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What can cannabis feel like?
Cannabis is a depressant, meaning it slows down your body functions. It can make you feel relaxed, giggly and hungry (having the ‘munchies’), slow down your speech and thinking or make you feel paranoid. If you smoke or vape cannabis, the effects can start very quickly (within 2–10 minutes). If you take cannabis orally in an oil or food, it can take 30–60 minutes to kick in.
Unpleasant symptoms from taking too much cannabis are often referred to as ‘greening out’. There is not a specific amount of cannabis that can cause this – it depends on your tolerance and your individual body. Remember, a low dose for one person can be a high dose for another as people’s bodies process drugs differently.
Increased sensory perception
Relaxed and calm
Reduced feelings of pain
Less stressed or anxious
Dry mouth (‘cotton mouth’)
Slurred or slowed speech
Laughing and feeling giddy
Heaviness in limbs
Increased lack of coordination
Drowsy or groggy
Making risky decisions or judgements
Feeling panicked or having panic attacks
Increased low mood
Very high dose
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Intense full-body relaxation
Feeling very hot or very cold
Difficulty moving your body
Severe panic attacks
A Reddit user describes his first time smoking cannabis:
“I started to walk and while I was walking, I started seeing myself from a third person perspective. It was like I was going above my body at times, but I could still control my body normally.”