Edibles for getting off cannabis?

Postby Sneakypete2 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:23 pm

Just wondering if anybody on this board has tried getting off cannabis using edibles or oils to gradually titration off cannabis. I’ve been using daily for close to 20 years and want to quit. I’ve just finished a 5 year stint getting off pregabalin and diazepam and am dreading what I’m seeing on these boards as some of you have had tough runs.. I been using high amounts - about a gram per day along with 60 mg of oil to get sleep at night. I am using to help offset the dreaded paws from the pregabalin taper (been off for about 6 months). So the question I have is has anyone titration off cannabis through a gradual say a year long drop of about 10mg per month and what was the result? How bad was it? I know It won’t be painless but trying to get an idea as I need to keeping working. Thanks
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Postby tokeless » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:23 pm

Sneakypete2 wrote:Just wondering if anybody on this board has tried getting off cannabis using edibles or oils to gradually titration off cannabis. I’ve been using daily for close to 20 years and want to quit. I’ve just finished a 5 year stint getting off pregabalin and diazepam and am dreading what I’m seeing on these boards as some of you have had tough runs.. I been using high amounts - about a gram per day along with 60 mg of oil to get sleep at night. I am using to help offset the dreaded paws from the pregabalin taper (been off for about 6 months). So the question I have is has anyone titration off cannabis through a gradual say a year long drop of about 10mg per month and what was the result? How bad was it? I know It won’t be painless but trying to get an idea as I need to keeping working. Thanks


In my opinion, I think you're scared to stop, which is completely normal when you've used for so long. As for tapering off... I think it's like putting a fire out with fuel. The chances are you will keep putting it off after a year because the fear will still be there. I smoked daily for 35yrs so I get your situation. I don't know how or why I did it out of the blue, week of sweats, vivid dreams then nisha, Nada. I think it was easy because I knew I was done. I never crave, can be around smokers and no problem. I can choose to smoke or not, I chose not. Many on here say they suffer this and that and I've had my arguments with many because I point out it's mainly anxiety symptoms they Express. I'm not really arsed either way because that's their journey. I would advise, you think hard about why you want to stop, what function weed has for you... be brutally honest with yourself. Then depending on your decision to stop or not, set a date, plan how to manage the first week or two in terms of support, then just do it.
If you fail accept it, work out why, then go again. Make choices, not excuses. You can not smoke if you want it more. Support is here but try and do your own path and take what's helpful. You can do it, just face the fear and be bigger. It's only fear, no more or less.
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Postby Sneakypete2 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:13 pm

Thanks for response. Some words of wisdom there for sure. Yes I am frightened of quitting as I’ve pretty much been left traumatized by my ordeal getting off the benzo and pregabalin. They have a reputation as being some of the hardest pharmaceuticals to get off and it truly was hell. Now I’m reading some of the tougher cases on this board and it doesn’t sound all that different. It’s been such a long haul already I guess I’m feeling discouraged when I’m reading some people are still feeling it two years after quitting. I was left with the impression that cannabis was a lot easier to get off than any gaba drug but now I’m not so sure.
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Postby tokeless » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:23 pm

Hi,
Have you quit weed before? I guess you can have a glass half full as empty. I would suggest you take what you've learned from your other quits and congratulate yourself because it took effort and determination and you did it. Why do you think weed will be harder/different? Try and take what people say with perspective because it's not you, just their stories or experiences.... misery loves company as they say. The battles are in your mind mate. It will challenge you, just as gaba did, yet you did it... try and disempower the fear not make it bigger than it needs to be. What's the worst that can happen? You relapse... then you go again or continue to use until you're ready to stop again.. or you struggle. This is temporary and not as bad as you fear... it will end and you're free.
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Postby Sneakypete2 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:48 pm

I’ve on vacation a couple of times over the last five years and used Nabolone a synthetic cannaboid used to offset the side effects of cancer treatment. My doc prescribed it at a pretty low dose. It worked for the most part although I slept less. It did keep me from spinning out. It is an option but seemed to leave me feeling like I was walking through wet cement the next day. That’s why I was asking about using a cannabis oil to reduce exposure over time. They have good regulated the products now in Canada so I can be confident in the quality and dosage. My idea is bump up the amount Im ingesting now to compensate for no longer smoking and then gradually reduce over 6-12 months. I need to keep working so I can’t jump into the deep end right off the bat.
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Postby tokeless » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:46 am

Sneakypete2 wrote:I’ve on vacation a couple of times over the last five years and used Nabolone a synthetic cannaboid used to offset the side effects of cancer treatment. My doc prescribed it at a pretty low dose. It worked for the most part although I slept less. It did keep me from spinning out. It is an option but seemed to leave me feeling like I was walking through wet cement the next day. That’s why I was asking about using a cannabis oil to reduce exposure over time. They have good regulated the products now in Canada so I can be confident in the quality and dosage. My idea is bump up the amount Im ingesting now to compensate for no longer smoking and then gradually reduce over 6-12 months. I need to keep working so I can’t jump into the deep end right off the bat.



I guess you want to try this method, so give it a go. There are different ways that suit... some people believe if they have a pack of cigs available "just in case", they can stop smoking, same with weed.... just in case? In case of what? Anyway, let us know how you get on and I wish you well in your journey.
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