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Marijuana use disorder becomes addiction when the person cannot stop using the drug even though it interferes with many aspects of his or her life. Estimates of the number of people addicted to marijuana are controversial, in part because epidemiological studies of substance use often use dependence as a proxy for addiction even though it is possible to be dependent without being addicted. Stalcup estimates that 50 to 60 percent of the people with an addiction to marijuana whom his clinic treats have some sort of underlying mental health condition. The majority of his clients hav.

The relatively low rate of marijuana addiction has caused some advocates to claim that the drug is not addictive. This is not the case. Any. So, to wrap up, is marijuana addictive?

For most people, no. About 10% of recreational users will develop problems serve enough to impair their work and relationships. Yes, about 1 in 10 marijuana users will become addicted. For people who begin using younger than 18, that number rises to 1 in 6. 1-3 For more information visit CDC’s section on addiction or the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s pages on addiction science. While marijuana is not physically addictive like alcohol or heroin, it can be psychologically addictive.

Scientists call the psychological addiction to marijuana a “cannabis dependence disorder”. For some people, marijuana may be a harmless indulgence. Recreational Marijuana Changes in state laws mean marijuana is available to more people, both for medical reasons and recreational use. But whether you use it legally or illegally, it’s possible to.

Long-term use of marijuana has been proven to have addictive potential. In most cases, first-time users will not become addicted and even occasional users who smoke pot recreationally may not become addicted to the drug. However, daily, long-term use of marijuana can lead to addiction and many other harmful effects. About 1 in 10 people who use pot will become addicted. That means you can’t stop using it even if it harms your relationships, job, health, or finances.

The risk is greater the younger you start. Although pot use does not spark a physical addiction, withdrawal symptoms from the substance can definitely be physical. More Americans are becoming aware that drug addiction is a disease and not a character flaw, but many continue to find it difficult to believe that marijuana addiction is real.

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Marijuana is far less addictive than cocaine, amphetamine, opiates, alcohol, nicotine, or barbiturates, but some habitual users appear to be dependent.

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It is not regarded as addictive but it can produce psychological dependence.

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A 1942 article in the American Journal of Psychology claimed that marijuana was not as addictive as tobacco or alcohol, and a 1944 study commissioned by New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia found no proof that marijuana led to major crime or aggressive behavior.

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When pot interferes with your job or alienates your spouse and you still can’t quit it, that’s addiction.

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For some people, it is addictive, with the characteristics of tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms.

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are considered addictive.

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While not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, when a user begins to feel that he or she needs to take the drug to feel well, that person is said to be dependent on the drug or addicted to it.

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Children are often told that marijuana is highly addictive and that long-term marijuana users often develop a chemical dependence that makes withdrawal difficult or impossible without professional help.

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While not necessarily physically addictive, it is, they argue, a drug on which users develop a psychological dependence.

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It is moderately addictive, as chronic use is known to cause dependency and withdrawal symptoms.

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  • I’m 15, I’ve been getting high for almost a year at this point. Last time I smoked was August 28… along with a little CBD not long after, I’ve been sober since at least maybe September. Day 14… sucks. Mentally, physically, had mild hallucinations, and I had a few panic/anxiety attacks. I’ve recently started following Jesus for my life, I’ve been pushing a lot better. All I can tell you. Weed is NOT for “anybody” Depending on your mental health, this should be used for more medical use and not medicinal.

  • Thank you…. I have a very difficult time with attention…have had this issue all my life… You allowed for this old gal to comprehend and not zone out…I don’t mean that in a ill form. I literally do this.. more now in my older years…which makes it very difficult to stay connected. thank you again.

  • Derealisation and solipsism is the worst think that can get from marijuana. I hope none suffers from these disorders. Literally better dead than have these disorders

  • I say just round up all the stoners and execute them ISIS style along with their genetic failures called kids being given pot for seizures.

    We all know they just want a high and they are all entirely useless to us as a society. They dont function as well as sober people and they are one of THE most ignorant people we have comparable to Meth Addicts.

    Start killing them.

  • I smoke weed everyday, it’s one of the things that gets me to be more productive, it has taught me so much about myself, but I’ve started to notice it taking a toll on my memory, and my tolerance is crazy. I wanna quit, but the withdraw symptoms make me a potato

  • ive been smoking since i was 12. i’m 17 now and i fucking hate myself. of course not all of it has to do with marijuana but god damn it contributes. i’m trying to get help and at this point i acknowledge i have a problem with smoking (i’ve spent pretty much every day high as hell for the past year almost) and yet a conflicting desire to stop. i so badly want to stop smoking and start everything over but i’m terrified it’s gonna be for nothing. that my brain is gonna stay fucked up and i completely screwed myself over. so then i’m thinking “what’s the point?” but yeah. i invested in a timer lock box. an attempt is better than nothing right?

  • good to see it I have a question for you guys 9monts ago I was marijuanna addiction I feel withdrawal when vomiting paranoia anxiety and insomnia I have therapy now I am taking medicine so my question is can I use herbal (plant) medicine

  • From my own experience I can defiantly say, that marijuana is addictive. In the beginning, of course not, but after a year or something you become physiologically addicted and it really is not easy to get rid off this addiction. Iv’e experienced it my self and seen it around me, so folks, marijuana IS serious drug and that as the same with alcohol use it responsibly. 

  • I can’t believe I really smoked nearly every day for over a year because I didn’t think it was addictive. It got really ugly for me. Hallucinations, intense anxieties and I ended up having to drop out of college, I dreaded life. About 2 years later I feel so much more stable and happy without it, it’s really indescribable.

  • Cannabis products are shit!! Instead of helping with stress and relaxing �� it make anxiety even worse and hallucinations, confusion, weird unwanted feelings! ��

  • Last time I suffered severe from chronic dabbing, my girlfriend and family dealt with a lot messed up emotions. I still miss smoking and getting high, but I worry about my loved ones suffering from the consequences.

  • You need to study the cannabis plant a tad bit more most of the research is completely off at THC is used for people who have medical issues eating on there own.

  • The problem for me is I’m always looking for something. Weed has had the most pleasurable effects for me compared to other drugs but the problem is it makes life satisfaction so much worse. For example I would be doing something that most people think is fun but since I abused cannabis its hard to have fun without it. I’m always thinking “man it would be so great if I was high right now” instead of just enjoying life. I would’ve just been better off not to smoke until I wasn’t an adolescent I think It wouldn’t have been as addictive.

  • Y’all are dumb

    Pot is a tool if you get addicted to it that’s all your fault don’t blame pot for your personal issues

    I know plenty of folk who are very productive and doing well in life and they use pot daily

    If you get addicted then you probably already had issues to begin with you weak fuck get a hobby or some and stop blaming things or people and look in the damn mirror

  • It’s sad to say i started smoking weed due to boredom but I’ve finally realized I’m a weed addict when I don’t have weed I tend to get anxious and boredom consumes me I’ve tried to quick many times but it’s always one day I’ll quite but till this day I haven’t I know One day I’ll look back and say this isn’t worth it but for now I’m stuck in a cycle I don’t blame the substance I blame myself for hanging out with friends that did that stuff and for not controlling the urge to smoke again I can’t tell you how much money I’ve spent on weed but it’s too much…I never understood an addict until I became one but I know sobriety is always possible I’ll be hoping God can help me with this because I’m now starting to wake up and feel a burden every time I buy that stash of weed

  • Cannabis is starting to be legal in a lot of countries now, and I think it’s a good thing. However, to all youngsters out there, cannabis is not some harmless drugs that takes you into ‘higher’ standards of living. Where I live (Netherlands) cannabis has always been legal, but that doesn’t mean everybody is using it. It’s reasonably popular with teenagers and early twenties. But if you’re still using it after that age (medical cannabis excluded), you are considered a loser, addict etc… And looking at the people around me who use this stuff (being age 30 and up), they are just sad losers. Living on wellfare, no job, dependent on their parents, mental problems, etc… Be wise and stop your cannabis kids, because it will deny you your adulthood, and make you a loser that will always lag behind in life. Just some friendly advice here kids, because you will regret those years you waster when you grow up.

  • Just like poppy plants are medicinal the entire alkaloid paradise it encapsulates must be taken at once as to not rape it and in return get raped urself. Do it all at once it was designed that way fool.

  • The comments saying “marijuana ruined my life” is sad. YOU ruined your life, NOT marijuana. You have a choice to smoke or not and if you don’t take personal responsibility for the choices you’ve made is the reason you’re behind in life.

  • Currently 19 years old and have struggled with the abuse of this substance since the age of 15. I originally used it as a self medicating tool for insomnia, depression, anxiety and trauma but it turned into a full blown addiction (addiction runs in my family so it’s not to surprising). It had positive effects but the negative ones personally speaking definitely outweighed the positive ones. I was not myself and did things that I am not proud of. Hurting the people you love is not worth it. Abusing any substance is harmful to your health weather it be mental or physical. I got accepted into the college and dance program that I had longed on going to last year but had to drop out due to abusing this substance. I destroyed a good relationship with someone due to the abuse of this substance. I hurt my family members due to the abuse of this substance. I lied and stole from good friends due to the abuse of this substance. These are all things I am most definitely not proud of. Addiction is addiction whatever your drug of choice is. Rationalizing will only hurt you more in the end. Whoever is struggling with any mental health issues/addictions please know it does get better and there is always hope. I am currently three months sober and doing so much better. There will be hard days and cravings may never subside but you are strong and you are worth it. You deserve to live your best life whatever that may be. Sending love to all❤️

  • Weed is quick death and no reality in life, no respect in life, no becomes a rich man, no good friends, no good style, no future, no aim, non is goal, after death directly forever into hell

  • The lack of something like ability to be stimulated by learning does not describe a physiological effect of a substance. The effect of the substance is stimulation and that’s what causes the lack of attention and therefore lack of memory attention. Consciousness is tricky and can’t be described by physiology YET as in we really have no idea what makes somebody conscious so saying that a chemical inhibits your hippocampus is a big jump from understanding that focus drives memory not just ambient attention. Furthermore you are clearly assuming that memory and learning are the same thing and that’s understandable because of how our education system works but true learning outside of pavlovs dogs involves complex thought and understanding which marijuana has been proven to enhance. I guess another way to say what I mean is that iq measures somebody’s ability to complete school it doesn’t measure your brains power and somebody can be intelligent at basketball like Michael Jordan but their iq might be below average not to mention you would have to be interested in taking an iq year in order to determine true data because attention and interest are essentially the same thing and attention to detail is really what iq is measuring over anything else it gives you instructions and asks how much you “got that” the reasoning is simple enough for anybody to understand it’s about the speed in which you recall that information so that is to say that iq tests measure your ability to be a slave to capitalism not how intelligent you really are. Truly intelligent people wouldn’t consider an iq test that’s what makes smart people smart and dumb people dumb smart people will determine the correct answer and not smart people will ask.

  • Blaming a drug for your downfall is what so many people end up doing, without understanding that they are the cause of their downfall. No drug will consume you unless you enable it, and as obvious as that may seem, it’s easier to blame the substance than to blame oneself.

  • I have, well had Junkie parents, father died from H when I was 2, mother is a hoe who don’t help her autistic son in life, so I was homeless with 15. As a German. “Germany dont have Streetkids.” I was one.. I never touched Heroin because of this, had my fun with Ecstasy and Speed, accidently smoked crystal one time (we thought it is speed)

    I did a lot and quit everything but I’m addicted to weed since i was 13 or so, thats 9 years constant smoke in my lungs, everyday at least 1g (10Euro) or 2g in the last two years. The top was 7g a day. 7G! Weed is addictive, especially if u are a person with problems, especially if u think it is not and u do it everyday. Save urself before it is to late

  • People keep saying cannabis ain’t a big deal, but almost all of my friends where addicted too it. They had too smoke or they would feel bad that day. Many of those friends still smoke it today (some of them are now age 40 and above). Still people claim the stuff ain’t that addictive…. Tell that to my past friends who can’t live without it, who are forgetful, passive all day long, live on welfare, and are paranoid. Worst drugs to get addicted too if you ask me, because the negative effects show over a lifetime, and not straight away

  • Smoked weed my first time when I was 13, made it all I cared about and wanted to do from then on and became badly addicted for about 6 years. I’m 19 now and stopped smoking weed thanks to the help of God and Buspirone and had been completely sober for 9 months. That is until I had stopped taking the plls cause I was fine without them for many months. But a few weeks ago, I was feeling depressed and a friend offered some to me to smoke and I accepted it… I’ve smoked weed the past couple weekends and I can already feel the urge coming back. I feel like I’m so close to going backwards in my sobriety progress and like I’ve let myself and my family down. I was doing so good, didn’t even have the desire to smoke it for the longest time and now that I did it just a couple times again, I feel like I can’t live without it again… And advice?

  • More people need to see this, I’m on day 2 of sobriety right now and I have had some horrible waves of anxiety and depression that I otherwise would never have had problems with. I started just after 18, went hard into psychedelics, learned what true spiritual oneness truly was as well as what true isolating anxiety is. I didn’t need anymore lessons from psychs (which I haven’t done in over 2 years) and I just habitually kept smoking the whole time. I did a “sober September” last year, which was my motivation for stopping again now. My system is I’ve committed to never doing any substances in September and I hope I can do it again. I’m trying to believe in myself but i certainly wish everyone didn’t tell me it wasn’t addictive and that quitting would be no sweat while I was getting into it. I researched myself, but google has a way of showing you the results you want to see (thanks advertising algorithms).

    Im 24 now and if there is anyone reading this under 20 years old, seriously consider waiting til your 21 or stopping til your 21. I never had any mental issues of any kind before this. I’m not saying I regret my journeyregret is useless frankly, but if you have the knowledge that this habit can be damaginglisten to it. Life will never be perfect, but there are some nasty experiences you can avoid. If you have no problem with moderation… Count your fucking blessings and don’t push it.

  • Took me a minute to stop doing weed overall (smoking edibles), but I stopped cold turkey cause I realized I had a problem and that was hard af! The side affects I experienced when I stopped was when I would wake up in the morning I would have severe anxiety like it would wake me up out of my sleep at least 3-5 times a night which sucked so bad I wanted to smoke to stop the anxiety but I didn’t cause I knew the side affects would stop eventually once most of the thc was out of me so about 2 weeks after I stopped doing weed I felt normal, no more anxiety, went to sleep with no problem and slept full nights, back to normal and probably won’t do weed anytime soon lmao it was nice but I become to dependent on it. If anyone is looking to quit I can definitely help with ways to ease the symptoms

  • heers for the video content! Sorry for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried Nanackson Guardo Philosophy (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is an awesome one off guide for revealing the secret to get rid of panic attacks without the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my old buddy Taylor after many years got excellent results with it.

  • Im 22, been smoking since 13, been smoking everyday day since 17 or 18. I want to quit so bad, but my life is so boring. I get no sleep I can’t wake up in the mornings, work is a drag all day, no buddies, I can never rap my mind around conversations to be a part of them so I’m just left out, I’m always so clouded. I smoke 3.5gs in 2 days when I have the money, If it wasn’t for weed I’d have almost twice the money to spend on things I actually need. I ask God for the strength all the time, we just need to trust in him and Jesus Christ, and they will lift us from our dark places

  • My understanding was that there have been studies (out of Australia if memory serves) which weighed in on the causal relation between mental health and cannabis use and it’s direction.
    Are you aware if any? Or is it that there are mixed conclusions?

  • They are bang on. To disagree is ludacris. When i was in rehab i was on 175 mls of seraquil, zopaclone and that lit me all night and so groggy in the morning combined with seraquil. I was a zombie. Then think about the fact your kidneys and liver both have to process that. Its playing with brain chemistry. Its a pharma push and manipulation ” some of it ” i take Zoloft and meditate, train, do juijitsu, play music. Im in real estate. I use cannabis at the very end of my day. When my entire days fully done and i want to laydown and unwind, recover my body its true it really more then helps with cravings. I live a very healthy and active life. Im mindful and I use it medically amd like a beer on occation. Like going camping out on the lake. Beach. Vacation time. Ill maybe once or twice do daytime smoke. Like a glass of wine after a huge day. Healthier then alcohol. So there is know comparison.

  • Been smokinh since I was 13 and now im 39. After a while it does opposite effects. When were young were stupid plain and simple. You will learn one way or the other and thats on you. I dont care if yall die from it in fact I hope yall do

  • If anyone knows a trip to getting rid of this bad habit? Please send comment or message, have someone young who can’t quit and is having health problems

  • To anyone who is having a hard time quitting. I am 19 and a month sober now from smoking every day pretty much since I was 16. Yeah I feel like shit and my anxiety is through the roof, but it is a relief knowing that I can finally see the other side. A life that isn’t built around smoking and to actually try. I almost didn’t graduate high school because all I did was smoke and never open a book…. Some people can get by and never have to study and still get all A’s. But think to yourself…. how far is smoking gonna take you in life?? Moderation is key but at this point it’s more a relief being sober minded 24/7 and actually knowing what I ate for breakfast yesterday. We’re all stronger than we think we are. Push through the first week and stay away from your tempting stoner friends and you’ll make it through:)

  • Can someone please explain to me why potheads believe smoking weed is healthy. Since when is inhaling smoke from biological plant material healthy?

  • People think that drugs are the problem. No, it’s always your own choice to put a substance into your body and I’m my case my own negligence and boredom caused an addiction.

  • For Christ sake don’t tell the DEA! I can’t have the fucking DEA eliminate the last source of chronic pain relief I have since the Jackbooted DEA has now prevented pain management doctors from effectively treating long term chronic pain patients!

  • I’ve been smoking bud since 15 I’m now 19 n only recently started getting weird effects, in the past 3 weeks I’ve had 3 separate effects which feel like panic attacks, I smoke then like 10 mins after out of no where my heart beats very fast and my throat becomes slightly blocked and swollen, this causes anxiety which makes It worse.

  • So…Been using for over 25 years, but did’t want to stop, because it made me likable to other people…I am normally a perfectionist with more left brain tendencies, but I have smoked to become a right brain, creative, likable person. I actually used it to slow down my brain, because I think so much faster than other people and at the same time can be kind of arrogant.

  • hahaha this fool doesn’t know what the fuck he is talking about. 20-30% thc, pssh I just bought some fire white noise from the club up here in Humboldt that was 28% THC and.06 CBD. this what the fuck is this guy’s credentials

  • I’m reading comments about weed being addictive and to be quite frank, it isn’t. I smoked 5-6 joints daily for an entire year. I smoked when i woke up, before and after any and every single task, and even before bed. Then one day i had a bad trip, i was hallucinating, my legs were shaking and the room was spinning. I quit. Just like that. I haven’t smoked in 2 years. I have housemates who smoke every day but i don’t get tempted to join them. Many of the comments i’m seeing are of people who started smoking in their teens. Maybe that’s a factor. I was 21 when i started. I have friends who smoke a lot and are graduating college this year (or at least after the COVID-19 lockdown). Point is if you get addicted to weed, then u probably have an addictive personality trait. If u smoke and are failing in school, it’s not the weed. Like i said my friends who smoke are graduating. People who don’t smoke fail at school too. Don’t use weed as a scapegoat, take responsibility. There’s tons of stoners who’ve excelled in life across all career fields. Mike Tyson, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman, Nick and Nate Diaz, Joe Rogan, Ice Cube. Even Obama smokes occasionally. So then what’s your excuse? As far as mental illnesses go, it’s best to look into the science of the plant and consider educating yourself on medicinal marijuana. We all have different needs.

  • marijuana is not for kids so if you are a kid planning to smoke or depend on it. you are just going to regret it. somehow. if you dont have any adictions dont start with this just because everyone says its okay… the point is not that marijuana is good or bad but SOMETIMES most of the kids get this as a drug gateway i get it your not doing drugs just smokingweed. but for how long until you get bored of it hopefully you dont and just try something harder…. hopefully not and if not congrats! I BELIEVE YOU CAN USE marijuana when you are at least 18. for your sake……. no Matter how okay it sounds and looks and feels or tastes theres always gonna be consequence to your actions… be the kid that stands out and thinks outside the box and dont consume marijuana. be the kid that dont need that to fit in… be the kid that inspires other to the right path….. be different with out having to smoke weed.
    KIDS hear me out and dont get this the wrong way.

    YOUR BODY IS THE MOST PRECIOUS MACHINE YOU HAVE TAKE CARE OF IT.

  • you act like weed is why you have problems but its manliy your fault i am 13 and smoke at least three times a week and never have problems in school or with keeping all my friends so stfu

  • After I was diagnosed with PTSD I got my medical card and started smoking I was fine on regular weed. when I tried concentrate I became delusional and paranoid to the point I believed my neighbors was tapping my devices it didnt help that the voices I was hearing was reinforcing this. I ended up putting all my tvs/devices locked in the backroom. I was like this for many hours.

  • Not as bad cigarettes or booze. At least smoking marijuana without the influence of any other chemicals hasn’t killed anyone by far.

  • If reading this, please read all. I’m seeing a lot of comments saying Cannabis smokers are in denial. I would like to respectfully say, as a Cannabis consumer and activist, most of the things this man is saying are pure garbage. Cannabis does not cause psychosis, it is not addictive, and it hasn’t killed anyone. If a person jumps off a bridge, it’s not the fault of Cannabis, they would’ve done the same thing sober. It has been scientifically proven many many times that it is not harmful, in fact, it could be one of the best natural medicines if people weren’t so ignorant about it. Most of the time, it’s not the person’s fault, that’s just what they’ve been taught their whole life, but it’s simply not true. From experience, it helps with Insomnia, AD/HD, Tourette’s Syndrome, pain, appetite loss, and even Asthma. Their is so much more than that, but these are just the things I use cannabis for. The fact is, the government doesn’t want you to know these things, that’s why they pump your head full of this false information. They say that a plant made by God is awful, and then say that their alternative, pills, the true killers, are what everyone should use. All they care about is money and power, and the pharmaceutical companies give them both. People have been living without all these awful chemicals since the beginning of time, and we’re still fucking here, so why do we “need” them now. Quick answer, we don’t. The way is natural, and if Cannabis isn’t for you, that’s fine, but please don’t believe all the lies you hear about it. #LEGALIZEIT!!!

  • Well im new at weed,but for not spending too much money i and not building tolerance i only smoke 1-2 times a week and yes,after the effects r gone u do feel withdravals,but only for like 3-6 hours or in some cases the entire day but the day after u dont feel like it at all

  • On the Rims jealous you can get out and they can not if they fuck u off for quitting pot. If you think about it. They could talk u into giving in to quitting u become full blown addicted and then a year or so later they quit leaving u in a world of shit. So let them fuck u off as they not real mates. I been a pot head for twenty years but when my mate quit to get his job I supported him. I would even not smoke in my own home to make sure I didn’t tempt him.

  • after 20 years of heavy smoking weed i been clean for 6 months now i feel great
    i tell you when you stop you gonna have problems sleeping and also i had some crazy fucked up dreams for 2 weeks and mood swings
    also you dont want to eat anything for a week or two but after that everything gets better so dont give up and godbless you all

  • I find I smoke weed coz I don’t have a lot to do with my time. So if I stopped weed what would I do in stead. It’s a rock and a hard place

  • I’m only 15 and trynna minimize my smoking and weed use buy so hard for me but seeing all these video give me motivation to day go thrift with it all and not be dependent on something because then when I don’t have weed ughh the withdrawals symptoms feeling hopeless not eating or sleeping well u name it.

  • I smoked all day everyday for 2 months about 1&1/2 oz. Stopped (because I ran out ��) had no physical withdrawals. Why? I don’t buy the idea that I’m just immune to withdrawal from cannabis but, not to opiates/opioids…lol

  • Decided to stop smoking today. I need a check up for unrelated reasons, so my Dr gives me an appointment booked for 4:20 tomorrow….you kidding me ��

  • I’ll tell you what. you never know how bad your back pain and anxiety are until you smoke weed one day and then stop and have it all flood back on you. it’s killer. medical marijuana needs to be legal everywhere. it’s the only thing I’ve had that has helped anxiety.

  • Hysteria makes it hysterical. I understand he wants to help. But you can’t say that it’s addicting, maybe weed turns you into a racist according to the Democrats, who knows. But hysteria is real

  • Well I disagree lol I’m actually just as happy not smoking cannabis as I am so that statement is incorrect sir lol and I’m currently on a one month tolerance break and no “withdraw” at all.

  • Thanks for the Video clip! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you tried Mackorny Marijuana Paradise Blueprint (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a great one off guide for giving up smoking weed without the headache. Ive heard some decent things about it and my cooworker at last got excellent success with it.

  • It mostly depends on the age you start. It’s never good to try it being younger than 18, and going further down it goes worse. When you’re that young, you’re passing a phase of neural adaptation in which your brain embraces all the difference of responses to environment and forming it’s chemistry structure. Trying weed before that process is finished bears a risk to your brain giving a positive response to an effect, which makes it dependant on it in unspecific degree. It’s ok past 18s though.

  • After I saw my brother cooking his brain with no end in the horizon, I went ahead and Googled this site I had been recommended “Nemery Thentel’s Weed Liberator”. Reading every single word, I got a clear understanding and noticed that I was addicted as well, being worried about myself I followed his suggestions and am finally free after a few short weeks. I hope I can convince my brother to do it as well.

  • The way you describes Marijuana is the same as counter medicines. I did take Clarintine, Zirtec, now I refuse to take them, I have the same behavior and health condition as described.

  • I have had bad withdrawals from cannabis. But I have found CBD ( pure CBD) help the withdrawal effects. Very helpful. But I’m always putting in mind that you have to cut down on the CBD over time. I feel like some people get prescribed and then have no plan to come off the drug over the time( unless you have a permanent ailment that needs to be treated daily). Also use CBD eventually when you feel off. Don’t take it like a ritual. This is working for me. Helps ease the withdrawal effects and doesn’t get you high. I’m not a doctor but I can only explain my experience. Thanks!

  • The doctor narrating this feature seems to have missed a  very potent quality of weed that can make it “psychologically addictive” to people.  Marijuana can give people feelings of well-being, pleasure, and feeling more intelligent.  But these feelings are part of the illusion-making quality of marijuana.  As people of all ages get more anxious, the need for drugs like marijuana greatly increases.  As a result, some people grow to feel that they must have it because they can no longer make their own naturally occurring pleasure-creating chemicals.  Many people say that marijuana decreases anxiety.  However, marijuana can actually make people feel more anxious than they were before they took the drug.  The doctor in the above video did not mention that much more study of marijuana must be completed.  In truth, only a small number of good studies have been completed.  I feel that his viewpoint is somewhat naive  because increasing number of children under 8 feel the need to use the drug.  Why is that?  Does our society abuse children so much that they are driven to pot?Or is Having very young children whose brains are not fully developed use pot is allowed in our society.  This is not acknowledged by our doctor above and will cause major damage to our society.  With people 8 and over using pot, our society is in danger.

  • The problem is that you should use cannibis on an occasion like going out for a drink at the weekend but when you start using it to function through the day then that’s when the problems start

  • One should not underestimate the withdraw effect of the tobacco/cannabis use especially in Europe.

    It’s an estimated 78 million Europeans that has smoked cannabis ever in their live according to studies, and probly many of whom has done so with tobacco.
    The harm in that has to be taken into account.
    This is why a legalization would be extra important to get all over Europe.

    Enough with the blending of hash and tobacco as an alternative in Europe!
    We should demand safer ways to use this plant.

  • I just got conditional discharge and can’t smoke and i feel like im gonna pop! Its true im really addicted but i know i can’t smoke and it really sucks. Idk how im gonna get through a whole year..