Consume With Care
Potential Side Effects Of Cannabis Use
If you are new to Cannabis or already a Cannabis user, it is extremely important that you understand how to consume cannabis with care. The effects of cannabis use will vary dramatically among different people and every user will have their own experience. The type of cannabis, potency, and method of consumption will deliver different results for each user, so understanding their effects is crucial.
When cannabis is smoked, THC and other chemicals in the plant pass from the lungs into the bloodstream which rapidly carries them throughout the body to the brain, so people who choose to smoke will experience immediate effects. The noticeable effects of smoked marijuana generally last from 1 to 3 hours.
When Cannabis Is Smoked
If cannabis is consumed in foods or beverages, these effects are somewhat delayed because the cannabis must first pass through the digestive system and this process may take 30 minutes to an hour before THC is delivered into the bloodstream. Because of this delay, it is common for people to inadvertently consume more THC than they intend to. The noticeable effects of consumed marijuana generally last for many hours.
Eating or Drinking Cannabis Products
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT?
Consuming a large dose of THC may lead to unpleasant experiences with cannabis (especially for first time users). Some people may experience fear, distrust, panic, delusions or even hallucinations. With proper dosing, many people experience a pleasant euphoria and a sense of relaxation while others may experience a heightened sensory perception (e.g., brighter colors), laughter, and increase appetite. Everyone is different and will have their own experience.