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Responses to Marijuana Use and Withdrawal Questionnaire

By June 24, 2021July 27th, 2021No Comments

If you are struggling to stop using weed, remember, you are not alone. Around the world, millions of people – young, old, rich, poor – are dealing with issues related to marijuana dependence. This week, we’re bringing you firsthand accounts of 58 people who have recently stopped using marijuana. The responses were gathered from an anonymous, open-ended questionnaire posted on Weedless.org. If you are interested in viewing the questionnaire or sharing the details of your quitting experience, click here.

This data is also available in a searchable and sortable table for researchers and other interested persons! We’ll be adding new entries in the coming weeks and expanding functionality if there is interest. Thank you for your continued support!

Northern Ireland | 17 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

I stopped using because i found that the high just wasn’t the same and for financial reasons.

  • Habit: Smoking it – Every day apart from other times i tried to stop but only lasted a few days
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Hot flashes, excessive sweating, difficulty sleeping, headaches, reduced appetite and irritability.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started to appear within 24 hours of stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Alaska  | 18 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 17)

Found out I was pregnant.

  • Habit: Joints – Every other day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I can’t tell whether they are symptoms of pregnancy or withdrawal. Significant brain fog, periods of seeming dissociation, extreme tiredness, general fatigue, short term memory is awful – I can’t remember what I did yesterday.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I found out I was pregnant and I had last smoked a day before that. After a day I don’t get any withdrawal apart from a desire to smoke. The next few days though I began to feel exhausted, which is a symptom of early pregnancy so was likely unrelated. While I was smoking weed I had no memory and awful brain fog and I have been sober for exactly 14 days and I still have terrible memory and brain fog, as well as a consistent urge to smoke – however I have many friends that smoke so this likely has an impact as I see them doing it and feel jealous.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

New York City  | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Negative cognitive effects such as memory loss, sleep issues, inability to learn. Ruined my school performance

  • Habit: Typical cigarette style – Daily, multiple times
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia , irritability , depression, fatigue, low appetite, racing thoughts.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Melatonin, drinking water , a little exercise , hanging out with family, going for solo walks
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

New York | 58 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

developed a cough

  • Habit: bowl – 4-5 times per day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: vivid dreams.  more ear wax.  during use, upon waking in the morning I would immediately have a BM, now that is delayed by 30+ minutes
  • Timing of Withdrawal: sleep changes after 2 days, still having nightmares 30 days later
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

Wasting my life. Mental health

  • Habit: Smoke in a joint – All day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Edgy, restless, cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Taking propanolol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

England | 22 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

ran out and dealer has gone awol

  • Habit: Joint – Half oz a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – Irritability, poor sleep, becoming overstimulated very easily (having no hairband when i wanted one made me cry), constant thoughts about weed
  • Timing of Withdrawal: When I’m alone. Typically start to show 3-4 hours after last usage of weed
  • Withdrawal Tips: I try and focus on one thing, every time i think about weed i think of the number 9 and fixate on it
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 23, 2021

 

Arizona | 63 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 62)

felt bad

  • Habit: bowl – daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxiety/ brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: exercise/ meditation
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 22, 2021

 

Illinois | 42 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Want to change my life

  • Habit: Bowls and hitters – Everyday for past 24 years. Quit 3 separate years for pregnancies.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: At beginning 1st week, ache in lungs that lasted a few days. By 2nd week, mild depression.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: at beginning day 1-3 headache, days 3-5 aches in lungs, feeling fine by days 7. By days 10-14 mild depression.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol for discomfort
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 22, 2021

 

New York | 34 Year Old Nonbinary (Using Since Age 32)

It was interfering with my memory and daily activities

  • Habit: Bowl – At least 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, fatigue, depression and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 24 hours after I stopped smoking
  • Withdrawal Tips: CBD oil, vitamins, exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 22, 2021

 

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

Anxiety, feeling lazy, missing out on living life

  • Habit: Joint – Dailt
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Every single one
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st 2 weeks the most difficult, then less and less. Now at 2 months cravings coming back
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercising, cooking and eating
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 22, 2021

 

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

Money, Teaching job

  • Habit: Bowl, bong – 1 gram per day morning to bedtime. Stopping only due to being physically at work
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Diarrhea, stomach cramps and insomnia
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 diarrhea and headache, day 2 and beyond insomnia
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

Pennsylvania  | 70 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 19)

I ended up doing way more of it than I originally planned. As such, it was very expensive, and due to tolerance provided only marginal pain relief. I think it actually made my anxiety worse over time. I also had significant side effects. I feel sa medical treatment it was a complete failure.

  • Habit: Vape pen – Multiple times ever day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Very hyperactive GI tract. Had diarrhea for over 2 weeks, and almost continuous severe cramping. No appetite. Brain fog, heightened anxiety, muscle spasms, emotional outbursts. Lethargic, exhausted.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Abou 24 hours after last vape session
  • Withdrawal Tips: Tylenol
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Anxiety

  • Habit: Vape pen – 1-2 times a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, depression and sweating
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1 Hour after last use
  • Withdrawal Tips: Ssri’s
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Didn’t get me high

  • Habit: Any and all – All day everyday I could I had a 1080 mg THC amount
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Mood swings bad sleep constant brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nothing can
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

California | 49 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 46)

Memory loss

  • Habit: Vape pen, edibles – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleep disturbance, mood changes, upset stomach
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Second or third day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Took a trip and didn’t smoke while I was gone. Started coughing black stuff and not sure I should start again

  • Habit: Bowl, vape pens, blunts and joints – Smoking a bowl 5-6 times every day, sometimes more.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, thoughts of suicide, agitation and irritability. Persistent thoughts and urges to smoke
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Noticable changes in irritability between 24-36 hours after last smoke. Reduced motivation and appetite for 2nd and 3rd day
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Initially mostly financial but also hoping to break pattern of low motivation

  • Habit: Primarily via vaping but also used Phoenix tears (type of oral concentrate oil) – Approx 6-8x/day (1/4g each time)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, chills, sweats, tremors, unsteadiness, anxiety, depression, cravings, bizarre dreams and  possible resurgence of manic symptoms (I also have bipolar 1 disorder)
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Stopped smoking MJ to wks ago but used edibles up until 1wk ago. Symptoms started pretty dramatically after about 24hrs after last oral dose. Manic symptoms started to appear about 2-3 days afterwards
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleep, rapid dissolving ginger tabs (for nausea), high quality electrolyte drinks & water (to address dehydration from sweating), eating small servings of nutrient dense foods, very gentle exercise outdoors, watching tv & knitting (for distraction), deep breathing (for anxiety & feelings of being overwhelmed) & drinking more alcohol at times (to manage variety OG negative feelings and symptoms -NOT effective)
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 50 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 49)

on vacation

  • Habit: bong – every evening
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: intermittent mild nausea
  • Timing of Withdrawal: after a day
  • Withdrawal Tips: eat smaller portions; stay hydrated
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Health scare

  • Habit: Vape pen. – Once a day. (1-2 hits) Then my tolerance started to increase towards the last month which is why I decided to stop.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headaches, lack of motivations, a sense of heaviness, vivid dreams, poor appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I quit alcohol at the same time so I’m not exactly sure. But I did experience a peak of headaches and anxiety around day 10.
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

Australia | 39 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 18)

It took over my life, I chose it instead of socialising etc. I lived with anxiety and paranoia for many years and I Want to be a better role model to my daughter

  • Habit: Bong – Daily, all day from when I’d get up. Except through my work day, as soon as I got home from work, until bedtime. When I stopped working due to sever back pain I was using all day every day, more than 40hits a day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I didn’t sleep at all for the first 7 days then slept poorly for the next two weeks, barely ate for two weeks, just small snacks, experienced vomiting in the first two weeks, had sever headaches for two to three weeks, mood swings and no energy for three weeks.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: From the very first day. I had my last smoke on the Tuesday night and Wednesday night was my first sleepless night.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I did wean off slowly for the last two or three weeks until I ran out. By the time I completely stopped I was smoking a quarter of my normal daily intake. I also has a slipped disc as was prescribed codeine and was taking them daily when I stopped smoking. I took phernergan two nights to help me to get to sleep, it worked one night. Once I stopped taking codeine I started getting headaches to migraine level, for about a week.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Decline in mental health

  • Habit: Spliff with tobacco – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not this time
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Other times I’ve tried to stop have been very hard due to extreme mood swings and cravings
  • Withdrawal Tips: I’m physically active
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

It hurts me

  • Habit: Cigarettes – Daily use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety and depression
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After one month of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

To feel more alive and energetic!

  • Habit: Paperjoint with Tobacco mixed in .  – Daily . 2-4 joints a day. ( belgium- europe)
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: -Heavily sweating ( 2-7 days) – insomnia 2-5 days  – small periods of depression followed by intense happiness . So rollercoaster of ALL emotions. 5-7 days  – No hunger for a week which turned in to 7% weightloss. 4-7 days  – vivid dreams even right now
  • Timing of Withdrawal: See previous point
  • Withdrawal Tips: Drink lot’s of water. Minimum 3 liter. No caffeine ( or as little as possible) to reduce stress. No sodadrinks after midday and preferably none at all. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Lot’s off walks . And after quitting cigarettes lot’s of running. So preferably running to burn the fat which contains the thc-rests. Find a good serie / show in which you can “lose yourself” for first 2-3 days to cope with moments you have nothing to do.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 21, 2021

 

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

Difficulty with school and motivation, severe mood swings and anxiety

  • Habit: Regularly in a bowl, rarely in edible form & bongs – Multiple times a day, every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experienced insomnia, brain fog, irritability, cravings, mood swings, depression, panic & anxiety attacks
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 2 days in, they reached noticeable levels-in hindsight I had them before this, but they were minor up until this point
  • Withdrawal Tips: Full spectrum CBD reduced my anxiety, melatonin helped with insomnia. Regular exercise gave slight mood boost and helped with appetite and cravings
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

I was way to lazy got nothing done lost two jobs not spending any time with family losing all my friends hanging out with the wrong people

  • Habit: Bong hits – About 5 grams a day mixed with tobacco all day from when I wake up till when I sleep and I would even wake up at 2 am and smoke more
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes first two days was ok but then say 3 4 and 5 my anxiety is through the roof and my mood chances every 30 mins but I heard it get better from here so I’m staying on track and pushing through it all and I don’t get to sleep intill about 4am but I make sure I wake up every day at 930 am because I know if I sleep in I won’t be able to sleep at all the next night always yesterday was night 4 I had crazy dreams and I was waking up every hour coverd in swet
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 but got worse on day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise daily really helps and I listen to motivational speeches and that really helps to keep on track
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

Scotland  | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 22)

Mental health

  • Habit: With tobacco – All day every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, irritability and anger
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 24 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: Nightol for sleep
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

No motivation to do anything other than smoke weed.

  • Habit: Usually go for bong hits since it was so fast and easy for me to achieve my high – From morning until night. I have quit multiple times in my ten years of smoking so maybe 7 years of smoking all together and 2 years plus I’ve been back on it.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not really anymore I might be a little more moody but most of the withdrawal symptoms have gone away.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: They started for me the first day I was such a heavy smoker I needed to be high 24/7
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have been taking cbd and melatonin and this has helped me sleep and reduce anxiety
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

It’s making me lazy and tired. I have lost motivation and stopped enjoying the little things.   Confidence was a big part of taking the decision to stop since I was highly entousiastic and positive personality. My reltionship was week with everyone almost because of my mood swings everyday. I couldn’t function properly without THC in my body. Low job performance.   Also one of the main things was anxiety, everything could trigger my anxiety, thus feeling scared and depressed.

  • Habit: Rolling weed with a bit of tobacco, and if I’m consuming hash I would put half tobacco and half hash in a joint. – Everyday, not more than 4 joints per day. In average I was consuming  2 joints per day. There is always a joint, 1 to 2 hours before bed. At the beginning of using Marijuana half a joint was enough but after a period of 2 months I started gradually consuming more.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes almost everything mentioned in the weedless guideline was literlay happening to me. Loss of motive, feeling bored, irritable, loss of sexual drive, loss of appetite, sleeping problems, sweats at night and even during the day…etc
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week was a bit of hell to me, I was extremely lost and scared. It is not my first withdrawal, Its the 4th time I quit and whenever I reach day 30 to 40 I started feeling myself again. It is always the first 4 weeks where I couldn’t wait to pass them because of the withdrawal symptoms. after almost a month and a half, I feel energetic and strong to battle my mind, from tiredness and lack of motivation.
  • Withdrawal Tips: I tried meditation it was great, but it depends on my mood. sometimes I’m too angry or tired to even try to meditate and this leads to depression where I find myself unable to solve my problems although I know the solution. Exercising is the best way to calm my symptoms but it always come back after a while from finishing my workout. Walking in nature is also great technique to make me forget or accept psychological pain.   Alcohol was also an escape for me obviously, but sometimes worsen the symptoms the second day.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

Because I realised that I can’t accomplishm my life goals because of weed. 

  • Habit: joint – everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Veryyy strong cravings, tiredness, headache, loss of appetite, brain fog
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Hours after stopping, Day 3 4 5 being the worst
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

Florida | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Pre employment drug test, tolerance break

  • Habit: Joints and spliffs (mixed with rolling tobacco) – Daily the last two years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, lethargy, mood swings, bad dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3-5
  • Withdrawal Tips: Using a support system of friends, leaving the house for a drive, making myself busy by exercising
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

Massachusetts  | 51 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 19)

Employment opportunity

  • Habit: Bowl or dug out – Daily –
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not bad ~ a little jittery and cravings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 1st day
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

I’ve used it daily for 20 years – I’m 38. There’s no particular reason why I now feel compelled to stop, however this is the first time I’ve ever made the decision freely and willingly (for example, not doing it because of a vacation). Part of it is because I live in Australia and I have to spend a lot to get quality product, which sometimes disappoints and feels like a total waste of money, in turn depressing me and sometimes even triggering withdrawl symptoms. I lived in Los Angeles until 2011 and really need high THC cannabis to sustain my addiction. Despite starting at 18 and floundering for many years, I eventually made something of myself and have a very successful career. I do wonder what I would have become had I never tried cannabis, though.

  • Habit: I used to only use bongs. For the last few years I’ve used vapes (Dynavap mainly) with flower. Never used carts or concentrates outside of a few times. – 5-10 times every day.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – insomnia, nightmares, extreme irritability, cravings, occasional headaches and a lower pain tolerance.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 20 years, any reduced amount of THC triggers withdrawl symptoms in mere hours. This was no exception.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes – CBD tincture (completely THC free) has become available in Australia and I received a prescription after reading a lot of anecdotes from others in similar situations (heavy, long term users) who say it helped them finally quit. I’m using it with the awareness it may make no difference, but at least it’s given me some hope that it might. After several nights with the worst insomnia I’ve ever experienced and terrible nightmares I am also using a an OTC sleep aid sparingly (Doxylamine).
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

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

its affecting some of my relationships

  • Habit: Joint, bong and vape – I didn’t start heavy only about once a week, to weekends, to a few times a week to everyday when it’s accessible through thc vape juices
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: anxieties, heavy sweating and loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Peaked in my third day, which is now that I’m writing this
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

Colorado  | 32 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 17)

Healthy reasons

  • Habit: Concertes – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vivid dreams stomach pains and can’t sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 3
  • Withdrawal Tips: Detox teas
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 20, 2021

 

Canada | 30 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Tired of brain fog, being stuck In my couch, and it’s causing relationship problem , I just want to become the best person I can.

  • Habit: Joints only – Everyday, multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Sleeplessness, loss of Appetite, stomach upset/nausea. Emotions rising a bit. Since I Truly want to quit this time , I am not having cravings.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 – 0 sleep  Day 2 – 2 hours of sleep – starting to lose appetite   Day 3, 4, 5, 6 – napping during day to catch up on sleep, stomach / nausea, loss appetite
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

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

I’m sick of myself.

  • Habit: Vape – At least 2-3x/week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Depression, lack of focus.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I am on day 7. It’s been hard since day 1.
  • Withdrawal Tips:
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

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

Legal reasons

  • Habit: In a tobacco wrap – Up to 6 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, unable to sleep, severe cravings, depression, anxiety, restlessness.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 2 days after I stopped
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

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

I want to experience life directly. Cannabis makes me happy but I get nothing done because I can’t focus and I don’t like how life feels unless I’m smoking every few hours. Eventually I hardly feel a high, but life is so flat without it.

  • Habit: Smoked with a glass pipe – Multiple times every day starting first thing in the morning
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: depression, hopelessness
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 – Wasn’t too bad. Day 2 – Slept almost all day, could barely function  Day 3 – Felt pretty okay  Day 4 – Depressed and hopeless, wanting to smoke and get relief
  • Withdrawal Tips: no
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 41 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

Trying to conceive

  • Habit: Rolled in a joint – Every day, about a gram a day, for 20 years
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritable, sad, bored, feel like I’ve lost my best friend, constantly think I should be smoking
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Within a day of quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, cry, diversion, alcohol
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

Finland | 40 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 13)

Tolerance brake, wanted to see how im doing if im sober.

  • Habit: bowl – Daily every 3 hours or so.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: NAUSEA, anxiety, depression, anger issues, lack of motivation, bored.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 12 hours of abstinence they start.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exersice, healthy foods, Diapam meds when too anxious
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

66 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 16)

It was causing mood drop and depression

  • Habit: Straight joint and pipe and vapouriser – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Insomnia, vivid dreams
  • Timing of Withdrawal: A week after stopping
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 19, 2021

 

California  | 25 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Started affecting my finances and mental health

  • Habit: Blunt, joint, bong, pen, dab. – (Weekend use) Once a month or so. Not that much honestly.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, irritability, shakes, sweats, restless, lack of sleep.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I started to slowly taper down my marijuana intake to once a day, but super late. Like 9-10pm, so my body would slowly get used to not smoking so much. My symptoms started that Monday. The day I only smoked once. Wednesday I stopped fully, and my symptoms hit me immediately.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Stomach medication, hydration, tapering down.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 18, 2021

 

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

Family problems

  • Habit: Bowl – Multiple times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Low appetite, anxiety, stomach pain, less sleep
  • Timing of Withdrawal: After 12 hours
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 18, 2021

 

Washington, DC | 35 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

After years of using it as a sleep aid in addition to my prescription medication, it started to make me anxious and unable to sleep.

  • Habit: Smoke and vape pen – Every day, almost all day during the pandemic
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: No
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Few symptoms because I drastically reduced my usage once it became clear it wasn’t helping and made me anxious/paranoid, which hadn’t happened much before
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 18, 2021

 

Michigan | 44 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 32)

Lack of motivation, increased tolerance, increased risk of schizophrenia.

  • Habit: Vaporizer and oils. – 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Irritability, insomnia, aggression, lack of appetite.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Two days after quitting.
  • Withdrawal Tips: Sleeping medication, reduced caffeine, more exercise.
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

California  | 37 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

It was time

  • Habit: Bowl, one hitter – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes, irritability, headache, anger, abnormal appetite, vivid dreams, relationship discord
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Beginning of day 3, day 4 feel terribke
  • Withdrawal Tips: Excercise and Epsom salts bath
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

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

I was experiencing vomiting, stomach pain, acid reflux and I could not get put of bed I went to the doctor and they told me it sounded like I have (CHS) cannibinoid hypermesis syndrome

  • Habit: I was using a vape, dabs, edibles as well as mixing with nicotine – I smoked 3 bowls about every 40min all day every day the longest I went with out smoking was the time I was asleep but would have withdrawal symtoms and feel horrible as soon as I woke up each morning
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am on day 9 the first 3 days were terrible I was having severe anxiety, paranoia emotional break down I cried alot for no reason life had no point to me I didn’t enjoy anything o just wanted to roll up in my bed and sleep day 4 was the breaking point I woke up on day 4 everything was still there except my mood had changed and I could see a future now everything had decreased by 80% and I was able to cope. From day 5-9 everyday it gets easier and easier I do not feel like I am dying anymore all the major symptoms are pretty much gone but I am still dealing with anxiety a bit of the mood swings and irritability but I can definitely see positivity from all of this.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: I smoked all day every day maybe 20min or so between smoking symptoms start as fast as my first missed bowl. And progressively worse until about day 4 where they just were sorta of were 80% less there
  • Withdrawal Tips: I have changed my routine I try not to hangout in the same places I have my 2 best friends who for my benefit both stopped smoking with me I have a huge support system with my family who I can call day or night n talk my way threw I also found these things that are stress gummies and they really work when I start to feel anxiety lurking
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

United Kingdom | 29 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 14)

For my family especially my observant 3 year old

  • Habit: Spliff smoking – Minimum twice a day   Maximum around 6-7 times a day so quite heavy use
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Yes – anxiety Physical addiction   Stomach cramps, bloating and constipation for about 2 weeks, wind from day one until now lol   Emotional discomfort   Boredom   Crazy dreaming
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Around day 5
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

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

Switching jobs and may need to pass a drug test

  • Habit: Bowl – Daily
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cravings, headache, insomnia, decreased appetite, easily overwhelmed
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No but I should ask my doctor about mirtazapine
  • Purpose: Medicinal purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

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

Health

  • Habit: Smoking – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Severe mood swings
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About a week or 2 after quitting, although they feel to be getting worse
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

Washington  | 36 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 16)

Pregnant

  • Habit: Joint – 4 days a week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Short temper
  • Timing of Withdrawal: First week
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 17, 2021

 

New Jersey | 53 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 15)

Drug test

  • Habit: Bowl – Everday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety confusion anger irritability euphoria
  • Timing of Withdrawal: About 36 hours into cessation
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

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

Lung and mental health

  • Habit: Bowl from a bong – 3-4 times a day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Anxiety, loss of appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: 3 days after quitting weed cold turkey
  • Withdrawal Tips: Exercise, movies, anything to take my mind off the withdrawals
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

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

I didn’t want to smoke

  • Habit: Wrapped – Like 2 every week
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Vomiting, stomach pains, Irritation, loss appetite
  • Timing of Withdrawal: The day after I smoked
  • Withdrawal Tips: Yes medicine and cold showers
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

Malaysia | 24 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 23)

Covid restricted traveling in the country I’m staying and there’s police roadblocks everywhere, plus marijuana are illegal in this country so I thought now is good time for me to take a T-Break.

  • Habit: – Daily, very often.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Cold sweats, night sweats, loss of appetite, difficulty in staying asleep, mood swings, feeling a little depressed.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 1 of stopping since I tried to reduced my intake before stopping.
  • Withdrawal Tips: None
  • Purpose: Recreational purposes only
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

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

The amount I was spending and my mental health, primarily the mental health aspect as relationships were becoming strained or damaged due to paranoia and low self esteem brought on by 13 years or use.

  • Habit: Shotty rig, Ie: just like a bong and bowl but no gauze, the cigarette would plug the down pipe in a bottle and then cannabis on top, lit and inhaled until cig and cannabis Ash is sucked through pipe and into water. – Every day
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I am 14 days clean as of now, prior to that I was having severe mood swings resulting in destruction of my property, nasty attitudes to friends and family, very irregular sleep pattern and lack of motivation. Also when I did sleep I’d find I was waking up in pools of sweat.
  • Timing of Withdrawal: Day 2 to day 8 apx
  • Withdrawal Tips: No, I do however take sertraline for my mental health which upon stopping use if cannabis did help to some extent.
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

Canada | 33 Year Old Male (Using Since Age 21)

Although i work as an accounting analyst and have found weed does not impair my performance too much i wanted to feel completely sober and see how much more studying i could accomplish without marijuanna.

  • Habit: smoke – daily however i would take breaks roughly every month
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: I have tried to quit in the past and mostly i found i was very edgy and had little motivation to do things like workout or study
  • Timing of Withdrawal: the day after quitting
  • Withdrawal Tips: Working out daily i found would help (on the days i could motivate myself). Also cleaning up my diet also helped
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

 

28 Year Old Female (Using Since Age 15)

To save money.

  • Habit: Bong – Everyday
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Not yet today is day 1
  • Timing of Withdrawal:
  • Withdrawal Tips: No
  • Purpose: Both recreational and medicinal purposes
  • Date Submitted: June 16, 2021

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