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How can cannabis affect your work or daily activities?

Even at low doses, cannabis can affect your daily activities. This is generally the case for cannabis products that contain THC as products that contain only CBD are unlikely to cause impairment. The peak effects of cannabis usually last up to 3 hours, but some can last for as long as 8 hours. If you use cannabis regularly over a long period of time, you may experience longer-term effects, even when you are not high.

Cannabis can cause drowsiness, slowed reflexes, poor judgement and memory problems. People using cannabis may appear and act ‘out of it’ or seem unmotivated and sleepy. Because of this, it is unsafe to drive, operate machinery or do tasks that need concentration or coordination. Cannabis can also cause changes in your perception of the world around you and can make you feel anxious or paranoid in social situations. This can make interacting with others difficult. It can also mean you say or do things that are not usual for you.

When it comes to work, different jobs require different skills. If you are using cannabis, have a think about what you might need to do well at your job and what steps you could take to make sure you are not impaired.

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