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Benefits of Quitting Pot

Marijuana is addicting. It is a tough habit to quit but there are benefits to quitting weed, both immediate and long-term in nature.

The benefits of stopping outweigh the negative effects of quitting the use of weed. Initially, there are a few negative but very temporary side effects to quitting the use of marijuana. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Difficulty sleeping

It is important to note that the withdrawal symptoms from weed are temporary. These withdrawal symptoms and complaints quickly pass. Then, the person moves onto a healthier life without marijuana.

The Immediate Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

There are some short-term or immediate benefits to get life back on track when quitting weed. The benefits include:

  • Having more physical energy
  • Improved stamina to make it through the day
  • Clarity in thinking
  • Better mental focus
  • The return of a normal sex drive
  • Weed interrupts the REM cycle of sleep and causes restless sleep and the absence of dreams; normal sleep patterns and dreams return after a few days off of weed.
  • Having more money

According to user surveys, there are numerous more short-term benefits to quitting weed. Many of the plusses of quitting are based upon individual opinions and experiences while a person has actively and chronically used marijuana.

The Long-Term Benefits of Quitting Marijuana

Chronic use of marijuana carries long-term side effects. It takes time for these effects and influences to reverse after quitting. Time and patience allows the return of many long-term advantages of quitting the use of weed. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Improved breathing; lung function returns after a few weeks
  • Mood stabilizes without experiencing the frequent mood swings
  • Dramatically improved fertility, especially for women
  • Better short-term memory and critical thinking ability; most improved after about 2 months
  • It becomes easier t

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