I took a week off smoking cannabis and I wanted to kill myself

I’ve been using medical cannabis products for the past 6 years and I smoke every single day.

  • When I wake up in the morning, I have a bowl of marijuana flower.

While I’m at work, I use a marijuana vape pen or edibles. After work, I resumed my exercises from the morning with multiple bowls of marijuana flower. My girlfriend suggested taking some time away from smoking to see if I can feel the difference in the effects. I wasn’t particularly happy with the suggestion, but I agreed to stop smoking marijuana for a week. On the second day, I was anxious and moody. I felt angry and aggravated with everything that my girlfriend said and did. On the fourth day, I was having thoughts of suicide. I told my girlfriend that I did not think it was mentally healthy for me to continue with the seven day refrain from cannabis. As soon as I got out a bowl and started smoking, I immediately felt much better. I felt the anxiety start to melt away and a calmness rushed over my body. Stopping daily use of marijuana was just as dangerous to my mental health as quitting an antidepressant. I told my doctor about the way I felt when I stopped and my doctor told me it was a terrible idea to quit cold turkey. If I wanted to stop using marijuana daily, he suggested weaning myself off a little bit at a time. I didn’t want to quit and now my girlfriend can stop hounding me about being a pothead.


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