Depression from Marijuana

Depression from Marijuana


Depression from Marijuana?

                                                        CAN WEED MAKE YOU DEPRESSED?

 Although there is a lot of talk about using marijuana/cannabis to treat depression, what is not so well known is that the REGULAR use of cannabis CAN cause depression

Smoking marijuana and depression sometimes go hand in hand, and it happens more than you think. The problem here is that the press and well known media circles oftenDepression from Marijuana concentrate on the illegal use of the drug such as cannabis oil to be legalised in order to help those that need this drug for things like MS and depression.

This is a great idea in some cases, but the advice given often gives the regular user of cannabis an excuse to use it, when in fact it is the regular use that is causing the problem for many of its daily users. Reports tend to ignore the fact that regular use of this drug can cause depression.

Part of the problem for this reporting is that there is only a handful of evidence that shows depression as one of the effects of smoking weed.

A lot of people who smoke weed claim that the drug helps them become happier, less edgy and calmer and for some this is true.can weed make you depressed

Other users of marijuana however also acknowledge that it increases their nervousness, paranoia and depression, clearly even the users of this drug are themselves confused.

Depression After Quitting Weed

Medical reports are also really conflicting, whether smoking marijuana can worsen or improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Numerous studies have been made to determine the relationship between mental health disorders and weed effects and in general it is agreed that long term daily use can have negative effects for many.

The link between marijuana and some of the common psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression is generally agreed and can be complicated. But possibly one of the biggest perils is that, where marijuana/cannabis has been used by some to gain relief of symptoms depression from weedof anxiety and depression, when the effects start to wear off, the depression returns and it is often worse than before.

People most at risk of Depression from Marijuana Addiction


Some studies have shown that people who are young and smoke weed have more symptoms linked to anxiety and depression than those who do not. The risk of depression and anxiety increases for individuals who use marijuana at a young age.

Results from studies are mixed, but many studies do show that heavy or chronic use in teenagers and adolescents is linked to the development of anxiety and depression disorders when reaching adulthood, and those who use daily are those most at risk.


For adults on the other hand, mixing marijuana with alcohol poses a much greater risk than using marijuana on its own.

Can my Marijuana Addiction Help me? – The Negative Effects of Smoking Weed

So many contradictions    depression from weed4

Smoking weed can potentially improve your mood and provide relief in anxiety.

But, the heavy use of the drug can result in the down regulation of your cannabinoid receptors which will increase the effects of both depression and anxiety.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) the Scientific Bit depression from weed 5

Though there are cases that show low intakes of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can be effective in curing depression and anxiety, the issue here is that much of the weed available these days contain high THC concentrations.   


New strains of weed grown today are now 2 to 3 times stronger than those weed plants available 3 decades ago.

More Contradictions     cannabis leaf

These modern strains of weed that contain a high THC concentrate, work much faster and can result in hallucinations with deep relaxation and highs, coupled with:-

edginess and anxiety attacks, strong urge to eat as well as vomiting.

Individuals who are self-medicating with weed may experience relief from their symptoms for a short period of time and may experience pleasant effects at the beginning, but the after effects can be miserable.

Those individuals, who smoke weed with higher THC concentrates, may be experience more unwanted effects, which include anxiety, confusion, suicidal thoughts, depression, forgetfulness, short term psychosis and psychotic symptoms such as paranoia, delusion and hallucination.

Some researchers even suggest that smoking weed for a long time can result in irreversible cognitive deficits, which can delay a person’s ability to focus and make decisions as well as contribute to a higher hyperactivity and impulsivity.

For an in depth explanation of THC see WikipediA :-


Clearly there are times when medically marijuana/cannabis can be of some help to those people who are not daily users of this drug.

Daily users of this drug however would seem to put themselves in the category of ‘being in need of help’ but clearly self-medication is not a good solution as there are too many variables as to the power of the drug supply they may get.

This irregularity, alongside prolonged use of the drug can clearly lead to the possibility of both anxiety and depression from marijuana.




What we do

Thankfully after quitting marijuana Dan has managed to stop smoking weed every day and has coped well with the challenges of his withdrawal from weed.

Dan is now committed to helping others to stop smoking weed.

Dan simply says:-

‘I quit marijuana and so can you. Let me show you how to stop smoking pot everyday’


Throughout the posts and pages on this site we have attempted to answer all the questions Dan had which were:-

  1. How to stop smoking weed?
  2. What happens when you quit smoking weed?
  3. How long would the marijuana detox take?
  4. Just what are the marijuana withdrawal symptoms?
  5. Tell me how to get over marijuana withdrawal
  6. What is the best way to stop his marijuana addiction kicking back in?

Hopefully you have the same questions as we had, plus we have added many more answers and hope that the answers on this website help you to quit the weed, so read all the pages if you can and Good Luck

You can start reading HERE if you want to know more

Mick and Dan



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