The negative physical, psychological, and social effects of marijuana are numerous while most individuals with marijuana abuse or dependence are treated on an outpatient basis, admission to both outpatient and inpatient treatment programs for marijuana addiction has increased over the years. Within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, a person’s heart rate speeds up, the breathing passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes expand, making the eyes look bloodshot. Audrey hamilton: the number of adolescents and young adults using marijuana on a regular basis is increasing and some states are legalizing recreational marijuana but regulating its use among young people is a challenge that needs to be considered in light of scientific research, says neuropsychologist krista lisdahl.
The most common physical side effects of marinol include asthenia (lack of energy), stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, racing heart rate, facial flushing, and dizziness the most common psychological side effects of marinol include anxiety, sleepiness, confusion, hallucinations, and paranoia.
When potent preparations of marijuana are consumed regularly, in large amounts, for many years, are there any detrimental long term effects as with any drug, consuming large amounts over an extended period of time is going to result in some sort of dependence and psychological changes. Physical and psychological effects of marijuana 846 words 4 pages marijuana while illegal on a federal level has been legalized in 18 states and the district of columbia for medical use and also for personal use for anyone over 21 in washington and colorado. Smoking marijuana produces euphoria and a range of psychological and physical effects that can be unpredictable at times credit: igor kolos | shutterstock marijuana is a combination of shredded leaves, stems and flower buds of the cannabis sativa plant.
Psychological effects of marijuana marijuana affects both the mind and the body but this section looks at the psychological effects only for more information about the effects of marijuana on the body visit our physical effects of marijuana section. Long-term marijuana use has been associated with other mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among adolescents while marijuana use can have negative health consequences, medical marijuana is frequently used to create an appetite in aids patients and reduce nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Marijuana stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain and makes certain individuals crave the desired effects or high long term usage results in the users smoking a more potent and/or larger quantity of marijuana to achieve the desired high.
Marijuana can be used in some states for medical reasons, and in some areas, recreational use is legal as well no matter how you use marijuana, the drug can cause immediate and long-term effects, such as changes in perception and increased heart rate. But smoking marijuana can have some bad effects on your health, including making breathing problems worse the federal ban on marijuana makes it hard to study its effects on humans for example, very little research exists on edible marijuana key chemicals marijuana comes from the dried flowers of the plant cannabis sativa.
What are marijuana’s effects on other aspects of physical health within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, a person’s heart rate speeds up, the breathing passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes expand, making the eyes look bloodshot. Neuropsychologist krista lisdahl, phd, discusses the effects of regular marijuana use among teenagers and young adults.