Why I Quit Smoking Weed For Good


I tried to quit Marijuana many times. Normally I would just tell myself that I this was my last bag, and not put any more effort into it than that. Clearly this wasn’t working.    This post is an overview of why I quit smoking weed.  There were some things that felt wrong in my life, and weed was a common factor in many of them.

“If you want to get the the same results, keep doing what you are doing.” is a quote I often heard.  I felt like I was spinning my tires.  Basically, I was smoking weed and not getting things done.

I knew I Had to Change

I had to change what I was doing. It has been 10 years since I first smoked pot, and 7 of those years have been an excessive, chronic marijuana addiction. Because I was stoned so often, it was easy to ignore all of the growing problems associated with my addiction to weed. I took the time to step back and really evaluate what my marijuana addiction was doing to my life.

Smoking 4 or 5 times a day, every day, chews up A LOT of time. I wrote 4 separate pieces about how Marijuana has negative effects on my life. This is the first stage of the recovery process. It is necessary to identify why I want to quit so that I can quit more driven to quit more easily.

Why I Quit Smoking Weed

  1. Physical Reasons to Quit Marijuana – all of the negative physical effects of being a daily pot smoker.
  2. Psychological Reasons to Quit Marijuana – how marijuana affects my mood, attitude, emotions, and motiviation.
  3. Reasons to Quit Marijuana – Relationships – how smoking weed interferes with relationships, social drive, and decision making.
  4. Financial Reasons to Quit Marijuana – the cost of marijuana, and the cost of living the lifestyle of a stoner.   You will be surprised how quickly it adds up.

I hope you find this list helpful. I am will continue to update it. If you have any additions to this list, feel free to add them in the comments of the appropriate page.

There are plenty of reasons people want to quit. I know I covered my personal reasons for why I quit smoking weed and they helped me to keep the motivation and desire to quit when I was going through withdrawal.

Why do You Want To?

Add your comments below.   What clarified your decision to quit?

Most people can’t quit because they don’t know what to expect, or don’t have a plan. If you want to be fully prepared and successful when you stop smoking weed, you gotta check out my free book about marijuana withdrawal.  You can grab it on the main How to Quit Smoking Weed page.

1 Comment

  • Mike K

    Reply Reply September 11, 2016

    I am 56 years old and have smoked weed for over 40 years. Almost every problem I’ve had in my life had been directly related to my using. I didn’t care. I had it all figured out. I am (was) a truck driver and was able to pass every drug test I was given. Probably 30+ tests over the years. That’s a lot of money for fake urine. I had a system and it worked every time. Except the last time. I still didn’t test positive, only because I left before I finished the test. DOT considered that a refusal and just like a positive. Now I had a choice. Quit and try to save my career or say fuck it and stay stoned. I quit about 3 months ago. Cold turkey. Absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Once my system was clean and I could really pass a drug test I started the assessments required to keep drivimy. The system they have in place is easy to subvert. That’s unfortunate because everyone who does this is not committed to sobriety like I am now. I conned the counsellors into believing that it was all a big mistake. I was really a great guy who made a stupid mistake by walking out of the drug test. I’m going back to work on 2 weeks. Clean and sober. I’ll be subjected to “observed” urine tests for 2 years by DOT regulations. That’s even more reason to stay clean. I still suffer from insomnia but otherwise I feel better than I have in years. I wasted a lot of time and money with my habit. It took a real threat to my livliehood to get me to quit. I only wish I’d have done it 30 years earlier. No…I wish I’d have never started. Weed is not a harmless drug. The legalisation in some states will have a huge negative impact on people. Its a shame. Please. If you want to quit, get some help. Doing it alone was no fun but it was worth it.

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