If a patient demonstrates one or more of these symptoms and signs, marijuana may be exerting non-physical effects on her/his heart and blood systems:
The Fire of the Heart
The fire of the marijuana can join together with the fire of the heart.
Sacred Fire and Creative Expression
Purification in sacred fire.
Beautiful, miraculous living form to a person’s innermost creative ideas.
One long, spontaneous, creative expression of self.
Loss of Dreams
One of the most common true side effects of unbalanced marijuana is the loss of dreams.
Depression and Withdrawal
Moods go up and down.
Withdraws from life.
Sleeping a lot or Insomnia.
Feeling Inadequate and Clumsy
Unable to concentrate.
Desperately trying to get something, anything done.
A Primal Awakening
A primal awakening of creativity and expression or
Explodes with a drug-addled force that may burn down everything in his/her life and reduce it to ashes.
People can experience memory loss as their mind ‘goes to pot.’
They may lose the edge and creativity they once had.
They sense there’s something wrong with them, but they don’t know what it is.
Verbal skills and ability to keep track of time can be highly compromised.
May breakthrough to a state of intellectual and spiritual discrimination and become a bastion of reason.
Express his/her ideas with absolute clarity.
Continuously discovers new and better ways to make his/her ideas useful in the world.
Thoughts may begin to have a pressure behind them that pushes people away.
Loses the ability to organize.
Loses the power to express warmth.
‘The System’ has crushed them.
The Appearance of Love
Appreciation, joy and celebration for others.
May discover some form of love.
Instability of life becomes increasingly unsatisfying for them.
Epiphanies of self-realization and expansiveness.
They generally don’t want to be restricted or controlled in any way.
Followers of the Status Quo
The person’s energy begins to collapse inward.
The fleeting joys from the last level tumble.
Vacuum of creativity.
Dragged into the river of the status quo.
S/he becomes a follower.
Seeking Approval and Editing Personal History
Takes no risks.
Spend her/his time looking into the past.
No Warmth, Seeking Others
May become a bureaucrat.
Guilt can poison sexual feelings.
Difficult or absent ability to orgasm if they are women.
Frequent small, spontaneous, premature ejaculations if they are men.
Spends money excessively.
A Draw to Black and White
Feels lost in life.
Loses ability to separate what’s important from what’s not important.
Getting high doesn’t bring clarity anymore.
Feel like a curse or divine punishment hangs over her/him.
Confuses love and hate.
Drawn to fundamentalism.
“A high abundance compound in a plant, such as THC or CBD, isn’t necessarily responsible for the unique medicinal effects of certain strains. Understanding the presence of the low abundance cannabinoids could provide valuable information to the medical cannabis community...”
THC can mimick and/or induce psychosis, while cannabidiol has broadly opposite neurological and behavioural effects...
Learn here about some of the mechanisms that marijuana influences to cause
loss of memory.
Charles Tart’s research has shown that using marijuana can enhance and modify a person’s sense of internally generated visual imagery . This imagery can accompany and/or replace thought. This kind of imagery and its mechanisms absolutely relate to the element of Fire, and is described in many esoteric texts and practices of Asia. Another related effect relates to an increased ability to see auras around objects or more overtly living things. Occasionally Fire can push a person’s visual field into the level of enhancement of the actual visual field even to the point of hallucination...
“users find that marijuana intoxication allows a new depth of thought to be experienced, adding meaning, humor, subtlety, and originality to their thought processes...”
absorption is one of the measures that cannabis users point to when assessing whether marijuana assists or harms their creative endeavors...
Neurons in the information processing system of the hippocampus are suppressed by THC...
Cannabis use is associated with impairment in both cognitive function and mood...
Cannabis use is associated with impaired sleep quality...
Many people believe that using cannabis makes them more creative, but that’s an illusion...
Learn about the vital interconnections between oxytocin and anandamide...
The effects of cannabis on emotion, particularly empathy, can be profound...
This is only a brief synopsis of my findings. For extensive details on my research and how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine