Maybe not the same, but weed can still have intense withdrawal effects. Remember that it also differs person to person, perhaps it simply didn't affect you as much as it can affect other people. I quit smoking weed cold turkey on my 16th birthday, and it was probably the hardest thing I've ever done. I spent a good few months after that with the never-ending desire to get more. Telling myself to stay away was hard, it made me get violent, I started hitting things and sometimes people whenever I was craving it because of the withdrawals. They subsided eventually, but they were really intense while they were there. I'll never forget it.It really is not the same as abusing alcohol. I've been a drinker for many years and marijuana does not have the withdraw effects that alcohol can give it's users. And I am pretty sure I have experienced a lot more than most will in their entire lives when it comes to drugs.