When you smoke a lot or very frequently, your body eventually becomes used to having marijuana on board around the clock. You may have noticed that the same quantity of marijuana doesn’t have quite the same effect or high as it previously did, which pushed you to use more. Therefore, when you stop smoking, you are likely to experience some symptoms of withdrawal, as your body will be unaccustomed to the absence of the drug’s effects in your system. Your personal experience with withdrawal is highly influenced by how much you have used, how long you have used, and many other biological and psychosocial factors. Being familiar with the many possible symptoms of marijuana withdrawal and when they are likely to occur is important so that you aren’t caught off guard when your experience is slightly different from what you have read about or heard from others.
Importantly, while marijuana withdrawal can be physically and mentally uncomfortable, it is not life-threatening, and will eventually go away on its own, although the duration and severity will vary from person to person. Eventually, withdrawal will give way to the new goals-met and emotional triumphs that come with viewing life through a clearer lens.