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Old 7th March 2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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Can someone be addicted to weed??

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A girl I'm seeing who also lives and works with me seems to be addicted to weed. I didn't realize that was even possible!

Is it?

She needs THC on a daily basis or she climbs the walls.

She has a rig to smoke shatter/oil. (I'm learning... lol) The shatter is pretty interesting. It's basically an extract of more concentrated THC from the marijuana plant.

But one way or another, she needs THC daily.

She was one of those poor kids who spent their entire life on those drugs they pumped kids full of for adhd. She loves the weed culture. Sexy socks with marijuana leaves on them, instagram full of sexy pics with her and weed.

So is it possible to be addicted to weed?

Any tips on easing her off?

The crazy thing is she functions much, much better on it than off it. Her concentration improves. She does better at work on it.

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Old 7th March 2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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I would say she's addicted to the idea of weed, not weed itself.

When I first discovered weed, at the ripe age of 34!!! I became enamored of it, myself. For some people, it truly is an amazing substance. Since that time, the novelty of it has worn off and I treat it as one might treat an old scotch.

But it sounds like she's hyped up on the culture of weed, the ideology of weed and unless that diminishes, the weed usage itself probably won't diminish.
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Old 8th March 2015, 10:36 AM   #3
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When it becomes a necessity verses a casual desire, then yeah...its an addiction. Its the habitual overuse of a substance, that should you take it away, the person would go thru withdraws, Which I have seen happen with people who partake of this herb.
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Old 8th March 2015, 1:05 PM   #4
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Well, unlike alcohol and heroin, the addiction isn't physical; it's more psychological.

But, unless someone has a legitimate condition that the drug is alleviating, it's more likely that "functioning better" on the drug is a sole consequence of them having become dependent on it in the first place.

But yeah, weed is fairly harmless.
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Old 8th March 2015, 3:15 PM   #5
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Well, unlike alcohol and heroin, the addiction isn't physical; it's more psychological.

But, unless someone has a legitimate condition that the drug is alleviating, it's more likely that "functioning better" on the drug is a sole consequence of them having become dependent on it in the first place.

But yeah, weed is fairly harmless.
false. go back and do your homework.

My answer above is more in tune to medical documentation and studies verses the answer stated in your post.
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Old 8th March 2015, 4:45 PM   #6
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false. go back and do your homework.

My answer above is more in tune to medical documentation and studies verses the answer stated in your post.
Nothing in your post contradicts what I stated.
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Old 8th March 2015, 7:50 PM   #7
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Yes someone can have an addiction to weed. Read up on addiction.
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Nothing in your post contradicts what I stated.
technically mj is physically addictive so yes your response was inaccurate.
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Old 10th March 2015, 2:56 PM   #9
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technically mj is physically addictive so yes your response was inaccurate.

Incorrect. Cannabis has been proven as not chemically addictive or as you say "physically" addictive. It has, however, been proven to be quite psychologically addictive. This may or may not be what is happening here, but in my opinion that is not the issue. You want her to change her habits for you? You say you live and work with her, do you also have sex with her? Is she your girlfriend or wife? And why do you want to ease her off the hippie hay? If she likes it, it's her business, isn't it? Unless you are a couple. Even then, it would be obvious at the onset of the relationship and not fair of you to expect her to change her lifestyle for you.
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I think she needs to get a BF and get laid
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Old 10th March 2015, 3:10 PM   #11
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Simple answer to this is yes.

I'm a bit concerned with your question about how to ease her off it? Has she expressed a desire to reduce or eliminate weed in her life or are you just wishful thinking?

I don't care what the addiction is, no one can stop someone from using unless the addict wants it for themselves. I can't stress that enough.

If she told you that she wants to quit, do some research online or see a family doctor and ask to see an addiction specialist. Sometimes attending an AA meeting can help as well since people with all kinds of addictions attend these meetings. It's a very supportive environment.

If she hasn't given you any indication that she's done with week you might have to figure out a way to deal with it or end the relationship.

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an AA meeting can help as well since people with all kinds of addictions attend these meetings. It's a very supportive environment.
good suggestion. there are also NA meetings for Narcotics Anonymous, very similar to AA meetings.
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It's pretty difficult to get addicted to weed unless you're an addictive personality or you smoke 6 joints a day. The addiction is more psychological in nature, and a lot of the time if people lace their blunts with tobacco, it's usually the tobacco they're addicted to - at least in my experience.

Sounds like this girl is pretty addicted but it doesn't sound like you're close like that so doubt you will ease her off. As far as addictions go, weed is a pretty harmless one anyway, unless she plans on driving around high which I generally would not advise, no matter how much less potent it is than alcohol.
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As far as addictions go, weed is a pretty harmless one anyway,
besides the fact that one blunt = 20+ cigarettes
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Thanks for the interesting comments.

She definitely can't live without the stuff.

It's so important to her that she skipped work for the 3rd time in 4 weeks to get some. I fired her and kicked her out.

Yes, we were also involved to an extent that things like that happen sometimes when you are spending that much time with someone.
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