If you are worried about you or your loved ones marijuana use you may find it helpful to read through the list below. If you recognize any of the symptoms, please contact us. We are available 24 hours a day.
Changes in appetite: An increase in appetite, also known as “the munchies,” is a common side effect of marijuana use.
Bloodshot eyes: Chronic marijuana use can cause bloodshot eyes.
Dry mouth: Marijuana use can lead to dry mouth.
Slowed reaction time: Marijuana can impair cognitive function and affect reaction time, which can increase the risk of accidents or injuries.
Persistent cough: Chronic marijuana use can lead to a persistent cough.
Weight gain: Increased appetite and decreased physical activity associated with marijuana use may lead to weight gain.
Cognitive impairment: Chronic marijuana use has been linked to impaired memory and concentration, as well as difficulty with learning and problem-solving.
Mental health problems: Marijuana use has been linked to an increased risk of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis.
Addiction: Some people who use marijuana may develop an addiction to it. This is characterized by an inability to control one’s use of the drug and continued use despite negative consequences.
Relationship problems: Marijuana use can lead to relationship problems or social isolation.
Cravings: A strong desire or urge to use marijuana.
Loss of control: Difficulty in controlling the amount or frequency of marijuana use.
Continued use despite negative consequences: Using marijuana despite experiencing negative consequences as a result, such as problems at work or school or strained relationships with family and friends.
Deterioration in mental health: Decline in mental health or an increase in mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, or psychosis.
Tolerance: The need to use increasingly larger amounts of marijuana to achieve the desired effects.
Withdrawal symptoms: Symptoms that occur when marijuana use is stopped or reduced, such as irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite.
In some cases, marijuana use can cause dangerous psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia.