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Timeline of what happens to your body after quitting weed as Snoop gives it up

Jess Battison

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Timeline of what happens to your body after quitting weed as Snoop gives it up

“Snoop without smoke is like peanut without the jelly.” Well, looks like nutty-no-fruit sandwiches now then.

Yep, Snoop Dogg has said he’s decided ‘to give up smoke’. And it’s unsurprisingly come as a surprise to fans of the rapper who is arguably synonymous with weed.

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The 52-year-old has previously been accused of smoking ‘between 75 and 150 joints’ a day.

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But now the ‘Young, Wild & Free’ rapper has asked people to ‘respect my privacy’ as he says: “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke.”

Although, it’s not necessarily clear just what ‘smoke’ the star is giving up, but if it is indeed weed and it is actually true, it’s a real shock.

And if Snoop really has been smoking so many joints over the years, that’s surely not going to be a particularly easy process to go through.

There are a lot of benefits from giving up the drug for ‘chronic users’, but the human body goes through a lot in the aftermath.

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Midwest Recovery Centers warn that those who ‘have used marijuana regularly for some time’ are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.

Snoop has given 'up smoke'. Credit: X/@snoopdog
Snoop has given 'up smoke'. Credit: X/@snoopdog

These can include: “Anger, anxiety, mood swings, aggression, irritability, restlessness, shakiness, sleep problems, decreased appetite, nausea, stomach pain, and more.”

The recovery centre’s site says the withdrawal symptoms begin within the first one to three days after quitting, usually causing edginess and irritability.

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However, the lungs ‘begin to heal’.

Between those first two days up to a week, ‘physical discomfort and mood swings begin to peak’ while depression is ‘a common symptom’.

During this time, brain receptors also begin to return to ‘normal function’.

It’s said that after a full two weeks afterwards, the majority of withdrawal symptoms subside but sleep issues can last longer.

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Withdrawal symptoms are likely to kick in. Credit: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images
Withdrawal symptoms are likely to kick in. Credit: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

As reported by many who have gone through the process, this can include rather ‘vivid dreams’.

The recovery centre also say that from four weeks to months after quitting, ‘memory, mental acuity and attention span improve’ as well as brain receptors returning to ‘normal’.

Although, withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia can last at least up to a year afterwards.

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If you’re thinking of quitting weed too, UK Addiction Treatment Centres recommend various methods to help your body adjust to a cannabis detox.

This includes taking warm baths, getting out in nature, staying hydrated and taking rest.

It also says to ‘be kind to yourself’ and ‘participate in light exercise’.

If you’re looking for further help with doing this, visit the UK Addiction Treatment Centre site.

Featured Image Credit: DANIEL MUNOZ/AFP/Getty Images/Roxana Wegner/Getty Images

Topics: Snoop Dogg, Drugs, Health

Jess Battison
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