Quitting marijuana can be extremely difficult, and most ‘regular marijuana smokers’ who try to quit weed will fail in their first three attempts. Many of us know this to be true, but why would a seemingly harmless drug that has apparently few addictive properties be so difficult to give up? cbd berlin
The answer to this question lies not in the addictive nature of marijuana itself, but in the lifestyle of a person who smokes marijuana daily. This lifestyle of a marijuana smoker is extremely different to that of any other drug addict, for one main reason:
A marijuana addict can function at a normal level and lead a relatively normal life for a long time, while still addicted to the drug in a big way.
This might not seem like a big deal, however, it is within this one fact that the true addictive power of the drug is revealed. Put simply, a marijuana smoker will never have such an obvious wake-up call compared to, say, a heroin addict.
Let’s compare the two…
If a heroin addict were to decide they needed to quit heroin, a simple reality check of their life would be enough to convince them to give up. Sure, a heroin addict has an extremely difficult process to go through to overcome the massive withdrawals and cravings they will feel, however, the need to quit the drug would also be much higher.
With marijuana it is the complete opposite. A marijuana addict has fewer cravings and withdrawals to overcome, but this can be spun around, and some people would see this as an excuse to smoke one more time, then one more time again – never actually going through with relinquishing the seemingly harmless drug.
Not only this, but a marijuana addict can sustain a relatively normal existence, even while smoking daily. Although motivation will not be there, many people smoke weed for decades and can still achieve the simple things in life, like employment and relationships for example, even though they will not be performing at their optimum levels.
These few details are often overlooked, but they can and do play a part in a person’s decision to quit the drug altogether. Many people would stop smoking marijuana if it had a more obvious, dire effect in their life. The crippling effect that marijuana does have can be easily overlooked and swept under the rug – never to be dealt with again.