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How does marijuana make you feel?

How does marijuana make you

How does marijuana make you feel?

  • The best answer is that it depends on a myriad of factors. All drugs affect everyone differently, and because there are so many different cannabis strains and numerous ways to consume them, the effects will differ from person to person. that being said,  most people say marijuana makes them feel relaxed, euphoric, happy, and giggly.
  • Some people report enhanced sensory experiences, like brighter colors and a more intense taste or smell. Many describe it as making them feel more creative or introspective. The adverse effects of weed could be anxiety, paranoia, or nausea.

10 ways marijuana can make you feel:

  • Euphoric: Feeling high  
    • Intense happiness
    • Well-being is a common experience when feeling high from marijuana.
  • Relaxed: Reduced stress response can make people;
    • Feel stress-free after using marijuana
    • Have feelings of calmness or peace
  • Altered Perception: The high from marijuana can transform the way people perceive;
    • Time
    • Space
    • Ouch
    • Hearing
    • Vision
    • Surroundings
    • Response to stimuli
    • Experiences
  • Increase in Appetite: “The munchies”, a well-known side effect of marijuana causes;
    • Increased appetite
    • Cravings for certain foods
    • Food tastes better
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  • Heightened Senses: People report that their senses are heightened, leading to more appreciation for: 
    • Sight
    • Sound
    • Smell
    • Touch
    • Taste
    • Music
    • Art
    • Other sensory experiences
  • Improved Mood: For some, marijuana can;
    • Improve well being 
    • Reduce symptoms of depression or anxiety
    • Make someone happier
    • Can make a person laugh more than usual or be more talkative 
    • Act as a stimulant
    • Improved emotion regulation
    • Increased reward signaling
    • Minimize mood swings 
    • Overall mood stability
  • Drowsy: Some people experience; 
    • Drowsiness 
    • Tired or sleepy
  • Dry Mouth or “Cotton Mouth”: A common side effect of marijuana use leading to;
    • Increased thirst
  • Impaired Coordination: Marijuana can;
    • Impair coordination
    • Make it difficult to perform tasks that require fine motor skills.
  • Short-Term Memory Impairment: Marijuana can;
    • Make it difficult to concentrate or recall information.
    • Impair short-term memory

Cannabis has been used by royalty and other citizens for centuries for recreational and therapeutic purposes. The cannabis plant has over 500 chemical compounds. Everyone has heard of THC and CBD, but not everyone knows that this sacred plant has over 100 other cannabinoids. 

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Cannabinoids have the potential to affect the body and mind in profound ways. We will answer ten frequently asked questions about the effects of marijuana, the best strains, the desired effects, and how to use them.

How long does it take to feel the effects of marijuana?

  • The effects of marijuana can be felt within minutes to hours, depending on how it is consumed.


  • Smoking or vaporizing cannabis produces a more immediate impact, while consuming edibles may take longer to feel the effects but can last longer.

Marijuana Strains and How they Make Your Feel

What strains make you feel relaxed?

  •  ACDC
  •  Charlotte’s Web
  •  Harlequin


Strains high in CBD and low in THC are often used for relaxation.

What strains make you feel euphoric?

  • Sour Diesel
  • OG Kush
  • Blue Dream


Strains that have high THC content create euphoric feelings.


What strains make you feel happy?

  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Pineapple Express 
  • Jack Herer


Strains that have a balance of THC and CBD are often used for happiness

What strains make you feel creative?

  • Durban Poison
  • Green Crack
  • Super Lemon Haze 


Strains that are high in THC and low in CBD are often used for creativity.

What strains make you feel focused?

  • ACDC
  • Charlotte’s Web 
  • Harlequin

What strains make you feel sleepy?

  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Bubba Kush
  • Northern Lights. 


Strains that are high in CBD and low in THC are often used for sleep.


How can you consume marijuana?

Take your pick:

  • smoking
  • vaporizing
  • edibles
  • tinctures
  • Topicals
  • concentrates

What is the difference between recreational and medical marijuana (MMJ)?

  • Recreational or rec marijuana is used for personal enjoyment, pleasure, relaxation, and chill out.


  • MMJ treats specific medical conditions, such as chronic pain, nausea, or seizures. Medical marijuana is prescribed by a doctor and is regulated by state laws.

Way to consume marijuana:

  • Smoking
  • Vaporizing
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals
  • Concentrates

What is the best way to get the quickest effects from marijuana?

Smoking or vaporizing produces a more immediate effect, while edibles take longer to feel the effects but create a much more intense “high” that can last longer.

Tinctures (which can be applied to the skin or swallowed) and topicals are often used for localized pain relief or skin conditions.



Marijuana can be an excellent remedy for some people because it makes them feel relaxed, euphoric, happy, creative, focused, or sleepy, depending on the strain and consumption method. For others, it might not be the optimal approach to making them feel better. Strains high (no pun intended) in THC are often used for recreational purposes, and strains high in CBD or THC are often used for medical purposes. 

Smoking, vaporizing, concentrates (edibles, tinctures, or dabs) or topicals are methods of consumption that can affect the onset and duration of the drug’s effects. Please try to consume marijuana responsibly and legally, and follow all state laws and regulations to avoid legal problems. If you are interested in using marijuana for medical purposes, consult a doctor or a qualified healthcare professional to determine the best strain and dosage for your needs.

If you are thinking about going the recreational adult use route to purchase cannabis and have a qualifying medical condition, check with your state because in states like Illinois, the tax savings can be north of 41% for people with medical marijuana cards, which adds up quickly on your cannabis purchases. Also, remember that with a medical marijuana card, you only have to be 18 years old and do not need parental consent.

For recreational adult-use marijuana programs, you have to be at least 21 years of age. With the increasing legalization of marijuana in various states and countries, staying informed and educated about its effects, benefits, and risks is important.


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Article reviewed by:

Dr. Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler, MD

NPI Number- 1467557264

  • Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
  • Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998. 
  • Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices. 
  • Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.