"I have been smoking cannabis for over 15 years."
The side effects of quitting cannabis depends on several factors including those listed below:
- The medical condition you are using it to help cope with
- The type of cannabis product you have been using
- How frequently you have been using cannabis
Chronic cannabis users can and do experience withdrawal if they have a long history of heavy use. Even heavy users for moderate periods of time can exhibit withdrawal symptoms. Some withdrawal symptoms include sleep disturbance, poor appetite, and anxiety. It is advisable to slowly discontinue cannabis use if your underlying medical issue has resolved or improved. If you do have a severe chronic medical condition then you can limit the risk of developing a cannabis use disorder by avoiding daily use, switching to cannabis topical products, or incorporating more CBD and less THC in your current product selection.