It does what it should, he imagines. One hit, and I became violently ill. Mix it with booze, and I was committed to a night of puking until I passed out. Like any good student of recreational drug use, I vowed to work hard at being good at getting high. Unlike public school in a state that, until recently , ranked near dead last in education, this was something I actually had to work hard at in life. Eventually, I got really good at it.
How Marijuana Can Alter Your Mental State
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Marijuana's official designation in the US as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no currently accepted medical use" — means it has been pretty tough to study. Despite that, a growing body of research and numerous anecdotal reports link cannabis with several health benefits, including pain relief and the potential to help with certain forms of epilepsy. In addition, researchers say there are many other ways marijuana might affect health that they want to better understand — including a mysterious syndrome that appears to make marijuana users violently ill. Along with several other recent studies, a massive report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in helps sum up exactly what we know — and what we don't — about the science of weed. Here's what you should know about how marijuana affects the brain and body.
What does smoking weed feel like?
It was that simple. My lifestyle change was about as ceremonious as taking off a shirt. My bleary eyes facilitated no hardship, my insuppressible giggles yielded no tragedy that put everything into perspective and forced me to reevaluate my choices.
I was an avid marijuana smoker for nearly ten years of my youth, and today I am a neuroscientist who studies addiction. I loved the taste, the smell, and the fabulous buffering effects of weed separating me from the messy business of interacting with other people and fulfilling my daily obligations—as well as the promise of something new and glittering in the midst of the relatively unappealing present. As an antidote to boredom, the drug made everything more interesting, and time and space delightful instead of threatening. Some people it makes sleepy, others paranoid due, no doubt, to an unfortunate confluence of neurobiology and genetics , but for me it was nearly perfect.