Marijuana withdrawal syndrome in a woman

Am J Psychiatry. 1984 Oct;141(10):1289-90. doi: 10.1176/ajp.141.10.1289.


A withdrawal syndrome occurred in a woman after 21 days of marijuana smoking during a controlled study of the effects of marijuana on hormonal function. The abstinence syndrome began 10 hours after cessation of marijuana smoking and lasted 96 hours.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Dronabinol / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Marijuana Abuse*
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / etiology*


  • Dronabinol