Getting Paranoid Side Effect to Marijuana - Why Might It Happen To You?

Published:
10/29/2014

What is happening to me when I get paranoid after smoking pot (marijuana)? Common side effects: Change of alertness Increased appetite Impairment / alteration of short term memory Dry eyes and mouth Facial flushing Elevated heart rate Coughing (which can lead to bronchitis) Euphoria Rare side effects: Anxiety (most associated with smoking) Paradoxical reaction (hyperactive, can't sleep) Time distortion Amotivational syndrome (associated with frequent, large dosing over extended time) Contraindications: Uncontrolled psychosis Unstable heart disease Driving or operating heavy machinery (not recommended) Warnings: The following areas need cautious consideration of the risks vs benefits. Pregnancy / breast feeding; cannabis is associated with low birth weight when used in pregnancy and there is theoretical concern for hormonal disruption for male fetus History of substance abuse Unstable psychiatric problems Respiratory problems / bronchitis (with smoking) Under age 18

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