Considering taking a break from using marijuana for a bit and avoiding withdrawal? If you are a daily smoker but taking a break because you are hunting for a new job, looking for some “clarity,” or just can’t find any in your area at the moment, you’ll want to check out the below info on some potential side effects that can result from not consuming cannabis after heavy use for an extended period of time. While it doesn’t have the potential to even come close to being as addictive as other substances such as alcohol, nicotine or even caffeine, taking a break from using marijuana can sometimes lead to some unpleasant side effects.
However, CBD products which are non-psychoactive, can help keep those symptoms at bay or eliminate them entirely. Even though marijuana is still illegal at a federal level, CBD products made from cannabis that has a THC content of 0.3% or lower are still legal across the country and are not likely to show up on any standard drug tests. Be sure to follow the link below for the full scoop on how to avoid marijuana withdrawals!
Is cannabis withdrawal real?
Although not nearly as severe as the withdrawal from opioids, alcohol, or even tobacco, weed withdrawal does exist. Especially in long-term, chronic users, feeling “off-balance” is common when stopping the herb for a few days. I know for me personally, I have trouble sleeping when I’m in a place without cannabis access, and my appetite is pretty minimal for a few days.
Some common weed withdrawal symptoms include:
Headaches and migraines
Mood swings and irritability
Insomnia and restlessness
Nausea or loss of appetite
Decreased sex drive
These symptoms are all related to processes of the endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate many bodily functions, like pain, appetite, and mood. So when your body is denied these cannabinoids that it’s used to receiving daily, weed withdrawal occurs. Because all of these weed withdrawal symptoms are also ailments people use cannabis for, they can feel exaggerated during the first few days of a weed break, especially anxiety and headaches.