Marijuana is becoming more popular than ever before with legalization of both medical and recreational use legalization. People who take marijuana as medicine are less likely to develop an addiction, but those who consume recreationally run the risk of developing dependence later on down the road if they’re not careful about how often they consume it.

When quitting marijuana, people tend to go through insomnia and depression-like episodes due to the body adjusting after ceasing drug contact altogether; additionally, some report feeling anxious about future encounters with weed.

Detoxing From Marijuana

Detox helps these individuals safely remove all traces so their body doesn’t have any negative side effects from being detoxed too quickly. However, detoxing from marijuana can be complicated because many people experience physical and psychological unwellness when they quit using it regularly or suddenly reduce their usage significantly.

Marijuana can stay in your system for weeks after just one use. The natural processes of the body cannot flush it out as easily when you take large amounts on a long-term basis.

Marijuana Withdrawal

During the first two weeks after stopping marijuana use, you may experience the following withdrawal symptoms:

Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawal

  • Cravings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Unusual Dreams
  • Depression
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Perspiration
  • Shakiness
  • Headaches
  • Stomach Pains
  • Nausea

It typically takes four weeks for full recovery, but the addiction professionals at The Right Time Recovery can help with your discomfort during this time through various services such as medication-assisted treatment or psychological support groups in addition to other medical care when needed due to complications from addiction that may arise.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Rehabilitation centers and programs offer individualized treatment to manage withdrawal for those who have co-occurring mental health conditions such as: 

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder

The individualized approach offered by The Right Time Recovery is ideal because it’s tailored towards each patient’s specific needs, which results in more successful overall outcomes.


So far, no approved medication to treat marijuana withdrawal exists. However, a doctor may recommend medications for sleep problems and pain relief that can be used as needed if necessary in conjunction with other treatments such as counseling or therapy sessions which have been shown more effective than just taking anti-depressants alone without any additional support from mental health professionals

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy is an effective way of coping with mental health problems and preventing relapse. It teaches you how to replace problematic thoughts, as well as life skills like managing emotions or maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to relieve stress from your mind

There are many different types of therapy out there to help you with your problems. Sometimes, one-on-one sessions will be necessary for the counselor’s expertise in order to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that works for them.

Counselors may conduct psychotherapy through group counseling, and individualized counseling (which may take place in person, or at home over Skype), at times it is beneficial when families or partners can participate also.

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in the System?

Marijuana may show up on a drug test on average 30 days, and up to 3 months after last use. The detection window varies according to the type of testing. 

Urine: Up to 4 weeks. 

Blood: 7 days up to 25 days. 

Saliva: 1 to 3 days after last use in infrequent users. Up to 30 days after the last use for long-term, heavy users

Hair: Up to 3 months.