How does marijuana affect your brain and body?
Short-term effects include:
- Loss of coordination and slower reactions
- Altered sense of time
- Feeling relaxed
- Anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic (in some users or when taken in higher doses)
- Increased hunger
- Faster heart rate
Long-term effects include:
- Problems with memory and learning skills
- Problems with breathing
- Cough or lung sickness
- Severe nausea and vomiting
For more information, go to teens.drugabuse.gov.