The use of marijuana targets similar pleasure points of the brain that are targeted by alcohol, cocaine and heroin. The effects are instantaneous and produce an almost euphoric sensation or what is also known as a “high”, this is due to the release of dopamine in the brain.

Of course the more you smoke the more of a tolerance you build, this causes the user to increase the quantity he consumes to produce the same effects.

Many people state changes in their mood including relaxation and a heightened sensory perception, in short this means that colors will appear more vivid, noises will be louder, and taste will be stronger.

There are many negative side effects of marijuana that can include;

  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased coordination
  • Overall lack of interest in daily life

Just to name a few…

The “come down” can often make consumers feel overly tired and even depressed depending on the quantity and quality of the drug. The aftermath of smoking can also cause anxiety, insomnia, and irritability.

As is the case with many pleasure inducing drugs, the user will begin to seek it out on a daily basis as they will begin to lose the sense of pleasure they previously would have obtained from playing sports or a musical instrument, all of these interests will be replaced by the drug.

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