I just passed the 5 year anniversary of my "misadventure," and I'm happy to say that I've not had any return of symptoms. It's been a pretty good year for me in many ways and my normal enthusiasm and sense of self has gotten even stronger. As I've said in the past, I felt pretty good before "the troubles," but I feel way better now and I chalk much of that up to the lifestyle and emotional habit changes I had to make to recover. I've been getting good feedback on my Amazon eBook, titled Recovering from Marijuana Induced Depersonalization/Derealization, A Practical Guide. I appreciate the thoughtful reviews.
Despite the passage of 5 years, this experience remains by far, the worst thing that ever happened to me and the year I spent working to heal my mind was the toughest thing I've ever done, but I'm much better off now that I was before.
I still stay away from marijuana, but I don't have issues with people who use it. I do think this can happen to anyone and it's one of the hidden risks of marijuana that nobody talks about.
If you're new here and you feel like you've just gotten unplugged from the matrix, hang in there. This is a temporary condition that goes away, but it takes a while and you can heal faster if you work at it. I was over the worst of it after a few months, felt normal most of the time at 6 months and was 100% after a year. For some people, recovery is quicker, for others slower, but we all eventually recover.