The effects of marijuana differ from person to person, and depend on the type of cannabis consumed and the setting in which it is used. In general, the psychological effects of marijuana include feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and altered perception of time and space. In acute intoxication, the effects can be frightening, resulting in visual hallucinations and anxiety. The physical side effects of marijuana use can include red eyes, dry mouth and throat, moderate increase in heart rate, and drowsiness.
Marijuana is the dried, parthenocarpic infructescences of the cannabis plant. It contains about 500 chemicals, including THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Smoking marijuana results in an intoxicating high that may last for hours. The smell of marijuana and hashish is quite distinct, and it is often associated with a relaxing effect. The price of marijuana is based on its potency, and varies according to the region.
Cannabis is commonly consumed for recreational purposes and for medicinal purposes. The effects of cannabis vary, but it can reduce the intensity of pain, enhance appetite, and improve balance. While it seems promising for treating chronic pain and multiple sclerosis, it is also associated with major risks, including respiratory problems, car crashes, schizophrenia, and psychosis. It can also increase the risk of being pregnant. It has also been linked with anxiety, depression, and hallucinations.