What are the potential short-term effects associated with cannabis use?
THC causes the intoxicating effects, commonly referred to as the cannabis “high”. Conversely, CBD is non-intoxicating, and may help to reduce or minimize the effects of THC. Some of the short-term effects of THC on your brain can include confusion, fatigue, impaired cognition and reaction timing, anxiety, or psychotic episodes. Short-term effects of THC on your body can also include damaged blood vessels caused by smoke (if smoking), decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, or nausea or vomiting. Cannabis use can also result in psychotic episodes. If you are concerned about any of these, please consult your health care practitioner.