September 19, 2019
Stoners Quit Weed For A Week

Stoners Quit Weed For A Week

– I may drink more, who knows? We’re drinking! (upbeat music) But I’ve been consistently smoking weed for like a decade. – Pretty much daily
for about 10 ten years. – So almost 16 years. – I think weed is great. I think weed does such a
diverse array of things for different people. – I started smoking strictly
for medical reasons, but it definitely became recreational. – It’s just a way to
unwind and decompress, because it’s just so
a part of my lifestyle that sometimes I let it
inhibit me from doing stuff. – I mean, as I’ve gotten older, it’s become more medicinal. It really has helped my shoulder pain, my ankle pain, my knee pain. – So I actually started smoking weed about two years after I was
diagnosed with fibromyalgia. They had given me muscle
relaxers to take every night. I would not remember conversations
I had with my husband. I would pass out. It was just kind of more
than I bargained for. – And I want to see maybe if
I can, at the end of this, maybe continue to stop smoking, or just do it maybe once
a week or twice a week, but not every single day,
multiple times a day. – I mean, I think my
biggest fear for the week is that I will actually stop functioning. Oh, look, there’s weed
on my shirt. (laughs) – So this five hours in, and
I’m already craving weed. (laughter) But I’m smoking instead. – All right, so I’m about
give my roommate all my stuff. (Roommate calls from a distance) Yeah, man. Can you take this and hide it for me? I’m gonna turn around,
I don’t wanna see it. I don’t wanna find it, ever,
or at least for a week. No, don’t throw it in the trash! – Kinda runnin’ out of things
to distract myself with. I mean, I’m vlogging, but,
then, no, I wanna smoke pot. I don’t feel better yet. I don’t feel worse yet. Just feel like I really,
really wanna smoke. – Typical night watching the Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills with my roommates. But this week is different
’cause I’m weed-less – I wanna burrito! – I want weed! – I had rough day at work, just
stressed, stressed at work. And all I wanted to do is smoke. – My sleep is fucked. And my armpits are sore. So everything kinda hurts. Trying out some different
pain control methods. – I’m actually being more social ’cause I’m trying not to think about how tense I am without
weed, so that’s good. Not smoking. So instead, we’re drinking! The night is continuing,
because I’m not gonna race home to smoke weed. But instead we’re going to go to the bowling alley!
– Hey! – I’m feeling a lot more vigorous. I’m feeling a lot more energetic. – I’m crying, like
weeping a lot this week. And I think that’s a good thing. Think that I’ve numbed myself out for probably a little too long. It’s really uncomfortable,
but crying feels good. It like alleviates the
discomfort a little bit. Okay, I’m gonna go reorganize
all my drawers now. Keeping busy. (laughs) – Yeah, I’ve just been noticing
that I’m a lot more active. Did a little bit of writing
this weekend, which was nice. I’m also realizing that times where I think
I need to smoke weed, I actually don’t always need it. – All right, so it’s
about day five or six now. And, to be honest, I’m
not really affected. I don’t crave it. I’m not like dying to want to smoke. But I’ve been waking up
earlier and exercising and feeling healthier. I don’t know, maybe this is something that I should consider going forward. (gentle music) – So my week without
weed was enlightening. – As much as I love weed,
and I think it’s a great, fun thing to do, this really made me take a hard look at myself. – The first few days, I
was kind of like, ehh! Aagh! Bleh! Why did I decide to do this? – I kinda like got over the
itch in the first few days. The worst part was just that
I couldn’t sleep very well. – This experiment was a
great way for me to reset. – So moving forward, I really
think I’m actually gonna stop for now. Will I stop forever? Who knows. But right now, I’m feeling really good and I wanna continue this trend. – I don’t need to be as reliant on weed as I think I am. – People start smoking to self-medicate. People start smoking because
it helps with physical pain. There’s not one reason to smoke, and so there’s not one
reason to quit smoking or to keeps smoking. – Smoke weed, enjoy it,
enjoy life, life’s too short. But at some point you
gotta look at yourself and realize, hey, am I hurting myself more than helping myself? I’ve been smoking for over 15 years now, and I think it’s time that
I take a look at myself and what’s best for me. – There’s a balance, I
mean, it’s a medicine. And it can help you in a lot of ways. But I think, like any
medicine, there’s a point at which it stops being helpful. – I found out this week
I don’t really need weed. But, yes, I think I am, after work today, probably gonna go home and
smoke, and eat a pizza, because that’s a great combo. (quirky music)

100 thoughts on “Stoners Quit Weed For A Week

  1. Wow these people are fucked. I've smoked for a good 3 or 4 years, and daily for a little over a year, and am taking a tolerance break. One week in and I've seen no negative withdrawal effects. I sleep fine, not cranky, I'm a little bored at times, that's about it. I've also seen no positive effects, such as increase in motivation. These people just let weed run their lives, which is unhealthy with anything. All I've learned from not smoking weed for a week is that it makes zero difference, it's just a fun thing to do lol.

  2. "That sometimes I let it inhibit me from doing stuff." That's code for "I'm addicted, but I can't say addicted because 'weed is non-addictive'"

  3. I've been smoking weed since 84" until 88" no problem didn't even think about it then around mid 1999 been smoking weed since of course quiting in between those years I would quit for a year or so. Not addictive. Now I smoke almost everyday health issues and I just like it.

  4. If the weed is making you too lethargic get a sativa hybrid or a daytime indica so you can still get things done

  5. Trust me boys try stopping for like a 3 days or more then smoke again the high is so so good. It's true you gotta have balance.

  6. You can’t get physically addicted to weed the same way you can alcohol or cigarettes but there is something called cannabis use disorder. It can also be viewed as a dependency on weed. And if you are a frequent user you can develop a tolerance to the meaning you’ll have to have more to get a high. People with cannons use disorder can also have physical withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, restlessness, depression, irritability, and disturbed sleep. However you can’t die from withdrawal. Cannabis use disorder is most common in teenagers that start using before 21 because they’re brain isn’t fully developed but if you’re over 21 and you’re just doing it occasionally there’s a very small risk of developing it.

  7. Did it for a month or so and when i smoked again it hit me hard… i felt like my head disconnect from my body and it was just floating in the air

  8. Imagine my surprise from all the stoners trying to Cope in the comments.
    "I've smoke weed for x years"
    "I feel like I could quit any time"
    Just admit that you've formed a habit. Smoking weed isn't looked down on anymore. This isn't the sixties. It won't make you crazy or gay or make you want to try crack cocaine. That being said, if you have the habit of smoking every day, it's a problem. You need to discipline yourself. The only excuse is if you have a medical condition. Stop lying to yourself and give it a break for a while. Do something that doesn't involve eating pizza and playing video games. Read a book. Learn a new hobby. Exercise. Improve on your life. It's not hard, you just have to motivate yourself. You can be addicted to literally anything. Weed is no exclusion.

  9. Why do people think anyone cares about how long they've been smoking. Big whoop, it's a plant, stop talking, and smoke more….

  10. I’ve smoked for 7 years straight and not once did I ever consider stealing to satisfy my smoke craving neither does it affect you in matters that a junky would be. I could stop smoking weed and I’d probably be just as happy or more happy than I was when I was smoking it

  11. Try this with a few junkies and see how long they last, then tell me marijuana belongs in the same category as heroin.

  12. Bruh why they so addicted bruh I can go days without weed and I don’t drink at all or smoke cigs or vape

  13. i only smoke at night when i’m trying to relax and go to sleep i also smoke when i haven’t eaten anything because of my appetite and i know i have to eat

  14. Marijuana is medicine, I wouldn’t stop taking my prescriptions for shits and gigs so I definitely wouldn’t stop smoking weed for shits and gigs either.

  15. Im a weed user 4-20 years i enjoy but the effect is a crown of shame here in the Philippines the weed is cheaper and good quality now i quit 4-4 years now i become healthy and rubost😍

  16. The challenge should be going sober for a week because using alcohol and cigarettes as a recreational alternative is not worth quitting weed.

  17. Rats will starve themselves till they drop, given the choice between it and food.
    Some people here in the comments are probably delusional addicts.

  18. ok if these people are 'stoners' I'm wondering what I am because I smoke weed all day every day and if I stop I'm in physical and emotional pain with irritability, clouded judgment, inability to focus, etc. that makes it nearly impossible to function within two days and its lasts several weeks unless I start smoking again.. I think these are more casual smokers if anything

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  20. The only thing that messes with me when it comes to weed is my appetite. No mood swings, or insomnia. I do stop during periods of time for just my mental health but appetite basically becomes nonexistent until I have completely detoxed.

  21. Day 5 still haven’t had a decent night sleep. Going for the entire month though. I want my levels to drop all the way to zero. That way I can smoke allot less to achieve the same effects as I was pre t break.

  22. been a regular smoker for 17 years now and I can honestly say quitting on the day was probably one of the easiest things I've ever done in my life. I felt it in my body tho for weeks, but If your mind is ready for it it's too easy.

  23. Just turned 30. Been smoking weed for the past 2 years, almost daily. I do a joint in the morning before going to work, and i hit two joints every time before bed. Its not addictive, the longest I have stayed without smoking is a week. I had extreme difficulties getting sleep. On Sundays, when I dont have any commitments or errands to run, I could easily watch Netflix and blow up to 10 joints. My joints are made from marijuana that grows in the wild, and as such, its potency is slightly lower as compared to the greenhouse types. Everything should be done in moderation, I am still able to be neat and smart, never had any disciplinary issue at work, I have never stepped out of my house smelling weed, so actually very few people know that i smoke. I dont see myself quiting soon, life is too short.

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