I started smoking weed almost 5 years ago and I've loved it ever since but lately it seems it has backfired on me... In previous years I could go months without a single joint, I never had anything more than simple cravings that went away and didn't affect my life whatsoever. This year I started smoking more heavily, to the point that in these past few months it was almost every single day, and it started going from 'because I can' to 'because I of need to'. I noticed I had difficulty falling asleep on the few days I didn't smoke, and instead of just quitting for quite some time, my dumb self decided to ignore that. Now lately I've been tight on money and just can't afford to get weed with the same frequency and I've been having symptoms which initially I blamed on anything but marijuana, including too much free time (dropped out of college) and other shitty situations. Turns out, I was in denial. A few days ago, I looked up 'marijuana withdrawals' and found a bunch of sites with all sorts of bias: from government anti-drugs pages to sites solely dedicated to weed. They all pretty much said the same thing: while marijuana is not as addictive as other substances like tobacco and hard drugs, a percentage of users can develop a dependence which will result in withdrawal with symptoms such as irritability, vivid nightmares, irritability, depression, low sex drive and difficulty sleeping - I've had all of those in the past week. Well fml, right? I haven't smoked anything in 3 days and decided to exercise everyday, take long walks to distract myelf and eat better, but I'm already looking forward to get rid of these crappy withdrawal symptoms and just get all cosy and stoned. Most sites says it takes up to two weeks of not smoking weed to completely get rid of the withdrawal and I'm willing to go through this, however, I certainly don't want to quit for good or for a long time. So my question to you guys is: will I ever be able to smoke weed again without getting withdrawal symptoms the following days? Or is it too late for that? All I want is to go back to how it was before: I could smoke whenever I wanted because I felt like it and not because I needed it to sleep or to feel myself at my best. P.S.: I know I could've written a lot less to ask this but I've met many people in denial that marijuana can't cause withdrawals on others, so I felt a need to explain where I'm coming from. Trust me, I will defend the legalisation of it in my country and every other till death, and try to educate non-smokers on it, but even I recognise that it isn't perfect. Specially if used excessively and in a dumb way like I did.