Although many consider it easy to quit cannabis, this type of withdrawal can nevertheless generate many side effects.
- Rapper Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop Dogg, has just announced that he has decided to quit cannabis.
- Stopping cannabis can reveal certain problems previously masked by its consumption: sleep disorders, nervousness, irritability, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
- Weaning off cannabis is more difficult for regular smokers (more than ten times a month) and tobacco users.
After years of heavy and heavy consumption, rapper Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop Dogg, has just announced that he has decided to quit cannabis.
Sleep problems, nervousness, anxiety… Cannabis withdrawal has side effects
“After much consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to quit smoking. Please respect my privacy at this time.”posted the artist yesterday Thursday November 16 on his accounts Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).
While Snoop Dogg’s initiative will ultimately be generally good for his health, weaning off cannabis can nevertheless prove difficult due to the many side effects it can generate. “The idea of doing without a product that we consume regularly is distressing for many users”explains the site Drugs Info Service. “Stopping cannabis can also reveal certain problems previously hidden by its consumption: sleep disorders, nervousness, irritability, stress,” continue the experts.
Quitting cannabis can also reveal more serious psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, with those affected but not diagnosed often having taken to regulating their symptoms by smoking.
How to best manage cannabis withdrawal?
How can we wean ourselves off cannabis safely? “Resuming a sporting activity, trying sophrology or even discovering relaxation techniques can help ease the tensions revealed by stopping consumption”, specifies the Drugs Info Service website.
“Although stopping cannabis alone is possible, this does not mean that it is easy and quick to implement. If you are unable to do so, do not hesitate to seek help from a specialized professional (doctor or psychologist for example). Listening to your situation, he will accompany you and support you in your approach. You can also use the telephone or the Internet. You can contact one of our listeners anonymously every day at 0 800 23 13 13 or by chat”can also be read on the web page dedicated to this issue.
I’m giving up smoke. pic.twitter.com/DDVl9Syixw
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 16, 2023
The French consume a lot of cannabis
Finally, let us point out that weaning off cannabis is more difficult for regular smokers (more than ten times a month) and tobacco users.
According to the 2022 report of the French Observatory of Drugs and Addictive Tendencies (OFDT), France has 5 million cannabis users, making it the most consumed illicit substance in France. Among them, around 1.3 million are regular consumers and 850,000 are even daily users.