How to give up smoking weed

Marijuana is illegal in some countries and this article or site does not condone nor condemn those that choose to use it. This site does, however, attempt to deliver people from a cycle of nicotine dependency. We cannot ignore the fact that recreational smoking of marijuana (mixed with cigarette tobacco) has caused nicotine addiction.

marijuana weed hash plant
Marijuana refers to the cannabis plant intended for use for medicinal or recreational purposes

Quit grass first before you stop smoking cigarettes

The UN has estimated that 4% of the world’s adult population (162 million people) use marijuana annually, and about 0.6% (22.5 million) use it daily. However weed, grass, pot, blunt, joints, cannabis, reefer, bong hit, skunk, hash, resin, leb, etc., whatever it is called, is not very addictive. Neither is it as harmful as cigarettes to smoke.

But our natural way to give up smoking needs to be entered into with a clear head. This is why you have to stop smoking marijuana for a few days in order to be cured.

This will be easy for most people. Only a few people smoke cannabis habitually all day everyday. However, there are many reefer smokers who smoke often and would like to curtail it’s use. We have a solution for these people.

If people do seem addicted to marijuana, it may be because they are addicted to the substance they are smoking it with. We need to separate these two substances in the mind before we can commence with treatment.

That is why it is very important for smokers to finish, give to others or throw away any weed or hash that they have on their possession or in their abode. Even hardened pot smokers should find this relatively easy to do.

THC Cannabis
The psychoactive chemical in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC

Is Marijuana addictive?

There is evidence to suggest that is not physiologically but psychologically addictive and that regular use can cause dependence in 10% of cases. It is reasonable to assume that a great majority of cannabis users are not addicted to the active ingredient although many may feel trapped and isolated by it’s continual use.

Many pot smokers will go through extended periods free of dope when it is, for what ever reason, in short supply. You can always buy cigarettes or alcohol, however, even in this day and age, occasionally the weed can be “sold out” in some areas.

During these periods, recreational users are quite happily abstinent and for this reason, we believe, most users can be taught to relieve themselves of both a marijuana and a cigarette habit relatively easily.

Stop smoking weed for just two weeks

Those wishing to engage in our program need to give up weed first. They can drink alcohol, they can smoke cigarettes but they won’t be able to do cannabis as complete concentration is required.

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What is Nicotine Addiction? And What Can We Do About It?

There are many facets of nicotine addiction. Here are some of them:

  • Behavioural dependence. If you are young, cigarettes may be used to make you look older. Tobacco is seen as something that makes life more enjoyable, like a “pat on the back” or reward after accomplishing something.
  • Physical need for nicotine. For some people the hardest barrier to overcome when giving up smoking is the physical addiction. Your body responds to the nicotine it has taken and naturally feels something is missing after it is taken away. Smokers will naturally adjust their bodies without even thinking about it. They may smoke more than they normally would before boarding a long-haul flight. Like heroine, nicotine is physically addictive and, like heroine, there can be tremendous physical and mental hardships to endure when quitting.
  • Part of your day to day life. Smoking quickly develops into a habit. It provides rituals and patterns in your day to day existence which are really hard to break.

These facets quickly form a vicious circle. The nicotine “hit” which you experience within 7 to 14 seconds of taking your first drag can have a huge “beneficial” effect of feeling high and reducing anxiety. However, these effects are soon diminished as more nicotine is required to experience the same levels of arousal.

And so it goes on, you require more nicotine, you smoke more, you get more addicted. This is why a 2 or 3 a day smoker rapidly becomes a pack a day smoker.

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Along with the addiction comes the health issues we all know well enough. There is the immediate physical pain that is associated with smoking as well. And, don’t forget, there are tremendous mental challenges to overcome when dealing with a nicotine addiction – sometimes a lack of self-worth, a feeling of helplessness, isolation, dependency, etc., etc.

But all is not lost, there is something you can do about it

With all this negativity around smoking and all this evidence as to the seriousness of nicotine addiction, it’s a wonder anyone ever gives up!

But people do quit smoking. In fact, only about 20% of adults in the UK smoke nowadays. After the war, it was only 20% who didn’t smoke! Quite a turnaround!

So, gradually bit by bit, people did conquer smoking. It didn’t happen overnight in a flash and a bang. But, quietly and assuredly, men and women just like you in their millions turned their backs on nicotine and went on to enjoy their smoking-free lives.

The problem is there are many ways to quit cigarettes. There’s not one over-arching and definitive solution to this addiction. And, meanwhile, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Huge billion dollar multi-national companies spend fortunes on advertising saying that chewing nicotine gum will help you whereas evidence suggests that most people quit cold turkey and they don’t make a huge song and dance about it.

I gave up easily. I woke up one morning and didn’t smoke a cigarette like I usually did. However, I had been meditating for a few weeks beforehand.

I can teach you what I did. I’ve had a lot of successes with other people so far.

If you want to find out how, enter your email in the box below and I’ll send you the information pack consisting of a PDF e-book, an MP3 plus a series of emails – all for free – which will help you use self-hypnosis to quit cigarettes now!

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