Physical and mental effects of marijuana

Marijuana, a schedule I drug, can effect both mind and body. Because of the THC in the drug, it makes people feel good and can even help relieve pain. It helps with irritable bowel disease and arthritis pain and can even help those who have seizures. The drug is also responsible for making your heart race and may affect balance. It can also lead to depression and time distortion.

Key Takeaways:

  • Marijuana’s official designation as a Schedule 1 drug – something with “no accepted medical use” – means it is pretty tough to study.
  • On November 8, three more states voted to make marijuana completely legal.
  • California, Nevada, and Massachusetts all voted to support the legal use and sale of recreational marijuana. Here’s what we know about how marijuana affects the brain and body

“This can last anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.”