What Are the Effects
of Marijuana Use?



Marijuana’s Effects Are Mixed Over Time

In the short term, many of marijuana’s effects can seem positive.

Over time these positive effects often transform into their opposites, and drag other difficulties along as well.



Marijuana and Decision Making

Things can appear to be fabulous when they’re not.

Things can appear to be scary and negative when they’re not.

Marijuana can lead people to make decisions that are different than they would make if they weren’t stoned.



Focus on the End Result

What will be the end result when the marijuana goes away?

Does s/he have more or less than when s/he started?

When does a person shift from using marijuana to abusing it?



Seeing Through the Effects of Marijuana

It’s important to see through the effects of marijuana to what is real.




To learn more about the specific effects of marijuana use, read about the marijuana syndromes.

This is just a synopsis of my clinical findings. For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

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More Resources

View a large chunk of Mitchell Earleywine’s Understanding Marijuana: a new look at the scientific evidence , which gives an overview and history of cannabis from a Western perspective.

An in-depth, if dated (1980), review of the effects of marijuana in PDF format.

Alisa Alexander probes the interesting question :

Do recreational and medical marijuana have different effects?

Psychology Wiki’s most elaborate article on cannabis , including history, information on wild cannabis, cultivation techniques, effects, health issues, and more. Includes dozens of links to related topics.

Charles T. Tart, Ph. D’s epic tome On Being Stoned , a study revealing many interesting effects of marijuana intoxication.

Learn how human brains manufacture their own cannabis-like substances...

Why is it that we need to do multiple research studies on things that are completely self-evident?

The Nature of Drug-Induced States of Consciousness

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Wikipedia’s compilation on the effects of cannabis

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The 'Potent Pot Myth' turns out to be true!

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For extensive details on how to balance and optimize the effects of cannabis using Traditional Chinese Medicine, please refer to

Marijuana Syndromes
How to Balance and Optimize
the Effects of Cannabis
With Traditional Chinese Medicine

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