Cannabis marijuana

other drugs and on the particular person. The effects vary from person to person. The effects of a small to moderate amount include:

• feeling of well-being and relaxation

• decreased inhibitions

• woozy, floating feeling

• lethargy and sleepiness

• talkativeness and laughing a lot

• red nose, gritty eyes and dry mouth

• unusual perception of sounds and colour

• nausea and dizziness

• loss of concentration

• lack of co-ordination

• a new form called 'skunk' or 'mad weed' causes paranoia

The effects of smoking marijuana take up to 20 minutes to appear and usually last 2 to 3 hours and then drowsiness follows. The main problem is habitual use with the development of dependence, although dependence (addiction) is worse than originally believed.

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