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Marijuana Withdrawal

Cannabis has been one of the most commonly used drugs for years. Many consider it a softer drug little to no chance of addiction, problem use, or serious health consequences, however this is not true. Researchers have found that marijuana withdrawal symptoms occur when chronic marijuana users stop its use. Consequently, marijuana withdrawal was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

“Daily smokers experienced the most cannabis withdrawal symptoms. But even those who reported using marijuana less than once a week experienced weed withdrawal symptoms of moderate intensity.”


People may experience different withdrawal symptoms, which may vary depending on potency, ones health, and how often its used. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Cravings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep Problems
  • Headaches
  • Physical symptoms

If marijuana withdrawal symptoms are a concern for you, look into treatments specially designed to decrease cannabis use without increasing withdrawal. These treatments include:

If you or someone you know is struggling with marijuana addiction seek help by calling SAMHA National Hot-line at 1-800-662-4357 for support and treatment. 



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