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Short-Term Effects

Marijuana and Health

Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use

Marijuana has some physical and mental effects that kick in after only a few uses, including:

  • Problems with memory and learning.
  • Difficulty thinking and problem solving.
  • Lowered grades in school or poor job performance.
  • Weakened relationships with friends and family.
  • Loss of coordination and risk of injury.
  • Inability to drive safely or do complex tasks for up to 24 hours after use.
  • Distorted senses of sight, hearing, touch, time, and depth.
  • Reduced athletic ability.
  • Elevated heart rate.
  • Anxiety.
  • Panic attacks.

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