By stimulating the brain cells to release dopamine, marijuana causes feelings of euphoria. Marijuana smoked or inhaled leads to almost immediate feelings of euphoria. Ingesting marijuana in food takes a longer time to feel the effects of euphoria.
Marijuana may lead to slowed reaction time and a decreased perception of time. The individual may demonstrate impaired balance, coordination, and judgment. In addition, the individual may also have difficulty concentration and a decreased interest in completing tasks.
Marijuana helps decrease intraocular pressure but may result in conjunctival injection. Conjunctival injection is symptoms of redness in the white sclera of the eye. Users may have red, blurry, bloodshot eyes.
Consuming marijuana may lead to an increased appetite known as the "munchies." Users may also experience dry mouth.
Marijuana may cause anxiety and panic attacks. The individual may experience tachycardia.
Individuals who abuse marijuana may feel depressed or extremely tired. They may be socially withdrawn and become distant with their family, school community, work environment, and recreational activities.
Marijuana abuse may cause paranoid delusions including hallucinations, panic, and fear. Some individuals experience heightened sensory perception, such as colors appearing more vivid and noises being louder.
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