Smoking too much marijuana. While it is acceptable in America to refer to a person who drinks too much booze as an alcoholic, calling someone a stoner or pothead for having an overly enthusiastic devotion to the doobie will almost certainly rile up the cannabis advocacy community. In this circle the preferred nomenclature is cannabis connoisseur or patient, any moniker that doesn’t connect the scene to the Cheech and Chong stereotype.
Yet regardless of the given name, there are still those members of stoned society that, well, let’s not candy coat it, make smoking weed such a priority in life that all of their real world responsibilities, like work and family, seem to fall by the wayside
I’m 28. In the past 10 years, I’ve smoked a lot of weed. At some point, it became a problem. Stopping has been an ongoing struggle for the past several years. I’ve failed plenty of times so I’m slow to say that I’m 100% out the other side. But I’m far enough now to have some perspective.
Top signs you smoke too much weed
These are top signs to show that you smoke too much pot.
- Distorted perception.
- Excessive laughter.
- Social withdrawal.
- Altered sense of time.
- Mood changes.
- Feelings of relaxation.
- Impaired cognition.
- Problems with memory.
- Loss of coordination.
- Increased appetite.
- Dry mouth.
- Blood shot eyes.
- Coughing due to lung irritation.
- Increased heart rate.
Some signs of problematic marijuana use include:
- Using larger amounts of marijuana than was intended.
- Spending an inordinate amount of time getting and using marijuana or recovering from intoxication.
- Strong cravings to use marijuana.
- Failing to fulfill school, home, or work obligations.
- Continuing to use marijuana despite harmful consequences, such as interpersonal, psychological, or physical problems.
- Prioritizing marijuana use over previously enjoyed hobbies and activities.
- Using marijuana in dangerous situations, such as driving.
- Requiring increased amounts of marijuana to achieve desired effects.
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped.