The 7 Best Quit Marijuana Apps of 2021
Marijuana continues to be legalized in countries across the world, and whilst the team LeaveWeed.org doesn’t oppose the decriminalization of what amounts to a victimless crime, we acknowledge that there are many people out there who would like to quit smoking or using weed use despite its legal status.
Like any habit or addiction, quitting marijuana, or even just taking a tolerance break, can be hard. Even in those who don’t experience typical marijuana withdrawal symptoms, it is common to experience strong cravings in the days and weeks after cessation of use.https://leaveweed.org/marijuana-withdrawal-timeline/
However, thankfully there are many tools that can help, and your smartphone is one of them. A study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research has shown evidence for the “feasibility and acceptability [of smartphone apps] as an intervention for cannabis users wishing to manage their use” (Albertella et al., 2019),https://jcannabisresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42238-019-0009-6 and hundreds of LeaveWeed.org users we have surveyed support this claim.
On this page, we’ve compiled a list of our top recommended iPhone and Android apps to help you quit or manage your marijuana use. Whatever THC-related product you’re using – we hope that the following apps will help you on your journey to sobriety:
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I use “I Am Sober”. It tracks the days, amount of time and money you have saved, and can give you motivational quotes each day. It has all the features you want, its free. And the best part is you can read the stories from other people who have been dealing with the same addiction.
Whether you’re using iOS or Android, I Am Sober is a useful app if you’re in the process of quitting smoking weed. Whilst the app is not about quitting cannabis specifically, but rather fighting addiction in general, I Am Sober is a popular, well-developed, tool in your arsenal when quitting or taking a break from marijuana:
- Sober day tracker
- Daily pledges & review
- Sobriety calculator
- Share your story
- Milestone tracker
- Withdrawal timeline
- Additional resources
Unlike I Am Sober, Grounded is an app dedicated to helping people quit cannabis specifically, rather than drugs in general.https://apps.apple.com/us/app/grounded-quit-weed/id1463294846 Whilst not as developed as some of the other apps on this list, Grounded is free, has an average user rating of 4.8, and has a wide range of features focused on helping its users quit marijuana.
The developers of the app state that Grounded provides a variety of tools “dedicated to helping you quit weed.” You can use it to track how long you’ve been sober, how much money you’ve saved since you quit, and it even has a journal section to write about your experience each day.
Grounded is a lean, lightweight app – so if you have an older phone, this is a great place to start on your journey to free yourself from weed.
- Daily feelings/cravings log
- Sobriety counter
- Money saved tracker
- Earn “points” for quitting (make sobriety fun)
nomo (say nomo -> say “no more”) is another free app available on both iPhone and Android.https://saynomo.com/ However, whilst touting a 4.8 rating on the iOS App Store, it only has a 4.4 on the Google Play Store.
Unlike I Am Sober and Grounded, nomo does not claim to be the most feature rich app out there, but rather it is a fairly simple sobriety tracker.
The app is completely free and supported only by ads that can be disabled with a Paypal donation of any amount (including 1 cent).
If you’re looking for a simple clock (sobriety counter) that can track the number of days you’ve been cannabis free, then Nomo is a great. It’s really helpful if you want to stay on track, and because it allows you to make as many “clocks” as you want, maybe once you’ve conquered cannabis you’ll be able to use it for another one of the bad habits in your life.
Like nomo, Sober Time is first and foremost (as the name suggests) a sobriety counter that allows you to track the days since you quit weed.https://sobertime.app/ It is available on both iPhone and Android and has an average user rating of 4.7.
The app is a very popular one, used by tens of thousands of people all connected by the app’s “community” – an in app feature that allows you to anonymously connect and share your experiences with people in a similar boat to you.
Like most of the apps on this list, Sober Time was not built just for people quitting marijuana but more generally for people quitting any type of addiction and it provides daily motivational quotes to that effect.
- Sober day counter and sobriety tracker
- Active sober community
- Daily motivational messages
- Tracks money saved
- Goals and milestones
- Relapse statistics
Quitzilla: Sobriety Counter & Bad Habits was originally only available on Android, staying very faithful to Google’s Material Design principles (being minimalist, good-looking, and user-friendly), but is now available on iPhone as well.https://www.quitzilla.com/
Quitzilla, touting a 4.7 average user rating, goes further than the name suggests and provides a range of features on top of its core sober time tracking. For example, the app provides a statistical breakdown of the time of day you’ve relapsed in the past so you can more easily plan for the future, and a system for working towards “rewards” for yourself after certain periods of freeing yourself from marijuana.
Whilst Quitzilla is free, it does contain in-app purchases. That said, all the core features are free and the app really is clean and very well designed.
- Sobriety Tracker
- Rewards System for Money Saved
- Lots of statistics
- Daily motivational quote
- Clean, minimalist, design
Reddit, specifically the /r/leaves subreddit, provides a huge community of people who are trying to quit weed. Unlike the other apps on this list, Reddit does not have the typical “features” you expect from an app dedicated to quitting marijuana – instead, /r/leaves is a support and recovery community for those trying to quit.
The community has hundreds of thousands of members and there is always someone online to share motivation, tips, encouragement, and advice.
Like Grounded, Quit Weed (an app available only on android) has been designed specifically to help people, as the name suggests, quit weed. Whilst there are better-looking apps on our list, this one is perhaps the most functional and comes with a wide range of features.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.michaljanecek.quitweed
Quit Weed has an average user rating of 4.8, and it provides helpful guidance and tips throughout the different stages of marijuana withdrawal you may experience when quitting. The app sets out clear objectives and has an informative interface. If none of the other apps on our list meet your requirements, we recommend checking this one out.
- Statistics – how long you’ve quit, how much you’ve saved, etc.
- Achievements – rewards as you progress
- Tips and advice on marijuana withdrawal
- Craving management advice
A Final Note from LeaveWeed.org
A healthy program for quitting cannabis should include education, support, feedback, and consultation with your medical provider. While these apps for your phone can really help you and give you a boost in your journey to sobriety, they can’t do all the work for you.