Back Ache Caused by Smoking Can daily use of marijuana cause back ache? I seem to have mild pain, more like ache in my lower back when I am stoned. I recently took a break from smoking (2 months). Then when I smoked the other day, I had the familiar back ache and I realized some of the back troubles I have[digenerative disk disease in lower spine] could be negatively affected by the pot(or the wrong kind of pot). Didnt know if there was any info on this stuff or if I am just way out of line and just paranoid.