This video for middle school students explains how people use marijuana and how marijuana affects the brain and the body. Check out the Mind Matters Series with other drugs and the body related videos and other teaching tools.
Video length: 0:47
How does marijuana affect your brain and body?
Short-term effects include:
- Loss of coordination and slower reactions
- Altered sense of time
- Feeling relaxed
- Anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic (in some users or when taken in higher doses)
- Increased hunger
- Faster heart rate
Long-term effects include:
- Problems with memory and learning skills
- Problems with breathing
- Cough or lung sickness
- Severe nausea and vomiting
For more information, go to teens.drugabuse.gov.