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How to quit smoking weed

Updated on March 22, 2012

Can you Quit Smoking Weed?

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The main problem with stopping smoking weed is weed addicts don't admit that they are addicts. There is a phrase I heard : "I am smoking weed for 15 years and I know that it isn't addictive" There is always that feeling of I can stop when I want to.The problem is nobody wants to. So if you move on to next paragraph first you must decide to quit smoking.

If you are a social smoker then most of your friends are smokers too. If you want to stop smoking you have to change your social environment. (Unless you have nerves of iron and can hold your self while everybody is smoking) Another option is "quit smoking - start drinking". Which you will end as an alcoholic in the end. (which is more addictive and hard to stop so I don't recommend) You can start by decreasing amount you smoke and must realize that you can have fun without it. (Remember the days before you were smoking. If you were a boring person by then there is nothing to do:) It is a psychological addiction more than physical addiction so you can quit easily if you strictly decide you want to quit and change your social habits.

Tip: Remove the following songs from your mp3 list:

-smoke two joints

-weezer songs

-bob marley songs

-cause i got high

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      HydroponicWeed 2 years ago

      moderation is key

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      ghanjamann 3 years ago

      you all suck dicks. that's how you quit weed went to suckin on something else

      I ben smoking for 54 years and to tell the truth there is an addiction and its physical. I tried to quit fro 7 months and I just traded weed for ibuprofen. more ib than you want to hear about. I had to go back to smoking just to cure the pain in every JOINT in my body. I am serious. however it is somewhat ironic that all my joints hurt so much if I didn't have my "joints" for the day. I wouldn't start smoking or advise any one else to start after I know what I know. bottom line ? don't do it but don't expect me to quit and don't tell me how bad it is for me cause you don't have a clue.....54years..I have a clue.

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      Burrournape 4 years ago

      Valuable info. Lucky me I found your website by accident, and I'm shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

      Burrournape

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      John Great 4 years ago

      Wow there are so many good reasons to quit smoking weed, my only regret is that I wish I had given up sm, ive been trying to ease myself off of it but it hasnt been easy. in july i quit doing it at lunch, august ive kept it to once or twice a night but almost all day on the weekend. the thing i hate the most about smoking all day is that about the third or fourth time you dont even seem to get high, so whats the point right?? easier said than done though. september 1st im going to start doing it every other day and hopefully just once or twice on the weekend days (fingers crossed). october 1st is going to be a complete stop, i hope i'll be ready. I get some advice from http://www.howtoquitsmokingweedblog.com/

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      Carly 5 years ago

      Hahaha iv been a 3-4times a day weed smoker for two years and am currently trying to quit and it's killing me. I feel like I can't handle the way I feel without it but it's fucking with my head and I can't smoke it anymore I want the old me back, I use to think it grows it's from god so it should be legal, i started smoking for my back pain before bed but gradually started smoking more & more then day times and eventually it took over and that's all I cared about my bong & having weed. Any tips on quitting I'd love to here them. Cause doing this on your own with only a morning an afternoon job sucks being inside with it temting you for the middle of the day

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      doper-doodle 5 years ago

      Ha ha - this is pretty funny all the way around. Your commentators really make the piece. I am now a "medical stoner," but I can spell and form complete sentences and thoughts. Cannabis is a natural substance put on the planet by God. It is the only DEA classified drug that is consumed in it's natural state. It helps me cope with constant physical pain from injuries and surgeries over the years, and many chronic health issues. Strangely, since I went off my asthma inhalers 8 years ago, I stopped having chronic bronchitis. When I started smoking pot 4 years ago, I noticed my asthma has improved. Medical studies that are being conducted in states where medical MJ show that cannabinoids are extremely helpful in many health situations.

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      Tristan 5 years ago

      ive been smoking for a little now coming upto a few years and i use to say nah im not addicted, but my addiction lead me to steel marijuana of some people that are really close i guess from that you can say weeds bad n stuff but.... how many people go home after having a sesh and beat their wife's weed has a 0% death rate look at alcohol must be racking up the death toll. marijuana also helps prevent prostate cancer... think about that all you guys that dont smoke weed numbers of medical reasons. i read before someone said ''its not weed thats fucks peoples life its the kind of people that smoke weed'' i use to be fine as a social smoker but as it went on it wasn't just social smoking it was every few days then it got to everyday then it went up in the amount i smoke a day. all im trying to say is dont be a hero limit yourself stay in control of the drug dont let it control you or your life

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      jeanconnor 5 years ago

      This is hilarious.

      I've been addicted to opiates for a significant portion of my life (I'm 17 now, and one year sober), and I have seen some fucked up stuff from being a young junkie (as well as constant abuser of other drugs). That being said, I can assure you, marijuana is nearly harmless (depending on your form of intake). It's even safer than drinking, and less addicting than coffee. I'm not saying that you can't abuse marijuana, but honestly, if you need help quitting smoking marijuana.... That's just pathetic (in my opinion). I've never known anyone that couldn't just decide that they wanted to stop using marijuana if they wanted to and give it up on the spot without any trouble. It's more than easy. And this whole myth of pot addiction completely overshadows the problems America has with REAL drugs like heroin, PCP, and cocaine. The DEA puts most of their efforts towards getting a harmless weed out of our suburbs instead of concentrating more on the Afghan heroin situation (which was a consequence of homeowner tax dollars going to war).

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      mrfreemannn 5 years ago

      The Deepest Truth is that SATAN invented WEED and planted it here!!!! WE MUST BAN SATAN'S PLANT!!!!! DEMONS SMOKE IT!!! SATAN LOVES WEED SMOKERS GO TO HELL, Jesus would never smoke weed!!! Jesus drank Wine! Why don't you understand even Jesus wants you to drink alcohol, why can’t you buy weed in supermarket and you can buy alcohol? Because Jesus wants it so!!! If you don't believe me read Bible it’s all there!! ALL SMOKERS ARE DEMON CHILDREN OF EVIL!!! We must trust in our government to stop this EVIL, EVIL, and very popular DEMON thing that new generation is smoking all the time! It makes them crazy, they don't listen to authority, uncontrollable demon children do whatever they please! And not supporting our god blessed country in any matter, and now when muslims are taking over the world good Christian’s are doing nothing sitting home smoking weed, masturbating and not helping our allies in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight this endless battle of good and evil! And its weed that makes this battle so hard to win! No one wants to fight when high!! You don’t want muslim terrorists to kill our countries best CEO’s do you? So you see we must BAN the weed and Give them Alcohol so they go and fight for our imaginary ideas, that they don’t know about! But in the end things will work out for you by this simple formula that all best scientists use:

      Person + Weed = Evil half Demon Human being!! And that’s why you cant use it!

      Psst: before I’ll die, I will tell you something, Interesting and kind of important, like a conffesion

      when you smoke weed in a way it lets u see future, it’s bad for us, we are afraid that you will stop listening to us, we are afraid that you won’t take us seriously anymore, we are afraid that you will find out that you accualy don’t need us that much. You think that we are your government, those many voices behind your eyes on different sides and places, we talk a lot of bullshit about the past and future, we don’t exist in now, you don’t have to listen, we don’t exist, you do… exist now!

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      mr.p 5 years ago

      yes everybody should experience but there has to be a line, when ur subbing a weed just to get by and u cant even pay it back!

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      Renail 5 years ago

      I'm 14 years old, freshman in highschool, in grammar school i was the most popular kid around, i had alot of friends and alot of kids looked up to me almost as a hero. i came upon the most beautiful girl in school and i fell in love with her. being with her for 7 months changed my life, but her mom wasnt ok with us being together so we had to stop seeing each other. she ignored all my texts and calls, i cried everynight because of her :/ i had to go through a whole summer of depression and pain. i've only smoked bud once in my life at the time, and thats when i realized i need marijuana to live, i couldnt deal with the bullshit anymore. i started smoking bud when highschool started and that was EVERYDAY. my life got so much easier and i almost forgot about her. but then she decided to come back to me, now we have a problem...i cant stop smoking. i got drug tested by my parents and they put me through HELL. my parents lost respect for me and i hate that. i wanted them to understand that i couldnt stop but they did nothing but beat me, cry and beg me to stop. as a couple months passed i still couldnt stop smoking weed. they took everything away from me but i still couldnt stop. i tried to stop. i went 5 days without marijuana but then i went out yesterday and ruined it. smoked a joint and got high as hell. i came home and my mom noticed there was something wrong. and she got me, i denyed it but damn i cant hide anything from her. she got so pissed at me that my girlfriend came over and we all had a talk. my mom left us alone, me and my girlfriend went upstairs and thats when she asked "when was the last time you smoked...." and i replied "im pretty high right now". she was shocked, we both started crying, and i sorta ruined everything :( she decided to stay with me, and made me promise not to smoke marijuana again. and i promised, and im going to keep that promise. im done with weed.

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      Matt 5 years ago

      Bahahaha the people on this site are hilarious, so misinformed. It's like you believe you feel like this because you grew up hearing that fake information. Weed worse then cigarettes I read.... HAHA.... physical addiction I read..... HAHA.... I'm just getting a good laugh at all of it. I have smoked close to everyday for over a year and I'm completely fine and feel no addiction, I occasionally quit, a couple days here or there, but I have never felt the absolute need to smoke the people here soooo ridiculous. Marijuana is a beautiful PLANT that everybody should experience.

      Sincerely,

      Concerned

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      Ace 5 years ago

      Number one; you're an absolute idiot if you think there are physical addictions to marijuana; #2 its only mental addict so thats better than physical # number 3 there are only minor withdrawal symptoms including loss of appetite a lil harder to fall asleep thats about it. Propaganda BS up in here. If you really want to quit smoking weed stay away from the people that do it and find some activities to take your mind off of it. simple as that.

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      mr.p 5 years ago

      im 20 years old and been smoking weed for 7 years, i accept that i am now addicted, i want and need to quit but get terrible withdrawals. is there any help i can get? doctors maybe?

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      weed smoker 5 years ago

      i have recently stopped smoking weed but im craving the high is there any tips on what else could be used as a back up

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      George Cruickshank 5 years ago

      Your grammar sucks, if this is what happens when you quit smoking weed I have no interest in it whatsoever.

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      alex 5 years ago

      just because u met someone, the whole world has to change for u, screw u , let people live the way they choose to live, u dont have to be a DICK about it

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      El BARTO... 5 years ago

      this is hilarious...(especially when ur high) lol

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      southsidedealer 5 years ago

      Sup,ive been smokeing now for 3 years now. Honeslty weed is the shit, I would smoke mad blunts or joints and just chill with the crew, hangout and have a couple of laughs. But I fucked up in school(not because of buddha)and now have to go to military school to get my education. So I have to quit smoking. My advice is if you keep thinking about it, it only makes it worse. Find a hobby or just tell yourself you can do it(self determination). I had to sit there while my friends smoked kush right in front of me which was killing me, but I thought to myself if you can restrain from smoking and finish military school(which is 5 months long) you can smoke all the weed you want when you return, which is ok because ill have money and hopefully a good job. Just set up goals for yourlself and you can do it. I think ill be smoke for the rest of my life, but I know you should use in moderation as for all good things in life. But for my early years smokeee all fucking dayyy.

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      Ikc 5 years ago from Carlisle

      Hi every 1 I have just signed up be cos I'm sick of smoking weed all I ever do I sit on my ass all day it makes me lazy self confined and wen ever I smoke it I always fuck up my sister put me up a lil wile ago and all I do is shit on her cos all I want to do is smoke it does help hide my thoughts as I had. Served in afghanistan and i tried drinking which got me no were I can't ever remember anything cos my head has turned to mush it got that bad that I used my sisters 9 year olds phone to try and get some and he has bin getting txts saying that this person has got stuff in but it's a detailed txt and he reads it and at his age he shouldn't even no wat it is my point is you may not no it or see wat it is doing to you or you may just think people are just having a pop but wen you sit back and think wat you can do with your life you may realise that weed stopes you been your self..

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      The Quitter (Aus) 5 years ago

      PS quitting because your moms drug tested you is the most bullshit help I have ever heard, haha piss off will you. You know nothing about anything.

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      The Quitter (Aus) 5 years ago

      PS quitting because your moms drug tested you is the most bullshit help I have ever heard, haha piss off will you. You know nothing about anything.

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      The Quitter (Aus) 5 years ago

      I wish the kids that say "I am 18 and have been smoking since I was 16" would honestly fuck off.. you are babies. 10 years or more qualifies as an addiction, (if you can call it that) I prefer to call it a habit. I have quit after 12 years smoking every day, and sure you get sweats and weird fucken dreams and you hang all day every day for another bong, but if you can't resist those urges then you have no willpower and might as well suck on bongs and not worry about quitting any more because you don't have what it takes to quit. There is no magic cure, just a long period of feeling like shit, missing your old life and wanting to get back on it, but the news is in, feeling like shit wont kill you, so suck it up and get through it, the sooner you do the sooner you come out the other side clean. its not rocket science. Stop the debating too its pointless, either you have a good enough reason to quit or you don't, everything else is just bullshit.

      Weed may make you dumb, but there are some people that dont need to take anything to qualify as retarded. So its not even relevant to compare each others success's and failures with other people, you are comparing oranges with apples. everyone is different. I would like to say thanks to this site for helping me quit but it didnt, all it did was irritate me reading some cocks hard luck story about their wants and needs. Harden up Princess. Get a job that drug tests you, that will make you pull your head in.

      Peace and respect to all those that were able to kick it without coming on forums to soak up as much sympathy and support while whinging and complaining their cunts out.

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      Stoned PANDA 5 years ago

      ive been smoking weed solid for 4 years now and i have to say there isnt a day where i wish i didnt pick it up to begin with. im fully aware life will be better without it but im fully aware of what else is out there and am a firm believer that tobacco smoke is 10x worse for than pot. also do put an end to these claims of it kiling brain cells. that test was done in the mid 60's on lab monkeys which wore masks and were forced 24 joints worth of smoke at one time. what the scientists forgot to add in the mixture was oxygen! the monkeys had no oxygen getting to the brain and thats why the brain cells were being destroyed. look up Joe Rogans Documentary on it...good stuff.

      SMOKE UP MOTHERFUCKERS.

      FUCK U FOR HATING

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      rhys 5 years ago

      my doctor said i should carrie on smocking weed because if i quit im soo stressed out there you go the doctor said carrie on smocking

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      Reality 5 years ago

      I think more than half of you don’t know what you’re talking about. A couple people get it but probably should have just not written anything because your post was not helpful in proving the point. Mattike did a great job explaining how stupid you anti-smoking people are. For the rest of you, you sound like a bunch of over indulged DRAMA queens. Our whole country has lost its mind on this "addict" thing it's called self control try it! If you think you can accomplish more with your life and want to then do it. Don’t blame the choices you make, make better choices! The fact of the matter is I should have the right to choose what I want, not be told BS and be expected to believe it because I was told. I am an AMERICAN! For those of you that have forgotten what that means I believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! I stand up for what I believe in and the government is not in control of my life. We the people should be in control of the government, not just sucking up every bit of nonsense put out by our current world leaders. The problem is with morons and propaganda. Stupid people that don’t take the time to think for themselves can be convinced of anything.

      Reality

      P.S. to all the control freaks out there that need to just mind their own, F^#% off! No one needs your regurgitated crap so keep it!

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      The Dude Whos NOT a Fag 5 years ago

      DUDES!!!! I've had 3 close friends who smoked bud and quit on the spot. on of them smoked for 20 years on a daily basis! he quit cold turkey, no withdraws, still clean.. its not addictive! but with no side affects other then the high. why would you WANT to stop. the thing people don't understand is weed is a hobby! A HOBBY!! You don't do it at work, you don't do it at school, and you don't see hobo's on the side of the street strung out on "weed" because it doesn't happen. if your having trouble quitting it's just because you don't want to, not because your addicted. most of the time people only have to quit because its court ordered NOT because they want to. dumb fucks.. and the dude above me.. its not the weeds fault your a anxious bald loner. the reason it isn't fun to you is BECAUSE you smoke alone, don't push you idiotic opinions on others unless you know what your talking about. granted it is more of a SOCIAL drug not fucking crack you don't hide inside all day smoking by yourself! The lack of sunlight from smoking alone is what did that to you. don't blame bud for your problems I've smoked 35 fucking years and have had to quit for jobs and NEVER once had a withdraw, I just missed the chronic. and why shouldn't I? If it makes me happy and entertained! And if it becomes stale after a while.. quit for a few months that will revive the spark. people like you are the reason its still isn't fully legal. REMEMBER don't change what your doing, change how you do it!

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      MACK 5 years ago

      hey pro weed morons. guess what? weed isn't only addictive physically and mentally, it also causes depression, anxiety, lethargy, poor lung health/general health and thinning hair in many people prone to anxiety. i know because i've been smoking weed for over 15 years now and have all these side effects. what i also know is that the side effects go away if i stay clean from weed for 2 months and over.. the problem is that whenever i get myself in a rut with life, i turn to my old habits, which is to chronically smoke fucking weed.. and i cant even say that i enjoy being high anymore. no more giggles and munchies for me. its just getting stoned alone, burning the day and night away to wake up and do it all over again. i want to stop, but i cant do it yet. i need my stash to run out first..

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      blazer22 5 years ago

      ive been smoking weed for 4 years everyday 4 to more times a day , now everytime i cough up flem its fuckiin black my chest gets pains , if im nott high i have no energy n every morning i wake up with the dryiest throat n mouth, i cant run as long as i did bc its harder to breath, like my dick barely works,, i can barely eat right from starving myself just so ill have money to buy weed for later like yah when yu smoke it yu feel on top of the world but inside of yu its fucking yu up i wanna quit im trying to quit clearly i need to quit, the only benifit of blazing is everything yu think of , it makes me aware of everything , whenever somebody says something it dont bother me , ill smile , another thing ive noticed is my eyes never go red anymmore ill blaze so much bud but my eyes with never go red i thought that was pree cool my heart hurts n i get the worst anxiety help somebody idk if i can last much longer .... im startin to wanna blaze this is the first morning i havent blazed ... n my chest is havin pains n so is my stomach

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      Jake 5 years ago

      alright, i smoke weed. i'm not addicted to weed, ya wanna know why? marijuana isn't physically addicting. the base for creating marijuana prohibition was that your daughters would turn crazy and have sex with blacks and mexicans. really? its amazing how many people are brainwashed STILL.

      marijuana is a medicine in 13 states and does no physical damage WHATS SO EVER to your body at all. I recommend watching the documentary "the union" as it will show only facts and not that bogus shit the gov spits out

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      Stephen 5 years ago

      Hey man, really nice article about quitting pot. I also stoped smoking weed some month ago. The first few weeks were really really hard, but I finally made it....and I'm so proud of myself. Fell free to read my road to success @ http://www.how-to-stop-smoking-weed.com

      Best Reagrds

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      mike s 5 years ago

      i think ist quite funny how half the people here have never tryed weed in there lives, but they come to a place were it talks about quitting cannabis and start being a hypacrit(sorry bad grammar) iv smoked it for 7 years now started at 12 and and wish i never started, but life goes on the day you quit really is worst day ever lol, but after 3-4 days u feel so much batter and you dont need it to have fun :)

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      James 5 years ago

      I think u guys are all stupid getting addicted is all in ur head if u have a good mind set than u wont get t addicted of I have a shitty. Mind set than of course u will never quit so if u think u can do it than u can quit and weed doesn't open up shit for other. Drugs u can always say no I have been smoking weed for 5 years and I been offered every drug at least 3 times and I said no I've only smoked weed and that's all I'm gonna do I play sports and I do just find and I smoke weed everyday I go to school and pass all my classes with A's so don't dbe bitching about weed cause it ain't shit compared to any other drug a cigarette is way worst than weed is

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      OFWGKTA 5 years ago

      seriously? marijuana is not addictive. you must be mentally insufficient to become addicted to it. to be honest reading this made me laugh. i'm not trying to deter anyone from quitting, that's completely your choice. honestly though anyone has the power to stop smoking. I went through probation and had to quit, it wasn't hard. i guess the point in this is that you can quit, just make sure your committed or it won't be easy, or you'll think your addicted.

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      peter 5 years ago

      smoking weed for 7 years ... i dont see the problem ;/

      yes i preffer to smoke every day and i get angry if i dont manage to smoke or what so ever , its in the human nature to get angry if you lose something that you care about ;]

      and if you cant controll your weed adiction its just cus you have week mind , i have one of those i prefer to wake up finish all my daily activitys and then instead of gettin few beers and watching tv , i go out and smoke a join with my friends ;] or the other way around .... i have found smoking to be harmfull to me but how can i know that since i dont know how would i developed without the weed all those years .... smoking from the childhood 5th grade or something till the present i dont think i would of been nobel prise winner if i didnt smoke all that time ;]

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      Sudshs 5 years ago

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      Mattike 6 years ago

      Ok...are u guys ready for some common sense? Listen up:

      Marijuana IS NOT addicting. Why? Cause i dont think im addicted? No, because science PROVES it is not. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the chem that causes the "stoned" feeling is not addicting. In fact our brains have a cannabinol receptor just for the purpose of receiving thc. If we never ingested it, those receptors would never be used. This differs from hard drugs (coke, x, meth, heroin) because the euphoria produced by those drugs is caused by tripping the dopamine glands in your brain. When you ingest these hard drugs it releases all the dopamine in your brain, which is why you get that bummed out, depressed, feel like crap feeling when you are comeing off the drug. That in turn makes you want to be happy again, so you do it again. Unknowingly you are programming your brain to become dependant on that substance, longing for that great feeling you cant find any way else being sober. So you chase that high, until it becomes normal and your brain becomes physicaly addicted to that substance. The problem multiplies as your tolerance increases and you need more to get your fix until your whole life is consumed by getting your next fix so you can feel "normal"(as is your thinking at that point)You may be thinking: "You idiot, thats exactly how i feel about weed. I like the feeling and i cant get it sober, so i smoke all the time to keep that feeling. Im dependant on it. See its addicting!!" Well, my friend, thats where you are wrong. Thc doesnt touch the dopamine gland, and the cannabanoid receptors are just that, receptors. Not a gland that releases anything. It just receives thc. That right there PROVES it is not physically addicting. Now you are saying: "well i cant seem to stop and i feel addicted, so why cant i stop???" people earlier suggested its mentally addicting. Well....lets analyze that, shall we? What is addiction? Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain. -wiki. So... Lets see here- even i can agree according to the definition stated that MJ could fit that definition. (however it doesnt and in will explain why) The problem is, when you quit smoking weed, you dont get withdrawl synptoms like hard drugs, there is no shakes, no joint aching agony, no crazy comedown, no death(as can happen with alcohol, a legal substance) you can go through some withdrawls such as moodiness or a strong will to smoke- but that isnt addiction. That is a bad habit. You abused the weed and made it youre normal- by choice. Weed isnt one of those things you smoke 1 or 2 times and your just so hooked you cant stop. It takes a long time. You made the choice that you want to be high all the time so you abused it. You do it because you like it, not because you need it. Ah, how can i make this clearer...ok- lets look at some other things, for example, food. Some grossly overweight people are "addicted" to food. Either they love it and its thier drug of choice. It makes them feel better, such as emtional eaters. They feel sad, they eat food they get fatter, they feel guilty/bad, to feel better they eat more food, they gain more weight- in a endless cycle of self destruction, knowing full-well what their problem is but they cant stop. This problem exists, dont pretend you never heard of it. Some people would say she is addicted to food, BUT is food addicting? Of course not. We need food to live, it can be healthy, its a nessesity for life. So how did they become addicted to food if food isnt addicting???? Listen, anything can be a drug if you let it control you or you CHOOSE to abuse it. Ever hear the saying "too much of a good thing isnt always good"? Well that is how weed is addicting in a sense. If you make it into a drug, think of it as a drug, abuse it like a drug and use it as a means to escape the reality that life is- it will mess your life up, just like if you abuse porn, food, sports, whatever it is- if you make certain habits, things you enjoy to take over your whole life, instead of a part of your life, you are not addicted, you have become obsessed with that thing. When you abuse something it will always abuse you. The lesson here is this: moderation in everything. Weed, and any other none-physically addicting things are harmless and enjoyable when used in moderation. Its all in your head. If you treat it like a drug, then to you, in all senses of the word, it is a drug to you. Its called self control people. Ill tell you what, i have been partaking of the herb for 8 years. I can HONESTLY say i am not addicted. Why? Because i enjoy MJ being a part of my life, but i dont need it or want it to be the focus of my life. Just like i enjoy pizza, but i dont want to eat it all day for every meal. But if i did eat pizza once a day because it is my favorite food and someone told me to stop cause obviously i am addicted. If i say no, im not addicted, i just enjoy it - does that make me a addict in denial? No. I just like pizza. So when someone tells me hey you smoke weed everyday. Your an addict, you need to stop. I reply. No, im not. I dont want to stop because i enjoy having a smoke after a long day at work after i have taken care of my responsibilities to relax. Im not addicted, i just dont want to stop because its not harming my life and its enjoyable. - it is like this, you arnt going to stop unless you really want to. You need to make up your mind, take control of yourself because you can and espeacially if you have a reason to, like a job- then man up and quit for a month- it will give you a new mindset. If you smoke all day you have to learn to do things without it. Doesnt have to be all at once if you dont quit, just ease back. Smoke a little less every day until you feel you have control and keep it in check. One last thing. Weed is not for everyone. If you cant control it, dont do it. Just like alcohol, if your a angry drunk, or have to get drunk everytime you drink- maybe you shouldnt drink as you cant handle it and it will harm your life. If you cant smoke with out getting high all day and night, then it is time to cut it off. Some people just have addictive personalities and have to know how to reconize the signs and know when to stop themselves. O, almost forgot. The myth of MJ being a gateway drug. Thats just insane. Thats like saying milk is a gateway drink to alcohol. You choose to do what you choose to do. Myself and many of my friends only smoke the herb and have zero interest in hard drugs. Just use your freakin brain and practice self control. Mj does not kill brain cells, does not make you stupid (those people are stupid all by themselves without weed) it doesnt cause any sort of cancer( go ahead, find one case of any type of cancer directly caused by MJ, email me ike_53218@hotmail.com, i challenge you) it does cause some short term memory loss WHILE stoned, and it does effect your short term if abused (like i said abuse it and it will abuse you) and even if you do suffer memory loss, if you stop abusing your memory will return to its previous state. Meaning its not permanent. Weed can be a useful, helpful, enjoyable plant if used in a responsible manner. Not everyone will be responsible, but why let the few ruine it for the rest of us? If that overwait guy cant stop eating that ice cream, you think its ok to make ice cream illegal for everyone? Its thier life, who are any of us to tell them no? Do they not have tbe right to live their life the way they choose as long as they arnt (physically) hurting others? I believe in personal liberty. People must realize that having that personal liberty is directly followed by personal responsibility for your own actions...unless of course you just want the government to make all your decisions for you- and they will if you do not educate and inform youself, cause they sure as hell wont tell you the truth. I know this was long winded and crazy long but if one person learned from it, its worth it. Happy blazing :)

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      Mango 6 years ago

      It is a mental rather then physical addiction. For me at least weed is all positives and no negatives. Therefore not smoking can drive me crazy,because I mean WHY NOT(refer back to all positives no neg.)

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      fu 6 years ago

      grow some balls or kill yourself

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      Greg owns a 1-star Vegas Slot Machine! 6 years ago

      OK noobs first of all "blunt" is not something you smoke it's the flavor of a phillies cigar.. "blunt flavor"

      np idiots been saying that for almost 20 years of "blunt smoking" lol

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      Jim 6 years ago

      Wow what a massive blog, I won't ramble on but I simply wrote a letter to myself while I was ripped telling myself that while I was stoned I was regretting it and ultimately making me miserable. The next day it made me think long and hard why I wanted it....again, always seems like a good idea when you aren't stoned yet, but 1 month on I feel great, refuse to have ANY at home, and smoke 'occasionally' in a social environment with friends, for me that's once a week on game night. My business had a 25% increase in profits in 1 month since, enough said, good luck peeps ;)

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      Original Sensible Cannabis 6 years ago

      Smoking cannabis is as much about habit as anything else. I don't believe that cannabis itself is addictive.

      If someone wants to stop smoking then they need to do so by replacing that habit with something else, like exercise or a computer game, something like that.

      www.original-ssc.com

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      NoMoreWEED4Me 6 years ago

      I smoked pretty much everyday since 1999 to January 5th, maybe 6th, 2011. And I smoked a whole lot everyday. I would go through a quarter (7) grams in 2 days and it was usually the high grade. I would smoke in the morning when I woke up, and at night when I went to sleep and multiple times through out the day. I would actually be astonished at myself and that wow, my brain was incredible, my mind can handle anything and be ok. Smoking was fun. I was lost in my own world, listening to music, making music, surfing the web, chatting with people, give people advice, feeling empathetic to people, I was giving and caring I felt but that wasn't reality.

      The reality was that I was not out in the real world enjoying God's creations. I was shutting people out of my life. I wasn't returning phone calls. I thought people were corny, especially if they didn't smoke. I didn't talk to my then girlfriend much (now wife). I lied to my parent to cover up my smoking. I didn't hear anyone out. I just eat myself to weight gain. I stopped working out and being active. I missed a lot of opportunities in life. I did all this because weed felt so good. It made me forget about feeling bad or sad. It gave me a "creative" mind.

      Then on January 1, 2011, my aunt passed away. She was like a second mother to me. The a few days later, I started getting incredible amounts of anxiety and fear, nothing like I've ever experienced before. For the first time in my life, I couldn't control my mind. I would smoke weed to calm myself down and it intensified my anxiety exponentially. I was just scared out of my mind literally. I thought my mind was gone.

      It was at that point I realized that I wanted my sober mind back. I didn't want to alter my mind state to where I didn't have control over it again. I went to a psychologist and psychiatrist. After therapy and meds, I was back to controlling my mind. I still get anxiety here and there and I have generalized fear like most people. What I learned was it was normal to have these different types of feels and I covered it up by smoking weed for so long.

      Now I'm learning to live with a sober mind. It's been 10 months since I smoked. I've thought about it, sure but I know that I want to ultimately be sober. It took a drastic event and some real life events to bring me back. Good luck to all. Please understand that your mind is precious, just like your body. If you load it up with junk and keep altering it, it will probably experience some problems at some point and that's when you realize how important it is to you. Please don't let it get to that point and understand it important now! Quit smoking, enjoy life as it is, and do things! Take advantage of the world and its opportunities.

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      king 6 years ago

      been 9 weeks now, wow has life become different, I miss the weed every now tand then but overall have much more motivaton, actually talk to my wife and kids not just nod! am much happier, for those of you hopelessly addicted it gets easier every day :) x

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      common user 6 years ago

      I have been smoking close to daily for near 8 months now and i have decided to stop for a month. It is my second day and i will admit its hard but it is purely psychological. i have been around my friends while they smoke and it is fairly easy to say no with the correct mindset and determination. i am currently a senior in high school and i already have 15 credit hours in college thanks to dual enrollment classes. i am expecting to graduate top 10 in my class. i am not bragging but merely showing that all types of people from every walk of life smoke. I started smoking end of junior year and this year, with even harder classes, my grades are increasing and i have been to school high probably 30% of the days i have attended this year. weed is not bad if used not abused

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      KEn 6 years ago

      Your all crazy. Some people can do it, some cant. Its that simple. You can tell me all the stories you want about all the Harm pot has done you. I can tell you the opposite. My dad is a pothead with a Masters in Computer sciences. He worked for a Fotune 500 for 30 years before retiring, with full benefits at the age of 55. My mom is a Pothead with a Masters in computer sciences. She is now a department director at a state university she has worked for 25+ years. My Sister is a social smoker, and a Doctor of English Communications(PHD). I am a Pothead and i have 2 associates degrees(Computer Programming and networking) and i am working on my Bachelors in programming. For year i blammed marijuana for why i failed in life. I quit for 2 years and guess what, nothing changed. It wasnt until my son was born that I got Goals, those goals allowed me to better my situation, marijuana never had a thing to do with it. I am smoking right now while looking at my Straight A Grade Report for College. Each person is different and you should not look down on someone for something that YOU have a problem with.

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      weed addict!! 6 years ago

      im glad i was stoned when read this cause other wise I would have been pissed to have invested that much time in something I almost thought was lagit. thats all

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      Citizen Kane 6 years ago

      Man, are you serious? Mind of matter. Just keep yourself busy, but honestly, why do a job where you get drug tested anyway. Unless you love that job, by all means all you have to do is keep busy. The only mates I know who are addicted to weed are ones who smoked cigarettes first then started smoking weed and its the nicotine that is addictive but since they associate smoking with tobacco to and sometimes mix there weed with tobacco its makes them addictive. I've smoked weed everyday a year straight and then went through a dry patch for a month, was so easy to do, yea it sucked but after smoking weed long term, weed had given me the ability to become less stressed and made me happy. After the month had been I started smoking again but only moderately because I weed had open my mind and made me happy without having to smoke it consistently anymore to achieve this.

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      Tyler Gilmore 6 years ago

      They say if you do want to quit smoking weed. Stay away from coffee and chocolate all they do is make you feel like you need to smoke some more weed. Its something to do with your cravings

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      Tyler Gilmore 6 years ago

      i love weed

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      someone 6 years ago

      wow.

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      Paige Baker 6 years ago

      Okay! I've heard enough STUPID comments, I'm 12, I don't smoke and I don't want to, but I'm trying to be very 100% thoughtful with life like my baby niece she doesn't know anything but she makes sure people are okay, she comes around to them and looks and others say "Don't worry they're okay"! I'm trying to be the same, like when I was little, I am a 12 year old girl, maybe sometimes a little mean, but smoking is bad for you and I don't like anyone to smoke, just think about the life you used to enjoy before, like me! Just think about it kills you and you'll never come back! It's stupid to NOT quit!!! It kills you and you die early so if you did smoke, it's the time you should stop now and enjoy your happy future of your old and new family and people say they should smoke at 18 or over but I don't believe they should smoke at all!!! And please, don't smoke any more and think about the past of your good and bad times, your present right now and your happily future more playful and things are fun than just smoking! You should never smoke! I will never smoke and I don't want to ever smoke either! Be happy, act smart and live healthy! Think about your yummy chocolate and fruit and things and milk and nesquik and SpongeBob and things from before! Please never smoke if you haven't and stop smoking if you smoke right now! It has rat poison in it! And also things off the floor someone said to a 13 year old! I'm trying to be happy like when I was little because why I wasn't happy was because I was just worried about stupid sickness! If you're a singer, you won't be able to sing or anything and if you're brainy, then it just ruins you and your chest and brain and things and makes you cough and cough up blood, I'm 100% exactly a smarty! I am very smart at things and makes people happy! I don't like cigarette things! My favourite colours are: Pink just like Barbie, White just like Taylor Swift, Green just like Link's clothes because I love Zelda games, Blue because of blue eyes, gold just like Wonderstruck's lid and charm and the Triforce! My favourite colours are, pink, white, green, blue, gold! Wonderful right? I love blonde hair and blue eyes and happy things! And cuteness! And ocean and light! And I'm happy with my happy life! So, you should just never smoke and you should stop! No smoking, no drugs or anything!!! Did I help? Bye! I am Paige Baker a 12 year old girl who is trying to help and I don't really know much about smoking but it's 100% bad and please listen! :D

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      Hear to say how it is 6 years ago

      I just wanna say that weed is ruining my life! I've smoked it ten years everyday n I'm 24 now. It has controlled my life for soooo long that I don't know wot it's like to go a day without it. Ive been arrested with large amounts had my mums house raided the lot (years ago), and now it's ruining my relationship with my girlfriend. I've only just realized that since I was 14 weed has been at the epicentre of my life, and now I'm at the stage where I cluck without it, can't sleep without it, angry without it it's a fukin joke. What is wrong with me why can't I just stop???? Well 2day is the day where it ends, it's ruinined my life so much that now I resent it. Starting tomoz it's cold turkey. Grinder,rizla,scales all gone in the dustbin. I'm gona wake up tmoz a new man, n put this horrible shit behind me n never look back... All u guys saying it's pathetic n not addicted well u don't no shit. I am a highly addicted weed smoker and would give anything not to be. Thinking of my son gives me strength to hack thru it... Time to wake up after ten years asleep. Cool

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      lol at bubba 6 years ago

      Bubbakush, your soooooo dumb.

      What are you doing in College? Art class?

      even if you were in something very hard...lol ya know what, your worthless, not typing anymore, lol stoner punk

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      fun 6 years ago

      Takkar is right, it does build up more then any other drug, cocane, releases from the body faster then THC, and most other drugs release faster then THC

      THC, is fat soluble, and stays in their longer then any other drug.

      For example, I knew of people in the army, who would only do coke once in a while, because they knew how short it stayed in the blood stream.

      Im not promoting for anyone to quit weed and do coke, lol

      Just making a point, thats why its so hard for people to stop.

      You gotta have a strong mind, and get a hobbie you really enjoy., and maybe a pint or two

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      Paul 6 years ago

      Hi there all, i was a dealer and a smoker for year's even done some time as well i stoped weed smoking scene 2005 know it's 2011 last 5 months stated on and offt i looked back again time to time i dont really miss it but these jast few month's has felt good lol but i still want to keep to the plan that is to stoped roll on 2012 good luck to who ever/

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      free4all 6 years ago

      smoke weed everyday.

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      Austin 6 years ago

      i needed this thnx im clean from drugs :')

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      Ace 6 years ago

      Marijuana prevents inhibition of dopeamine release. So, you're body is producing what's making you high, not the drug. Therefor, quitting is easy if you get off your ass and do things with people who aren't smoking weed.

      To compare this to something, meth mimics the same substance (dopamine) that gets you high when you smoke pot.

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      hahaha4 6 years ago

      weed is not addictive, people can drop it if they choose. they dont because its enjoyable. for instance you work out and feel good, doesnt mean your addicted. just means why stop doing something thats enjoyable. weed is easy to stop i was addicted to substances in general and trust me weed cutting out weed can be done easily. the ones who say they cant quit dont try and it is not destructive if you dont let it be destructive. by that i mean dont be a lazy stoner who just sits there to fry, ya there is chill out times but get a grip

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      Bob 6 years ago

      It's so funny how uneducated some of you are. MARIJUANA IS NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE. But theoretically it is physiologically addictive as is everything. I can be addicted to strawberries but we all know its not physically addictive like hard drugs. And also whoever told you it kills brain cells is just as uneducated as you are.

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      seven it! 6 years ago

      Forget about all kind of lost and win stuff and just think for cannabis and marijuana highs and buy drugs for that from given below site name please go on legal-highs !!!!

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      jp 6 years ago

      blame the smoker not the weed

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      parmar 6 years ago

      Forget about all kind of lost and win stuff and just think for cannabis and marijuana highs and buy drugs for that from given below site name please go on legal-highs !!!!

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      babygirl 6 years ago

      I am having a hard time quitting weed. I got two kids and lots of stress. it is really hard for me to get away from it all. any tips other then deleting songs? i even try to cut down.

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      momo 6 years ago

      .. just enjoy .. the life .. to the .. fullest! ..

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      John 6 years ago

      One, this whole article is just stupid, pure stupidity.

      Second, if you don't want to quit a substance, why would you? Cannabis (the scientific name for marijuana) is proven to have absolutely no physically addictive chemicals, so it's not like nicotine where you crave a cigarette because your body TELLS YOU to, you just smoke when you FEEL LIKE IT. There's a difference. Also, if EVERY BODY likes it, and says it makes them feel good, wouldn't that make sense? It makes you feel good, is good for you, and has absolutely no negative effects when vaporized or eaten. Even smoking cannabis, still, can not cause any cancer; that is a fact. Just because you smoke weed for 15 years, doesn't mean you're addicted. How many people drink coffee? I've been drinking coffee for more than 15 years, which does, in fact, have a higher death rate than cannabis (caffeine is the direct cause to 1000 to 10,000 deaths annually, cannabis causes 0 deaths a year). Know your facts before making these articles, please. You're spreading unwanted, unneeded, and unhealthy propaganda. The idea of Free Speech is so you can spread the truth, not the opposite.

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      johnny 6 years ago

      personally it takes about 3 days for me to stop smoking. The first 3 are the hardest but after that its not that bad. you only smoke a little bit every 4-5 days after the first week, and then after that you do even less. going cold turkey is never suggested because when you do break, and you do, you go all out and start right back where you began. after 3 days you will be fine

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      numba1dopehead 6 years ago

      yeah i smoke pot all day and night and i say yeah i can quit i can quit but really in the end im smoking that diggidy dank cuz its so so tasty and makes me feel good real good super high right now cant feel my legs im goin numb and im still hitting my bong cuz i get high and thats what i do yo and people who talk shit bout it need to get high yo its just a matter of time before all of us get high together in harmony and i cant beleive that its medicine cuz i have no medical problems at all and i smoke it all day i dont care if its suppose to be just for patients cuz soon as i took that first hit i became a patient of dirty butthole and i dont know why but if i dont get high im a bad guy so i smoke my blunts i puff my pipe i clear my bong and yeah im cool so everyone who dusnt smoke pot is a fag and everyone that smokes pot because they have medical problems are fag fuckers.

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      anotherlonelystoner 6 years ago

      weedblazer101 I can relate man. I have smoked since I was 12, I will be 26 in October. I also have a child now, just turned 2 years old. My relationship with her mother ended in large part because I wouldnt quit the weed. I got a degree from uni, worked 5 yrs for a big company, made lots of money already, spent it all, now im unemployed and smoking still and watching others pass me by. Its time to quit. Maybe if I had my shit together and lots of money I would feel differently, but to anyone strugglign to get ahead in life, weed is just holding you back.

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      odmate 6 years ago

      bubbakush probs gets puss weed and ripped off

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      jimmy p 6 years ago

      Give me a proven fact that cannabis use is harmful to a human.

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      King 6 years ago

      bubbakush, you have no idea what you are talkng about you big baby, weed is psycologically addictive, and after excessive use causes permanent damage to the brain and the way it prodcues serotonin. I got A's and B's at college, have always execelled in my jobs & now run my own multi millon dollar company, its got nothing to do with why I have quit, when you become a man and have responabilities you may understand.

      Toby, same page mate, I gave up for 6 months 10 years ago for a new relationship, but when that ended I went straight back to my green friend, i smoked every day for the last 10 years, over the years I stopped smoking pipes and just smoked joints, but I too can admit the negative affect the weed has had on my life, mainly from a fitness point of view, I come home, I roll up and I dont care about anything, then I get up go to work and start again, I look forwward to being "there"for my kids! I look forward to becoming fit, the headache is still there but definately getting better, good luck, Copper nice idea and would suit a casual smoker, not an addict, but a good philosophy for anyone young and smoking for fun, otherwise it becomes a way of life

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      Copper 6 years ago

      If you're just smoking out of boredom or whatever (which 90% of pot smokers are) and want to quit for awhile, just put your pipe/bong/rolling papers/whatever out of your immediate reach. It won't seem worth it to get up and get your supplies every time you feel like smoking. Or just finish your weed and don't buy any more--I only buy an eighth at a time for this reason.

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      Toby 6 years ago

      I smoked weed habitually for just over 10 years and kicked the habit last week (I thought I'd never give up). Weed may not be addictive (although, I've certainly lost my appetite, had horrible mood swing and woke up sweating, but nevermind), but certainly the state of mind it puts you in is ADDICTIVE. It might not be applicable to everybody, but to say otherwise is ignorant and stupid, just like the above poster above (who, judging by the use of slang isn't old enough to have a firm grip on adult life). I've given up now, never want to smoke weed ever again, and am currently working towards my phd.

      Also 'bubbaKush', I was stoned out of my face during my bsc, I managed to get myself a 1st and yet, I can still admit that smoking had both a negative affect on my personality, my drive and the relationships with both my family and friends. Maybe you've been lucky enough to have no side-affects, but I, and others I know personally , haven't been. Your comments and attitude regarding cannabis addiction remind me of my friend Saul; he is both royally stupid and ignorant. Cannabis is demonstrably ruining his life. Give it another 5-10 years and I'm sure your tune will change, if it doesn't, you will waste your life, of which you only get 1.

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      BubbaKush 6 years ago

      HAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOL if you actually think pot is addictive. Well....you just proved your own ignorance and stupidity. i smoke pot and go to college and guess what...i have 5 A's and 3 B's LOLOLOLOLOL some people are so funny. If ANYTHING it's phsychologically addictive just because the person is used to the euphoria feeling. HAHA simple fucks

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      King 6 years ago

      the head hurts even more today, I have a scatty feeling in my eyes, like they are coming out of my head! I am tired but cant sleep, and last night the sweats came big time, oh and the dreams, the vivid dreams! last night I dreamt all night of smoking dope, joint after joint in my dream! wow what a powerful psycological drug the green man really is, I am determined not to go back to it, but if my headaches gets worse I might have to throw the towel in, and my short term memory has gone to pot (lol) I mean i forget everything, and I havent smoked now for 2 days, I have done that before, but always had the weed in my draw, accessible if I need it, now my head knows I am quitting and it cannot comprehend life without it, so it is throwing sweats, headaches, anxiety and dodgy eyes at me, to make me buy a bag, to create the seretonin, what a complex mess, I feel strong, I will beat my 19 year daily habit :) it helps to write this, I feel stronger from writing this

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      King 6 years ago

      Ive smoked weed every day for 18 years, I used to sell it from 14 - 25, i have moved from smoking the stongest super skunk going to a gentle bush weed, I have my own business, am doing very well financially, have a lovely family and enjoy life, i am concerned about my long term mental and physical health, you see for me and many others, getting home and having a spliff takes the edge of my day, in essence there is nothing wrong with that, however being a smoker stops you facing the annoying things in your life, the bills, the conversations you shold have with loved ones. for me it kills my appetite to work out, I get home and just smoke, not harming anyone and im doing ok, but I ask myself, what would my life be without the weed? would i be fit and healthy? the answers i dont know, all i know is i stopped yesterday for no real reason, my head hurts, i am irritable, i feel like I cant enjoy TV anymore, or food or going out on my boat! i believe any dependance ultimately saps the desire to be better from your soul! all in moderation, but i cant moderate weed it has to be daily! so this is my experiemnt, let's hope it pays off - peace out

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      steam miller 6 years ago

      Good Lord.

      A post on "how to stop drinking coffee" would be much more relevant.

      How to stop smoking weed? - put it down. There ya go, done. At least it's NOT addicting like caffeine.

      Please, get educated on the subject and stop spreading this fear mongering propaganda. It's not going to work much longer.

      norml.org

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      leanne 6 years ago

      hi my name is leanne im 16 iv been smoking weed 2 to 3 years now, i have gave it up because i ended up in hospital few days ago, i got pains in me heart and head all the time anytime i smoked a joint my left arm would hurt and if i was smoking weed in my friends house and had to walk home in the dark i would think pepeole where followin me up the road its a waste of money and a waste of life if you really want to give it up just do it dont mind what pepole say because its all in your head im off it a 3weeks today feel so good in me self back to me self and no trouble owning out money or pepole after you well thats my life fuck weed lets have a life :)

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      jamie29 6 years ago

      i stopped smoking weed today, stopped hanging around in my circle full of bud and now im workig towards sorting out my life/fitness.

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      Mr.stoned 6 years ago

      lol the lot of ya'll are nancy boys I've been smoking 20 or so years. I've quit smoking for up to 2 years at time for a job and it was nothing to quit. Also as side note when I am smoking it's 7 days a week. stop being girls about this I've known a old drunk that one day just walked away from booze. its will power.

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      effects of marijuana 6 years ago

      It wont help anything, it might make you 'feel' better, just like alcohol or any other drug, it wont fix it. http://www.forummatters.com/forums/showthread.php/...

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      True Life: I'm Addicted to Marijuana 6 years ago

      Are you smoking so much marijuana that it's messing up your life? Have you gone way beyond the "typical" pot smoker to the point where you need weed just to feel normal? Is it no longer pleasurable but you keep doing it anyway? Do you continue to smoke despite negative consequences in your life? Is your girlfriend, boyfriend, or family fed up with your use? Do you want to quit but you're finding it hard to stop? Have you looked into treatment programs or support groups for marijuana addiction? Are you smoking large amounts of Spice or K2, a form of synthetic marijuana?

      If you appear to be between the ages of 15-28 and have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, MTV wants to hear your story. Please email TLmarijuana@gmail.com and include your name, number, location, a photo, and a brief explanation of your situation. Please describe your addiction, how it affects you negatively in your life, and what kind of treatment or method you are considering to stop.

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      D.Huante 6 years ago

      The only reason why marijuana isn't legalized today is because of the tobacco industry. Think about it. Tobacco has helped our country thrive since Reconstruction. The tobacco industry is doing whatever it can to stop marijuana to be legalized because everyone will find out weed is better for your body than cigarettes and nobody will smoke cigarettes anymore. The tobacco industry is so big that it has the power to control or sway the government on the side of tobacco products.

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      GAPOLICEOFFICER 6 years ago

      you are stupid as hell if you think smoking weed is bad or addictive!!!!! just wait one day soon it will be legal, and we can be done with all this bullshit of a plant being illegal.

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      madweed 6 years ago

      ive smoked 3 to 4 times a day everyday for 2 years and i havent smoked for the passed 3 weeks and i feel fine the way i look at is you only have 1 life live it up

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      weedblazer101 6 years ago

      ive smoked weed now since i was 12 (i was 24 yesterday) ..... ive always enjoyed weed an smoked weed every day all day.... never had a job so you can guess what i do... when told i have a problem always shook it off not believing what my family says to me, i stopped smoking 4 days ago and boy is it hard!! Its on my mind 24 7. I came to the realisation that ive wasted half of my life to weed, dont get me wrong i enjoyed every minute of it but the fact is its limited me from doing things ive always wanted to do in life, while my friends who managed to cut the habit moved up and onwards but im still in the exact same position i was 10 years ago... except im getting older an now have a child of my own... for some people its not a hard habit to kick, for others it can be a nightmare but if your reading this all the way through then obviously you want to stop smoking.... like i said its only been four days right now its 2.36 am an im in my living room doing exercises to try an trick my brain into thinking about something else... i never thought i was addicted an always said i can stop whenever, but now putting it into action is alot harder :(

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      Derek 6 years ago

      People, do some research, weed doesn't kill brain cells, alcohol does. I love weed and have smoked for several years but I practice moderation and listen to my body. The body has its own internal Canabinoid receptors (which help deal with stress, similar to THC) and when someone smokes daily for extended periods, these receptors become blocked and make managing stress more difficult for the body. The smoke itself is pretty hard on the lungs too so if you can, make brownies or tea as it last longer and is easier on your lungs. I respect people for making their own decisions, I loathe people who pass judgement on what they do not know.

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      Duhya 6 years ago

      I do know someone who smokes way too much and spends all his money on weed. He had a job but spends all his money on weed, and would always need to find money to buy weed. He would have weed at home and buy a gram anyways to smoke on his lunch. He smoked whole gram joints, and had such a high tolerance he barely got high. He never even considered a Tolerance break when i told him about it.

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      Duhya 6 years ago

      I've been smoking 2 years, i'm 16, got my first job this summer at a pharmacy, i'm gettin' paid 9.60 an hour and can work afterschool when it starts again. I am not the best student, but the last year i have put in lots of effort and got my marks between 70-90%.

      I smoke afterschool/work and it definately helps me relax, relieve stress, and sleep. I have sleep apnea which causes me to have shitty sleeps and trouble going to sleep, cannabis has caused me to sleep easliy and wake up refreshed.

      I don't really see a reason to quit, i spend 20-40$ a week on weed and still always have lots of money in savings and $100s to spend/ pay cellphone bill. Anyways weed has really improved the quality of my life and the only detriment is my lungs, though i do not notice problems, i'm sure i could run further if i didn't smoke.

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      Jeremy Howlett 6 years ago

      you all are stupid i smoked for 4 years and i just quit i didnt do anything to help me stop i was never addicted because heres the funny thing weed is not addicting so now im clean and have a job and when i am at this job for a few months il definately start back up only because i like to get high that doesnt mean i cant function in society like a regular person im not some stinky fucking hippy but thats all i got to say and if you got something to say about my rant then email me at FalltusGrant@yahoo.com

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      Big Fan 6 years ago

      Such a typical conservative attitude by a misinformed and inexperienced individual. Like a lot of people here have said, the danger of marijuana in no way lies within the drug itself; but rather in the traits of the individual using it. In my experience it IS impossible to become addicted to marijuana, because the using of it is (in my 3 years of experience) the result of a 'want' rather than a 'need' which is an important difference.

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      Everyday Toker 6 years ago

      What an incredible bunch of hooey! Marijuana is NOT addictive. If you think that Marijuana IS addictive, then you have been brainwashed by the facists who want to control you. I used to smoke pot in college... every day... a LOT of it. Mind you, I was in COLLEGE, so NOT a deadbeat do nothing. I graduated in the top of my class and also recieved "Citations of Excellence" in my field by my professors. All this while smoking pot every single day. Many times before classes even. When I decided to quit I did not "freak out", have sweats, become violent, or the plethora of other supposed symptoms that are often described by the "opposition". I quit cold turkey and aside from initially wanting to join friends on occasion I have had zero ill effects from doing so. I am successful without it, but it never held me back either. It really is... "all in your head". But please, do not continue to spread this MIS-information about this substance. Next you'll be trying to tell us that is "Mutates" cells. To which I would say... Beware the mutants!

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      Jontre 6 years ago

      when i started smoking pot i had fun by myself or wit friends to relieve the stress of life to get away and it work 100% but the longer i hold on to Mary the the more Money down the drain, more of same problems pushed back, and job opportunities go out the window. (no jobs anyway)Let's start drinking then u got alcohol to worry about now.... so wat really worst Happiness in your own world(Weed) or anger just one agruement away(alcohol)

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      ok this sucks 6 years ago

      im 22 been smoking weed for nearly 6 years. i personally hate what it has done to my life. i am depressed and anxious all the time where i used to be confident and outgoing. in my opinion it has had a negative effect on just about every aspect of my life, increasingly my funds. it has a domino affect...and i find that sometimes i scrape through other important parts of life just to get high daily. dont get me wrong, im not trying to preach, i love the stuff...too much. i really want to quit and think that after this joint im about to roll i will attempt the cold turkey treatment once again.

      i find its easier if you get yourself up and do things..take the kids and the hound round the park or go fishing with the lads...but what do i know!!

      i live in an area where work is more or less non-existant and to be honest i never hold jobs down anyway.

      i just want to quit...

      thanks to this drug i have lost an awful lot of myself and my life...and i contemplate suicide most days.

      ok so day 1:..............................

      wish me luck and i wish you all luck too..

      craig,

      berkshire, UK

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      Santos 6 years ago

      I'm 43 been smoking on and off for about 25 years. I quit booze 8 years ago because it was playing havoc with my life and my emotions. I thought about going down the AA/12Step route for a while but I never felt like I truly belonged in recovery meetings and besides I still liked smoking the odd joint. In my experience weed is a lot less destructive than alcohol and no, weed has never made me want to progress to other more serious drugs. My consumption pattern now is I buy about a months worth of weed, smoke it for that month and then take another month off before buying again. It really is all about moderation for me. I don't really understand people who need to smoke weed all day. I go about my day. I get done what needs to be done and then when I get home it's time to burn a nice fat one. No more horrible hangovers. I sleep like a baby. Happy days

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      Coben Oner didleeyy 6 years ago

      i smoke weed everyday i will quit one day iv tried too many times haha its a delicate thing like if i had quit a year ago my life today would be dramatically different

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      D Boy 6 years ago

      The cure for skitzo is niacin vitamin c and triptophan 500 miligrams each

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      ricks 6 years ago

      smoke weed everyday!