Addiction

Marijuana Withdrawal After 40 Years

Over a period of sixty days, Leo A. Sielsch stayed off marijuana—first to see if he could, then to discover if he benefited more from abstinence or from using the drug, and finally, to decide whether to withdraw permanently.  Along the way, Sielsch recorded his observations of the drug’s impact on all aspects of his life, explored society’s reactions to marijuana usage, and examined current legislation.  He asks—and answers—the hard questions.