Common Side Effects of Marijuana

Common Side Effects of Marijuana

Who would have ever thought that someday marijuana will be used for medicinal purposes or as an alternative form of treating the terminally ill or those with mental illness? Substances like marijuana and Opium have been around since time immemorial dating back 500 BC and used for medicinal purposes back then too, but during those days, science and technology was just about burgeoning and they had to make do with what was available to them at that time.

Today, with the kind of mind boggling technology and cutting edge breakthroughs in the field of medicine and science, one would not expect to go back to treatments used in ancient times, but yet we have come full circle because doctors have realized the benefits of treating patients with medicinal marijuana. Just like coins that have two sides, so does medicinal marijuana. Here are some commonly known side effects and signs to watch out for those being treated with the help of medicinal marijuana
• Giddiness or faintness
• Lethargy or stupor or extreme tiredness
• Parched throat or thirst or dry mouth
• Dramatic increase in appetite
• Sleeplessness
• Red eyes
• Breathlessness
• Short term memory loss
• Fretfulness

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