6 Signs of Possible Marijuana Addiction

Tens of millions of Americans are using marijuana today! Thanks to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, dispensaries are popping up all over, and you can order cheap weed online and have it delivered to your doorstep legally.

A recent study revealed that approximately 4.3% of cannabis users have tried to quit using marijuana unsuccessfully. Though marijuana is not physically addictive, it can be psychologically addictive. Psychological addiction is perhaps the worst kind of addiction that can be very problematic.

The first step towards recovering from a relationship gone sour with marijuana is recognizing that you have an addiction problem. The signs of marijuana addiction may vary from person to person. As such, you would need to do a personal assessment and consider the following signs of possible marijuana addiction.

  • Increased Weed Tolerance.

The easiest sign to tell if you or someone you know has become addicted to marijuana is if their THC tolerance is increased. Unfortunately, as with any other prescription or over-the-counter drugs, regular consumption of cannabis can increase its tolerance. In such a case, you’ll find that you need to consume an increased amount of weed to experience the same effects you normally would with a smaller amount.

  • Spends A Lot Of Time Getting High

This is a strong indicator of cannabis addiction. We all have our daily activities, goals, and targets that we are chasing after. If you find yourself putting your duties and responsibilities on hold, and instead of working, you replace that time with taking cannabis and zoning out on your couch; you may be a victim of possible marijuana addiction.

  • Unable To Stop Usage

This is a serious red flag of cannabis addiction. Weed is a medicinal plant for many patients and an occasional fun escape for recreational cannabis users. If you have tried cutting down or stopping cannabis usage but failed for whatever reasons, you may be facing addiction, and you should try getting help to sober up.

  • Dependency On Cannabis

Some marijuana strains are known to improve focus/concentration while enhancing artistic thoughts. However, suppose you find yourself unable to focus or be creative unless you have smoked cannabis? That would mean that cannabis use has become detrimental to your well being and you may be dependant/ addicted to THC. Other signs of serious marijuana dependency include needing weed whenever you want to feel relaxed or comfortable.

  • Breaking Personal Marijuana Consumption Rules


If you are frequently breaking your own marijuana consumption rules or using more cannabis than you had intended , you may be having an addiction problem, and it’s time to take a step back.

  • Choosing Marijuana Over Everyone And Everything

Supppose you find yourself trying to get rid of people sooner, end conversations faster, or get a task over with more quickly so that you can smoke marijuana. That may be a sign of possible marijuana addiction. If you are making decisions and choosing friendships or activities depending on your ability to get high, that’s a glaring sign of weed addiction.

In Summary

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to get addicted to marijuana and even develop a dependency on it. Unfortunately, most people rarely recognize a progression from recreational marijuana use to abuse and eventual addiction until it gets problematic and even developed into a health issue.

The best way to start solving an addiction problem is by cutting down the amount and frequency of consumption. Then, if possible, you can take a break and abstain from cannabis so you can regain control over your own life. In serious cases, recovery may require marijuana addiction treatment or even drug rehabilitation.

Zoey Roy

I’m Zoey Roy, a Cannabis Compliance Specialist and Cannabis Activist. I am experienced in guiding individuals and businesses through complex cannabis regulations. With a Bachelor’s degree in Research from McGill University, I’ve worked at Neptune Wellness for 4 years as a senior researcher. Now I serve as a Cannabis Industry Analyst at Tilray Brands, Inc. I provide essential support in ensuring compliance, educating clients, and facilitating legal requirements. My expertise extends to marketing and laboratory skills, making me a well-rounded professional in the field.