Mind Matters: How Does Marijuana Affect Your Brain and Body?

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Narrator speaking:

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.