Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real: Users Can Suffer Same Acute Withdrawal Symptoms as Tobacco Smokers

September 27, 2012 / Medical Daily / – When people try to quit smoking marijuana, they can experience withdrawal symptoms that can disrupt their daily lives, according to a new study.

Australian scientists found that when habitual marijuana users were asked to quit the habit for two weeks, they suffered irritability, sleeping difficulties, mood swings, loss of appetite and other symptoms that affected their ability to work and their personal relationships.

Researchers said that the most extreme impairments, which included depression, were seen among those who used marijuana most frequently. Researchers found that the effects of the observed withdrawal symptoms were similar to nicotine withdrawal.