If marijuana is smoked THC as well as other compounds within the plant are released through the lungs to the bloodstream, where they are swiftly moves them through the body until they reach the brain. The user begins to feel the effects in a matter of minutes (see ” How does marijuana produce its effects?”). Many people feel a sensation of pleasant euphoria as well as a feeling of calm. Other typical effects, which can vary greatly between individuals, are increased sense of smell (e.g. brighter colors) and laughter, a change in perception of time, and an increase in appetite.
If marijuana is consumed as drinks or food, the effects can be delayed, appearing within 30 minutes to one hour because the drug needs to traverse the digestive tract. Drinking or eating marijuana can release considerably lower levels of THC in the bloodstream than smoking the same quantity of marijuana. Due to the delay in effects, individuals may accidentally take in higher levels of THC than they planned to.
The positive effects of marijuana aren’t all-encompassing. Instead of euphoria and relaxation Some people feel fear, anxiety and anxiety, as well as distrust or fear, anxiety or. These kinds of effects are more prevalent when someone consumes too much, or the marijuana has a surprisingly high concentration, or the individual isn’t experienced. Individuals who have consumed large doses of marijuana can suffer from acute psychosis that can cause hallucinations, delusions and a loss of feeling of identity. These uncomfortable, but temporary effects differ from the more persistent psychotic disorders, like schizophrenia, which could be triggered by cannabis use by people who are vulnerable. (See ” Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders?”)
Although trace amounts of THC could remain within the body for days or even weeks following use The effects that are noticeable from marijuana smoked generally last for 1 to 3 hours and the effects of marijuana consumed as a drinks or food can last for a long time.