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What are the psychological effects of marijuana use?

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The main psychological effect of smoking marijuana is euphoria. Getting high or "stoned" is the reason most pot smokers use marijuana.

Other short-term psychological effects of pot include:

  • Distorted sense of time.
  • Paranoia.
  • Magical or "random" thinking.
  • Short-term memory loss.
  • Anxiety and depression.
These psychological signs of using pot also generally ease after a few hours. But residual effects can last through the next day.

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