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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire – Part 8

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

If you recently quit using marijuana and think that you’re alone in your suffering, think again. There are millions of people who are struggling with marijuana use and dependence. Today, we’re bringing you accounts of 261 people who have recently stopped using weed. 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.

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

It was autodistructive

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel confused and very edgy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping myself busy and drinking alcohol:(
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

Australia  | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I’m dumb, no memory, physically sick, mentally sick.

  • Habit: A bong. – Every day, every morning with coffee, straight until bedtime. I don’t work, and covid lockdowns and 8:30pm curfew keep me from going outside so I just smoke the whole time.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Day one, cold sweats, shaking, mood swings, anger, euphoria. Day two, the same except body pain and much less euphoria. Today… I’m about to find out.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The same day I stopped.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reading online about withdrawal. Trying to learn about what to expect. Had some paracetamol today but that was for a totally different medical reason that I regularly deal with.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

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

It was one of my main activities throughout the day and the effects I used it for like decreasing anxiety, helping with productivity, and making mundane tasks more enjoyable had stopped taking place so I was just intoxicated and less functional but without the positive associations. I also found myself wanting to smoke more and more with less time in between, like wanting to smoke again 30 mins after I last smoked.

  • Habit: Bubbler, occasionally bowls or joints – 4-6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredom and cravings associated with that boredom are my most pronounced symptoms. I find myself craving any kind of stimulation via intoxication and have been drinking alcohol more frequently though the results are never exactly what I’m looking for. My dreams are definitely more vivid and I have more restless sleep and more frequent nightmares.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I started dreaming more vividly 2 days after stopping. The boredom and cravings started about 4 days after quitting and mostly manifest on weekends when I don’t have much going on or in the evenings.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sometimes I drink alcohol when I have cravings, like one or two drinks and I’ve been going to bed earlier because of boredom. I am exercising regularly/daily which is a habit from before when I was still smoking and maintaining as many routines as possible.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

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

Wanted to feel like my normal self again

  • Habit: Leaf – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yess Trembling not eating upset stomach heat flashes irritation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 dat after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot baths
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

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

I was smoking almost every day, and it was seriously hitting me financially. But I have only used weed or anything with THC for about 7 months. But I only recently in the last 3 months been using it heavily at almost 5 grams a day.

  • Habit: Smoking shake or bud. – I started off with only eating 1-2 edibles a day (25mgsTHC each), fast forward 7 months, I switched to smoking and was going through a bout 5 grams a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: This is Day 2 and I have no apatite, unable to sleep. I only started using it to calm myself when I was getting panic attacks from stress at work.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: This on the 2nd day.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cleaning and working on a farmhouse I’m building in the woods. Playing video games, and embarrassingly, masturbating (or trying to). But without the weed, not even that is fun anymore.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

 | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

nothing in particular, but maybe to start college with a most sober reality 

  • Habit: flower, vape pen – everyday or mostly everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: difficulty sleeping, nausea and my stomach hurts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4 days to a week since the last time I smoked
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

New Zealand | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 24)

Lung health

  • Habit: Joint – pure weed, no tobacco – Two or three joints every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just very infrequent dry cough and coughing up mucus after exercise. Coughing mucus after exercise also occurred during marijuana use so not so much a “withdrawal” symptom. I have also always had this issue slightly before I started using, potentially asthma.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Dry cough started maybe two or three days after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking more water.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

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

It was interfering with my schooling.

  • Habit: Vape pen, or joints – On and off for a while, then daily, then I stopped for 9 months, then a few months daily. But the biggest issues obviously come from daily use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Disregulation of my HPA axis, causing disturbed stomach, decreased appetite and heightened anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: In the past yes, but really just a stomach stabilizer and sleep enhancer are the two main tools that could be helpful, plus an anti anxiety med, but that is not something I have tried before
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I started to becoming dependent on it which then caused me to become lazy.

  • Habit: Fronto, weed and rolling paper – Everyday, twice a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s been two weeks and I do think about it
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First & second week however it’s becoming easier & easier
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

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

To put more positive focus on my business and my relationship, and to eliminate  unhealthy vices helping me cope with anger issues.

  • Habit: All forms – Every day and night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: – Vivid, terrifying and/or weird dreams – fatigue during the day    – difficulty shutting brain down for sleep    – moments of anxiety and sadness    – body aches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After the first night
  • Withdrawal Tips: – exercise – healthy eating  – listening to audio books
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 9, 2021

 

New york | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 44)

Looking for work

  • Habit: Paper – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, chills, angry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day1
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Nigeria | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Decided it was time. No longer want to be dependent on any substance

  • Habit: Typically a joint, sometimes edible – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I think so. First few days lossnof appetite.  Its about day 8 and just had a big meltdown being upset with the world and feeling like a failure. Very sad today.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 3 days in I think.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stuck inside in isolation because covid. Exercise makes me feel better
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

New York | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Self improvement

  • Habit: joint – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, night sweats, no appetite, insomnia, anxiety, stomach ache.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Canada | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I went on vacation for two weeks and it felt like a good time to take advantage of not being able to smoke, as well as a new semester of classes starting and wanting to be in good form

  • Habit: It started as just burning flower either in joints or pipes, but the last year was only distillate vape pens – I was smoking weed every day, many times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It has been 15 days now and I have been feeling very fatigued, some night sweats, and also some light headedness during the day.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They appeared after about 5 days of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping mostly, going for walks with music, eating.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

New Zealand | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Health, improve lifestyle, money.

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I was excessively sweating the first two nights then no. Slightly less of an appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hours after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Don’t need to.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

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

Stopped 3 months ago because I wanted a higher education.

  • Habit: Bowl, blunt, edibles – Periodically throughout the last 9 yrs but the last year was almost daily; up until 3 months ago.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, sadness, isolation, feeling like I want to be alone.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just cold turkey
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Maryland | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 39)

Inability to concentrate at work, lethargy and general brain fog.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot flashes, night sweats, depression and diarrhea.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After ~24 hours of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep aid (like benadryl), exercise, extra water, healthy foods and vitamins.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

canada | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Focus on my business and school

  • Habit: edibles – every week to every other week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Constant anxiety

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Haven’t slept in days lose of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

To have better health and more money

  • Habit: Smoke – Everday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Funny belly and not sleeping well
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

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

After nearly 3 years of daily (only at night) use i knew that weed was holding me back from achieving my life goals and affecting my university studies

  • Habit: Mainly bowls, occasionally a joint – Every night, only have had a month break in the past few years with a few weeks here and there of no use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, vicious mood swings, struggle to fall asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: At night when I used to smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping my mind occupied by reading or just going to bed early
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Australia | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 28)

Health

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, depression, loss of motivation and appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Cost too much

  • Habit: Bong, edibles, bubblers, joints. – Smoking a half a week for a while, cut down to about 7 grams a week, now completely dry. I would take a big bong rip at least every other hour
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Heavy cravings, appetite loss, irritated easily, must take melatonin to sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First 4 hours waking up not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Vyvanse and melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

canada | 36 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 29)

Memory and cognitive function

  • Habit: joints and edibles – every couple of days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Three days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil for the first week
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Missouri | 34 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

To become more productive.

  • Habit: Bowl,Blunt. – Up to 2 grams a day. I dropped consumption down to around .5g a day before quitting.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, sweaty palms, stomach pains, night sweats, cravings, brain fog, and more.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’m on day 2. They started around the 14 hour mark.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I am taking multi vitamins and exercising. These multi include plant and fruit extracts along with all the normal ones.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

California | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 25)

Clean way of life

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, mood swings, lost of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

Prefer not to specify | 15 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

To take a tolerance break

  • Habit: Bowl and pen in public – Around 1.5G of normal bud a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am not hungry video games are to boring to play and so are other activities
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The next day is when I noticed I wasn’t hungry just like how I’m not hungry when I’m on my prescription adhd medication
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 8, 2021

 

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

Personal choice

  • Habit: Vape pen – 5-6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, panic attacks, chest tightness, shortness of breath, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Medical help
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

California  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

To help preserve my short-term memory, to relieve my lungs of THC toxicity, and to not be reliant upon a substance anymore.

  • Habit: BHO or rosin – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After one week.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and breathing techniques.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

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

  1. I don’t like being addicted, and I have been for 5 years 2. My GF wants me to stop, and I love her 3. I want my energy and motivation back.   4. I am an ambitious person, smoking kills my ambitions
  • Habit: Just rolling it like a cigarette with tobacco – About 1g a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, insomnia, irritability Especially in the morning I feel sick to my stomach until noon when I do not smoke for a few days, loss of appetite (the loss of appetite persist trough the day but disappears after a week or so) -> In that case I force myself to eat small portions, because if I don’t it only gets worse
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Sometimes I can not smoke for a week and have nothing, other time the symptoms start after 1 or 2 days not smoking. I guess it depends on how my body and brain chemistry are at that moment?
  • Withdrawal Tips: I force myself to eat small portions and bite my teeth
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

California  | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It’s bad for me

  • Habit: All kinds – Pretty much every day since I left the military (sep 2019)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense mood swings irritability anxiety depression weight loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A few days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Surfing, better diet
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Because it stop me from focusing on my goals

  • Habit: smoke – 5 – 10 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, Lack of appetite and lack of sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: yesterday
  • Withdrawal Tips: yes, exercising – running each day and supplements like l-tyrosine and 5htp plus multi vitamins
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

Texas | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I no longer want to rely on it /  more job opportunities

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day 5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, weezing, anxiety, stress, I’m eating more, headache, irritable, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, being active, staying hydrated
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

 | 46 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 26)

Brain fog and lack of money

  • Habit: Has varied over time but in the last ten years mostly edibles. – Three times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, restlessness, diarrhoea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Mostly day 2, physical symptoms later in the day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Prepared well in advance by establishing strict exercise routine that I’m sticking to.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

California | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Job and relationship struggles

  • Habit: Bong – 5-10 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats, My appetite is terrible, anxiety,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drink more water, exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

Texas  | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Because antiquated employment drug testing laws that violate our fourth amendment rights in the USA are still being used

  • Habit: One hitters – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I had glue like symptoms for a few days at first. Mainly stomach aches and nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-5 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

maine | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 33)

focus, independent work productivity, feeling disconnected from others/daily life, compulsive repeat smoking, resolving to take a day off and not being able to.  only ‘quitting’ when it runs out and i resist buying more. 

  • Habit: pipe – 4 times a day most days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: extreme anxiety, anger, fear, depression, desire to isolate
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise but panic symptoms make it hard, b12, lots of water, and on a negative side, alcohol (working on this)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

Queensland, Australia  | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

The main reason why I stopped is because I was heavily abusing marijuana for years (2016-2021) and used it as coping mechanism to avoid my personal struggles instead of facing them head on. Another reason also is I was smoking so much that I now suffer from a persistent pneumothorax problem (Collapsed lung). I also would regularly stay up to 24+ hours smoking marijuana and not sleeping or eating and in my lifetime of smoking I could comfortably say I’ve been through quite a substantial amount of psychosis episodes caused most likely by a lack of sleep and smoking a ridiculous amount of marijuana. I also smoked to the point where I would vomit but even after I did I would keep on smoking and smoking

  • Habit: Bong (In Australia we call a bowl a cone piece. Made out of brass). I would start with a small cone that could hold 0.10g then I started smoking bigger cones that would fit 0.50g to 1.0g and I packed it to the brim and smoke them in one go. (Not trying to sound tough but in Australia we finish what we pack in one go) – When I was 15 (2016) I would only smoke in moderation anywhere from about once a week to about twice a month and only needed a very small amount to get absolutely stoned out of my mind. But in 2017 in a short amount of time it was all day, everyday smoking an ounce or 2 a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Before I stopped I tried many times to lay off but I would always go back because I was afraid of the withdrawal I would get from weed. For me personally I would get angry and depressed with constant mood swings and felt like I couldn’t feel normal again without it so I kept smoking to avoid these feelings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Pretty much from day 1 till about 10 days for me roughly. I found the worst to be around the 3 to 7 day mark.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope I just went cold turkey
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

California | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Made me lazy, accelerates aging, antisocial behavior and clumsy

  • Habit: Spliff – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed mood, irritated, nausea, hungry but can’t eat, can’t sleep, sweating all the time
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, zofran for nausea, magnesium supplement for sleep, and just working out a lot
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

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

Smoking was hard on my lungs

  • Habit: Bowls out of my bong – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, chills, shaky, sweating, nausea, uneasy feeling, anxious and irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 15 hours into being sober
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

Oregon | 59 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 54)

A friend died of cancer. I want to embrace my life

  • Habit: Vape dry herb – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feeling flat. Eyes itchy, congested
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 8
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, regular sleep schedule
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 7, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Mum was diagnosed with lung cancer

  • Habit: Tobacco – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty staying asleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Health and finance

  • Habit: No nicotine.  – Hoirly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Not sure
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

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

Laziness, lack of focus, feeling of dependence for eating/ sleeping

  • Habit: Cartridges, rolls (blunts/joints), concentrates (dabs) – Since beginning, I had entered phases of heavy and  moderate use as well as phases of abstinence. As of recent, I would consider myself a heavy user
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of sleep, lack of appetite, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

California  | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Job and want to change lifestyle

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No sex drive. Somewhat low energy and doubt about my future.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: GNC products and trying meditation.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

South Africa | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

My relationship with it is not healthy. Self loathing cycle of wanting to stop & self sabotage.

  • Habit: All off but mostly smoke – Daily – 3/4 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Some cravings, nightmares, stomach cramps, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

Belgium  | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Health

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches fatigue depression anxiety tinnitus
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days after
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 6, 2021

 

Washington  | 70 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 66)

Cost. It was making me lazy and unmotivated to do anything.

  • Habit: Prerolled 1 gram joints. – 2-3 grams a day, everyday in lieu of opiates for back pain management.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches but mild. Constantly tired even after good sleep. Depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day of abstinence.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Work in the yard for distraction.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

United States | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Better myself

  • Habit: Blunt wrap – Everyday twice to three times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: None
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

Florida | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I wanted to see how I feel if I do not smoke.

  • Habit: – Almost every day for the last 12 months.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I do not have cravings, the symptoms are more similar to stopping antidepressants cold turkey. I have lost appetite, and I am constantly sleepy. I also feel depressed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After two days of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, because I am not addicted to cannabis. As mentioned, the symptoms remind me of quitting antidepressants abruptly. My discomfort is not severe, but it is still easy to notice.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 56 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 30)

Acknowledging it is an addiction

  • Habit: Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue. Fuzzy eyesight. Lack of appetite. . Brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After about 2 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water . Acceptance
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

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

Addiction ruining my marriage and cause of anxiety and depression

  • Habit: Vape pen or joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Can’t eat or sleep or enjoy anything feel miserable
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

Michigan  | 17 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

It caused anxiety

  • Habit: Bongs/blunts – Daily 5+ times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, anxiety and feet sweats
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

California | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

My vision was severely negatively impacted

  • Habit: vape pen and edibles – Every day, all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, I am having trouble sleeping, and my eyes are very light sensitive and have a hard time looking at bright lights. My vision is also blurry as well.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I just let it naturally take its course.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 49 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

I want to be a better person for my children

  • Habit: smoke – 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just mood swings so far
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping mindful of why I want to quit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

Washington | 26 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I was relying on it every day and not doing anything in my free time except smoking and zoning out. Was experiencing health conditions and wanted to rule out weed as the cause. Lack of motivation.

  • Habit: All of the above. Bong, flower vape, oil vape, edibles. – Daily for 4-6 hours per evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel like I have the flu. I thought I had COVID but tested negative twice. I am nauseous, have a fever and chills/sweats, headache, restless, agitated, depressed, anxious, feel like everything is bad and there’s no point, withdrawing from friends.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I started having trouble sleeping on day 2 and started feeling really awful and feverish on day 4.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I took 10:1 CBD but had no relief. I am rubbing CBD cream on my back and neck to try to ease the headaches and muscle aches. I am drinking a lot of water and taking naps. I took time off work. Nothing helps.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 5, 2021

 

Colorado | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

I noticed I was forming a dependency

  • Habit: Pinch hitter – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, cravings, mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: This site
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I was too heavily dependant and it was causing mental health issues.

  • Habit: Joint with tobacco – Was having 3day binges every 2 weeks. Previous to that it was everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m one month in and at present just insomnia and brain fog with patches of depression. Gets easier each week.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Mindfulness was a big help. Tried various sleeping remedies but nothing really helped.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

 | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Want to change

  • Habit: Joint – Eveeysay
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes anxiety palpitations no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Week 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

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

my mind was foggy all the time

  • Habit: joints – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: craving, sweats especially cold sweats, lucid dreams and i keep waking up in the middle of sllep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first 24 h
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

Australia | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Better health

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Angry, lack of sleep, huge cravings, apetit
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

Australia  | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

For my health

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes Anxiety  Headaches  Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not really
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 4, 2021

 

Washington | 69 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 11)

Too many health issues

  • Habit: Vape pen – Several times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: GI pain, nausea, headache, shakiness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot showers
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Alaska | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

To get my life together

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, fever
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ibuprofen
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Ohio  | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 35)

Body telling me to stop and not fun anymore

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety insomnia can’t stop swallowing (gerd?) Hardly any appetite and just feel weird overall
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Long bike rides for exercise and eating better
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Rhode Island | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Got in the way of School and romantic relationships

  • Habit: bowl – 2-5x daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness brain fog depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Caffeine
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

 | 19 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I’m pretty young, and most of my family all smoke or rather vape, I never wanted to smoke, so I got into edibles from my 18th birthday on, almost instantly got addicted because nobody warned me about anything. Had some time on and off, ended up getting control back of my life, but of course things aren’t that easy. Got back in about.. 4 months ago? Time feels so weird, maybe 5, could be 8 for all I know. I started feeling like shit over time, feeling it hit less, being high all the time, not knowing when edibles stop hitting because I take the next one before the old wears off, realizing that I barely spent any time not high. Time to stop, and to move out of this fucking house.

  • Habit: – Again it was on and off, but for the last.. 3? 5? 7? months (probably closer to 3 than 7, at least I hope so.. I really cannot remember most of this time period) It was basically every day, 1-3 edibles per day, each being about one third of a gram of weed.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Well it’s been two days since I quit, my sleep is pretty distorted, whenever I close my eyes they snap back open, but I CAN sleep generally, it just takes forever. When I stop paying attention to my body and breath I start shaking, sometimes so much so that my teeth start hitting together and the sound is really annoying, so I try to focus on not doing it, but it doesn’t reliably work. I’m crying a whole lot, granted I’m also about to be on my period so that probably does not help my mood whatsoever, but this is definitely unnatural levels of crying, even at this time of month. My heart feels faster thought I haven’t measured or anything, anxiety is way up, mood is way down, just the usual I suppose. No vomiting or headaches though, so that’s nice at least..
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Basically the second I decided to not take that extra edible and instead do something else, it’s like my kid self is sitting inside me, irritated at my attempt to not avoid my problems anymore, constantly shouting at me for being a dumb fucking pushover failure with no sense of direction or perspective for the future, but it’s not really offering any productive help unfortunately. . anyway, the shaking and what not properly started really really soon after. It barely took any time at all.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes, well, yoga I suppose to get my mind off things, drawing frantically to get just any emotions onto paper so I don’t accidentally let them out and shout at my mother, risking an argument that would only make the entire situation worse because in my current living situation I am at this woman’s mercy no matter how much I fucking HATE it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Michigan | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

regain focus and mental clarity

  • Habit: joint, bowl, water bong – daily before bed, maybe a little more on the weekends
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: irritable and sleeplessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: usually peak around day 4 every time i quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: no, i just try to time it so the worst is on the weekend. experimenting with ingesting activated charcoal to prevent enterohepatic reabsorption https://vacmr.org/activated-charcoal-thc-detox/
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Kentucky | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

5 days

  • Habit: Pipe – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes Upset stomach  Headaches  Lack of Hunger   Irritation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 60 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Age, health, smell, interference with daily life: in stuck of everything having to be punctuated by it

  • Habit: Smoking – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, nausea, poor appetite, lack of energy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine replacement
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

Improve quality of life

  • Habit: Joints/edibles – 1-2 joints per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue, loss of appetite, irritability, potentially ED
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a day of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

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

Boredom, and saving money

  • Habit: Bong, vaporized concentrates – Two to five times a day, daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, restlessness, boredom, difficulty focusing, irritability, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 36 hours after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nicotine vaporizers
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

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

Religious reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mild feeling of unease, mild headache, mild stomach upset
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of abstinance
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Money, lung health, increasing motivation for work and university

  • Habit: Spliff (called a zoot in the United Kingdom where I’m from) – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Have felt very few symptoms until the 5th day (today). I woke up feeling lightheaded and the feeling hasn’t fully subsided all day
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days after for significant symptoms, cravings and wandering thoughts have occurred since day one but have subsided
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope just willpower
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Canada | 50 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Just done

  • Habit: Smoke – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Stomach pain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Washington | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

For clarity

  • Habit: Vape – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed, tired
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Netherlands  | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 23)

Anxiety, wanting to feel normal again

  • Habit: Smoke a blunt – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Appetite loss, nausea, vivid dreams, anxiety, palpitations, intestinal issues.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a day or two
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking, breathing, going to the sauna
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Netherlands  | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Because I was curious of what the effects of stopping would be (seriously). I’ve spoken out two times about my wondering, then decided to try it.

  • Habit: Nothing special, just mixed it with regular tobacco and rolled a joint. Mostly excessive tobacco accompanied by the bare minimum of weed/hasj to notice a difference in mental state. – Every day for the length of at least a year. Before that I occasionally smoked for the previous year, and before that I smoked every day since my 22nd. I ussually smoked around 1 to 2 joint per evening, prior to bedtime.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Rapid heartbeat, general sense of rush/haste, difficulty falling asleep. Also, if I fall asleep, multiple awakenings during the night accompanied by hyperhidrosis.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Rapid heartbeat only now (after 5 days), same goes for the general sense of rush/haste. Difficulty falling asleep appeared the first night, same goes for the awakening and hyperhidrosis.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I continued vaping (just flavour+nicotine) as a way to at least keep my intake of nicotine the same, whenever I feel like smoking weed, I turn to my vape for a boost of nicotine and to keep myself occupied. Furthermore, I go to bed a lot earlier each day to compensate for the lack of sleep.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Utah | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

It stopped being fun and became a chore. I spent so much money on it. I planned my whole life around it. I’m currently on day 16 and I’m still really struggling but I know I have to give it up to be the best person I can be.

  • Habit: 3-4 smokes a day. A typical session for me would be 3-4 bowls from a bong. I always used a bong.  – 3-4 smokes a day. A typical session for me would be 3-4 bowls from a bong.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweats, night sweats, extreme mood swings, super bad anxiety.(to the point I’m convinced it’s not anxiety) had no appetite first week and lost 15 pounds. Got about 3 hours of sleep first 5 days. Suicidal thoughts. Terrible attention span. Nausea when I did force myself to eat. Super restless. Quick to anger and when I do get angry it’s more of a meltdown. Even less unmotivated than I was when I was smoking. Whenever I smell weed my mouth literally salivates.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I start to get the cold sweats and anxiety about 12 hours after my last smoke. But all the other symptoms took 24 hours to set in and really got intense at 48 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m very into working out so I go to the gym everyday and that helps tremendously. I try to drink as much water as I can to flush out the toxins. I just do anything that can keep me distracted and not thinking about smoking.(video games, tv, hanging with friends.)
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

Europe | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I felt that it was clouding my judgement and I had no beaks in my usage anymore

  • Habit: pipe – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes nausea, brain fog, decreased productivity. Swelling feet at night. Sweating at night.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A week after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

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

Multiple reasons, I became burn out;    started a health kick with cold pressed juices, smoothies, Whole Foods and exercise.   Didn’t feel like consuming one day recently and felt like it was right for me to quit. I’ve been using daily multiple times a day since I was 15, with the occasional tolerance breaks. I’m now 26, and just noticed I’m tiered of being unmotivated. I was attempting to treat my mental illnesses with weed and came to the realization that it’s not a positive way to treat or deal with what I have going on. Got to the point  where it was making mental state worse.

  • Habit: Volcano vaporizer Glass water bong   Occasional edibles  – Multiple times daily. Didn’t ever go more than a few hours without consuming.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Temperature control issues. Cold sweats and clammy hands and feet.   Loss of appetite.   Over all major mood swings. I do have bipolar 1, so I’m experiencing rapid cycling mood swings since quitting.   Occasional Nausea   Insomnia   Feeling weird and unwell.   Fatigue    Also at times I have swings of restlessness and feeling wired and jittery.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Healthy lifestyle, Listening to my brain and body.   Resting when I feel like it.   Staying hydrated.   Talking about symptoms and feelings with my partner.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 3, 2021

 

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

Work.

  • Habit: Joint – 2 months
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep issues Loss of appetite   Cranky
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Arts and crafts
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

A trip to Utah caused me to have to detox for 4 days.

  • Habit: Bowl, and dabbing – Daily up to 4 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Upset stomach, anxiety, irritability, muscle pain, Sleeplessness, Low libido, and food aversion/no hunger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I went hiking and playing video games
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

5 days ago

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday 3 time per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite Weed Cravings   Nausea in the mornings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First few hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking more water Getting Fresh air   Bitting my nails
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

Mississippi  | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

A better life/job.

  • Habit: Roll up in a cigar. – Daily at least 3-4 times.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, light head and little to no sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first 24 hours.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

New Jersey | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

To try and clear my head and focus up on what I want to do in life.

  • Habit: Blunts and joints – Everday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Right now im just having cravings, But just this morning on my third day clean i had a super bad headache
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The 3rd day for me
  • Withdrawal Tips: Video games and working out
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

Pregnancy

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea and trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The night I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anti nausea medication
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

Illinois | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

too much paranoia and strange thought patterns

  • Habit: one hitter or bowl – for the past few years, daily to weekly smoker
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: yes, upset stomach, earlier nausea, and irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day one or two w/o after cutting down substantially over a period of a year from multiple daily use to single daily use. Then from smoking daily to tinctures
  • Withdrawal Tips: kombucha, ginger, and ma meetings
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

It ruins my relationship with people

  • Habit: All of the above – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety and sleep disturbance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After not smoking for 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

Florida | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 32)

I felt like my smoking was negatively affecting my personal and professional relationships with others.

  • Habit: Blunt and vape pen – Every couple hours, heavy use.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Chills, diaphoresis, lack of appetite, nausea, feeling unbalanced on my feet
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 hours after smoking.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Started to feel the weed may be affecting my brain when stringing sentences together

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet.. only day 2
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/a
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Because myself and partner stopped doing any activities. We were only concerned about smoking every evening.

  • Habit: Joint – Every evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleepless nights. Extreme boredom in the evenings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first 2 weeks we were on holiday so it wasn’t bad or our minds were occupied. But the 3rd week we are back home and it’s been very difficult
  • Withdrawal Tips: Going outside for a cup of tea as we would usually do when smoking.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

I stopped because it is a mistake that leads to other mistakes

  • Habit: smoking via rizzla – every fucking day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression dreaming about weed numbness and headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after the first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

Anxiety increased

  • Habit: Vape, bong – 5 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, appetite loss
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin for sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

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

I smoke it all the time and I just feel like I can be a better version of myself if I stop

  • Habit: Bowls mixed with tobacco – Daily almost all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first night I couldn’t go to sleep I punched my pillows to death I’ve been pretty easy to agitate the past 3 days
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Only willpower
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

 | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

I realized I was still smoking it even though it caused problems like fatigue, anxiety attacks, I was getting angry if anything got in the way of my smoking time. I started getting noticeabley dumber. I’ve gain 30lbs in one year. This happened while only smoking a “one hitter” or two per night. After noticing I was continuing to use even though it was causing problems, I knew I was addicted.

  • Habit: One hitter (mini smoking pipe) – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes! Headaches, irritability, sick feeling, stomach aches, itchiness all over. Brain fog, no appetite, weird taste in my mouth. Terrible depression. I feel awful. I cannot believe the withdrawal is this bad with how little I smoked.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking lots of water, meditating, excersize, taking naps. And alot apologizes for my anger outbursts lol. Forcing something to eat helps a bit too. I tried smoking cbd to alleviate my symptoms the first time I tried to quit, it didn’t really help and I ended up smoking thc and eating an entire box of cheese its.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

Arizona | 57 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 57)

Hyperemesis stage 1 symptoms after 6 months edibles 70 – 90 mg per night for tinnitus insomnia

  • Habit: Capsules tinctures gummies – Every night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Hard to say because of hyoeremesis
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not sure it actually helped
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

Florida | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Tolerance break

  • Habit: Concentrates/ dab rig. – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, i’ve had a mild headache since i’ve stopped, my stomach has been upset everyday, i’ve had trouble sleeping and eating. yeah
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after a day of not smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: yes i bought cbd delta 8 flower, it helped for a little but my brain was able to tell the difference after the first day of using that so all the symptoms came back afterwards.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

New Jersey | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

Inhibition on life.

  • Habit: 70% THC vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of the above with intensity.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 12 hours, with anger / rage being the first symptom.
  • Withdrawal Tips: NAD infusions.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 2, 2021

 

New York | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

Healthy lungs and improve memory

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily throughout the day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, cravings, ireitibility
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Snap a rubberband on wrist when I have a craving
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

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

Difficulty focusing, increased social anxiety, occasional speech stutter, didn’t want to increase chances of permanent cognitive effects

  • Habit: Bowl and Vape pen – Consistently throughout the day, everyday.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: During weeks 1-3, I most commonly experienced mood swings and depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 4-7 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Having a good daily routine was key to my sobriety. Specifically, staying as busy as possible for the first 3 weeks.     Daily Activities included going to the gym, nature walks, starting a online business, going to my day-job and hanging out with sober friends
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

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

Hurt myself

  • Habit: Every 2-3 hours – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yeah i think about it alot
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Occasionally
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditating
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 20 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Because it made me really anxious and I cant remember  what its like to have a clear mind. I also spent all of my money on it and am now in thousands of pounds of debt. I want to do well in life and be the happiest I can and I dont think that’s possibly smoking weed every day.

  • Habit: Spliff (rolled with tobacco) – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am irritable and getting headaches. I feel anxious and stressed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: I usually smoke cigarettes when I crave a spliff or feel too stressed, but I’m focusing on trying to read more books to make me feel more calm
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Colorado | 57 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

To be more present, especially at the end of the day. Memory concerns. Lung concerns. Being a good influence to others

  • Habit: Smoke a pipe – 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Day 1 cravings, nausea, weepy. Day 2 cravings, nausea, brain fog, weepy.  Day 3 less cravings, restless sleep,   Day 4 Exhaustion, minor cravings, terrible headache, restless sleep, tmj
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24hrs of stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Advil for headache.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Nigeria | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

I was tired of what it was turning me Into

  • Habit: Roll – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Many brain fog to be precise am in 20 day now
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes and so far is working
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

New Zealand | 21 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Save money and mentally feel drained some days

  • Habit: Squeezes and Bowls – Everyday for 3 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, Brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: On the 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cold showers and Exercising
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

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

Tolerance break

  • Habit: Bong – Twice daily for two years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite, insomnia, heart palpitations, depression and irritability, suicidality, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Oregon | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 10)

Need employment

  • Habit: Pipe – Multiple times daily,5+
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense crazvings, headache, stomach pain, sweats, anger, anxiety,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within one day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

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

Tired of it

  • Habit: Edible,bowl,vape – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety,jolts out of sleep, sweating,chills , irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

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

Because I was smoking every night for 3 years and was questioning whether it was a cause or a cure for my anxiety

  • Habit: Spliff – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am two days in and feel overwhelmed and anxious. I couldn’t fall asleep last night and had a nightmare when I did. I have strong cravings to smoke as well
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cold showers, walks
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Oregon | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I used constantly and it affected my drive and mental health negatively.

  • Habit: Flower and edibles – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep. I have no appetite. I am irratible. I had anxiety and depression while using and still do.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m only in day 3
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Tennessee  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Using it to sedate myself to tolerate living out of a car for 2 years

  • Habit: Mostly smoke, but a period of lots of vape. Some edibles on occasion – All day for mostly 2 years, prior to this not as heavy but still frequent, mostly daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have quit for one month, the worst symptoms are gone but there is still brain fog, difficult to focus. No ambition
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking more alchohol, also exercising somewhat more
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Canada  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

3 days ago

  • Habit: everything – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: trouble sleeping. pain coming and going on right side of head
  • Timing of Withdrawal: today
  • Withdrawal Tips: melatonin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Australia  | 66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 50)

Smoking to feel normal.

  • Habit: Volcano Vaporizer – Multiple time a day pretty much most days.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Flu like stomach issues anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Texas | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

I kept losing track of time. Litterally would work then smoke at home and months would go by

  • Habit: Bowl, edibles, vape if I could find it – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I do experience withdrawal the times I have tried quiting stay off it is hard
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The night of first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have tried meditating
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

 | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Paranoia, money and sleep

  • Habit: Bong – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not anymore
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First couple days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

To better my health and relationship. There’s been a lot of cheating and even when he usnt im paranoid he is.

  • Habit: Smoke – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating, irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 weeks
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Canada | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Mental health felt as though it went from bad to worse. Self harm, considering suicide, inability to handle enotions or stress.

  • Habit: Bowl, dabs/vaporizer – Daily, from waking until sleeping. I don’t pay for weed as I am a sales rep for a producer. I smoked ultra premium flower and concentrates.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe decrease in appetite and libido. Difficult staying asleep for more than 3-4 hours, followed by 4 hours wakefulness and then crashing for another 3-4 hours.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Appetite and libido within first week, sleep problems during second and third
  • Withdrawal Tips: I was a functional stoner, exercised intensely twice daily, meditate twice daily, eat healthy. I haven’t changed any habits.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

None | 51 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 20)

Health isolation and cadh

  • Habit: With tabboco rolled smoked – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Agitated insomnia and tearful
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nytol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Canada  | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Lack of motivation, brain fog and reduced memory.  I’ve been smoking since I was 12 heavily, on and off for 10 years.

  • Habit: A bong and a bowl, also edibles from time to time. – Everyday, primarily in the evening after work and on weekends.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I haven’t smoked in 72 hours, but symptoms are still mild. Headaches, a dull and inconsistent bodily ache, no cold sweats as of yet. Minor trouble sleeping, somewhat increased appetite but reluctantly eating ( which is odd) and mild cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: just melatonin for sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Nevada | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I was experiencing symptoms of CHS.

  • Habit: Vape pen and bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats and erratic dreams, but I’m 23 days sober and it’s getting better.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a few days of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drink plenty of water, take vitamins and exercise.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

Hawaii | 69 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

I wanted my lid back.                    

  • Habit: Bowl  – Very heavy the past year  Q
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating fogy dizzy diarrea nightmares cant sleep .
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin for sleep lots and lots of water. Dont over do it.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Just had an overall unrealistic/paranoid view on life even during the day when i’m not high as i was a heavy night time smoker

  • Habit: bowl – every night for 5 years and on and off for 10
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: headaches, anxiety, paranoia tiredness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: cut down slowly over a month instead of cold turkey
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: September 1, 2021

 

 | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Just wanted to quit

  • Habit: Vape pen – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, loss of sleep , depression and mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Washington | 40 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

I don’t remember.

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, irritability, vivid dreams, insomnia, increased sleeping.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately
  • Withdrawal Tips: Acupuncture, CBD oil, Qi Gong
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 18 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Playing sports in college

  • Habit: Pen battery – -getting high 2x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: -Can’t sleep -no appetite   -low energy  -anxiety/depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 6 hours after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Hot showers/baths help with mental issues. Warm milk/melatonin for sleep.     Telling my parents that I smoked
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Vermont  | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Don’t want to be a slave to weed

  • Habit: Flower and pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, irritable, sinus pressure
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 18 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gabapentin
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

California | 60 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

motivation, mental acuity.  Also, I was relying on it to handle situational depression. To avoid mental anguish. Someday I might use occasionally for recreational purposes, but not as a crutch

  • Habit: smoke – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: A little, but not much. Still trying to get dopamine levels back to normal
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: L-Tyrosine
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

 | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Money, depression, breakdown in a weed fueled relationship and general feelings of unhappiness

  • Habit: Joints only – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: A lot of people like to claim that their isn’t any symptoms when giving up. I’ve stopped and started after heavy use a few times now (this time hopefully being the last!).  The most common symptoms are hot flushes, no appetite, extreme mood swings, headaches, constipation (for the first week or so) and then diarrhea for week 2 and inability to sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: There isn’t really much that helps. Stay hydrated, keep meals light and healthy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

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

To save money

  • Habit: About 1-2 grams per day – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t sleep, feel bored.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: I drank wine to help sleep…would of been healthier to smoke.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Canada  | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 37)

It’s not the life I want for myself or family/kids

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Day 12 here. I used thc vape pens primarily for the last year and a half. Daily. It’s been a REALLY hard battle to stop. I have never been addicted to anything else before. I am also 39.  Terrible anxiety   Constant cold/sweat   Unable to sleep / stay asleep   Jittery and borderline shakes   Negative zero appetite   Nausea (especially after eating)   Racing mind   Irritated   Frustrated with simple tasks     Life sucks. Praying it gets better soon
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Have not yet
  • Withdrawal Tips: Just reducing stress load Trying to stay hydrated and forcing myself to eat.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Arizona | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

To become healthier

  • Habit: Bowl and pen. – 5-8 times daily. I would go through 7 grams in 2 days easily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, main reason I started. Lucid dreaming, slight cravings. Did have headaches for several of the first few days.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2-3 days from quitting. Headaches ceased quickly. Insomnia still persists 28 days later. Cravings are virtually gone.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I work out about 30-40 minutes a day, but I did that smoking too.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

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

Because I’m embarrassed about how much it controls me.

  • Habit: Spliff – Daily minimum 5 spliffs a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, no appetite, vomiting in the morning. grumpy and fed up with life. Just want to smoke grr 😤 but will power will win
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first morning of no smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Heart attack

  • Habit: smoke – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sleep problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: week 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

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

Chest infection thought I was dying ended up in hospital wasn’t dying just felt so like it 

  • Habit: Bong smoking – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anger feeling sick no energy hot cold sweats no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hr
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking lots and lots of walking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

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

I hate myself

  • Habit: Blunts and joints – Five blunts a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Fatigue short temper Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

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

Took over

  • Habit: Rig bongs and spliffs – Excessively daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweating anger anxiety no sleep no appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 31, 2021

 

Texas | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I felt it was making it more difficult to manage my emotions. I used when I wanted to feel good, and realizing that I had that behavior and found happiness in very few other avenues highlighted that.

  • Habit: Usually bubbler or a bong. – I used consistently, almost daily, for the past year. I moved into a new place with new friends this past month and we all decided to take a break 8 days ago.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes absolutely. First week had insomnia and increased anxiety and irritability. I’m now day one week 2 and my mood is very very low. I feel quite gray, and sad to be honest.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours, but have heightened the past 72 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin, exercise, diet, staying active, etc. Just difficult as motivation levels are declining
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Canada | 35 Year Old Non-Binary  (Using Since Age 31)

Despite only using it in the evenings, it was beginning to affect every hour of my day to day life, as well as motivation and focus.    Additionally, my lungs have been weak and my doctors informed me that marijuana can interfere with my ADHD and antidepressant medication .

  • Habit: Joints and vaporizer – Every evening after 4 or 5 pm
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: -nausea -insomnia  -anxiety  -bouts of crying  -fear  -dizziness  -loss of appetite  -aches and pains
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been taking tylenol to help with the physical discomfort, and using the 4-7-8 breathing technique to fall asleep.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

 | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

Tired of feeling numb all the time

  • Habit: smoked – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m very sleepy
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 5 days after last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

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

Using it everyday and have gained weight and lost motivation to do other things

  • Habit: vape – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Night sweats. Sleeping issues
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Portugal | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Started feeling a propensity to feel depressed and cognitive issues

  • Habit: Paper – Three, two times a week, sometimes more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression 2.Concentration difficulties  3.Memory problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started during heavy consumption periods
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Overall health and well-being

  • Habit: Smoking joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia Chills  Irritable   Abdominal pain/cramps, constipation/diarrhea (ibs seems to have been made worse)  Nausea   Bloating   Loss of appetite   Tired      I almost feel hungover but without the headache     I used to drinking fizzy drinks most of the time, since stopping the smoking they make my stomach hurt
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Kansas | 59 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

After 42 years of it and my 60th birthday approaching I just felt it was long overdue.

  • Habit: One hit batty the last 20 years. One hit water bongs before that  – Daily, but only about a quarter gram per day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: The first 12 days I had night sweats and headaches and fever
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 3 after last toke.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking lots of water and taking nsaid.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Canada | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Medicinal use for IBS and trauma recovery + recreational use for a high  turned into daily abuse and I realized I have been high all day everyday for 2yrs. Has now taken over my life and holds me back, lowers my confidence.

  • Habit: Bong, joint, vape – Heavy use every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: 1st few days – nausea, fever, restlessness, no appetite 1st week – nausea, no appetite, weight loss, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Maine  | 42 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 38)

I was dependent. My nutrition and sleep were poor and I found it hard to execute changes I wanted in my life.

  • Habit: Vape pen. Edible (THC lemonade).  –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: After 2 1/2 weeks I’m sleeping better but the first two weeks it was a major struggle. I feel a step slow. Brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Breath work. Effective.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

New York  | 38 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

I smoked for 24 years non stop. I want a change, its time for a change for my health and my older wiser self

  • Habit: Joint and edibles – All day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes headaches and the nightmares are the worst of them all. Today makes 29 days for me. The longest I have never smoked, I’m proud of myself.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The 1st day and up until now. I am sleeping a little better, but the nightmares and headaches are still here. Yesterday 8-29-21 my headache was so bad it made me want to throw up, but I took a Tylenol PM and went to bed. Woke up feeling better but the slight headache is still here. I’m praying this goes away soon.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No I tried to stop a few months ago I did it for 9 days. It was okay but in this Pandemic who wants to be sober, that was my thought and excuse. I know better now.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Chile | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

  • Habit: Joints, pipe, bong – Multiple times a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: – Insomnia – GI problems (lower tract pain, inflammation)  – Nausea and vomiting  – Hyperthermia  – Headaches  – Brain fog  – Motor impairment  – Random bouts of muscular pain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 48 hours of stopping consumption.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Antiemetic medication, sleeping pills and a colder environment. Effectiveness has been limited.
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

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

Job application

  • Habit: Joints or vape pens – Constantly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, lack of sleep, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two weeks after the fact
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBG for my headaches.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Connecticut | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 41)

It caused severe anxiety any time I smoked

  • Habit: Oil and smoking – Every day as medical prescription combined with CBD
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First week: cravings, diarrhea, headache, night sweats, aggressive feelings Second and third week: severe night sweats, deep depressions, no appetite, negative feelings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From day 2 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, hypnosis, EMDR guided therapy
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

Australia | 35 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 34)

Hard to source with borders being shut around me

  • Habit: Joints – 8g a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, tired, restless, agitated
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the first couple of hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking cbd tablets
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 30, 2021

 

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

Unwanted lingering impacts on personality and motivation

  • Habit: Bowl – 3-4 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed mood, disinterested demeanor, lack of energy, boredom, increased irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet, unsure what to try
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

No enjoyment anymore.

  • Habit: in rizla – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sweats, irritable, mood swings, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24hrs
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd spray
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

New York | 39 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I was consuming too much not doing much else

  • Habit: Smoking, vaping, edibles – Several times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, headache, nausea, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24h of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation helps with anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

Canada | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Restore memeory

  • Habit: Joint – Wake and bake to bedtime
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

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

Need to focus on school

  • Habit: Bowl or vape pen – 3-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, loss of appetite, night sweats, fatigue
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD—like a lot
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

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

To improve my overall health and save money

  • Habit: Smoking – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes i get anxiety and have trouble sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around four weeks after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes deep breathing techniques and exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety, made me feel incapable of simple tasks

  • Habit: Joint – 3-6 times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I did, but not any more. Nausea, vomiting, stomachache, heavier and more painful periods.  Extreme sadness, like there was a dementor in the room and I’d never feel cheerful again, inability to look forward and contemplate another day/hour/week.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 4
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping busy helped.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

Illinois  | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Why not

  • Habit: All – Ed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety/ slightly depressed loss of appetite difficulties sleeping exhaustion sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anxiety meds and exercise and talking to people
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

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

I have severe short term memory loss with Marijuana, I felt anxious, angry and couldn’t even read a single page in a book, let alone study. I would have regular absences, and my depression was only balanced if I knew I could have a joint or oil.

  • Habit: Smoking joints, and taking thc oil drops orally. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhoea and constipation regularly, constant confusion about life or who I am, depression and anxiety and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From a few days after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I can’t bring myself to do anything, I have tried reading,which I enjoy for a few minutes but I have no self confidence in retaining information.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

New Zealand | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Brain fog

  • Habit: Smoke – All day everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweats, headaches, irritated, fatigue, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Before quitting did try taper off for week before
  • Withdrawal Tips: Shower and baths sleep
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

South Carolina | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Breathing problems

  • Habit: Bowl – A bowl pack a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Running has helped a lot. I also drinks slightly more
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 29, 2021

 

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

I got tired of it. I quit for ten years while in the military. When I got out of the military I started using again. Fast forward 3 years from that and my tolerance has made me a heavy user and it’s not as fun as it was. It’s more of a chore now than a pleasurable.

  • Habit: Joints, bowls, vape pen, and edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbances; vivid dreams when I can sleep; anxiety; night sweats; irritability; depression; the urge to keep using.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The second day/night after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Chamomile tea; melatonin
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

California  | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

General life impacts.

  • Habit: Edible or bowl – Daily in the evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, depression. Can fall asleep but only for three hours at a time.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stoping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

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

Lack of ambition/motivation. Cost.

  • Habit: Water pipe – 5x daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness sleep disturbance shifting appetite irritability
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 12 hours after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 47 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

clearer thinking

  • Habit: smoking – almost everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: sweats lack of concentration some aches and pains like muscles and stomach for instance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the first 3 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise hot baths hydration
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

Canada | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Breakup – 1. cannabis was causing too much anxiety and overthinking   2. I decided it was time to stop

  • Habit: Vape pen and joints – A few times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Difficulty sleeping, waking up every hour of so Loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: Not yet
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

depression, lack of motivation, poor social skills,

  • Habit: vaporiser, pax – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, anxiety, poor sleep, no appetite,
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first two days
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

1 weeks ago

  • Habit: Half ounce a week – Every single day about every hour or so
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restless, not being able to sleep .. constantly thinking about getting high
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes .. keeping active and trying to see a different scene
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

Washington  | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Needed a tolerance break

  • Habit: Bong always – Daily .5-1g a day of cbd, hybrid sativa and indica and more intense pure sativa 2-3g a day for 1 month.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, loss of appetite, anxiety, stomach UAR sensitivity, sweating, chills, watery stool, worry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After cut dose of intake to reduce possible withdrawal symptoms. 1-2 days after were intense.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

United States | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

It was negatively impacting my daily life.

  • Habit: Edible – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, mood swings, insomnia, GI Issues, major anxiety, severe migraines
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes ibprofen, excedrin, water
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

Netherlands | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

For my own health, and to get a diagnosis I need to be clean for at least 6 weeks but I’m gonna try for 3 months

  • Habit: Joint, spliffs – About 1g a day in spliffs
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am currently on my 3rd day and my only symptoms are not wanting to eat and having difficulty sleeping, I used to smoke daily for almost 3 years
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Since day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Caffeine and chewing gun
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 28, 2021

 

Texas  | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Messes w my head

  • Habit: Blunts – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Disassociation, irritable. Can’t eat .
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Yesterday
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

Saudi Arabia | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Because I want to live a clean life and spirituality

  • Habit: Spliff / tobacco and weed – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation, breath work , SKY practice
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

United Kingdom  | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 11)

For my baby

  • Habit: Lung bongs – Every day all day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I just feel like I need it but thinking about my new born makes me say no feel angry n stressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a week ago
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose:
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

California | 37 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

affecting my productivity and realized i was in denial after being a heavy user for 5+ years.

  • Habit: used to be bowl or bong. since the pandemic hit, its been vape pen every day. – every day, all day for the past 5 years.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: scattered mind, cant concentrate, is day 4 and all my work is backed up, i forget thing on the spot, foggy mind, lack of hunger and weird crazy hyper realistic dreams. also weir, but im constipated. low libido and nervousness galore. feeling the need to buy flower to put an end to all the thoughts bouncing through my head . nausea on day 1 and 2 but not anymore. ive been more emotional than usual, not in an angry way, but i noticed the first few days anything will make me sad or cry. day 3 and 4 not so bad.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: yes, exercise.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Health

  • Habit: Spliff – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Vape
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

Germany | 27 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I became concious about the fact that it ruined my social life and hindered my personal growth. It was a real addiction – alltough i would never frame it that way.

  • Habit: Vaporizer Joints  Edibles – It became a almost daily habit
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Restlessness Anxiety  Vivid Dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First Day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Meditation Yoga  Breathwork
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

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

Financial, social and health reasons

  • Habit: Joint – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, chills/ sweating, cravings, restlessness and anxiety, diarrhea, nausea, complete loss of appetite/ weight loss, low motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Pepto bismol and gravol for stomach and sleep, herbal teas, showers
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

Colorado | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I’ve been wanting to quit for years and haven’t been able to. I don’t have the funds to purchase weed anymore, its expensive and it’s easy to get now due to Dispensary availability. It’s causing anxiety, I get upset at how excited I am to smoke everyday.

  • Habit: bowl – daily all day long
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, chills, nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1-5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, keep busy, research and learn about symptoms has made my mental state better
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

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

Health

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: CHS started didn’t know why it was until my partner looked it up 3 days still sick and haven’t smoked
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Don’t know
  • Withdrawal Tips: No trying to get through this vomiting stage and stomach cramps so bad
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

New Zealand | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Anxiety

  • Habit: Joint mostly – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, depression, irritability, sensitive to noise, GI upset
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Walking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 27, 2021

 

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

Made me stupid, and in the long run made depression and anxiety worse

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen, and edibles – Couple dab cartridge hits in the morning, either a bong bowl or more dab cart at 4pm, and bong bowl or 2 before bed, near the end I was hitting dab carts a lot more frequently
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: It’s been a week and I still haven’t slept or dreamt, looking forward to vivid dreams, my stomach also constantly feels like I’ve pushed myself a bit to far with running (about to throw up but never do)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 16 hours after my last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

Washington | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Open heart surgery

  • Habit: Smoke – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: Being with friends that don’t smoke
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

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

Because it was loop: work mon-fri, then get hella high on friday evening, then find yourself on the Monday morning with very limited cognitive ability and heavy anxiety because of inability to work (my job requires intensive cognitive effort, it’s IT-project management in a huge financial corp). So they main reason is that I got really tired of the anxiety and also afraid of my career perspectives. In fact I came to a frightening realization that if I have weed at home I’ll use it no matter what day that is. I’ll use if I have no work to do and I have absolutely no control over it.

  • Habit: I guess you call it ‘gravity bong’, that water tool made of two bottles: the smaller one with no bottom is inside the bigger one with no top. Very popular device in Russia called ‘Vodnick’ or ‘Vodniy’. Helps to gain tolerance fast. When outside I used joints. – 4-5 days a week. To be specific it went like this: I bought 2-3g (or more) on Firday and started using it with a ‘gravity bong’, staying high through the weekend. On Monday I go to work but usually there were leftovers so I got high on Monday evening and sometimes on Tuesday evening too.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety/depression. Lots of negative thoughts including suicidal. Fear of staying in that state for long. A lot of fear for my job which I’m not doing for the whole week now. Struggling with finding energy to do simplest tasks. Heavy brain fog, I’m really stupid now and can’t concentrate at all, can’t make up a simplest plan for tomorrow (which is extremely unpleasant due to the fact that I have to do plans for my projects or get fired). Less hunger, less sex drive. Get angry really quick, results in yelling at computers when they take a little bit more time to think. A lot of negative thoughts on friend and relatives. Nightmares at night are also there but they look numbed comparing to what I had a few years earlier (this is not my first CWS). Sleep disorder effectively mitigated by use of melatonin.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a few days from last use. Can’t name exact number because I don’t remember.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin for sleep disorder. 3mg used 1 hour before sleep. Really helps to fall asleep fast, although I do have those disturbing dreams and sometimes get up at night, but this is like heaven compared to what I had with my first CWS (5 hrs sleep max with consequent horrible nightmares for 3-4 weeks).
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

Colorado | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

It was giving me depression

  • Habit: Bowl or vape pen – 4-5 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Bad anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

California | 66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Because it, along with alcohol, was contributing to my lifetime diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder. I have quit both substances.

  • Habit: Tincture – Cannabis tincture, daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Gastrointestinal, fatigue, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24-48 hours after quitting marijuana and alcohol.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Other than eating good nutritional food, no.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

Ireland | 28 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Money, Lung Health, Motivation

  • Habit: Joints (Tobacco + Weed) – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – Smoker’s Flu (rolled joints using tobacco), Irritability, Minor Brain Fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: ~3/4 days into abstinence
  • Withdrawal Tips: Maintained using 3mg nicotine vape, using exercise to shift focus and aid sleep, eating well.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

Florida | 24 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Weight loss forgetfullness insomnia

  • Habit: Joint – Everyday 5-7 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache sweating cravings depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Pain pills now I’m going to try exercising
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

California  | 17 Year Old Non-Binary  (Using Since Age 15)

Ran out

  • Habit: Bong, Joint – Once-twice per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, Appetite loss, early satiety, body temp dysregulation, moodiness; Insomnia and moodiness comes first while body temp comes last. I never had more than a week without it recently because I’m not making an active attempt to quit
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48 Hours after cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: I don’t really care about sleeping and eating; for temp just take clothing off, turn on AC, or take a shower.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 31 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

Better lifestyle

  • Habit: Joints – Everyday morning till night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, sleep deprivation, foggy brain
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 & 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

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

Poor routine, diet, exercise and sleep

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within first 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 26, 2021

 

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

I don’t know

  • Habit: Vape, edibles, joints, bowls – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, night sweats, anxiety, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

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

Eye sight problems, want a new job

  • Habit: Joint, pipe, dabs – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Did the first two weeks, irritable and sleep disturbances. I’ve been dream for the first time in years
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Almost immediately after quiting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 43 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

After using on and off for over 20 years I recognise how I withdraw socially from people when I smoke, its like its me against the world. I isolate and retreat. I realised I was dulling my happy, my excitement and my vibrancy. I wanted my last for life back.

  • Habit: Smoke with tobacco I don’t smoke regular cigarettes ever. – Daily just in the evenings
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, irritability ( nail biting), gloomy feeling, negative perception and food aversion.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I relapsed. I did 5 days without and 2 days with. I’m now on day 4…they feel better this time around but instantly…the first night I had major sweats and insomnia
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reading Quiting with my partner so the moral support helps.  Drinking more fluids.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

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

Lack of motivation, depression, anxiety.

  • Habit: First joints, then dabs. – Every day all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense cravings, even on day 24. Also, my dreams have picked up in intensity in just the last few days.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, meditation, deep breathing. Joining a rock climbing gym as helped a lot. Also, giving in to food-based cravings instead of weed cravings has helped get my mind off of it.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

Canada | 57 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 45)

Lifestyle change. Want to become healthier and regain vitality>

  • Habit: Strictly edibles. 500-600 mg every day. –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression, boredom, lack of motivation, upset stomach, headaches, irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day one to day forty-five which is currently where I’m at as I write this. My main symptoms at this stage (day 45) is a more or less persistent dull headache and anxiety and depression.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

Nigeria | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

I was tired of being worried about the adverse effects of long term use

  • Habit: Blunt – Once in a while
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I experience none cos am not a heavy smoker
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope am doing just fine
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

Illinois | 45 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 44)

Using way too much edible concentrate (dispensary said “it’s ok to use as much as you want, it won’t hurt you.  You’re body will get rid of what it doesn’t need or you will just go to sleep.”) and resulted in horrible problems – physically and mentally.

  • Habit: Started with edbles (gross/expensive) and went to full-spectrum oil/rso. – At the beginning of last year it was periodically – once or twice a week to once or twice a month. Entering the pandemic it was sometimes for a week or two at a time, stopping because of stomach pain.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: After 22 days, still can’t sleep for more than 4-5 hours (and that is WITH getting up 4-5 times a night). Restlessness, constantly tired (but can’t sleep); can’t perform normal functions (working only one day a week now) and pain/intestinal issues, chronically.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first day I didn’t have any thc or cbd.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Every sleeping pill, melatonin, meditation, now doing talk therapy 2 times a week. Was working out hard for a while, but not able to maintain that as I wasn’t sleeping/repairing.  Very disturbing.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

Turkey | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 24)

it really messed up my life.   i could not focus on doing anything. everything i did was half. i basicly understood i was only fooling myself.

  • Habit: joints with tobacco – everyday 4 to 5 joints a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anger, anxiety, headaches, sleeping problems, bad appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the first afternoon after i quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: i used gabapentin a few times when the headache and pain was unbearable. but only because i still had to work that day.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

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

Was using so much that I couldn’t keep up with the financial part. Also got to the point where I really couldn’t feel high anymore.

  • Habit: Bowls, vape pens, edibles, dabs (Mostly a high THC of around 90% concentrate user and still able to function normally and think clearly while using) – Every day every 2-3 hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I already had severe anxiety and depression (that’s why I got my med card) but now it’s even worse. Nausea, vomiting, no appetite, insomnia, severe boredom.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: With in a few hours after my final use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Eating bland foods and smaller meals throughout the day. Anxiety/Depression meds. Exercise. Trazadone 200mg for sleeping. Stay busy throughout the day. Find a new hobby or play video games.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 14)

For my mental health. To save money. I don’t wish to smoke anymore

  • Habit: Smoke in a rizla with tobacco – I’ve smoked it on and off for years. Most recently I started it again in 2020 until now (Aug 2021) this has been Frye period where I’ve smoked it the most. I would get up in a morning and smoke a joint.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Feeling sick is the main one. Vivid dreams. Insomnia for the first 2 days after quitting.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’d cut down my intake a couple of days before completely stopping, at this point id started to feel sick and got chills. O
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, only cutting right down prior to stopping
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

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

School is starting soon and I want to feel productive again because marijuana makes me lazy and fatigued.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Every night to sleep.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot sweats, bouts of anxiety, slight dips into depression, very irritable at times, and mental fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Onset was 10-16 hours after stopping marijuana use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Using diphenhydramine to sleep for the first couple days to alleviate insomnia.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 25, 2021

 

North Carolina | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Panic attacks/anxiety/felt like I was doing damage to my cardiovascular system/heart. Also my dad was born with a heart condition and died in his early 60s (he smoked a few cigs as a teenager but quit soon after) .     After smoking a bit too much I remember feeling a weird beat in the upper part of my heart almost in between my regular heartbeats(only 2-3 times and went away after, didn’t last any longer than 1 minute and was gone). But add paranoia that you get and this really freaked me out and basically made me say in my head ” I don’t like this feeling”. Pretty sure I started back up smoking way too much too fast and my body was trying to let me know.    I’m just one the people weed doesn’t completely agree with. Yeah I love it but at the end of the day its doing more harm to me than good.

  • Habit: Bowl/Chillem/One Hitter/Pipe. If I was out with friends, mostly likely a blunt – Every day, waking up and smoking a bowl about 10-30 mins after being up, and then maintaining my high all day… all the way to night, when I would pass out and sleep so good
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very minor symptoms, irritable, trouble sleeping, boredom, anxiety (wanting to be clean again already)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1-3 days. This is my 2nd or 3rd time trying to quit. I was just off weed for a few months this year (2021, I think around April was the last time, but went to hang with some friends and ending up smoking again…
  • Withdrawal Tips: I almost smoked again… but stayed strong and didn’t. Just been trying to exercise and stay busy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

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

I wanted to improve my health and productivity and the old habit needed to be dropped.

  • Habit: Roll it up – Every day, two ounces a month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, mostly cravings, restlessness and difficulty sleeping
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Same day I quit and started skipping the usual times of day I’d smoke it
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m taking some natural supplements like lion’s mane mushroom that help with brain fog and mood
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

To feel more human and in tune with life

  • Habit: Spliff (nicotine and weed(green) – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Just really hot
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: No just willpower
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

Washington | 53 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Because I want to grow and progress in my life and I feel that marijuana is causing me to stagnate.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily and throughout every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have experienced all of them. I lost appetite, have had headaches, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, and the worst is the irritability and depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately upon cessation of use.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No – just water, journaling and exercising.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

Canada | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 26)

Finances and covid lockdown made it impossible

  • Habit: Joints with tobacco and pipe. Sometimes bong – Sometimes from the morning, other times just the evening. Dependent on work. I don’t get stoned before work
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: In the first week, loss of appetite, night sweats, body temperature fluctuations, trouble sleeping. After about two weeks, extremely vivid dreams that left me exhausted. Been almost a month and still having them.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Physical in the first week, vivid dreams that are still persisting after a month
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 44 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 31)

To save money and for health reasons

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme night sweats, vivid dreams, insomnia, low mood, lack of motivation, cravings, fluctuation in appetit, breathlessness and anxiety/ feelings of panic
  • Timing of Withdrawal: As soon as I reduced my use to just one joint before bed, I did this fit a week and have now gone 2 days without and they have increased dramatically
  • Withdrawal Tips: Detox drinks (green tea/ cranberry juice)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Had a car accident

  • Habit: Rolled joint with tobacco – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes I am cant sleep and when I do I’m having weird dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 4 days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

United States | 19 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Financial reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Almost everyday with a day i wont smoke will come every now and then
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I feel bored i think about wanting to smoke again i distract myself by playing video games to take my mind off it lost appetite usually i find myself staying in bed longer than i usually am less productive headaches feeling aimless sometimes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A day or half after stopping since usually i would be smoking but now i have this big gap of time in my day where im not sure what im doing since id usually be smoking at that time
  • Withdrawal Tips: Getting a hooby finding new things to do playing video games or just going to sleep entirely
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

Iowa | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 33)

My use was continually escalating upwards and beginning to creep into work and family life.

  • Habit: Vape bag (volcano) – Multiple times daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Acute bouts of nausea leading to vomiting, irritability, mild night sweats, cravings. Almost complete loss of appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Starting ~24 hours after discontinuation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Dramamine for nausea (didn’t work).
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

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

I was to depending on it and feeing suck and unhealthy

  • Habit: Water pipe/bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite and difficulty swallowing and keeping down food, constantly feeling like vomiting/gaging, hot and cold sweats, fatigue, unable to sleep even when exhausted, headaches, intense anxiety, easily wound up and agitated.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 1/2 days after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Protein shakes with supplements to replace meals and lots of exercise.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

South Africa | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 20)

to be more conscientious, improve memory and to be able to deal with life’s challenges without a constant coping mechanism to hide behind.

  • Habit: rolled joints with tobacco – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: general anxiety, brain fog, feeling low/bored. random bouts of angry feelings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a day or two after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: not specifically, drinking tea, making sure I eat enough and being active as much as possible. Making plans with friends and being sociable and keeping myself busy.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 24, 2021

 

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

work and health benefit

  • Habit: smokes – 6 joints a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: moodiness,cant sleep properly
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2nd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

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

i told myself that i didn’t want to keep doing this and that i didn’t want to ruin future job opportunities

  • Habit: vape ,bowls, joints – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety, overthinking, loss of appetite, vivid dreams, loss of sleep, hopelessness, clouded thoughts, not knowing how you feel or how to express any feelings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: my first full day sober
  • Withdrawal Tips: talking to myself, meditating, praying, working out, reading, talking to a psychologist
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Canada | 34 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

I get lazy and unmotivated, and sometimes takes a long time to wake up.

  • Habit: Rolled a joint or smoked in pipe. – Every day 4 to 5 times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Alot of sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: This past week, I last used on Tuesday.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Florida | 20 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Wanted to improve my life instead of sulking in it.

  • Habit: Vape pens and occasionally bowls and bongs. – Nearly daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Numb to many common emotions, attributed to brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Nearly after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Find new sources of entertainment and try to be as focused as I can on my efforts of quitting.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Minnesota  | 23 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Weight gain and Motivation decreased

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense cravings -anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 10 hours after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

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

The obligations of attending law school

  • Habit: Flower through a bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nauseation; Loss of Sleep; Loss of Appetite; Feeling Morose
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Approximately 18 hours after my last “session”
  • Withdrawal Tips: Keeping WAYYYY too busy to contemplate setting time aside for mind alteration
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Germany | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I want to improve my life, achieve my goals.

  • Habit: Joint – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings, depression, anxiety
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reading, working and trying not to meet people that smoke weed for some time. Also asked my friends for help.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

New York | 61 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 59)

Gaining weight, lack of energy to exercise, difficulty sleeping, drank too much alcohol with it, munchies, expense, brain buzz, irritable

  • Habit: Mostly edibles, vape pen also sometimes – 4 to 6 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Inability to sleep, brain fog, malaise, lack of energy, hot flashes, headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Trying to make myself exercise even though I’m lethargic. Reading about marijuana withdrawals so I know it’s not just me. Gave up alcohol also,
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

New York | 24 Year Old Genderqueer (Using Since Age 19)

I didn’t want to be reliant on anything for any reason.  Also, I felt near schizophrenic sometimes after smoking.  The anxiety which I started smoking to ease, ended up becoming centered around my use of weed.  I was convinced I needed it to cure my anxiety, but it was exacerbating the problem.

  • Habit: Vape pen, bowl, bong, joint, bubbler… You name it. – Very regularly, it started out as a once in a while thing, and teetered between once a day at night to then being an all day every day and every occasion and every day after work…. So basically very regularly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I’m quiet. It’s like I’ve forgotten who I was before I started regularly smoking.  If that counts?
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of deciding to quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried drinking instead, but I never was a heavy drinker and never had any desire to be…. So I ended up making the decision to get clean from drinking as well.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

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

My munchies got out of control and I realized I was gaining weight. I also realized that getting high wasn’t as pleasurable as it once was, and I felt like I was wasting my life, just getting high and watching tv every night

  • Habit: Bowl, sometimes bong or edible, rarely joint – Every night around dinner time I would get high and continue until I went to bed. I started using daily around 4 years ago.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really. I wasn’t under the impression there was such a thing as physical cannabis withdrawal, and I don’t think I’ve had any withdrawal symptoms. My sleep has been somewhat disturbed, though, and I’ve had more intense dreams.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within the past week… about when I stopped using
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nope
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

 | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 21)

Lack of energy, inability to think trough things, feeling worthless, difficult of reading books and do new things in general

  • Habit: Blunt – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance
  • Timing of Withdrawal: In the second day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercises, camomile tea, drinking a lot of water,
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Ohio | 16 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

I spend too much money on it. And when I don’t have it, I feel like I’m insane. Like I can’t be myself unless I have it.

  • Habit: Vape pen, blunt – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety and depression. Stomach issues. diminished appetite. Sleep disturbances, nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: Anti-nausea medicine
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

New York | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

needed a mental break, spending too much money, wanting to apply to jobs after graduating college soon

  • Habit: Bowl – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, stomach pain, nausea, headache, sweating at night, more vivid dreams, irritability, decreased appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 24 hours after last smoke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drinking water
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

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

Employment

  • Habit: Joints, blunts, and vape. Never edibles. – Everyday all day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleepiness all the time. Harder to go to the bathroom. Headaches. Also mood swings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day was mostly moods and trouble eating and sleeping. After the first week now I’ve been tired and sleeping way more.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

 | 26 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

Stop feeling trapped & go out more at night, save money, dui

  • Habit: Bowl, occasionally edibles + dabs + kief – Daily multiple times a day, max 2G+ daily tapered to 0.5G mixed with passionflower
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: All of above, depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, anger, boredom, insomnia, loss of appetite, loss of motivation, worthlessness, hopelessness, paranoia, headaches, muscle pain, stomach pain, brain fog, irritability, short temper, cravings, dont wamt to get out of bed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, talking, sleep, hobbies
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

Arizona | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

I had been a heavy weed only smoker for 12 years. 12 freaking years! I recently started having problems with my thyroid and by association, my heart. It scared me so badly that I quit weed and coffee, hoping that would help.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Every day. I would hit my cape 20-40 times daily.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense anxiety. Panic. Depression. Wanting to disappear.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 after I quit.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes! Benadryl and magnesium
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 23, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 21 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

pretty much every possible reason

  • Habit: spliff – many times a day every day for over a year
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: no sleep or appetite, very uncomfortable nausea and irritability/depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: first day
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 41 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 34)

Taking control of my life

  • Habit: smoke,edibles – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: severe sleeping problems
  • Timing of Withdrawal: day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Tennessee | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 12)

To save money instead of spending it all on weed. To feel in control of my life.

  • Habit: Bowls – Daily from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, apathy, headache, insomnia, irritability, no energy or motivation
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2
  • Withdrawal Tips: Reading health benefits of quitting
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Didn’t feel happy even when smoking.

  • Habit: DAB rig. – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams, night sweats, fatigue, brain fog.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The afternoon after going cold turkey.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd capsules.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

South Carolina | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Lung health, I’m still young, I want to be able to have an appetite without being high

  • Habit: Vape pen, blunts – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lack of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

New York | 31 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 25)

3 days ago

  • Habit: joint – every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Malaise/torpor, not as hungry, very slow to get up in the morning, restless grumpiness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Yesterday
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise and water and distractions like reading
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

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

It made me too lazy

  • Habit: Vaping in a tower vaper – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia and very little patience with everything.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after the 2nd to 3rd day of not vaping it
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

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

I started smoking weed in a difficult time of my life. In the beginning i really benefited from it. I knew from the beginning that I didn’t want to become a daily user, but it happened. Somehow I managed to work through this difficulties and now there is no reason that could justify the use any longer. At least not for me. Few weeks ago I realized how much my coping mechanisms shifted to “just smoke some and forget it”. You can’t build happy a life around that. Also the lack of motivation to do anything else than smoke weed became really frustrating. So I decided to quit in order to grow back my real personality.

  • Habit: Joints and bongs – I smoked for roughly 2 years. Irregular in the beginning. Like three times a week for about five months. And every day at least once for about a year.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Reasons to start smoking in the first place where: insomnia, anxiety, lack of appetite and some other. Now that I stopped smoking all these came back. On top of that: cravings, mood disturbances (I.e. I’m annoyed of everything as irrelevant it might be) , and I guess headaches (perhaps not caused by the withdrawal)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Immediately after getting sober.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m 7 days in now. I read this blog and wrote down why I wanna quit. That’s it.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

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

Felt like it took too much place in my life

  • Habit: Joints – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Lost of appetite, depression, extreme fatigue, headaches
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 48h hours after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercice and meditation
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Canada | 61 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Spiritual reasons

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Braun fog, tension in jaw, GI distress, anxiot
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Yesterday, 2 days out from cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes… support from my partner, a Registered Nurse
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Canada | 28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 27)

I knew I needed to. It was becoming a crutch and my tolerance was far too high.

  • Habit: Vape – Daily, throughout, morning to night
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Extreme anxiety, panic attacks, sweating, depression, no sex drive, food revulsion, no appetite, nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Upon cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

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

Stomach pain

  • Habit: Blunt (weed + tobacco mix) – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Brain fog, depression, anhedonia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 week in
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Michigan  | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

I stopped smoking cigs. And did not want to smoke anything. Plus I felt like my memory was getting bad

  • Habit: One hitter – One hit or two every hour every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: But is that from cigs.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I’ve quit both cigs and weed now for 19 days
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 13)

Kids

  • Habit: Smoke – 24 7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Whole month
  • Withdrawal Tips: On antidepressants allready
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

New Jersey | 32 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

Becoming to dependent of it. Losing weight due to not being hungry. Feeling lazy

  • Habit: Edibles &?smoke – Past year 1-2 x a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: On day 3 chills insomnia vivid dreams chills restlessness naseous tired depressed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Utah | 45 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

Feeling like I’m in a fog and gained weight

  • Habit: Vape pen – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Costa Rica  | 22 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

Mental Health

  • Habit: Joint – 3 or 4 times per week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: N/A
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drink
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 22, 2021

 

Arizona | 25 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 22)

To focus on school, my future and enjoying life.

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pen, edible and joint. – Everyday (when using) but I would take breaks here and there.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiousness, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many more.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Tuesday
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

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

Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Habit: Dry-herb vaporizer – Daily or nightly
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, at 90 days. Experiencing anxiety, depression, anhedonia.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After one week of cessation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Green tea.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Ireland | 30 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

career path and better job

  • Habit: Bong (bowl) multiple of them – twice daily unless im off shift then possibly three times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: slightly angry, upset gi
  • Timing of Withdrawal: around the 36hour period.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd rso
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

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

I wanted to

  • Habit: Bong or vape – I cut down to once a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood, cravings and crazy realistic dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cbd works
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

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

My kids

  • Habit: Bowl – 3 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Intense anxiety, anger, and irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Have had a few drinks
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Illinois | 33 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Possible CHS

  • Habit: Bong – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, nausea, diarrhea, shakiness, crying spells
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The morning after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Australia | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Curious if my major depression and suicidal thoughts are connected to putting off remedial/productive thoughts and action via marijuana use.

  • Habit: Bong/Joints – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Though I can’t be sure these are purely symptoms of withdrawal or just the resurfacing of demons put off by use. Anxiety and depression are at peak levels 24/7. My sleep is going between 2-3 hours and then 12-15 hours in bidaily cycles. Also my appetite is completely unpredictable and suicidal thoughts are unfortunately up. Major cravings for weed/escape.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day of quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m trying to keep busy with games, cooking, walking. They’re working as distractions but certainly not feeling good or relieving symptoms
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Wisconsin | 69 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 18)

Feeling everytime I smoked I got all plugged up and felt anxiety

  • Habit: Bowl – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Dehydration chest pain worry
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after I quit
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

California  | 47 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 40)

Psychiatrist encourages me to and I want to quit. I’ve tried about 7 times over the last 5 years to quit and not succeeded

  • Habit: A couple joints and between 10-20 mg edibles daily – on avg with a few stretches of more or less depending on work needs – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: First couple weeks it was night sweats vivid dreams irritability and anxiety and now it’s fatigue and depression and still some anxiety – I’m about three weeks out I think no libido. Weight loss. Ans loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: See above
  • Withdrawal Tips: At first doc gave me Xanax but we just stopped that too
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

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

Memory was bad

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Boredoom, lack of motivation, sadness, low libido.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After a week
  • Withdrawal Tips: I already meditated AND exercised daily. Just keep doing it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Arizona | 29 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Too addicting

  • Habit: Pen – 24/7
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, feels sometimes like I can’t breathe, get severe anxiety and shaking, no appetite and diarrhea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First day of quiting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Gaba
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

California | 19 Year Old Other (Using Since Age 46)

i wanted to understand the drug and the quitting/withdrawal process to help someone i love

  • Habit: mixed with tabaco in the form of a cigarette – daily, every two hours
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: insomnia, anger, depression, sadness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: a week after the fact
  • Withdrawal Tips: yup, serotonin reuptake inhibitor otc drug, paroxetine
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 21, 2021

 

Kentucky | 38 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 32)

Depression. Trouble waking in the morning. Uninterested in activities I used to like. Forgetting conversations I’ve had.

  • Habit: Vape pen most of the time. Edibles monthly. – Every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Unable to sleep at night. Night sweats. Mental fog. Exhaustion. Mood swings. Anger.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The first night I had trouble sleeping and a headache. The second day is when most of my symptoms started.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Otc headache medicine (ib profen). Hot baths/showers for aches and pains. Exercise to help my mood (walking).
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

 

Colorado | 48 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

Bad mood swings

  • Habit: Bowl or joint – Every day heavy
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, trouble eating, extreme sweating followed by chills, inability to control my anger, depression, sleeping alot
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1
  • Withdrawal Tips: Cut usage down before I quit
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: August 20, 2021

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