Symptoms of cannabis withdrawal as Snoop Dogg quits smoking weed
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Snoop Dogg revealed he's made the decision to stop the 'smoke', but what can you expect if you resolve to quit weed too?
The 52-year-old rapper - real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr - has been smoking weed since long before I was born and it didn't seem like he would be giving it up anytime soon - he did hire a full-time blunt roller after all.
However, full of surprises, yesterday (16 November) Snoop revealed he's decided to give up the 'smoke' completely.
But if you've decided to do the same, then what you can you expect to happen to your body?
The longer you smoke weed, the 'more likely you are to experience withdrawal symptoms', Healthline explains.
It adds: "In addition, you may not experience withdrawal symptoms right away."
And if Snoop Dogg's nine zoots per day is anything to go by, then it's fair to say the rapper may not be feeling too good right now.
A study published in Jama Network in 2020 reveals 47 percent of 23,000 people experienced cannabis withdrawal syndrome.
And while Snoop may get lucky, if you turn out to be one of the unlucky 47 percent, then what can you expect?
Well, according to Healthline, if you decide to give up the spliffs, you could experience symptoms such as 'diminished appetite, mood changes, irritability, sleep difficulties (including insomnia), headaches [and] loss of focus'.
You could also end up craving cannabis, experiencing 'cold sweats' and 'chills' and see 'increased feelings of depression' as well as suffering from 'stomach problems'.
However, don't fret, because if you choose to give up cannabis, the symptoms 'vary from person to person' and can be 'mild', not 'severe or dangerous', although you can still experience some 'discomfort'.
The real question is, how long can you expect symptoms to last for?
PubMed Central explains cannabis products such as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can take around 'one to two weeks' to 'completely exit your system'.
"So it may take several days before symptoms become noticeable," Healthline adds.
If you do decide to stop smoking weed, then the healthcare company recommends talking it through with your doctor or 'a substance abuse disorder specialist'.
It states: "If you smoked regularly and often, tapering off and slowly reducing your cannabis use may help you ease into a cannabis-free life. If you only used cannabis occasionally, you may be able to stop entirely without any step-down."
Healthy eating, good hydration, regular exercise and support from friends and family can all help the transition too.
So, good luck Snoop and to any former weed smokers too!