How To Stop Smoking Weed

Desire is the starting point of all achievement

It has been a long journey since November 2008 when I hit the point where I knew I had to do something about my marijuana addiction and learn how to stop smoking weed.  I want to share with you 3 of the key items that you need to have in place in order to be successful.

The “Why I Quit Smoking Weed” goes into all of the detail there!

I scoured the internet, forums, books, and magazines try to make sense of what I was going through and what to expect next.   7 Years ago, there was almost NO information about how to quit online.

Through my research over the last 7 years I’ve gained some very valuable information about how to quit smoking marijuana much easier.

You Must Maintain the Desire to Quit Smoking Weed

We are all going to face roadblocks and setbacks when we try something new, learning to how to stop smoking weed is no different.   The key word here is desire.  You need to know you want to quit so badly that you won’t let anything get in your way.   This was the biggest difference for me between why I thought about quitting and took steps to quit.    In November 2008, I promised myself that I would quit smoking weed, as you can see from my previous blog posts,  I made some mistakes along the way, but I always kept trying and kept learning.

I didn’t want to stay stuck where I was. I felt like a dumb stoner, with low self esteem, no ambition, and poor health.  I knew I had to keep going, because the alternatives were far worse.

Evaluate your relationships:  Friendship Sign

If you have been a pot smoker for a long period of time, like I had,  you probably know a lot of people who smoke, and who don’t want you to quit.   Many people have discussed how hard it is to quit because that is all their friends do is smoke and drink.

I had to step away from some friendships that were based on marijuana and nothing else.   For a while, I forced myself to avoid situations where marijuana was around so that I couldn’t be tempted.   Some people were very supportive of my decision, and some tried to sabotage my success and put my down for quitting weed.   I lost some people who I thought were my friends, but a relationship built solely around marijuana smoking is not a true friendship at all.

Since I quit have reconnected with a number of old friends and made some new ones.   I still see a fair number of the people that I used to smoke with.   It’s different, but I enjoy the mental clarity, and good conversations WAY MORE than sitting around stoned in a dark room watching TV.  When you quit weed, you have more money and energy to do more interesting things!

You need a Plan to Quit Smoking Weed

Planning is half the battle.  The other half is executing the plan.

Once you have the desire to stop smoking marijuana, you need to take that desire and harness it into action!   When I first started quitting, I knew I had the desire, but I was missing the plan.

It took me months and months of trial and error, but I finally found a system that worked for me.     I broke everything down and analyzed all of my failures.  In the process I discovered a couple secrets and techniques that got me over being stuck when I tried to quit in the past.

Before I learned these techniques, my mind was still stuck in “marijuana addict” mode even though I was on the bandwagon and sober.   I could identify the thoughts and feelings that were a part of my “marijuana addict” mode and interrupt and replace them with new ideas!

I know that this sounds strange and its hard to explain, but it really did do the trick for me. It’s almost like when you are about to catch a puppy doing something bad, but instead you distract and redirect him to a better activity.

You Can Learn How to Stop Smoking Weed

How To Stop Smoking Weed

If you have tried to quit weed before and failed, or you don’t even know where to begin, here what you need to do:

Get started with The Quit Marijuana Action Plan   The Action Plan is a step-by-step system for learning how to stop smoking weed and getting on with you life.  It includes all of the secrets and techniques that have been proven to work over the last 7 years.  The plan works for everyone.

We’ve currently got a waiting list for the next session.   We keep the groups small to ensure everyone is gets the attention and support they need.

10 Comments

  • Leo

    Reply Reply June 12, 2016

    hi, my name is Leo. at the moment am going through rough times. also, am addictied to mary jane. as a result i feel that everything i ever built is falling down, while me sitting, watching and getting high. i feel that this drug replaced my drive of living throught day. and what drives me crazy is that am aware of it. i have huge responsabilities to fullfill, and even thought it doesnt require much to fullfill them ,yet, i dont. am a smart man and very fast learning but my filthy habbit have put a cage around my brain.

    i realised that i have very good plans but no execution. its all in my head, i keep hours and hours thinking and the fact that i live alone doent help. i have lost alomost all my frinds because of my unstable attidute and emotions. am on my final year in university, this ean alot to me.

    i travel half way around the world and am here in my final year, yet, am not doing well in my studies. i dont have diffeculties learning, accually am quite smart and i love what am studying (marketing)but whats the point i don’t actually sit down and study. i fully support my familly, and they cant wait for me to graduate and go back home.. and that master pice, i just broke up with ma girl, we,ve lived together for nearly 2 years. she has gone back to her country, taking my heart with her.

    i know that i might sound confused, indeed i am. am living in foriegn country totaly messed up. even though i know that the key to the door to get out of this confusion is to quite smoking weed, i dont seem able to quite. i dont know what to do, and am alone. i mean really alone.. talking to family about it is not an option. can some one help?

    • Faye Masterson

      Reply Reply August 13, 2016

      Leo…you are not alone…how are you doing….did you make it?

      Im on day 5. Struggling. Im the ultimate functional stoner but it makes me feel enslaved and guilty. Any support and encouragement would be appreciated. When does it get easier? Im so numb without it…although Im also numb with it….

  • Ryan

    Reply Reply June 12, 2016

    Leo, going through the same things…i’ve been trying to quit for 2 weeks now. (mainly b/c i’m going to have a to take a drug test for a job) but i also want to try to quit for good. Marijuana takes over your life, it changes who you are and who you want to be. I’ve decided to make this sunday my quit day, so I have some weed on me and a couple days left, then the hard times begin. Hopefully i can get through it with the support of friends and this site. I am looking forward to this immense challenge in my life, it will probably be the hardest thing i’ll ever have to do. Also, i have already quit smoking cigarettes while i was in highschool, i’m not sure why, but that wasn’t nearly as hard for me to quit as marijuana is.

    maybe it’s because i wasnt doing it for quite as long, or maybe i just like the effects of weed much more. At the same time i’m also trying to quit doing dip (which i’ve been addicted to for about 4 years now, i haven’t had a dip in about a month, still get cravings but can usually ignore them), i’ve quit soda just for my physical health as smoking so much pot as caused me to be physically out of shape and since while i do smoke pot i am too lazy to go to the gym, i decided i needed to find another way to lose some weight. I haven’t had soda in over two months with the exception of one special occasion. So now that i am about to add marijuana to the list of things to quit, this is going to be quite difficult for me. Hopefully i can get through it. If i need to relapse, hopefully i can relapse on one of the other two things, since i really can’t afford to relapse on marijuana after this weekend.

  • Norshi

    Reply Reply June 13, 2016

    Hi Leo and Ryan. I totally understand how you feel. I started smoking weed when I was 17 and am 25 now and still haven’t stopped. Don’t get me wrong in between I have stopped. Most time I haven’t smoked was probably 6 months. I really want to quote and think with this site and talking to people who are going through the same thing is what we need. My life is pretty much messed right now. I have constant issues and like Leo you said stopping smoking weed is the key. So let’s sharpen our keys with the right tools and open the door together.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply June 27, 2016

    I’ve been thinking about quitting smoking weed alot lately, I’m 25 been smoking since I was 14 and I know its not helping,I become agitated when I don’t smoke and thats a problem it helps relieve stress but when I don’t have it I deal with it anyways I’m going to really try in the next few weeks to cut back then cut it out id really like some self control back because weeds made me feel secure when I’m definitely not

  • Don

    Reply Reply July 13, 2016

    Leo, Ryan, Norshi, and also Adam;

    I am in the same condition (great ideas no drive, dependent on green to brave this world, responsibility to kindred) man, damn.
    I’ll struggle with you all if I can quit this.. this… bond.
    Charleston, S.C

  • Jason

    Reply Reply July 19, 2016

    Marijuana has taken my life by storm. I got a football scholarship 2 years ago to a university in Northern California that is known for being the Pot capital of at least California. Anyways, I hadn’t smoke until I got up their, but once I took the first hit there has been no going back, I loved it. But, it’s effectively ruined my life, i failed the NCAA drug test several times, I lost the burning passion I had for football. My Hygiene went to hell, and I don’t feel as bright as I used to be. Also, I get really bad diaherra and Nasuea when I try to quit. When I came home from college I stayed in my room and never spent time with my mom or my family, I didn’t want to go anywhere, I just wanted to smoke. If I had weed and left the house, all I could think About was getting back to the house to smoke. Basically everything that you have put in these articles I have experienced. It’s real, I shed a couple tears after reading this. I always say I’m about to quit, “this is the last bag” I tell myself, but there’s always another bag after that. If I fail this last drug test I have to move back home. So it’s now or never. -Jason

  • becca

    Reply Reply July 26, 2016

    I know I’m addicted to MJ because of how agitated I get without it. I understand stepping sway from weed based friendships but I find it particularly hard to quit because my parents are both equally if not more addicted. My boyfriend is also an advid smoker. I notice I dont smoke as much when I’m alone , however before work and during breaks I puff down as much as I can just to get thru the rest of the day. Lately it feels as if my tolerance is to high and I dont want to spend the money anymore. I dont know if I want to quit completely or just cut back, or do a cleanse and then cut back but I need to do something. When I feel I’m about to smoke (weed or cigs) and I either dont want to or I’m trying to make it last I clean, I try and clean a lot and keep my mind distracted on something positive. Sometimes while I’m at work ill push off my break just to wait longer before I know I’m inevitably going to go smoke because f I come back from my breaks without smoking I’m a bitch and its all I think about.

  • Jason p

    Reply Reply July 27, 2016

    Hi guys, just writing here because I’m having abit of a struggle but I am going to win!!

    I’ve been smoking weed for about 6 years, pretty much everyday, I used to love it until the other day it hit me, why am I doing this?
    Quite literally there was no plan, I just quit. I’m currently on day 5 and it has been a struggle, the hardest part for me if the lifestyle change, literally 90% of my good friends smoke it all day everyday. I guess I’m what you would call a functioning addict as I still work 5 days a week and start at 5am, so sleep has been a big problem also!

    I sometimes sit at home feeling lonely and depressed because I feel like I have no friends left but I keep telling myself I WILL change my life around, I’ve lost 1st in weight already due to having no appetite and probably look worse (I’m quite skinny anyway) but you HAVE to think about the end result, I’m probably £50-£100 a week better off and my mind is slowly starting to lose the cloudy feeling which stays when you smoke.

    Just want to tell you all that you CAN do it, but you really have to want it, the best tips I can give are to keep yourself as busy as you can and for me eating ice lollys every time I feel like smoking a joint takes the need away for a short while.

    I’m interested to see how you guys are getting on also, so please let me know!! Together we can beat the filthy habit!

    Good luck guys, please believe in yourselfs because that’s the key. You CAN overcome addiction!

  • mariano

    Reply Reply July 31, 2016

    dear friends ive.been smoking for ever about 23 years now. in fact I smoked so much that I’ll make Bob marley look like a boy scout. I smoked every day at leaSt 4 times. im in day 10 now and feeling like shit. I kind of organized my whole life around smoking it. I feel this hole like there’s no purpose. don’t know if I can pull this one off. cranky sleepless depressed. I did quit tobacco some 10 years ago now.
    this is way tougher.

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