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i am a. 40 year old male who has smoked marijuana for 20+ years,about 1 ounce weekly. what is the best way? wean off or cold turkey?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Wean off: If you have been using daily, then it is safer to wean off slowly. If you only smoked once weekly, then you can stop it cold turkey as the withdrawal symptoms mainly occur during the first week that you are going off the chemicals.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Wean off: Any drug used chronically should be weaned gradually, to minimize rebound effects and ease the psychological dependence you have built up, find something to do to replace the activity in your daily routine to make it successful

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