focus on my career and professional development

  • Habit: Mainly joints and bong – Every day I would smoke roughly 4-5g a day on week days and on the weekend it was until I would pass out but I’d wake up with 6-9 smoked joints in my ash tray for that day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have had headaches and lack of appetite for the first 4 days. On the 4th day I was unable to think at all and felt very disoriented. All I could do on the 4th day was lay down in the dark and try to relax.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day and peaked on 4th day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I quit cold turkey and did not use any alternative
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

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

Every day started to feel like the last

  • Habit: Smoked with a bit of tobacco in a long rizla – Shared about 8 joints a day for say 3 years, the last 2 years it was about 2 joints a day give or take
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I became really ill I don’t know if it was connected, but I got a chest infection and stomach pains in the 2nd week. No sleep and bad dreams, lost weight and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

Australia | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Asthma and a desire to give myself a break

  • Habit: Smoking bongs – Heavy daily user
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Horrific night sweats for the first 2 weeks. Vague flu like symptoms for the first two weeks. Occasional sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Panadol and nurofen
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

Michigan | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Health reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times, daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Trouble sleeping and regulating body temperature (hot one minute, freezing the next)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

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

Pregnant with twins

  • Habit: All of the above – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes sleepless itchy no appetite irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

New York | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Lack of motivation

  • Habit: bowl – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: crazy nightmares, anger, paranoia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: two days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

Florida | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Money, it cost too much money!

  • Habit: Bowl pack or joint. – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, fatigue of daily irritating things that were masked before. Nausea and knotted stomach. No appetite whatsoever. Actual disgust at any and all food. So I can feel my stomach is empty but my brain does not care at all!
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The moment I decreased my intake.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Forcing a tiny food in my mouth to chew and digest slowly. EXERCISE !! Lots and lots of water!
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

Florida | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 47)

Tired of dependence

  • Habit: Bowl and metal cig – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety and shortness of breath
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day after
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anxiety med
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

California | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

It wrecked my life! Mentally, physically, emotionally and financially

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mainly lack of motivation now. Initially, tiredness, irritability, depression, and anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after quitting for 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: 5HTP, St John’s wort and exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

South Africa | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

My husband is an alcoholic and chronic weed smoker and has been sober and clean for 4 weeks. I quit smoking g to support him and gain more control over my life.

  • Habit: Pipe or joint – 1 joint every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, moments of intense sadness occasional cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 -3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

health, work and money

  • Habit: rolled joints – 2-3g a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep, I’ve completely lost my appetite and on day 2 I threw up
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day2
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

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

Oh so many reasons. It became my life. Part of my personality. Everyone who knows me has never known me without a joint since the age of 17. Initially my ms diagnosis was the perfect excuse to becoming the ultimate stoner, but now I feel like on an emotive level im not really there anymore. I just want to be Hugh not even to enjoy it anymore but it’s the only feeling of “normal” I’ve come to know and that thought distresses me. As much as I love marajuana, as much as she will forever be my first and last love, the only escape I had from reality for a while, she needs to go so I can rediscover who I am and ultimately, feel again.

  • Habit: Joint and edibles but mainly smoking in joints mixes with tobacco – Every day. At least 3 5 grams a day then fiend off whoever and wherever for the rest.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme withdrawals. I relapsed everyday in my first week of trying to quit. I literally had to give my bank card money and rolling stuff to my dad to prevent me from feinding.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night, I was sweating and couldn’t sleep until 6am and woke up at 8am. So, sleep and sweating so far.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Plenty. The only thing I haven’t tried is excessive and I have a funny feeling that might work, im just being lazy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

South Carolina | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

its holding me back from going after my goals and it has become extremely hard to think or find motivation to do what i must to survive until my death.

  • Habit: bowl or a doobie – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think i am, My thoughts have become more negative and i just feel extremely drained and down, But i don’t think it is so much the lack of substance as it is just seeing my life for what it is and how my lifestyle and relationships i have let slip by because by using marijuana i kept myself in a state of “everything is fine” and was just high going through the bare minimum motions of functioning in the world and quit talking to everyone. its like it keeps me in a trance and then when i stop using it i wake up to all the responsibilities and cares i haven’t been taking care of, and because of that i lost alot of family, friends, and possible good opportunities which i don’t realize until i stop smoking and its to late to get them back.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: today which would be around day 3-4
  • Withdrawal Tips: no, except for using mental health techniques to keep me from being so down that i just give up entirely. Which may not relate to just marijuana.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

Canada | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

I was finding that I was experiencing high anxiety whenever I couldn’t use or it was inappropriate to use, and I didn’t want a comfortable mood baseline to be dependent on cannabis. I prefer it be a fun recreational and not a mood stabiliser.

  • Habit: Edible – A minimum of 10mg edible  per day, up to a much as 30mg.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m sleeping, but sleep quality is poor. What started as significant, albeit short-lived depression is now general anxiety with occasional significant spikes.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, sleeping, general indulgent self-care activities.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

Slovenia | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

i wanted to

  • Habit: smoking – every day, multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: fucking no sex drive!!!!! what can i do???
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after a week
  • Withdrawal Tips: not really, i dont know what
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

 | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I want to.

  • Habit: 2grams daily – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Constipation, insomnia and aggravation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Niacin, high protein diet, more vitamins, exercise.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 19, 2021

 

Connecticut | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Job

  • Habit: Bowl, edible, bong, vape pen – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, depression, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mental Distractions
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

God told me to. It was becoming an idol

  • Habit: Joint – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m irritable, emotional for no reason. I have no appetite. I only eat once a day and even then its so hard to get the food down. I struggle to stay asleep. I wake up every couple of hours sometimes in a pool of sweat because i quit cigarettes too
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m on Day 3 and I’ve had withdrawals from Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: I just pray
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Hawaii | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Started to have severe anxiety and delusional thinking when smoking

  • Habit: joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, insomnia, and restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Utah | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

For my kid and to get a good job.

  • Habit: Bowl, bong – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Tired, no appetite, depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy, Channeling my anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Minnesota | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Smoking all day every day was causing me to sit by and be complacent in my life and I was avoiding deep seeded issues that needed to be dealt with

  • Habit: Bowl – Every 3 hours awake
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, irritability, anxiety/depression, sweating, insomnia, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-14
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

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

It was affecting my sex life. Also mixing marijuana and tobacco gave me a hard time keeping an erection because I associated weed with sex

  • Habit: Joints mixed with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid nightmares, excessive sweating when doing sports
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A couple of days after going cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m just going to let it run it’s course
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Cost and want more out of life

  • Habit: Smoked with tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, lack of appetite, irritable, emotional cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Life changes

  • Habit: Joint – Every 4-6 hours. Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Body feels abit hot at time. Not eating either
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Couple hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

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

Affordability   Abusing the drug

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Emotional Not tired or sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Music Walks
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Quebec | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I have smoked for the better part of the last 15 years. It has affected my relationships and my sexual activity is dependent on it

  • Habit: Mixed with tobacco. – about 2 grams everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Two weeks in (after the regular physical withdrawal) i am feeling depressed and looking to smoke again
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The physical withdrawal started a few hours after quitting. Now the physical withdrawals are fine but i am angry and depressed. I am also super tired all the time
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

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

Improve fertility, started to bother spouse, and didn’t like feeling like I had to depend on something to be happy.

  • Habit: bowl – multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, depression, boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started almost immediately.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Almost immediately after stopping, I went on a vacation, then just tried to indulge in my hobbies more.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

 | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It serves no more purpose in my life.

  • Habit: Rolled up in a joint – Daily, 2 to 3 joints.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe headaches. Abdominal pain / discomfort.  Light nausea.    Reduced sleep quality.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From the 1st day (on eve of 3rd day now)
  • Withdrawal Tips: Headache tablets.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Just felt it was time for something new.  Getting high was not as much fun anymore.

  • Habit: Bowl or joint. With tobacco in the early days but gave that up 4 years ago – 4 times a week at the end.  Almost every day before.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had extreme anxiety, depression and insomnia.   Now, after a month, I still get some insomnia and still feel anxious though less intense.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After about 5 days.
  • Withdrawal Tips: 5- HTP. That’s all
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

New York | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I no longer enjoy being couch locked. Wasting my life away as a 35 year old man. I quit in 2019 after some health issues and splitting up with my then girlfriend. Once the pandemic hit, I started smoking again but never got the same enjoyment out of it that I used to. I’m quitting now because I want to feel again.

  • Habit: Vaping flower and using a vape pen as well – Every day. Whenever I wasn’t obligated to do anything. Also while at work during my lunch breaks.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, a feeling that something is amiss, sweating at night while I sleep, vivid nightmares, zero motivation, increased heart rate
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 6 days after I stopped smoking flower. I continued to use my dab pen but very infrequently. Then switched to delta 8 and only take one small hit a day. Today I have barely smoked any.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tapering off. First flower, then oil and now the delta 8
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Texas  | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 39)

Wanted to be more present and in touch with my emotions

  • Habit: Smoke with a one hitter – Several times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety, depression, constipation and fatigue.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 3-4 days.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Counseling
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 18, 2021

 

Australia | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It got to a point where weed was no longer getting me high and I could see no benefits of continuing smoking, it was only having negative effects

  • Habit: I’d smoke out of a bong and I’d always mix my weed with tobacco – I was smoking probably 20 times a day, so I was definitely a heavy smoker.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: In the first few days my mood was really effected I was feeling quite depressed and aggravated. From the first day I quit until now (day 11) I’ve have vivid very realistic dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes I went to the doctors and was prescribed Valium for the first 3 days of quitting, in the hopes it would make it easier to do
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

North Carolina  | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I want to be able to manage my emotions with out marijuana

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day at least once
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, lack of happiness,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, cbd oil, kratom
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Missouri  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

To lower my tolerance

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Staying busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

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

I smoked too much

  • Habit: Joints – every day with small breaks
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: mood changes irritability  sleep difficulties, including insomnia  headaches  sweating, including cold sweats  stomach problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One day after withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Tips: sedatives, melissa/lemon balm
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 31)

The main reasons which come to my mind right now (in no particular order):  * I developed so high tolerance that it wans’t fun anymore  * My productivity at work dropped a lot  * I couldn’t deal with everyday chores anymore  * I was having a very unhelthy life, combining it with cigarretes and alchohol and stopped doing physical activities. Furthermore, the poor health choices were doing no good to my diabetics   

  • Habit: Cigarretes – 4 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Basically, the list found in https://www.healthline.com/health/marijuana-withdrawal#symptoms is the precise description of what I’ve been feeling for the last two weeks: diminished appetite  mood changes  irritability  sleep difficulties, including insomnia  headaches  loss of focus  cravings for marijuana  sweating, including cold sweats  chills  increased feelings of depression  stomach problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: It may sound funny, but two weeks ago, when I was still smoking, not just I didn’t get hihgh anymore (jsut dizzy), but the withdrawel symptons were already there, even if I was smoking the entire day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m taking sleeping pills. They are certainly helping. Without day, the night can be very tough
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

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

Brain fog and lasting feelings of insecurity after each recent use, even after reducing from daily to weekly usage.

  • Habit: Bong rips, in large quantities, without slowing or stopping even after feeling effects – Not just daily, but constantly and in large quantities.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think so. I also quit alcohol about a year ago but I still experience moodiness and vivid dreams. I still struggle to remember things and to think coherently. It is difficult to enjoy things. Thankfully my appetite has returned. I still sometimes feel chest tightness and ‘clicking’ when breathing deeply.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After about 2-3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Therapy, meditation, exercise, reading, and getting adequate sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I got really ill with an infection and was admitted to hospital

  • Habit: Smoking mixed with tobacco – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I get a little stressed and struggle to sleep and stay asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

West Virginia | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

It started to make me feel panicky

  • Habit: Bong, bowl, vape, edible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and vomiting, sleeping problems, heat flashes and chills, shaking, anxiety, stomach pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after I stopped using marijuana
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes but it seldom works
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

India | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 27)

No productivity.

  • Habit: Joints – One or two joints daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

Mental health

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating, sick stomach, lack of sleep, irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Focus on goals, melatonin, anti-nausea meds, exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Texas | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Was not sustainable, loss of control. Relationships, finances, job was jeopardized

  • Habit: bong, Joints, vape pen – 10 – 15 times a day, about 1/8 an ounce
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, fatigue, insomnia, irritable.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: within 4 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lexapro 10 mg, by doctor. CBD oil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

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

Too expensive, extremely high tolerance, felt wasteful, knew that smoking daily was unsustainable and sub optimal.

  • Habit: – Multiple times a day. Ranging from 1 to 5 times.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, my sleep sucks, I’m on day 4 and I don’t have much insomnia any more but I wake up feeling pretty shitty and with absolutely no energy or appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: One the first day of quitting, especially in the evening.
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD and L-Theanine seem to help a little bit. Also exercise.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

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

I didn’t feel any emotions, I couldn’t feel happy without smoking

  • Habit: Smoke it – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes low in mood, no appetite, feeling irritable.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first and second day, symptoms where heightened
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Oregon  | 52 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 48)

My use was changing my personality and I have become addicted.

  • Habit: Edible – up to 200 mg + RSO ~800 mg. – Nightly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, irritability, night sweats, sluggish, lack of energy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Georgia | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Financial and far over use

  • Habit: Bowl or dabs or a pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Over heating. Can’t sleep. No appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

 | 58 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 52)

To be more independent

  • Habit: Vape – Every 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, sleep issues, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3 after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

Canada | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

I abuse it by smoking before everything I do. I smoked all day everyday

  • Habit: Joints minimum 10 a day – All day every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hard to tell what’s related but I’m anxious and feel like crap. Little appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started the day I woke up without smoking. I’m on day 3.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Pure will power.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 17, 2021

 

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

I wanna come back to my own self

  • Habit: Roll – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep well … tripping dreams…when I start playing in early morning it’s all back to normal
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Shuttle and cycling
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

Texas | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

I had a severe anxiety/panic attack and haven’t been the same since then

  • Habit: Smoke it in a cigarillo – 5-6x daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Daily for a few hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I just dealt with the headaches
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

Pennsylvania | 61 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

My sinuses were bad to begin with coughing all the time tired all the time & just sick of it & I want to be healthy & clear minded I’m 61 years old & I’ve been using since I’m 15 years old

  • Habit: Well in the last few years everything pens joints bowls edibles wax – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Bad headaches depression & anger sometimes anxiety & depression & feeling very loney
  • Timing of Withdrawal: It’s been 3 days since I quit cold turkey so about the second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

California  | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Memory loss and respiratory issues 

  • Habit: Bowl, bong – Multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings and headaches are the two most noticeable symptoms. I don’t have severe headaches, my headaches are dull and feel like something is missing. I have also been having very vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After two days.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I work out a lot so I have been continuing to stay active.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

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

Increased my anxiety, very expensive, wasn’t myself

  • Habit: I smoked woods, so basically just giant blunts – Everyday, sometimes smoking 3-4x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I am having trouble sleeping, mood swings, depression, and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m the 2nd week, the first week was actually easier than the second week
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been journaling and reminding myself why I’m doing this, I also have my family supporting me
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Felt like a weed zombie

  • Habit: Bong or spliff with tobacco – Used daily from age 18-21. From first thing in the morning to last thing at night. Then sporadic daily use 21-23 with months of abstinence and months of use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, irritability, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 8 hours of stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cigarettes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 50 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Seemed like the thing to do.

  • Habit: Bong and pipe – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Muscle pain, depression, light headed, sweating poor sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About four days after my last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Paracetamol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

South Africa  | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Because its been so long using it and i think its about time i quit

  • Habit: Edible – Almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache I don’t feel like eating anything   I can’t sleep  Cravings are killing me
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

New York | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Deep sadness inside, loss of self

  • Habit: Vaporizer, smoke – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hopelessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I accepted my addiction
  • Withdrawal Tips: Junk food, phone addiction
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

Maine | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 30)

I have ADHD and with it comes difficulty moderating anything that presses the dopamine button. I began smoking in my early thirties and am now 34. It quickly developed into smoking multiple times a day. I began to notice light difficulty breathing where none was before and in general while it felt good, it turned me into a bit of an unmotivated potato. For the sake of my health, relationship, job, and personal wellbeing, I decided to quit.

  • Habit: Bat or vape pen. – I smoked multiple bats a day – a few in the AM and a bunch in the evenings. Total, about 8 to 10 bats a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, absolutely. I’ve tried paring down my consumption before or when I ran out of marijuana. For me, every time including now, I experience extreme fatigue – it feels more physical than mental, but I also get sleepy earlier in the day. I also have the worst night sweats; we’re talking sheet soaking fever-like sweats. Vivid dreams generally accompany it. Lastly, I’ve been coughing like I’m getting over bronchitis, phlegm and all.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hydration. Vitamins and other supplements: I take a multivitamin, B12 complex, D4, turmeric, and astralagus root.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

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

because i have no money for it <\3

  • Habit: bong and joints – everyday, sometimes i would not have any for like a few hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: everything, like decreased appetite, mood swings, and most importantly sleep problems, i am having trouble eating and sleeping and also focusing on something
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the second my last high wore off
  • Withdrawal Tips: i try my best to distract myself
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

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

I want to change my life

  • Habit: Smoking bowls – Every day sometimes only once a day though
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep, I feel as though I might not be as funny, my sex drive has gotten worse, my appetite is gone.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2 days into quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I exercise more and eat healthier
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

Texas | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I am 27 years old. I started smoking weed on a daily basis when I was 15, and when I was 16 I dropped out of high school after losing interest in my studies, even though I had been an A-B student all my life. I never got my GED, and I realize that I probably won’t be able to if I don’t quit smoking. Marijuana severely impacts my ability to retain information. It directly effects my memory, and also causes me a good deal of anxiety.

  • Habit: Smoking flower in a pipe, or using concentrates via vape pen or rig. – Every hour, or every couple of hours. At the very minimum once a day if I was low.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, nausea, headache, muscle ache, insomnia, nightmares.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: L-thenine supplements have greatly reduced some of my withdrawal symptoms.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

South Africa | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Marijuana exacerbated my anxiety. Stopped in order to lessen anxiety.

  • Habit: Rolled joints (small) – 6 joints per day for the last 12 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Stomach pain, upset stomach, brain fog, vivid dreams, light depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within first week.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Quit cold turkey.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 16, 2021

 

Australia | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Why should I smoke and dumb myself down because others frustrate me. I want to remember my life not switch off.

  • Habit: Bong – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’ve lost 12kg in less than 2 weeks a constant headache that doesn’t leave no matter the ibuprofen of panadol I take my body aches I have back and foot pain especially and my mood swings are vicious im doing everything to suppress it I also am extremely tearful especially now I can think clearly my brain is in overdrive and I cant calm down. My heartbeat is averaging about 96bpm since I’ve quit, im a little scared from my symptoms to be honest but ill continue to keep going it has to pass right?
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24hours and worsening im at 2 weeks now
  • Withdrawal Tips: No cos everything is addictive no point quitting a habit to start another right
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

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

Because of God

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Craving, lost of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Praying
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

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

work, breathing problems, money, weight, clarity of thought, social anxiety

  • Habit: vape, edibles – every day, constantly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: pain, throwing up, constant nausea, fear, crying, hypersensitivity, terror, anxiety, anger, lashing out, inappropriate emotion, insomnia, sleeping late, work issues, brain fog, tired, bored
  • Timing of Withdrawal: instantly
  • Withdrawal Tips: alkaline diet and quitting sugar
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Colorado | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 29)

I want to help my body become healthier (especially my lungs and my brain). I found that I used it to numb out the world because my anxiety and depression were so intense, and it would help me relax and sleep. But it made me overeat, even if I wasn’t particularly hungry, and usually it was with foods that were higher in sugar and processed. I lacked motivation to do anything, and found myself sinking lower and lower.

  • Habit: Smoked rolled joints or out of a bowl. Occasionally, I’d have a couple edibles or vape, but those were more rare. – Daily (every evening after work/before bed). Covid-19 increased my stress/anxiety/depression, and therefore, increased my use.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I stopped 9 days ago now and since then, I’ve been not able to fall asleep right away, and I’ve been dreaming again (a couple were very vivid/in color). Days 2 and 3 without smoking, I had dull headaches (could also be related to pms symptoms, but maybe not) and I also had a slight cough. My mood is ok overall, but I’ve had a few days of feeling pretty emotional (again, not sure if it’s pms or quitting weed or a combination of both). Been feeling low-grade anxiety all week.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Started by Day 2.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve been practicing yoga, cycling, journaling, eating balanced/nutritious meals, drinking lots of water, and I’ve been regularly taking vitamins (Vitamin D3, probiotics, multivitamin, Inositol, omega 3’s, and magnesium threonate) in preparation of quitting.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Brain fog

  • Habit: With tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, irritability, lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: 5htp, exercise, nature
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Germany | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Because I am an addict, I spend too much money on it, I don enjoy things or life and prefered just being stoned at home

  • Habit: Joint mixed with tobacco – everyday, the whole day, even at work. 1 to 2 grams a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: ColdSpells, extreme body pain. Cant get a hard erection and eyaculate after 30 secs of touching myself while my penis is still flacid. Problems sleeping, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Be social. Remember that weed is ruining my life and I am better off without it.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

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

I can’t get anything accomplished and I’m guilty

  • Habit: Bowl why? You tryna smoke? – Just heavily all the time like snoop dog
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger irritation body ache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD hash
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

 | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Medical check up

  • Habit: Joints,bowl – Frequent smoker
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, extremely anxious
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out and eating healthy food and supplements
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

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

Depression and stagnancy

  • Habit: Backwood, Cigar – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid nightmares, stomach pain,nausea,loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Belgium | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

To regain motivation to work

  • Habit: Rolled with tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, hunger, sadness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Lexotanil
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Australia  | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

I was experiencing chest pains and in my lungs it was making me very anxious. Also was sick of wasting so much money.

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating, mood swings , constipation , finding it hard to fall asleep and then having a restless sleep while having very vivid dreams. Intense cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Canada  | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Trying to conceive

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: None at all
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Na
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

Australia | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Work

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, struggling to sleep and eat, aswell as bad brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

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

Irritates my lungs, don’t want to be high all the time

  • Habit: bong – multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: insomnia, cravings, loss of appetite, boredeom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 15, 2021

 

New York | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

To address my mental health problems; i.e. Depression and Anxiety.

  • Habit: Joints and edibles. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes- I’m on day 20 and I have been feeling very depressed. Worse than I’ve ever experienced before.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around 10 days after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes- I exercise and meditate daily. I’ve also started journaling, and I see a therapist every week.  I also take supplements to help: Vitamin D/K2, Magnesium, lithium, and I was taking ashwagandha for my anxiety, but after experiencing some negative side effects, I stopped taking it.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Florida  | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Changes in mood, libido, and overall quality of life.

  • Habit: Bong – All day, every day for chronic pain.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, sweats, chills, and lethargy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Australia | 23 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Brain fog when sober. And knee surgery progress

  • Habit: Joint with herbal chop – 5-1g per night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Disrupted sleep irritability. Headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 15 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol. Meditating. Sex friend. Yoga. Positive outlook
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Louisiana | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Nausea: suspected early stages of cannabinoid hyperemesis.

  • Habit: Edibles and vape pen. – Daily, multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Absolutely: depression, irritability, vivid dreams, apathy.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2 days after cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

United States | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Sex drive decreased

  • Habit: Bong – An 8th a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Once i stopped using
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stay busy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Health and grandkids and partner

  • Habit: Joint and bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep well. Craving smoke
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cigarette patches as I smoked cannabis with tobacco
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Florida. | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

I’m more or less forced too, while I wait to get my red card, which will take 2 weeks. I could go to great lengths to find more weed, but I would rather see if I can make it the 2 weeks, so I know what withdrawals feel like.

  • Habit: Dry herb vape. – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Chills, decreased apatite, nausea, and dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after I stopped using.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing yet, not really sure what to try.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

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

I do not enjoy my life to the fullest when I smoke marijuana every day .

  • Habit: Bong – 6-7 Bong rips a day for the past year roughly.     Prior to this year , I was an off and on smoker most of my life . I always had a problem with how I felt socially . This year I was able to function socially , so it’s been much easier to continue smoking .
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Emotional. My problems I’m dealing with in life seem to be much more heavy and painful .
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First thing every morning .
  • Withdrawal Tips: I attenpted the o cut down . I get caught in a pattern of “ I’ll start tomorrow “
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Arizona  | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Feeling anxious

  • Habit: Blunt – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

Ireland | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

For my kids and myself

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First few days headache felt sick , than high burst of keeping busy getting lots done but having no time almost like everything takes longer more thoughts so can’t concentrate on one thing its lots of things, than anxiety very irritable and moody fiery fighting with anyone,  food not the same doesn’t taste the same a feeling of realising how little I’ve accomplished and wanting to do something with my life , sore jaw from clenching and grinding , very vivid dreams constant bloating very gassy stomach grumbling weight loss , emotional crying Alot depressed end of 2nd week I’m exhausted feel like I’m going to collapse heres hoping it gets better
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

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

Family problems and spending $800 a month

  • Habit: Bowl and vape – Every 2 hours on a vape
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, insomnia with my meds, nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety, panic attacks, still having depression. Fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Worried about health coughing up brown mucus caused by smoking so much weed

  • Habit: Smoke roll ups with tobacco / cigs – x5-10 a day. – Evenings only before lockdown. In lockdown all day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All in article as per day by day steps – frequent headaches and moodswings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine replacement ( i bought a pack of mints) only had 2 in the first day to assist to take edge off – then cold turkey
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 14, 2021

 

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

Get a handle on my mental health

  • Habit: Started with bowels, then joints/spliffs, then dabs – Daily, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, sweating, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First night/day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Was recently prescribed anti-anxiety medication, I don’t think I could have quit without the meds
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

California | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

Brain Fog, and memory issues.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of Appetite, fatigue, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I’m only not high when I’m asleep and it’s been like that for fifteen years. I don’t regret smoking so much (yet) but the charm has gone now and the positives are gone. I don’t want life to pass me by

  • Habit: Pipe, pure joints, gravity bong, edibles – Every waking minute
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No because I’m still stoned from the edibles I ate before bed. Day 1 for me 🙂
  • Timing of Withdrawal: In about 2 hours in gonna guess
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ll hop on my exercise bike
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

California  | 55 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 52)

lack of motivation / job search (fear of pre employment drug testing)

  • Habit: Vape- sometimes smoke – Just two hits a night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: More anx I us than usual. Cannot complete tasks. Inability to plan day. Depression. More dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Neurontin 300 mg at bedtime per MD RX. I cannot tell if it helps or not. I have take. It PRN in the past for neck/ nerve pain. It does hell in getting to sleep.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Australia  | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Anxiety, money, dependence

  • Habit: Vape, smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: More irritable, worse sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Michigan | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

It was interfering with daily life, motivation, and overall alertness, causing issues with relationships and life overall.

  • Habit: Bowl, joint – Several times throughout the day. I usually went through a half an ounce week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, insomnia, shakiness, feeling like my body is on speed., Nausea stomach pain, headache, body temperature feels hot and night sweats along with feeling more emotional in general heightened sadness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Insomnia started a minute or day I stopped smoking and the other symptoms really creeped up within 24 hours to 48 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not currently they do have an anti-nausea med that doesn’t help and obviously I’m trying to exercise to help with the anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Illinois | 52 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Financial and improve work performance and be more emotionally available to those around me.

  • Habit: One hitter – Everyday about 3 to 10 times a day. Depending on day but definitely everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain Fog, Night Sweats, Mild Depression, Just feeling out of sorts. Been in this rodeo before and I hate it.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking more water. Exercise, mindfulness. Positive AND encouraging self-talk.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

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

Lack of motivation and dedication, being too dependent and having trouble with the law (possession is illegal in my country), as well as unsocial behaviour

  • Habit: In a rolling paper, mixed with tobacco – Multiple spliffs a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Bad sleep, vivid dreams and anxiety / restlessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: In the first few days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Healthy food, lots of water and exercise. Staying occupied / busy
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

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

For a future job and to heighten my mental capacities

  • Habit: Bong, Vape pen (normal + concentrates) – Broadly : 16-17 yrs old was rarely 18-19 was everyday for 4 months, then leaving, then 4 months, etc.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Worst to less worse : no motivation, depression, anxiety and I already have brain fog which may have boosted it
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping me distracted like asking for work from my parents
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Germany | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Struggling with daily life activities (job, friends),  feeling stressed when not smoking and still wanted to smoke though I know it’s not good for my life.

  • Habit: Vaporizer or joint (but no tobacco) with herbs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Strange dreams, cravings when near people who consume
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As mentioned above, one day after not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just went cold turkey.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

California | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

get rid of the munchies and get more motivated

  • Habit: all of the above – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache, trouble sleeping, no appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Australia | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Felt like I was dependent on it

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I’m irritable, down, have horrible headaches, vivid dreams, hardly any appetite and really bad cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24h
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping more, exercise with friends, headache medication
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

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

Upper Abdominal, lower chest tightness

  • Habit: Smoking vapor of bud using Airizer pipe (not oil vapor); edibles – 2-3 daily (sometimes 3-4 if supplemented by edibles)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweats at normal smoking times, vivid dreams of being stoned, variance in breathing, lack of appetite, interrupted sleep, fatigue, slight head ache, reduced focus, apathy, Abdominal pain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Abominable pain and difficulty breathing was reason to quit… But those became more distinct and permanent as of 24 hours from cessation; all other symptoms seemed to begin about 36-48 hours; no immediate determination on longevity
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep more; increase vitamin D; attempt increase fluid intake; reduce sugars; stretching and breathing exercises
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Arizona  | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Forced by my employer

  • Habit: Vape pen – Multiple time a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: YES! All of the symptoms in this article. The most severe are stomach pains, bouts of constipation followed by diarrhea, excessive sweating, random chills, nausea, can’t fall asleep. Before reading this article I was pretty convinced I was getting COVID. Anxiety and quick cycles of depression and mania. Also it is 2AM and I am reading about marijuana withdrawals because I can’t sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 or 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Miralax and eating more fruit than normal. Valium and propranolol for the anxiety and shakiness.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

Canada | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

I realized it simply became part of my evening routine and rather than feeling happy and giggling I found it just numbed my mind & impaired my memory. I wasn’t really happy anymore…just numb.

  • Habit: Joints – Daily for the past 7 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Minor Headache, vivid dreams, difficulty sleeping, irritable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2 days after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Advil for the headache & physical exercise to try and help me sleep better
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

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

To succeed in my tertiary education and improve my financial circumstance

  • Habit: Bong and joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel very tired, I have trouble sleeping. I also feel a bit depressed and lacking in motivation.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About one day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and playing video games to distract myself
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 13, 2021

 

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

Cost

  • Habit: Usually joints but the occasional bowl, edibles rarely and vape pens never. – 1 to 1,5 grams a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, mental fog, depression, boredom and intense cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 18-24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

Georgia | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Marijuana blocks my focus on the life I want to live

  • Habit: Blunts or joints – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings and light headed fuzziness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise once
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

California  | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

Surprise post-offer drug screen for dream job, but I have wanted to quit for years without success as I am addicted

  • Habit: Vape pen; 5 or 10mg gummies; occasional joint – At least once daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – not too bad yet (day 4): jitters; headaches; brain fog; paranoia; difficulty concentrating; vivid and strange dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise; increased hydration; exercise; trying to keep busy; reduced alcohol and caffeine consumption; melatonin for sleep; working with substance abuse counselor and psychiatrist; prescribed Clonidine to help with deep sleep and reduce nightmares; a supporting partner who is quitting with me. We were both offered our dream jobs and each require drug tests, but we are also tired of being stoners, even though we are “high-functioning stoners”
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

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

Long time used, wanting clarity of mind. anxiety increasing with weed intake

  • Habit: High potency dabs, vape and leaf. – All day every day other than brief periods of sobriety for work and pregnancy.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Exhausted, rollercoaster (extremely happy, then depressed moments later.) No appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First morning without weed. Yesterday.
  • Withdrawal Tips: SMART program videos. Exercise. Supportive friends
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 46 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Worried about cancer my skin an teeth fed up with living in a haze

  • Habit: Joint – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They haven’t I’m on day 8
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reading using a vape
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

 | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, sleeplessness, some nausea, anxiety through the roof
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sleeplessness and nausea from day 2. Anxiety from day 5-7
  • Withdrawal Tips: Benadryl
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

Florida | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

For a better life not dependent on marijuana

  • Habit: Tobacco leaf – Up to 5 times/day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression Anxiety  Fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation Therapy  Seeking Christ
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

North Carolina | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

New living environment, did not want to bring that into someone else’s space. Also been looking for a reason to stop for a while.

  • Habit: – Every day. Mostly in the evenings but all day sometimes.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty sleeping, intense loss of appetite, food aversion, and nausea in the morning.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day or two after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

 | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

To clean my brain and body from the drug

  • Habit: Joints – 15 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, stomach cramps and anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sports
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

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

I was thinking  strange and becoming an arsehole with no weed spending every bit of money on weed

  • Habit: Mix with tobacco in a spliff – Every day every half hour
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeping problems and first 2 weeks no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping medication for a week
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

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

Multiple reasons. my sleep has been horrible for years, my appetite fluctuates and ive lost significant weight because of that, and finally where i live its become outrageously expensive and i cant afford to keep living pay cheque to pay cheque to support a drug habit. Additionally i feel like i struggle with depression and anxiety however im not sure if its the weed or me, so giving it up will hopefully provide some clarity

  • Habit: I presume a bowl is another name for what i call cones, which is smoked with a bong. – If i wasnt working i would be high all day, on days i work i would smoke a few hours before the shift and then the entire time i was home after work.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Im feeling deflated, and incapable of enjoying things i normally enjoy. Im a little bit cranky, and intolerant of little things. I cant get to sleep without it taking hours and even then i will be extremely restless. Total lack of appetite, im having to force my self to eat and i feel slightly nauseous afterwards for a brief period of time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Very end of day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: 2 things. I smoked weed with tobacco and through my weed smoking ive developed an unfortunate tobacco addiction, which often makes me physically sick from withdrawals. Giving up weed and tobacco at the same time leaves me feeling physically ill, having night sweats, as well as all the weed withdrawal symptoms which makes quitting weed much harder, additionally i have a job which i cant really do if im going through withdrawals, mainly die to the lack of sleep. So i booked  6 days off in preparation for going through withdrawals. After the weed withdrawals have dissipated i intend to try and give up tobacco.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

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

Job offer and a wish to improve my life.

  • Habit: Rolled cigarette. – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite. Occasional anxiety.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 2-3 days of stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, very little amounts of strong alcohol. Not to get drunk, but to calm myself.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

Hong Kong | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Not enjoying it and getting depressed

  • Habit: Joints and edibles in the weekend – 6-7 Joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain Fog and lack of energy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 50 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

Better mental health

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes with Deep breathing
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

California  | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

It’s a personal decision

  • Habit: I walk around with my cart pen in my hand. Smoke joint after joint. Not big on edibles. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Crying, shaking, nausea, anxiety, hopelessness , and although I’m hungry I have no appetite or desire to eat. Light headache and manic mood.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Before I quit I cut down. The withdrawal symptoms started as I cut down my usage and hit pretty hard the first day I went cold turkey- 5 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’ve had a beer- and smoked a cigarette on day 2 and 5 but other than that no.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

California  | 56 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Not fun anymore. Need to move on after this horrible 2 years of covid

  • Habit: blunts – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day 3. Day 1 was pretty horrible. Sweating, not sleeping, general feeling of uncomfortableness. Also felt strange. I think I’ve been nauseous the past few days (I’m never nauseous), because today I ate some saltines and I feel better. No appetite. I’ve been working out a lot to keep my mind off weed, and in 3 days I’ve lost 9.5 lbs.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: morning I woke up after stopping the night before.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Today I took L-Theanine (suntheanine) and I don’t know if anything helped. I bought some Melatonin gummies but I’m not sure if it will help. I also drank valerian root tea, which seemed to help me get to sleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 12, 2021

 

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

Mental clarity, deciding not to rely on a substance to be a bandage for emotions I’m not dealing with.

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, minor sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

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

Health reasons  high blood pressure and severe anxiety

  • Habit: Bong – I was having at least 4 cones a day of chronic weed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Constant anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 3 day of not using
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

New York | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Chs

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes nausea tingling hands arms
  • Timing of Withdrawal: All along before quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stopped
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

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

Cannabis Hyperemesis

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hydroxyzine
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Denmark | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Temporary breaks every once in a while to appreciate the little things again, regulating the dopamine system

  • Habit: Joint mixed w tobacco – Pretty much daily, with a couple days to a month break every 2 months or so
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, depression, insomnia, vivid dreams, heavy sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24h after last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, fresh air, healthy food
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Canada | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Physical & Mental Health Reasons

  • Habit: Bowl or Joint. I would only consume via vape or edible on rare occasion & not very often. – Every day, multiple times a day. Cut down a bit after graduating high school, but still daily usage.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Complete loss of appetite, forcing myself to eat feels like more of a chore each day. Trouble falling asleep & disturbed sleep, especially on the first night. Also not sure if it is related to stopping the use of cannabis, but I have been experiencing dizziness/motion sickness when in the car.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On the first day of stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: My doctor suggested trying to take Gravol to help with nausea when trying to eat & with the motion sickness when in the car, which has helped me so far.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

India | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

Didn’t get high anymore and it became a waste of time. Most importantly, lost complete motivation, didn’t find joy in anything and started experiencing extreme depression.

  • Habit: Smoke joints with tobacco. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The usual symptoms in the initial weeks of disturbed sleep, vivid dreams that were sometimes unpleasant, nausea in the mornings and headaches. Anxiety, yes but I can’t tell whether it’s my normal anxiety or heightened because of withdrawal.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, just letting time do its thing and trying to be busy/distracted.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

India | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Heavy anxiety and panic attack at night. High bp. High heart rate. Insomnia. Foggy brain. Gas. Bloating. Restlessness. Heart palpitations.

  • Habit: Bong – Daily 4 to 6 bong shots for 2 months.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Heavy anxiety and panic attack at night. High bp. High heart rate. Insomnia. Foggy brain. Gas. Bloating. Cant eat. But gets hungry frequently. Restlessness. Heart palpitations.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Starts from day 1 of quitting. Increases to day 2 and 3.. sometimes to day 4 and 5 depending on amount of weed smoked.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Wim hoff breathing. Walking. Running for 30 mins daily. Excercise helps a lot with focused breathing. Drinking water enough.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Germany | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

price-performance ratio

  • Habit: vape – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sleep disturbances, cravings, boredom, sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 3-4 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am taking antidepressants which help with the depression
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Australia | 54 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

To be able to stop smoking tobacco.

  • Habit: Joint – Almost daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No other than missing the relaxing effect at the end of a hectic day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Weeks 1-2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just recognised and talked myself around it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Indiana  | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Money and to see what life is like without it. Memory issues from long term use

  • Habit: Bowls – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At about 20 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

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

I felt like I was getting brain fog from mixing my weed with grabba and I always promised myself that I would stop or take a break when I feel that it is affecting me negatively

  • Habit: In rolling papers with grabba, vape pens, joints – 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, anxiety, joint pain in lower back , occasional chest tightness, racing thoughts, brain fog, racing heartbeat. My clinical anxiety and depression manifest differently but affect me in the same way as when I smoke.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Essential oils and diffusers are really helping, and i drink tea and practice mindfulness meditation and deep breathing techniques
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

 | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Traffic regulations in my country are pretty dumb, relying on saliva detection.

  • Habit: Smoke via spliff. – Daily, but in small quantities. Around 0.1g/day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not applicable.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not applicable.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

Canada | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Pregnancy

  • Habit: All of the above – Daily 6+ times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable, insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 5 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Magnesium for sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

DC | 23 Year Old Other (specify) (Using Since Age 17)

Problems with memory, and falling asleep for 3-4 hours in the middle of the day, constantly tired.

  • Habit: Blunt(rolled tobacco leafs) – Everyday, 2 -3 blunts a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shaky
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 11, 2021

 

 | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

To become healthier

  • Habit: Smoke – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep , sweating, anxious
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st night
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

New Jersey  | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I took shrooms and it made me quit I was going to anyways

  • Habit: Anyway I can – Almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes feel weak depressed I have anxiety and weird dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No not really I just drink water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

Just want to have a life where I can function and work and do things with my family.

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Head aches and sleep very messed up. Have alot of dreams too. And at I shivered and sweated alot for first 4 days
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keep thinking why am doing it like the article said and also remind myself It will get better. I can only go up from here
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

California | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

To get a job

  • Habit: Bong, but also dry herb vaporizer. – Every day multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had diarrhea, lack of appetite, mood swings, trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Heavy exercise and sauna use
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

I used it medically for anxiety and depression that come with Aspergers but I developed a huge tolerance and addiction

  • Habit: Vape pen, dab rig, joints – Every hour
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Every single one. Panic sent me to urgent care for mental health. My stomach is killing me. I can’t sleep without medication, I feel great dysphoria.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a couple hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hydroxyzine HCL 25mg as needed and lexapro 5mg. Working out and taking hot showers for the cold sweats
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

 | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

work and relationship 

  • Habit: ocb,bong – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: no
  • Timing of Withdrawal: yesterday
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

To make my dreams come back, and to just hopefully feel clearer and more motivated

  • Habit: Joints mostly but also the bong – Every single day for the past 4 years, it wouldn’t always be a lot, sometimes just half a joint ( sometimes a lot more) but I was very consistent lol
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m only a week in. Sleeping and eating are to my suprise not really an issue. I just miss it, especially when I’m around it. When I go to watch a movie, or eat a meal, or have a headache, I definitely think about it.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They got really bad about a week into it, again just craving it like crazy
  • Withdrawal Tips: My boyfriend is doing it with me which helps the cause, but no not really anything specific.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

Canada | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

It was making me nauseated everytime I smoked. It became to the point that I was smoking then eating within 15 minutes only to need to smoke again after, because I was quitting cigarettes at the same time. Also I have had clogged ears for two years.

  • Habit: Joints, edibles, bong, vape bud – Multiple times daily for 20+ years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, crying and emotional outbursts, anxiety esp. about health, headaches, tremors, heart pounding, restless legs, no sleep, amotivation because I used to use it to motivate and would often study or do chores high. Muscles aches, irritability, anger, extreme dizziness in first two weeks, unstable on feet, depression, started smoking cigs again, lethargy, low libido, food doesn’t taste good, I can’t feel happy, impossible to sleep at night but severe tiredness during day, extreme energy loss as though walking I am carrying 1000 lbs with me. Excessive sweating and cannot tolerate heat. Sun pains my head and eyes and angers me easily. Feels like I’ll be sick forever.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days and still lasting but waning at ten weeks. Still man headaches and insomnia with restless legs at ten weeks. Still anxiety and pounding heart. Still low libido but coming back.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin helps some days. Not always. Heating pad for aches. Sometimes muscles relaxants. Tried alcohol, not a huge fan except in first few days. Lots of funny shows to laugh although it brings on craving since I would watch funny shows high. Walking lots. Hugh sugar foods sice nothing tastes good but junk at this point. Naps. The nicotine helped but quitting again now.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

To perform better at school ans training

  • Habit: Spliff – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness, insomnia, nausea, low appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away, peaking at day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

No motivation to do anything but smoke

  • Habit: Joints (+tobacco) – Multiple times every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings Dizzyness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Starting from day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sports Healthy diet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

Mainly because of the time it takes that I want to spend on other things, the anxiety it gave me when abstaining for 9 days during a holiday and the mental instability it brings when I smoke regularly.

  • Habit: – On average 1 joint (.3 grams) every evening.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lots of anxiety, waves of intense fear my girlfriend will secretly hate me and leave me for someone else (I talked to her about this and she assured me everything’s all right). Cravings in the evenings when the sun is low.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I decided to quit while on holiday because of the anxiety, so essentially I decided to quit after I had already quit. It took about 3-4 days for the anxiety to set in, the cravings started when I was back in my old environment, back at home (day 10-11).
  • Withdrawal Tips: During the holiday I smoked cigarettes which helped a bit, a friend of mine smokes so I just kind of went with him. Usually I don’t smoke so back home I didn’t buy or have any cigarettes. Also talking to my friends about the anxiety helps.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

It had a negative effect on my life.

  • Habit: Joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Only the first few days was hard. After day 3 things got easier.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

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

Improve mental and physical health

  • Habit: Pipe or vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Terrible insomnia, irritability, diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A couple days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Quit cold turkey, nothing seems to help me fall asleep and I’ve tried so many things
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

Texas | 55 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 52)

Concerned about overall health – lungs and gums.  No self control to use in moderation.   Dealing with extreme anxiety.

  • Habit: One hitter – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m day 6 so craving have lessened. Food still looks unappealing to eat. I need to find a hobby to occupy my brain during down time. Struggling with anxiety which worsened with smoking.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 10, 2021

 

Michigan | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

addiction has gotten out of control.  I have lost interest in most social activity, or much of anything other than smoking

  • Habit: bowl – multiple bowls / day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: constant cravings, irritability, mood swings, depression, inability to concentrate, struggling to sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I started craving another bowl 2-3 hours after my last one.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried drinking a few beers to try to relax / get some sleep. It didn’t help as much as i had hoped
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Kansas | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 33)

Interviewing for a promotion at work that requires a drug test and random UAs

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: High levels of irritability, lack of appetite, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after using last
  • Withdrawal Tips: 10 day detox system
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

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

I’m pregnant 🥳

  • Habit: Blunt – Every day, all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: This is only day one, but the thought of food makes me sick. Can’t fall asleep at all. And I’ve had bad nausea all day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No:(
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

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

Over eating. Loss of self control/will power

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Really low mood. Difficulty eating. Some anxiety…more depression though. Insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours in
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not too sure what to try
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Idaho | 67 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

had to for weight surgery

  • Habit: smoke – Dailey
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: all of them. Very intense and very uncomfortable.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the next day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am seeing my doctor tomorrow for help
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Montana | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Improve my quality of life. Is also strive to be a better husband, father, and employee.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, decrease in appetite, Heightened sense of smell, frequent gag reflex, coughing up lots of flem
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-3 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Prayer, meditation, walking, seeking out new connections that are sober
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

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

I was using to distract myself from my depression but it’s only making it worse. When i’m not high the depression comes back even worse

  • Habit: Bong bowl, or joint. – Every possible second of every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, all described in the article above
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

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

It cost a lot and was making me feel bad about myself and what I was capable of

  • Habit: Literally everything and anything. Dabs, pens, bongs, backwoods, joints, bowls – 3-5x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m too tired to list all of them
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

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

Health, my breathing was becoming worse and i didnt like seeing what I was coughing up

  • Habit: Spliff, weed and tobacco in a paper – Every day 4-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yess all I want to do is smoke. Not really wanting to be high, but that hit at the back of my throat
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: A nicotine vapour user has helped
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Kansas | 60 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

It was just time.

  • Habit: One hit bat. – 5 or 6 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not to many.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4 and 5.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

New Jersey | 63 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Health mind financial

  • Habit: Joints bowl and pens – Constantly during pandemic
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Three days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Welbutrion remeron
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

California  | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

it is a crutch for my ptsd, I simply do not address the root or progress with weed. I just stay present but never progress. I have been using from age 14-21.

  • Habit: I went from bowls, to vapes, to joints exclusively. – 4-6 joints a day, about 10-15 grams a week-about 60-90 dollars a week.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, even when I was cutting back at first I got a horrible migraine. Now I have heartburn, Nausea, loss of appetite even though I’m hungry, ptsd/depressive mood cycle peaks in between states of high energy, hard to fall asleep. Deeper sleep at least though
  • Timing of Withdrawal: they appeared within 12 hours of not smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, I’ve smoked herbal mixes to weed myself from the habitual part of smoking.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Florida | 52 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 42)

Want a better more productive life.

  • Habit: Smoke bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache nausea 🤮 so far
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not sure cause the weed also made me nauseous and gave me headaches
  • Withdrawal Tips: I take melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Australia | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Lockdown can’t drive to dealer.

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia severe sweating at night irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Insomnia and sweating  day 1 . Irritability day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping tablets and Valium work well in past efforts. Do not currently have any.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Canada | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Anxiety and stress, makes things worse

  • Habit: Joint mixed with tobacco – Everyday, many times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, claminess, depression and anxiety but an also going through work related burnout at the time as well
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am on Suprelex and hydroxyzine for my burnout related anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 9, 2021

 

Ohio | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Cannabis helped me with what I would consider as anxiety for many years, and still helps me think on a more creative and out going perspective. Unfortunately my body seems to have changed in some way, and now it seems to be the culprit to my anxiety. I am generally a heavy user smoking between 6 to 10 dabs a day. Was this way for 5 years or so, but now it seems to effect me physically. I’m not 100 percent sure if cannabis is the problem, or if I have any other under lying health conditions but whatever it is absolutely sucks lol

  • Habit: Dab rig or a bong – Everyday multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: My first time quitting after 5 years was easing off in January and Feb. Quit all the way from March until mid June when my dog passed away. I didn’t really experience any withdrawal symptoms this time around, other than difficulty sleeping for a few days. it was almost like my body wanted to quit anyway. The reason for quitting was intense feeling of heart palpitations or fluttering, increased heart rate and high blood pressure readings. Also over active and unnecessary thoughts. More or less, general symptoms of anxiety. Picked it back up when my dog passed because I needed to do something about the depression/ anxious thoughts. I was completely fine for a month or so. I didn’t have any physical symptoms of anxiety, palpitations never came back. The first couple weeks were a little more intense in terms of over active thoughts but it felt like I was doing a good job of distracting myself. About 4 days ago, I was laying on my couch when all of a sudden my face felt a little tingly, then tight. It was hard to use the muscles in my face, my body started shivering and my neck started to spasm/convulse. Tried to lay down and take a deep breath and it felt like I was going to faint so I jumped up and paced around the room. My mind went to the worst place it could find. So I quit again. These passed few days now, I have maybe ate 2500 calories. I usually eat up to 3000 a day. My stomach doesn’t signal for hunger, my mind can only focus on physical symptoms, or the possibility of being terminally ill. I can’t tell if it’s withdrawal at this point, anxiety, a mini stroke or all 3 lmao. I’ve also been experiencing some weakness in my arms/ body as well.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m not sure if the initial anxiety attack that I had a few days ago was a symptom, being that it was around 6-7 hours from my last dab, or if I just have another underlying condition that decided to surface at that moment. Immediately the next day my appetite had nearly vanished, I still have intrusive thoughts mainly about what I’m physically feeling in that moment. Im slightly irritable. It feels like the anxiety continued to follow me around. I was craving a dab the first 2 days really bad but now I’m more concerned about my physical and mental health.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Only things that are supposed to help with anxiety.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

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

Just know that I have to eventually for work, and now that I’ve been in a situation where I needed to stop smoking for a week I feel as though I should just keep it going. I love my weed, but I need to pass a drug test for work. As much as I love my weed, it definitely does affect my sleep negatively and my appetite negatively. I’m fully functioning and successful despite my use, however, I feel as though I could be more so without the weed.

  • Habit: Bong – Every day from 6 pm until sometimes only 9 or sometimes 12-1 am.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nothing truly physical. I slept great the first night but was still exhausted the next day. I’m about to try sleeping the second night now without marijuana and I’ll see how that goes. No headaches or anxiety or anything of that sort. Just exhaustion and I struggle to eat. I may be starving but nothing sounds appealing. I have to force the food down and I feel full almost immediately but I know I need more fuel. So, I force myself to eat more to the point of being nauseous from a 600 calorie meal. It just feels like too much even though I need more food.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: No because I haven’t really needed it. I used for about a year every day straight. Usually only from 6 pm on. The concern I have is that it will impact my sleep because I used it at first to help me sleep. I haven’t slept sober in a year before last night.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

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

I’m a healthy person and destroyed my life with smoking too much. It was my escape from emotional and depressing issues and I became addicted. It made me feel worse after a while. It led to paranoid thoughts, depressing thoughts got worse, weakness, speech problems, relationship problems, becoming friends with toxic people, extreme laziness, occasional panic attacks, eating problems, losing weight, reduced appetite, money problems, extreme procrastination, led to more cigarette smoking etc. It caused emotional, physical fatigue. I was losing my true self and it made me feel disgusted so I stopped it for good and nicotine addiction is also fading away. I will never touch weed again. My life is too important to be wasted.  CBD helped me especially during the first two weeks. (I’m at Week 4 now)  It was my third try of quitting and I can say I’m very sure to never smoke a joint again. Maybe one puff on vacation only, but even that doesn’t excite me anymore.   Weed/THC was hell for me and my lowest point in life.

  • Habit: – every day 2-4 or sometimes 5 well sized joints
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: almost every symptom. especially disgusting smelly sweating in the first week. Aggresion bursts, crying attacks, dizziness, hot flashed, vivid intense dreams…
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the same day
  • Withdrawal Tips: quality CBD oil, a very small joint of cbd once a day or every other day, healthy food, riding the bike..
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Australia | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

Health reasons. Particularly mental health.

  • Habit: Joint – Hourly, daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, irritability, serious dizziness, heart palpitations & lack of sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Interesting this time I haven’t used Valium to assist me with my withdrawals.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

DC | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Changing my lifestyle

  • Habit: All of the above – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, fatigue and weird, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day or so after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Running and playing video games
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

DC | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Spending to much

  • Habit: Blunt – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Weight loss, appetite change and muscle weakness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 week ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

United States | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

see if i have any withdrawal symptoms

  • Habit: smoke – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: remembering my dreams, more vivid
  • Timing of Withdrawal: couple of days
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

 | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Health

  • Habit: Roll up – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, diorheria, nausea, random aches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Paracetamol for the headache
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Arizona  | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 35)

To get a better job.

  • Habit: Blunt, joints, vape pen, and bowl. – Every day, multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Upset stomach, nausea, food aversion, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, disrupted sleep…I wake up out of nowhere then can’t go back to sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Irritability, anxiety, and mood swings started Day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just staying as busy as possible so I don’t have too much time to think about it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Mississippi  | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Pregnancy

  • Habit: Bowl or Blunt. I preferred gravity bongs though because I would use smaller bowls to save money and weed. Even the littlest amount would have me gone for like an hour. – All day every day, soon as I sobered up I’d smoke again. I was only ever sober if I was in a place I couldn’t smoke at for too long.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No, but my husband and I noticed that my libido is gone when I don’t smoke. Even before I officially quit, no smoke = dry spells.
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

I’m wasting my life while stoned

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t sleep, irritation, anger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Starting from the first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking outdoors
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Australia  | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 36)

Because it’s illegal and people are able to drink themselves senseless but it’s unacceptable for me to smoke cannabis…

  • Habit: Joints and cones –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger that is challenging to alleviate.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After three weeks of not using.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Increased exercise (which I feel makes me more aggressive). Moving from Melbourne to Tasmania. Heaps of stuff.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

California  | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I’ve been smoking pretty much daily for the last 20 years (although I have stopped for periods of time now and then). Weed has caused me to withdraw from life and other people and made me more of an introvert. I know that if I don’t stop smoking nothing will change and I may wind up alone.

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, vivid dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Right away.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

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

I ran out at the same time my regular connect ran out; and the store is really expensive so I took the opportunity to overcome my lack of easy access to stop smoking for the first time in 20 years

  • Habit: Bowl via a Pipe and Bong – Several Bowls, (3-10) times per day, sometimes hourly, sometimes constantly since I was 15, (that’s 20 years of daily smoking from when I wake up to when I go to sleep).
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, severe nausea, active repulsion towards food combined with unexplained and uncomfortable nutritional cravings, severe stomach pains, Mood swings, anxiety, nausea, day-sleeping, unable to sleep at night, unable to stay asleep, severe discomfort all the time, fatigue, night sweats, inability to regulate body temperature, severe restlessness, weird stomach movements and uncomfortable stomach sensations, lethargic feeling, boredom, panic, dysphoria, food does not taste good or satisfies hunger, feeling constantly hungry but also repulsed by food.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I last smoked
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, not really, I just went about my normal day and did small things like increased water consumption and tried to do more various things throughout the day.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Canada | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Improve health. Never feel well.  Expensive habit.

  • Habit: Joint, edibles – Several joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, not hungry.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Late on the first day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gravol, sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 8, 2021

 

Venezuela | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

Feeling unable to learn new skills which are important to my livelihood

  • Habit: bong – daily microdosing, approximately 1 gram every 5 – 7 days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense boredom, racing mind (inability to focus on tasks at hand), intense dreams, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Basically from the first night I decided to quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: deep breathing, with pursed lips, purposefully blowing the cold air on my fingers. The main thing I miss is the deep breathing from inhaling, so duplicating this in this way has helped.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

 | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

I felt it was hindering my growth as a person

  • Habit: I would smoke it – Almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just Moody a lot these days … Although I still felt same when I was using , especially after the ‘high’ fades
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 3-4 days after I took the last hit
  • Withdrawal Tips: I drink a can of Heineken sometimes and I take a walk
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

New York | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

CHS I think

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and tiredness at day awake at night
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melitonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

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

Sudden anxiety and concerns about my health

  • Habit: Bong – Multiple times a day for 5 or 6 months until recently when I cut back to once per day for 2 weeks before quitting entirely.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, occasional nausea mostly in the morning, severe sweating at night, insomnia, mood changes, hot and cold flashes, sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The very next night after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, I’ve had some success controlling nausea by drinking ginger tea but I haven’t tried anything else.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

New Jersey | 63 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

More ambition clarity of thought pulmonary and cardiac problems

  • Habit: Started with paper rolled joints and pipes then one hitters and vaped oils and wax – Constantly during pandemic morning noon and night 24-7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night terrors depression anxiety insomnia loss of memory and concentraction
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About two days after stopping use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes went to my shrink was put mood medication did not like the affects now trying welbutron remeron gabapentin and letuda
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

Ohio | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Mental health

  • Habit: Smoke, Vape, dabs – Every day most of the day if and on
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Always wanting to smoke after a month I still have cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Still haven’t
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

Florida  | 54 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Potential job change – lung concerns

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extremely vivid bizarre dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

Texas | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

For work

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, trouble sleeping, trouble focusing, trouble enjoying normally enjoyable things
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Only distractions
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

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

Tolerance break and trying to get a healthier relationship with this substance so that I don’t feel compelled to use it every day.

  • Habit: Typically vaporizers and dabs. Herb vaporizer during the week after work and dabs + vaporizer (both herb and pens) on the weekends. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – difficulty falling asleep, vivid dreams and fairly restless nights, much more irritable than usual, and reduced appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as day 1. The physical symptoms of withdrawal are mostly behind me as of day 6 but the emotional aspects (boredom and irritability) have grown over the course of the week and are worse now on day 6 than they were initially. This could also be because it is now the weekend and I’m used to smoking all weekend. During the work week it’s easier to stay distracted.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really other than exercising every day.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

North Carolina | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 9)

Feel better about myself find who I am and new job!!!

  • Habit: 2-3 blunts a day then wax off the rig – Every day 3-5 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not as of right now smoked too much last night
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 12)

Not sure. Probably work and social stigma

  • Habit: Tobacco and weed in joint – All day everyday like a cigarette smoker except it was always joints instead of fags unless I was at work
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m on day 24 or 25 first couple weeks was easier than I thought but the last three days I have had intense cravings to use again. My brain telling me f**k it it’s good for you etc and I’m struggling to ride the waves. I’ve been using since 12 years old everyday and I’m now 31
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tramedol although think it’s making it worse
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

New York | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

anxiety enhanced. have to go back to home country where weed is considered extremely illegal.

  • Habit: joint and bowl – several times a day, everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety, brain fog, vivid dreams, sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the first night
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

North Carolina  | 27 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I’m not quitting but wanted to take a few months off to get refocused on school.

  • Habit: – Everyday with most times being at night.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Primary trouble with sleep, mood changes, and exacerbation of anxiety. Loss of appetite (only 2 days on that symptom)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise regularly, eat pretty healthy, and improve sleep routine strategies
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

 | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Getting tolerable and don’t want to smoke anymore

  • Habit: Bong – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweats struggle to sleep head aches and bad appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Plenty of water good nutritious foods and rest
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

I don’t I live in United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

It’s holding me back in life and I used it to be escape reality

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, waves of anxiety, broken sleep, it’s been 8 days and I’m getting about 4 hours a night. I started off on sleeping tablets for the first 3 nights now I’m going cold turkey.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After A day or two since smoking my last joint
  • Withdrawal Tips: I do try breathing exercises for my anxiety. I try to remain social able where I can to distract my mind.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

Spain | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Unable to keep on top of daily life. Mood swings and irritability

  • Habit: Smoke it mixed with tabaco – Daily, evenings only
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Only interrupted sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 7, 2021

 

Colorado | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Because it was taking over every aspect of my life. I was smoking five to seven times a day from waking until sleep. It seemed to destroy my motivation and exacerbated my depression and anxiety

  • Habit: Bowls bongs and joints – Every day. I would usually go through about a quarter ounce a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes I am feeling extreme fatigue and irritability. Also my appetite is not that big
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About six days ago when I went from using about two grams a day down to about a quarter gram a day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I do intend to perhaps try some CBD oil though
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 6, 2021

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