Cannabis has a variety of effects on the human body, both physically and mentally. In this blog post, we’ll explore what cannabis does to you and how it can impact your day-to-day life.
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The effects of cannabis on your brain
Cannabis has many effects on your brain. These effects can depend on how often you use cannabis, how much you use, and how long you’ve been using it. Short-term effects of cannabis include problems with memory and learning, changes in mood, and impaired body movement. Short-term memory problems can last for up to 24 hours after smoking cannabis.
When you smoke cannabis, THC enters your bloodstream and eventually makes its way to your brain. There, it binds to cannabinoid receptors on cells and changes their activity.
Cannabis has different effects depending on how strong it is. Stronger varieties (such as skunk or hash) will have more potent effects.
The effects of smoking cannabis can be felt within a few minutes and tend to peak within 30 minutes. They can last for several hours if you take a large dose.
Short-term effects of smoking cannabis include:
– feeling relaxed and mellow
– heightened senses (for example, seeing brighter colours)
– feelings of well-being and increased pleasure
– laughter and a sense of humour
– time seeming to slow down
You may also notice some short-term side effects, such as: red eyes, dry mouth, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, impaired ability to concentrate or remember things (especially soon after taking it), clumsiness and slowed reaction time. Stronger forms of cannabis can also cause paranoia or anxiety in some people.
Marijuana use can have a wide range of long-term, harmful effects on your brain.
Cannabis interferes with the way in which your brain processes information. This means that after smoking cannabis, you may find it difficult to:
-learn new information
Other long-term effects of smoking cannabis include:
-lack of energy
The effects of cannabis on your body
When you consume cannabis, it enters your bloodstream and binds to receptors in your brain and body. This triggers different effects, depending on the type of cannabis you’ve consumed, your tolerance, and the method of consumption. Short-term effects of consuming cannabis can include: an altered state of mind, impaired short-term memory, difficulty concentrating, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and dry mouth. Consuming cannabis can also lead to psychoactive effects, or a “high.”
When you smoke cannabis, THC enters your bloodstream through your lungs and goes to your brain. There it binds to cannabinoid receptors, which are parts of the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates things like mood, memory, appetite, and pain. THC binds to these receptors and changes how they work. These changes can alter your mood and cause other short-term effects, such as:
-feelings of relaxation or euphoria
-altered senses (for example, seeing brighter colors)
-altered sense of time
-impaired body movement
-difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
-anxiety or paranoia
Cannabis use can have a wide range of long-term effects. These effects can differ depending on how often you use cannabis, the strength of the cannabis, as well as your age, sex, and weight.
The effects of cannabis also differ between frequent and infrequent users. People who use cannabis regularly may have trouble sleeping and concentrating. They may also have anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems.
Frequent users may develop psychotic symptoms such as paranoia and delusions. They may also have difficulty remembering things and solving problems. Long-term effects of smoking cannabis are similar to the effects of smoking tobacco. These effects can include risks to lung health, such as:
-chronic (long-term) bronchitis
-an increased risk of lung infections
-an increased risk of lung cancer
The effects of cannabis on your behavior
It’s no secret that cannabis can have a wide range of effects on your behavior. Some of these effects can be positive, while others can be negative. Cannabis can make you feel more relaxed, it can increase your appetite, and it can also make you more sociable. However, it can also make you more anxious, it can impair your short-term memory, and it can increase your heart rate.
Cannabis intoxication can cause distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. These effects usually peak within the first hour after smoking cannabis and then gradually decline.
Intoxication from cannabis use can cause psychotic symptoms such as paranoia and delusions in some people, especially those who are new to using the drug or who use large amounts.
Cannabis use can also result in anxiety and panic attacks, especially in people who are new to using the drug or who use large amounts.
Cannabis use can have a range of long-term, damaging effects. These effects can be physical, mental or both. The type and severity of the effects depend on many factors, including:
-How often you use cannabis
-How much cannabis you use
-How long you have been using cannabis
-The potency (strength) of the cannabis
-The method you use to consume cannabis (smoking, eating, drinking or vaping)
-Whether you also use other drugs
If you use cannabis regularly, you may develop:
-Chronic (long-term) bronchitis
-An increased risk of lung infections
-Increased mucus buildup in your chest
-Damage to the cells that line your airways
Cannabis smoking has been linked to lung cancer. Cannabis smokers are at increased risk of developing cancer of the head or neck. This may be due to the way cannabis smoke affects the immune system.