Q&A: Has anyone stopped smoking weed and had withdrawal symptoms, if so how long did it last?

Question by alex l: Has anyone stopped smoking weed and had withdrawal symptoms, if so how long did it last?
I’ve read.

-mild to moderate, non life-threatening withdrawal symptoms occur after daily use in some users. These may last for 1-6 weeks after cessation of use and can include anxiety, anhedonia (reduced experience of pleasure), headaches, general unease/discomfort, difficulty sleeping, and a desire to use pot. Severity of symptoms is related to frequency of use and individual sensitivity.
-slight loss of appetite
-finding non-stoned life a bit dull, increased boredom

Does anyone know if this is true, and where is it documented?

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Answer by sterces518255
I smoked pot for awhile, but the only withdrawal I got was insomnia. I was also addicted to something else, so that is probably why I didnt feel the withdrawals. My boyfriend stopped for awhile and he got very irritable and could not sleep.

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5 Comments on "Q&A: Has anyone stopped smoking weed and had withdrawal symptoms, if so how long did it last?"

  1. Angelicious05
    07/12/2013 at 6:16 pm Permalink


  2. devyn
    07/12/2013 at 6:52 pm Permalink

    insomnia, anger, agression, irratablility, about 6-7 months.

  3. glassnegman
    07/12/2013 at 7:46 pm Permalink

    Hello =)


    Cannibis is psychologically addictive, more than physically.

    I don’t think anyone ever proved that it was physically addictive.

    Whereas, say, nicotine is both psychologically and physically addictive.

    So, I think those symptoms would be the case for any psychologically addictive substance. The same would be true of barbituates…um….Fioriset, for example…or alcohol.

    I’ve never heard of anyone having debilitating withdrawal symptoms from cannibis, however….just things like you describe above.

    At certain times, when I was young, I smoked a lot, and never had any particular symptoms when I stopped.


    Namaste, and Happy Holidays,


  4. lilangelbud2006
    07/12/2013 at 8:09 pm Permalink

    it is all mind over matter! if you dont mind it wont matter!!

  5. C J
    07/12/2013 at 8:41 pm Permalink

    I smoked for years and just quit. No withdrawal, no craving – but 6 hours without a coffee or cigarette, and I’m fit to be tied. Depends a lot on the individual I guess. The one I see the most in other people is aggression and irritability, and of course the craving. If you’re considering quitting, congratulations and good luck.

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