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Marijauna detox

Marijuana is not heroin…but neither is it the same marijuana that it was 20 or even 10 years ago, and as the potency has risen almost 10 fold over the decades, so to have the risks of addiction, the risks of developing a tolerance and experiencing withdrawal symptoms with marijuana cessation.

Marijuana detox and withdrawal is not dangerous but it can be very uncomfortable, and it can be difficult to overcome the cravings back to use and abuse. Many people can use marijuana recreationally without developing dependency issues, but many hundreds of thousands cannot, and it is not at all ridiculous to seek professional assistance if you are having difficulty overcoming an addiction to marijuana.

The risks of marijuana addiction

Long term marijuana use can have a negative effect on health and well being. Marijuana use promotes cancer, and it also increases the probability of experiencing certain psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, psychosis and depression. It is also linked to memory loss and cognitive deficits, as well as a sense of lethargy that can pervade all waking hours.

Marijuana use, even heavy marijuana use is very unlikely to kill you; but it can lessen your quality of life, make you a little bit duller, and increase the risks of psychological deficits. If you are using marijuana everyday, you may want to seriously consider taking a break from regular intoxication.

Marijuana withdrawal symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms to marijuana can be somewhat characterized as the opposite to the intoxicating effects of the drug…instead of hunger, a loss of appetite, and instead of drowsiness, an inability to sleep.

Some additional symptoms of marijuana withdrawal can include headache, nausea, anxiety (common) paranoia and even irritability or aggression.

These sensations will endure with some intensity for several days before gradually subsiding, and it is during this period that the cravings to use are strongest, and there is the greatest risk of relapse.

Marijuana detox treatment

The symptoms of marijuana withdrawal, although uncomfortable, are generally not medically serious and there is no often used pharmacological treatment for the easing of symptoms.

Exercise is very commonly promoted as an effective way to reduce the severity of experienced withdrawal symptoms, and as well as a way to keep yourself busy enough to reduce the cravings back to use. Exercise can help fatigue your body making sleep easier, may stimulate your appetite, and can also release endorphins that can help with some of the feelings of irritability and lethargy.

Some drug treatment professionals advocate saunas as a way to rid the body of metabolites of the drug, although there is no clear consensus on the real efficacy of this routine. It can't hurt though, and it may make you feel better.

If you can’t do it on your own…get some professional help

If you are having real difficulty overcoming your cravings, or find that you are unable to stop even though you try with determination, you should consider getting professional help.

Thousands of people enter into drug treatment or rehab every year for marijuana addiction issues, and the period of intense therapies and a good month away from access to the drug can have real benefits towards long term sobriety.

Marijuana addiction is real and withdrawal is a medically recognized syndrome of symptoms. It can be tough to overcome the cravings back to use…and to resist the use of a drug that you know will make all of the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal disappear; but it is worth it, these symptoms will ease in a few days, and the clarity of marijuana sobriety can be great.

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James E Cressler from Orlando, Florida on September 14, 2020:

Good little article. Thanks for sharing.

James Timothy Peters from Hammond, Indiana on February 08, 2020:

A 20 year smoker of cigarettes would have a harder time through withdrawal than those who just smoke marijuana. That is if you call it withdrawal.

I've witnessed an arrest caused by a domestic abuse over one spouse having smoked the last cigarette in the house.

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tornbetween2lvs on February 08, 2015:

to 420,

this site is the best. glad you found it. Try the herb melatonin for helping you sleep at night until test day. take 1 pill half hour before bed. "See" yourself finally passing and it will happen. One day at a time.

420 break on January 21, 2015:

I am so glad to have found this information, I find it to be the least-biased and most helpful out there! I've been smoking at least once a week since I was about 20 years old (I'm now 31), but over the past 5 years, it became more frequent. I gained weight, I lost motivation, it took me 3 years longer to finish my dissertation. Anyway, now I live in Oregon and have a stable job, and I'm a medical marijuana card holder for my migraines. I do have migraine medication as well, but it makes me feel a little woosy. Anyway, so far using marijuana a few times a week (whether medically or recreationally) hasn't impacted my job too much, other than some daytime fatigue and cloudiness. However, now I've been trying to study for my licensing exam, and so I told myself to stop smoking weed altogether for 1 month so that my concentration and memory would be 100% (I noticed I was forgetting simple things on the practice tests that I should have remembered). It's so difficult because I will go 4-5 days without smoking, and then the withdrawal symptoms just grab me so hard that I have difficulty resisting giving in. The insomnia, the headaches (since I already get migraines, these are particularly bad), chills, paranoia, and awful anxiety that I can barely tolerate. I am already anxious about this upcoming exam, so added anxiety doesn't help. Anyway, I had made it 7 days last week, but on Saturday, my boyfriend was celebrating his promotion, and I went out with him and his friends and thought "I'll just have a little bit". Fast-forward to Sunday, I slept 11 hours, got about 1/4 of the studying I wanted to get done, and was wrought with guilt. Now, I am going on 4 days again and feel the withdrawal symptoms at their worst. It's like my brain is like "you know it will help, just do it!" I did try taking baths and working out, and both of those help on the days that I have made them a priority. It's just that getting to bed at night is so hard, and then I'm cranky the next day. My exam is in one week, so I'm trying to stick this out... I remind myself that it's worth it, and these days are the worst of them. Oh, and I also have back pain and seemingly tender glands.. I'm not sure if that's similar to the flu-like symptoms, or if my stress and lack of sleep just made me susceptible to picking up something. Anyway, I'm not trying to necessarily go cold-turkey sober, but I need to commit to this break in order to advance myself professionally.. everyone at work knows about it. If I don't pass the licensing exam (this is my 3rd try), my application will be denied and I will feel like a failure. It's not worth it to pick up weed! I have to stay strong. Thanks for letting me share! And also, even though it's awful to see what others are going through, it's nice to commiserate and not feel alone with these withdrawals.

Tornbetween2lvs on November 30, 2014:

Getting old does suck. My body doesn't recover like it used to, now w a bad knee injury after falling on my walks. Sticking still to sobriety on d's. Now I just consider it an evil in my life. Joined a new gym and concentrating on that. Good luck to you, too. The New Year is coming soon. I look forward to new beginnings for us all.

Tornbetween2lvs on November 30, 2014:

Getting old does suck. My body doesn't recover like it used to, now w a bad knee injury after falling on my walks. Sticking still to sobriety on d's. Now I just consider it an evil in my life. Joined a new gym and concentrating on that. Good luck to you, too. The New Year is coming soon. I look forward to new beginnings for us all.

Done4Now on November 19, 2014:

Great to hear it. Glad you didn't cave. I know it's hard. I try to practice complete sobriety but I do give in and drink on occasion. I have to be careful because when I drink I want to toke. Luckily I don't have any weed readily available. I think next year I'm going to resolve go an entire year drug and alcohol free.

I'm in my 40's and drugs/spirits just don't really do anything for me any more. I get more out of working out - running, lifting - but it's harder to go full bore on the workouts now that I'm older as well - it sucks.

Tornbetween2lvs on October 11, 2014:

I haven't been able to get on this site for 3 months, kept trying and trying. Even now, it only would show "3 years ago." Logged back on.

Anyways typing fast just in case. Now I know it's been 3 months cuz of upper post and have been clean since. don't even think about it (much) or don't crave it at all. Never thought I would get there, but praying and endurance and lots of walks has helped.

Thanks, Done4, I did do good over the 4th, too. I'm very proud of myself. Still get the anxiety once in a while, but nothing is perfect. My initial goal was try til end of year, then go from there. That's just me. Whatever anyone else chooses to do, is fine with me, too. This is just a choice I needed to make.

Done4Now on July 06, 2014:

@Torn - hard to day if the anxiety is from abstaining or if it's coincidental - hope you made good decisions over the 4th...

tornbetween2lvs on June 28, 2014:

it's now been 2 months+ fully clean, but I'm having difficulties. My anxiety has flared up and I'm wondering if abstaining is a result of this. Nightmares are horrible and devastating where I don't want to go back to sleep combined with profuse sweating. I'm still doing my vigorous walks to help with the stress and idleness/anxiety. The big weekend of the 4th is coming up and I so want to partake. Now there is even Farmers Pot Markets acoming. And in less than 12 days my license does expire and I am at a loss for any guidance. Lord, help me.

Done4Now on June 18, 2014:

@tornbetween2lvrs,

I'm glad a follow up helped. I also find it cathartic to read a follow up post from someone who posted a year or two back. I just wanted people to know that my withdrawal (or whatever it was), was the worst and I got thru it.

tornbetween2lvrs on May 26, 2014:

re Done4Now,

I read your post a while back and you've been on my mind helping me to redirect my focus. You are right in so many ways and it was a big reminder how to abstain for good. A few weeks passed and I have been able to succeed. thank you for posting even afterwards. I was good for a six-month period straight. However it is so prevalent on tv, it's hard to stay away. As much as I love it, I can find something else to love just as much.

Mightiestmouse on May 18, 2014:

i read this forum i have recently decided to quit about 2 weeks ago i havent smoked since but i do find some of the information in this topic to not be correct to my understanding now im not a doctor ,but i have done alot of research on before while and now after smoking i smoked very heavily for many years never had any issues while being on it. I am off it now to hopefully get a good job and overall improve my financial and living life style i am having trouble not wanting but i also have to say its a little easier then i thought it would be ,but since i moved i am completely out of that smoking atmosphere i dont even know anyone who does or where to get it where i am now. It is helping not being around people who smoke as well i dont have a desire to do it as much. I am curious to know what this article is actually based on if its just someone like me who did research on it how do i know you didnt just look at one website and thats all i need to know and im a genius on the subject now. Cause i can explain what i am going through but it is different for everyone. However if the person who posted it has never significantly smoked for a year or so then to me this could just be someones idea of what is going on i dont see any references to other websites or articles that are actual fact or close to published by doctors or people in the medical field. I dont disagree with everything said in this article but i dont agree with everything either. Im not bad mouthing it either im just taking it with a grain of salt so to speak because this just seems like someones point of view not cold hard fact. I do feel irritable, but my biggest issue is insomnia now i can hardly fall asleep and im hardly ever tired so my sleeping schedule is whacked out and has been since about the time i stopped smoking. i also had a seizure back in march and i do have brain damage due to a accident that happened about 7-8 years ago im in my early 20s so its hard to remember when the skull and brain injury actually took place. I do have a very very small amount of anxiety but that is because im worried about having another seizure . I just wrote this because i dont want someone to base there assessment and knowledge off of one article do more research look up multiple things not just one page and if you are truly having a rough time just talk to your doctor thats what there for to help you with any issues involving your physical well being.

Done4Now on April 10, 2014:

Hi everybody. I saw someone asking for a post from someone who got thru the other side of withdrawal.

I posted a couple of years back. I quit back in 2012 and I've stayed off since then.

My case is a little different. I had a panic attack while smoking and I decided to quit. That wasn't the first time I got the heebie-jeebies from smoking so I didn't think anything about it. About a week into my quit the anxiety just escalated to ridiculous levels. I was experiencing depersonalization and having 3 or 4 panic attacks a day. Now I know many people are going to poo-poo the idea this was caused by pot. Personally I like to say it was triggered by pot, not the cause. I don't know - I don't really care - I'm only telling you what happened to me.

So I got on antidepressants for a year. I tried to stop the AD's within that time frame but my anxiety would come back. Last year I committed to my own thorough detox program. At work I moved to a department that was less stressful. I quit tobacco, cut down on caffeine, and worked out 4 to 5 times a week. Thru that effort I was able to wean off the antidepressants. I'm good now - no anxiety.

As far as wanting to go back. Well I had anxiety where I would experience spell's of depersonalization. DP sucks big time. I wouldn't risk getting high for fear of that anxiety returning. For me, anxiety can be a bitch to get over. I do miss weed. I drink from time to time but mostly I stay sober.

The best advice I can give to stay quit is do your best to focus on another interest. When I set my goal to get in better shape I would work a program. I stayed committed to that program and focussed on it intensely. By focussing on something else, you will find yourself forgetting about wanting weed again or you'll forget about the withdrawal it's causing.

Also I highly encourage you to stop posting about it online forums - that only feeds the beast. It's easy to become obsessed with this withdrawal. The more you are obsessed on these odd feelings you have, the more pronounced you will feel the perceived discomfort. I never counted days since I stopped smoking. I've just moved on it's something that's a distant memory now.

You will be the same again - you will go back to 'normal' (whatever that is.) If you're religious pray to let things go. If you're not religious, meditate on visually letting things go.

It's kind of a hard road. I was very lonely dealing with sobriety and anxiety. No one else wants to hear about your issues so eventually you stop talking about it and you realize you are the only one who can cope with what you're going thru.

I wish I could tell you there was some herb or medication to help you; there isn't - *it just takes time.*

Michelle Panes on March 12, 2014:

There is a lot of Hash Addict in the world, but only a few of them understand the withdrawal symptoms associated with their usage when they wanted to stop. This is usually the reason why most of them do not want to stop.

http://www.cannabisrehab.org/forums/showthread.php...

Joe on January 20, 2014:

First of all Mr author, I'm thinking you're not quite right weather your smoking or not.

Second of all, every symptom you stated as being a symptom of marijuana withdrawal is the exact symptoms I had when my girlfriend broke up with me. Hell, I lost 15 pounds, averaged 2 hours of sleep per night I had terrible headaches for weeks as well as extreme nausea. I was very irritable, and pretty aggressive for a while. Now look at me. 8 years later and if given the opportunity, I would be right back with her.

Good job writer. You managed to compare your romance with weed to my romance with her. Hey man, I like weed and all but we're just friends. Since weed is your romantic partner, I am glad you quit smoking so I never have to worry about smoking your love herb.

Apprendix on January 17, 2014:

Hi,

Amazing posts and discussion in here! I have smoked daily and nightly for almost 20 years... During the last 2 years, I have tried seriously to quit weed, but I had too many ups and downs in this battle. Finally, 3 months ago, it happened. Since then, it seems like my craving for it has almost disappeared... I've got so much so much extra energy now..... I have started a website, to deal with all the people that disrespectfully shout that weed is not addictive. www.isweedaddictive.com I'll be glad if you say hi and strenghten other pot quitters in the forum. I think Cannabis is an amazing gift from Nature, but as too many other things, humans need to learn how to use it, or it's a mess. For me it became a huge mess. So I am happy I left it behind. It's time to be free. Good luck and Peace to all of you!

jk87 on October 28, 2013:

hey evey1

ive been smoking since 14 pretty much daily.. i noticed a changed about 4 years ago when the weed i was getting was high grade indica. before i was only smoking sativa. i think this indica kush is a very strong strain and makes withdrawls worse.. i still have a pounding headache and omg the dreams/nightmares are a nightly thing. good luck to everyone in their quest for a drug free life.. i still fein the weed and all my friends blaze. this is going to be hard for me

Not giving up on October 03, 2013:

Hey everyone, I started to smoke last year (2012) in mid December, can't remember the exact date but doesn't really matter. It was my senior year of highschool and i wanted to have a lot of fun, which i certainly did. Me and my friends had started drinking around winter of 11th grade. We've tried it in the past but in 11th grade we started drinking the most we've drank. So in December we got bored and we were interested in smoking weed and wanted to see what it was like. So one of our "friends" from school hooked us up with 20 dollars worth and we went to the local baseball field dugouts to try it out during the weekend. We started to smoke it and after about 5-10 minutes it really hit us hard and we were so damn stoned it was insane...it was the greatest night of my life. We had music and we were just having a good time it was a great experience, with tons of laughs. After that night we decided to do it the next weekend and it was still so much fun so we kept on doing it every single weekend and that's all we wanted to do. Waiting for the weekend to come just to smoke and have a great time with our friends. Eventually every weekend turned into doing it on school days right after school and even at night. After we graduated from school it became an everyday thing doing it 3-4 times a day! After about 4-5 months of daily use i slowly started to realize that i was losing my old self and i felt like i was a different person, more dulled out and nothing felt the same anymore. I even felt like i was growing apart from my family and friends because i wasn't around as much anymore i was to busy getting high. And even when i was high i still felt the lows. I had decided it was time for a change after i had been so depressed. I felt moody and aggravated. If things didn't go my way i was snappy and quick to judge. I have recently had a few anxiety attacks. I had never gotten those before. Everything felt spacey. My memory was very short. I would want to make a bowl of cereal and when i got to my kitchen i would heat up hotpockets or something and completely forgot about my thoughts of the cereal. That's how bad it was. I felt like i was losing my appetite with all foods. It felt like i was slowly breaking down. I felt broken emotionally. I cannot imagine how people continue to smoke after years. After all of these symptoms of withdrawal i had it is now October 3rd, 2013 and i haven't smoked in 2 weeks!!! Everything is slowly going back to normal. I feel more alive. when i go to the gym i feel like it helps me get my mind off the weed. One thing that really gets to though is my friends i used to love hanging out with. They used to be there for me whenever something happened but now all they want to do is smoke. They never want to hang out with me unless i have money for the weed or want to smoke...I miss the old them i wish they'd just stop smoking and make the right choice but i guess some people don't want to change for the better and i can't control their lives so im just goign to live mine the way i want to live it. I have cravings to smoke from time to time but i have been keeping busy with video games, exercise, hanging out with family, and my best friend i had lost while i was busy getting high... He supports me in quiting and it really helps me keep a healthy mindset. My advice to all of you trying to quit is to do the right thing in life because you only get one and if you have the right mindset you can do anything you want to do!!! Don't listen to anyone who you think is a negative influence in your life. Let the negative people fall behind as you move foward. Your life is your life and you're the only one who has control of it.

- Your friend, Ray.

Ol Skool Jones on August 15, 2013:

Celebrated my 6 months free of this evil weed yesterday. I finally got my motivation and sense of humor back after a very long time. I finally had a good week then BAM... symptoms come back... You see I have been on high grade for the last year and had a med mj card. Needless to say I had super high grade stuff available any time I wanted. These past 6 months have been the scariest months of my life. Never did I think I would feel like this. I've quit before, but it was never like this.

I've had bud of varying quality for the past 15 or so years and have quit at least 10 times with minimal withdrawal. This time it was different. VERY DIFFERENT!

Headaches that still come and go (first 2 months they were daily 24/7), still have some issues sleeping (although much much better than the first 3 months), still a few bouts of depression. This baby lasts! I get waves of symptoms. I have good weeks and horible weeks. No pattern, they just come sporadically.

Those of you that are crying about a few days/weeks of symptoms and wanting to die?? REALLY?!!? Man the eff up!!! Cherish that your withdrawals have been that easy and stick to your recovery because you may end up like some of us that have endured months and months and months of withdrawals. Times like this separate the men/women from the mice, the recovering addicts from the addicts.

Another thing.. if you see idiot TROLLS coming on here saying that we are all lying about our symptoms, WHY WHY WHY waste ANY valuable space on this forum arguing with them?? Why give them the time of day?? So you can help them?? They are beyond help and if they want it they can simply read the posts. It sucks bad when half of these comments, that are meant to help people that are in serious need of information, are back and forth arguments with a bunch of burnouts.

Thank you to all that have provided invaluable advice to us on this forum.. it's been a HUGE HELP to me!!

If you've recovered.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come back and let us know how you are doing!! Don't just use this site for info and bounce when things are better. Recovery is also about giving back! :)

@ Tiger

man I've definitely kept up with your posts and hope you are 100% better... and I hope you read this!

God Bless!!

olskool jones on August 15, 2013:

Why are none of my posts being added here?? I need help!!?? 6 months free yesterday.

seekingfreedom on June 10, 2013:

When I initially tried to quit, the withdrawal was severe enough that I got more and then made a plan to wean myself off of it over a two week period. That was the only way I could do it. I wanted to do cold turkey but my body and mind couldn't handle it. I am now clean and have been for around 6 months (not sure on that one, could be longer). I don't even crave it now.

For everyone still struggling, you can do it. Stick to it and stay strong.

To Darkregulus, I understand what you are saying and I agree that smoking doesn't cause cancer and can be beneficial for many things from a medical standpoint. There is a great number of people who can smoke and never be "addicted" as I was.

The article is rather misleading on many fronts but the reason I have stayed on this page for so long and replying to comments for so long is for the people. The ones who are struggling just like I have in the past. I am here to support others and I hope my struggles and bits of advice have helped someone along the way.

darkregulus on June 10, 2013:

@ "struggling"

I'm not sure Clint was being arrogant and I feel you've been a little harsh with your judgement. I fully understand and sympathise with you and others here and I, in no way, wish to demean/belittle any person's struggle. We are all different, after all..and people's bodies react in different ways to different things. I also do not wish to cause offense here and, if I do, please understand it is not my intent. But, having said that I think that CLint raised some good points - I, myse;f, was a bit peeved at the "cancer" comment, and my brother's a cancer research doctor!...OK, if you mix with tobacco or just smoke it, fair enough...but what about food products that contain it? In fact, I've even heard that the oil is considered by some as an alternative therapy to cancer...Don't ask me to verify this and, tbh, it could be complete bull...but should I start shouting that, like it's scripture, from the rooftops, like the author of this blog has done? I'm afriad I do smell a wee whiff of anti - weed propaganda here too...which is normal, and even helpful, to those who wish to quit - it's easier to demonise the weed and not oneself...and, more importantly, what is it about oneself that caused such an addiction in the first place? I know a few who have quit one thing, only to get into other more socailly acceptable forms of intoxication, such as alcohol. Using weed to the point where withdrawal is as horrendous as some of you have indicated (and guys, you have my deepest sympathies and I hope your pains subside soon, I really do), in my mind, is a result of complete abuse with no thought for moderation. I used to be very heavy user, but I'm not a quiter (no pun intended) so I was able, with a lot of discipline, a bit of distraction, to cut down..now I enjoy it everyday in the evening with my girl...it's my treat for having done a day's work...but I digress..I wonder, though, if the withdrawals are as painful as you have inidcated, have you considered slowly cutting down...It's not a defeat to accept the reality of the situation...a lot of tobacco smokers can't go cold turkey, - why would it be any different here...there's no shame/bad in taking a calculated and steady retreat and, in the process, you might even be able to get your "habit" back under control again. Would you not love to be able to have a few socially, every now and then? I'm inda with CLint on this one - I don't consider myself to be super healthy but everyone I know, when cutting back, have reported 2/3 days of twitchiness, racing thoughts, problems sleeping...but, for most of the folks I spoken to about it, all that usually has passed after three/four days. I always notice, myself, how much darn reading I do when I detox! :) Anyway, just my pennies worth and my thoughts and goodwill to y'all out there. just remember that it's only temporary. I do agree with the exercise part..always works wonders for me with just about anything I don't want to think about and it's self-improvement so I guess if you feel you've let yourself down with the weed getting outta hand, then giving your body the gift of exercise could be psychologically benefcial.Sorry bout al the typos there. Peace to you all, brothers and sisters. You will smile and laugh without care again!

Struggling on May 27, 2013:

Hey "Clint"

I see that you are very sure of yourself in your statements. Everyone is different. We are not all as healthy as you are. Some of really do have withdrawal symptoms. Some of us do have trouble sleeping, muscle aches, stomach aches, etc. Just because you didn't have them, doesn't mean others don't. Quit being so damn arrogant and take a step down off your high horse. We all wish the only thing that bothered us is that "we just wish we could have another bowl." It's just not that easy.

Langs97 on May 17, 2013:

Thanks seekingfreedom,

Still smoke free and feeling fantastic...

Oh i still want it when things get stressy but i am doing good :)

Thanks !

I'll post back when i can.

Clint on May 15, 2013:

I have smoked pot for many years now. I have quit many times just to let my tolerance go down. I have not ONCE EVER experienced one single withdrawal symptom. The most that's happened to me, for a few days I think to myself, "I want to smoke a bowl... Oh well,". Never lost appetite, never felt nauseated, never had trouble sleeping... I didn't get headaches... I know a LOT of potheads, and they all say the exact same. I feel this site is full of propaganda. Causes cancer? Show me one study that proves this. Not the same as it was 20 years ago? Have you ever heard the term, BC Bud? It stands for British Columbia Bud. Columbia has ALWAYS had marijuana with high potency of THC, even compared to today. Now it is just more widely available, instead of just having dirt swag all the time. More people have figured out how to properly grow and take care of the plant. That's it. Marijuana is NOT addicting, and anybody who says it is, is either lying, or a very weak minded individual.

guest2013 on April 26, 2013:

ok i'm the guy above i just didnt want to create a new account too much of a hassle. today is my 2nd day of withdrawal and I feel like shit. I cant sleep, but i try to eat because i dont want to lose weight, im in my 20s(been smoking for 8 years) and i think this should be the right time to quit and never go back to weed. Thanks for all the tips and suggestions glad to know im not the only one willing to quit to better my health and mental state.

Guest2013 on April 26, 2013:

testing

seekingfreedom on April 16, 2013:

Hey Langs97! Glad you found this page! There is some really good advice on here, I would suggest taking some time to read through the posts.

The first two weeks were the hardest for me, I understand everything you are going through. Stick with it, it will get better.

5 months ago, I started my journey to get clean. It was the best decision of my life.

Good luck to you! It sounds like you have a true desire to stop and that is what it takes to succeed.

Langs97 on April 16, 2013:

Hello, Ive been smoking marijuana for almost 9 years now. Quit 2 weeks ago, having a heck of time, Still can't sleep, and irritable, Im not giving up. I want to quit and have a better life

False on April 15, 2013:

This article is false and is just another biased anti-drug article. We need to stop lying to people and bring the truth. Marijuana does not promote cancer, in fact, it stunts cancer growth. Marijuana does not cause depression, it treats it. Cannabis is, if used correctly, a very useful drug and can be used to treat many things. It is no more addictive than a book. Marijuana is completely safe. Articles like these are simply lying to and clouding out youth. Lying causes more problems than the truth about marijuana. For example, if a teenager reads an article, such as this one, does his/her research, finds out that marijuana is in fact not dangerous, reads an article about the dangers of cocaine, may then assume that cocaine is not dangerous.

Emeraldeyes on January 20, 2013:

Hi Toecutter,