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I’ve put together this blog that covers many topics, some which may answer questions you have or things you may experience along your path to life without weed. Leave a comment and I will be sure to respond as quickly as possible. I am here to support you every step of the way.

5 Tips For Finding New Friends After Quitting Weed

5 Tips For Finding New Friends After Quitting Weed

Sobriety means you must give up weed altogether. It also means you must drop your old weed buddies. You need real help to stop smoking weed. You need new sober friends who’ll keep you on track, and help you through the bad times. But how do you find these friends? How...

6 Shocking Reasons To Stop Synthetic Weed

6 Shocking Reasons To Stop Synthetic Weed

Ever find yourself doing something truly odd? Like crawling on all fours and meowing? That’s what one young friend started doing after taking a few grams of synthetic weed. But this drug will severely damage to your brain and body in a short time. You can’t reverse...

Powerful TED Talk on Addiction – Marijuana Withdrawal is Real

Powerful TED Talk on Addiction – Marijuana Withdrawal is Real

Are you familiar with Ted Talks?  They are a series of very thoughtful presentations, or talks, that take place around the world.  You can watch these presentations on Ted.com.  Anyway, here’s a very powerful Ted Talk on addiction, that you simply must watch.  This...

Marijuana is a Gateway Drug: According to the Trump Administration

Marijuana is a Gateway Drug: According to the Trump Administration

Homeland Sec. Kelly: Marijuana is a ‘Dangerous Gateway Drug’ Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called marijuana a "gateway drug" and vowed his agency will uphold federal laws against its possession.  Welcome to age of marijuana prohibition and the propaganda...

Quitting Marijuana and Withdrawal Symptoms-Social and Psychological

Quitting Marijuana and Withdrawal Symptoms-Social and Psychological

Social Withdrawal There are several marijuana withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting weed.  We will get to them momentarily along with how to stop smoking weed without withdrawals.  But there is one significant symptom tied to chronic marijuana use that warrants...

What Do Drug Dreams Mean When You’ve Quit Weed?

What Do Drug Dreams Mean When You’ve Quit Weed?

Drug dreams are common in early recovery. They may come almost nightly at first and even several years into your recovery, they may start up again. I’ve been clean for a while now but years back, these dream episodes started happening again. They were vivid and...

Resources

Resources

Over the last year, many of you have asked me to direct you toward resources to help you quit smoking weed. Maybe you want to know should I stop smoking weed. Your wish is my command. Here’s a list of both free and paid resources to help in quitting marijuana. I hope...

Lies That Stop You From Quitting Weed

Lies That Stop You From Quitting Weed

You won’t quit weed if you keep rationalizing it – if you keep believing in its so-called benefits.  Weed is not a friendly drug. It wreaks havoc on your body and brain. So instead of making excuses look for solid strategies for quitting weed. Marijuana use among...

5 Ways to Deal With Your Anger After You Quit Weed

5 Ways to Deal With Your Anger After You Quit Weed

It’s not unusual for you to feel angry, aggressive and irritable when you’ve quit weed. These feelings have always existed in you but you buried them under your weed addiction. Now with the weed gone, they’re back in full force. But your anger is out of control. I...

How Does Marijuana Withdrawal Affect Sleep?

How Does Marijuana Withdrawal Affect Sleep?

The Stages of Sleep and Marijuana Withdrawal If you’ve just found yourself figuring out how to quit marijuana, you’ve probably had some sleepless nights. This is one of the marijuana withdrawal symptoms ex-users report to feel. The reason being that THC plays a very...

Chronic Marijuana Use and Psychosis

Chronic Marijuana Use and Psychosis

Psychosis often results in crippling mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, where the mind is out of touch with reality. Today I want to talk mainly about a growing body of evidence that points to a strong link between heavy weed use and...

Marijuana and Anxiety; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Marijuana and Anxiety; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Introduction When quitting marijuana, an important factor to consider is anxiety. This is for three reasons. 1.) You may smoke pot to relieve anxiety. 2.) If you quit, you may feel as though your anxiety levels are increasing. 3.) On the contrary, smoking marijuana...

7 Herbs That Help You Stay Clean

7 Herbs That Help You Stay Clean

Introduction We’ve all been there -- those times when we’ve stated categorically, "I quit smoking weed", only to find ourselves right back in it. The pull back factors are usually the withdrawal symptoms – the depression, the insomnia, the cravings, and all the other...

How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Weed Problem

How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Weed Problem

Discovering that your child has a weed problem can be shattering. Research shows that many youths going into rehab list weed as their first choice drug. Since 2007, weed use among eighth, tenth and twelfth graders has been going up yearly, monthly and daily. This...

Are You Spending All of Your Hard Earned Dollars on Weed?

Are You Spending All of Your Hard Earned Dollars on Weed?

The Little Extras in Quitting Pot After a long day at work, you may find it relaxing to light up a joint. Your muscles need to ease and your mind wants to stray from responsibility. Throwing some cash towards this sort of pleasure seems like an investment worth...

Using CBD Oil to Help with Quitting Weed

Using CBD Oil to Help with Quitting Weed

Using CBD Oil to Help with Quitting Weed As a former weed addict, I like to keep abreast of developments in the addiction field, so I can guide others on how to stop smoking weed.  Lots of young people have asked for my help with their weed addiction. More and more of...

Are Chronic Weed Smokers More Likely to Become Addicted to Alcohol?

Are Chronic Weed Smokers More Likely to Become Addicted to Alcohol?

Can Addictions Transfer? Our goal is to teach you how to quit marijuana.  The last thing we want is for you to take another substance as its replacement.  Alcohol is the most accessible substance around.  It becomes a consistent threat to anyone who’s attempting to...

When’s It Time for a Weed Tolerance Break? How to Quit Smoking Pot

When’s It Time for a Weed Tolerance Break? How to Quit Smoking Pot

When’s It Time for a Weed Tolerance Break? Smoking weed is not a bad thing, if you do it responsibly. That is, if you smoke just enough to improve your mood, or ease your painful medical condition. But many of us don’t know where to draw the line. I didn’t. I took it...

The Dangers of Dabbing

The Dangers of Dabbing

The Dangers of Dabbing When I tell people that I write for a blog that helps people quit marijuana, they usually think I’m a Reefer Madness-type fanatic. They tell me that marijuana is not nearly as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco, to say nothing of harder drugs like...

Benefits of Quitting Weed vs. Positives of Smoking Weed

Benefits of Quitting Weed vs. Positives of Smoking Weed

The Benefits of Smoking Weed Vs. the Benefits of Quitting Weed If you’re familiar with this site, you already know how passionate I am about the benefits of quitting weed. I’m hoping that you’re leaning towards quitting smoking weed. I'm also hoping that the articles...

Quitting Weed During the Holiday Season

Quitting Weed During the Holiday Season

Quitting Weed During the Holiday Season Let’s face it: quitting weed can be difficult, no matter what season it is. However, the holiday season presents a unique set of challenges because it dredges up a lot of emotions. In this article, I'll explore two major aspects...

Should I Stop Smoking Weed Simply to Please my Significant Other?

Should I Stop Smoking Weed Simply to Please my Significant Other?

Should I Stop Smoking Weed Simply to Please My Significant Other? My former girlfriend hated marijuana, but I didn’t discover this until after we’d started dating. That put me in a tough spot. By that point, I was already a chronic smoker. I didn't even know how to...

How To Stop Smoking Marijuana Even Though It’s Popular

How To Stop Smoking Marijuana Even Though It’s Popular

Marijuana has become really popular these days. 58 percent of Americans believe marijuana should be legal. 25 U.S. states have already legalized medical marijuana, and this November, three states will vote on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. I’m not...

Quitting Weed and Depression

Quitting Weed and Depression

There are a lot of myths around smoking weed, and a lot of misconceptions. Depending on who you are and what you believe about smoking weed, you may consider it an illicit "gateway drug" or a medicinal gift of nature. When it comes to weed, perception is good...

Quitting Smoking Weed-Cold Turkey Or Gradually?

Quitting Smoking Weed-Cold Turkey Or Gradually?

You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking Weed - Cold Turkey or Gradually? That alone is a reason to celebrate. Take it from me: it's not easy to admit that your marijuana use has become a problem. Deciding how to quit smoking weed cold turkey or gradually, could very well be...

Should I Stop Smoking Weed?

Should I Stop Smoking Weed?

My friends know that I used to be a heavy pot smoker and that I eventually gave it up. Those same friends still smoke pot, and every once in awhile, one of them will ask me, “Should I stop smoking weed?” When they ask me this, I feel like they either want me to give...

How Quitting Weed Made Me More Sociable

How Quitting Weed Made Me More Sociable

When I smoked weed for the first time, I was with my friends. They were all veteran pot smokers, and they were more than happy to show me the ropes. A lot of people report that they don’t get high when they smoke weed for the first time. I didn’t have that problem. I...

6 Ways To Know If You Are Addicted To Weed

6 Ways To Know If You Are Addicted To Weed

You need to get high to enjoy anything It doesn’t matter what you do, it’s always lame unless you there is weed involved. Go outside and just chill with my friends on the beach? Lame. Oh, they’ll brings weed? Awesome, I’m in! Spend the night playing Cards Against...

Depersonalization and Derealization with the Marijuana Habit

Depersonalization and Derealization with the Marijuana Habit

If you spend any time in the marijuana addiction forums, like the one at Reddit, you’ll see there are two terms that get used somewhat frequently:  depersonalization and derealization. These are clinical terms describing psychological phenomena but they are also terms...

Presidential Candidate Quits Weed

Presidential Candidate Quits Weed

This is not a political blog and I certainly don’t intend for it to become one.  However, I am about to use the words of a candidate for President of the U.S. to make a point about marijuana use. The person I’m referencing is Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for...

Dumbing Myself Down with the Pot Habit

Dumbing Myself Down with the Pot Habit

Does frequent marijuana use dumb you down?  Mind you, we're not talking about recreational smoking, we're talking about multiple times a week smoking. The scientific research seems inconclusive but overall suggests the possibility that frequent weed smoking can lower...

Does Your Job Make You Smoke Weed?

Does Your Job Make You Smoke Weed?

What do you think about the most during your last couple of hours at work each day?  Going to the gym?  Playing with your kids?  Getting ready for dinner?  Getting frisky with your significant other? Those are all perfectly good and healthy thoughts to have as you...

Will Big Marijuana Follow the Same Narrative as Big Tobacco?

Will Big Marijuana Follow the Same Narrative as Big Tobacco?

We’re in a major election year here in the United States, perhaps the most interesting in recent memory, and not just because of the presidential race.  In November 2016, up to eight states will be voting on the legalization of recreational marijuana use:  California,...

Why Employers Test for Marijuana Use and not for Alcohol

Why Employers Test for Marijuana Use and not for Alcohol

It’s 2016, the marijuana legalization movement is in full swing, even non users are softening their stance on marijuana, and yet you can still lose out on a job opportunity or get fired for testing positive for THC. Why is it that a raging alcoholic can pass a typical...

Is Your Relationship Centered Around Marijuana Use?

Is Your Relationship Centered Around Marijuana Use?

Have you ever had a relationship, platonic or intimate, that revolved around smoking weed?  Are you currently in such a relationship?  How do you even know if your relationship or friendship with someone is centered on weed use? Here's a way to test it, if you're both...

Three Things Not to Do When Quitting Marijuana

Three Things Not to Do When Quitting Marijuana

We have already discussed examples of good habits to begin when quitting marijuana. It is also worth mentioning certain pitfalls to avoid while overcoming one’s weed dependence. These are things that are far worse than marijuana but could offer a tempting buzz...

How I Got Hooked on Weed: Retracing the Steps

How I Got Hooked on Weed: Retracing the Steps

Do you remember your first time smoking weed?  I do.  It wasn’t a pleasant experience for me.  I was 19 years old (a late bloomer compared to some) and a sophomore in college. I went to a party where the booze was flowing freely and then a joint got passed around. ...

Dealing with Depression After Quitting Weed

Dealing with Depression After Quitting Weed

What do you do when you feel depressed? Do you want to run away from the world around you? Do you want to hide from the ominous cloud hanging over your head? Do you want to turn your brain off and go to sleep? Do you want to suck down some vapor of ganja and allow it...

Stating the Obvious: If You’ve Got It, You’ll Smoke it

Stating the Obvious: If You’ve Got It, You’ll Smoke it

Whenever I have easy access to marijuana, I’ll smoke it. This is why I can never have marijuana in the house ever again. Now if you can have marijuana stashed away in a drawer somewhere and you can go for many days without touching it, even though you know it’s there,...

7 Tips to Better Sleep During Marijuana Detox

7 Tips to Better Sleep During Marijuana Detox

One of the toughest obstacles marijuana dependent people face in the battle to kick the weed habit is difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.  We all need sleep, there is no doubt, and there’s a direct correlation between quality of sleep and quality of life....

Detox Tips from a Former Stoner

Detox Tips from a Former Stoner

I've been asked a few times lately about best practices for detoxing from frequent marijuana use. When I detoxed, I did it 100% naturally.  Everybody's different but here's what worked for me: Exercise every day. It doesn't have to be too strenuous but enough to sweat...

Weed and the Wintertime Blues

Weed and the Wintertime Blues

Are any of you affected by SAD (seasonal affective disorder)?  If so, have you considered how your weed habit may be intertwined with it?  For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, as winter looms large, it’s time to get a leg up on SAD, and if you’re...

Quitting Weed When Your Partner Won’t

Quitting Weed When Your Partner Won’t

What should you do when you’ve decided to quit weed for your sanity and happiness but you have a partner who is not about to change their own habit just because you’ve decide to change yours? That’s a tough one, and I don’t have any advice to offer on such a prickly...

Who You Hang With – Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Who You Hang With – Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Have you ever heard the following quote? “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Its originator is a fellow by the name of Jim Rohn, a popular personal growth author and motivational speaker of the late 20th century. This quote must have...

Believe It Or Not, You Can Still Get Arrested for Weed Possession

Believe It Or Not, You Can Still Get Arrested for Weed Possession

Unless you live in Colorado or Washington, you can still get arrested for possession of marijuana.  Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, DC may follow suit soon with legalization but that leaves 46 states (not to mention other parts of the world) where pot is going to stay...

I Got High Yesterday – It’s Not What You Think

I Got High Yesterday – It’s Not What You Think

I woke up at 4:30AM yesterday morning and couldn’t get back to sleep - too many thoughts buzzing around in my mind.  So I just laid there about 10 more minutes, got up, and made some coffee. As per my usual morning routine, I went straight to my laptop and began...

12 Steps, 10 Steps, No Steps, or One Step at a Time

12 Steps, 10 Steps, No Steps, or One Step at a Time

We’ve all heard of 12 step programs.  Marijuana Anonymous is a big proponent of the 12 step program which has been a big help to some people in overcoming marijuana addiction, alcohol addiction, or any other addiction. Other people do not jibe with 12 step programs. ...

What to Tell Your Friends When You’re Quitting Weed

What to Tell Your Friends When You’re Quitting Weed

Are you worried about telling your weed smoking friends that you are trying to quit weed?  Then don’t. From a philosophical standpoint, it shouldn’t matter what your friends think.  After all, who are you quitting for anyway?  Yourself or them? The truth is we care...

Grief and Sorrow without Weed

Grief and Sorrow without Weed

This is a post for those of you who feel very close to your pets, who feel just as intense a connection with your animal family as you do your human family.  It recounts some raw emotion I've been feeling for the last couple of days. At the end, I will explain just...

Getting My Swagger Back by Quitting Weed

Getting My Swagger Back by Quitting Weed

For years I’ve gone to the same hair stylist every 3 weeks.  Her name is Mindy.  She does an awesome job and I’ve always tipped her well, even when my money was tight.  We like each other.  We have a good business relationship. I’m sure she always thought I was an...

Marijuana, Paranoia, and the Anxiety Paradox

Marijuana, Paranoia, and the Anxiety Paradox

Most of us smoke weed for the first time out of peer pressure.  If you like it enough, you start smoking socially and recreationally.  At this point it’s all good.  No serious harm done except for the death of a few brain cells. Then there are those of us who take it...

CBD Hemp Oil, Marijuana Dependence, and Liquid Spice

CBD Hemp Oil, Marijuana Dependence, and Liquid Spice

The question has come up as to whether or not Cannabidiol (CBD Oil, Hemp Oil) can be used to get one through heavy marijuana use withdrawal symptoms or to replace weed as a healthier alternative.  Hmmm, let's look into this: What is CBD? Like THC, CBD is a chemical...

18 Music Illuminati Who Decided To Quit Smoking Weed

18 Music Illuminati Who Decided To Quit Smoking Weed

Music is the cornerstone of weed culture.  Numerous musicians from all genres and generations are well known for the way they incorporate marijuana into their art and way of life.  Far be it from me to deny their pleasure or their right to speak their mind by...

Five Must Read Articles on Quitting Cannabis

Five Must Read Articles on Quitting Cannabis

When you’re trying to make a major change in your life, it’s always helpful to hear the stories of those who have gone through the same thing and this is no less true when it comes to quitting cannabis. Here are five great articles to help process your thoughts on...

Marijuana and Depression

Marijuana and Depression

As cannabis continues to improve its image in popular culture, articles abound on the internet about the benefits of marijuana use.  Administered properly, cannabis has some proven benefits.  One of the most talked about alleged benefits is the treatment of depression...

How to Quit Marijuana – Strategies for Replacing the Weed Habit

How to Quit Marijuana – Strategies for Replacing the Weed Habit

If you aim to quit marijuana, you have to replace it with positive habits.  When you feel the urge to smoke weed, you must have a list of back up activities to choose from that will help you quit marijuana.  While there are several behaviors to avoid in order to quit...

A Great Day to Smoke Weed

A Great Day to Smoke Weed

I woke up this morning, looked out my bedroom window and saw the sun shining and heard the birds chirping.  I knew from the weather forecast that the high (there’s that word) was going to be around 70F.  A flawless spring day was shaping up before my very eyes and...

Marijuana Relapse

Marijuana Relapse

Did you break your marijuana habit for days, weeks, or even months at a time only to find yourself smoking some weed one day and then falling back into to same old pattern of pot smoking? Marijuana relapse is not unusual so don't beat yourself up too much.  You just...

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