Short-term side-effects of marijuana are the feeling of being “high,” as unexplainable as that can be. Memory loss, dry mouth, palpitations, anxiety, panic, hunger, conjuctival injection (red eye) and dry eyes, a feeling of tunnel-vision, dejavu, sleepiness, and the list goes on.
I feel like a drug commercial with that list. It’s all relative and the side effects are typically lessened with drug familiarity and tolerance, and none are especially harmful. Nevertheless, first-time users should be in a safe environment with close ones there who they trust. Anxiety and panic attack are the most common form of “overdose” after cannabis use. Patients should begin using small and infrequent doses until they feel comfortable with the effects of their product.