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A 23-year-old male asked:

can you have marijuana withdraws or feel effects more then 1 month. if you smoked for 5 years ? i quit a month ago feel out of it still kinda.

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Marijuana withdrawal: Yes there can be a protracted withdrawal from marijuana. Usually anxiety, poor sleep and irritability. You could also be unmasking an underlying anxiety/ depression.

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