Many people use marijuana for its psychoactive effects. The psychoactive part of marijuana is a cannabinoid called THC. THC causes a high by stimulating your brain. It affects the part of the brain that helps you experience pleasure when you consume your favorite meals or have sex. Dopamine is a happy hormone produced by our bodies in response to all of these things. Dopamine is responsible for making you feel relaxed. This feeling is typically termed euphoria.
The potency of THC in your medical or recreational marijuana determines the strength of these psychoactive effects and how long they will last.
There are several ways in which these psychoactive effects can affect your mind and body. You may feel impacts on your cognitive function and your ability to focus on things. You can consume marijuana through different methods. Each method takes a different amount of time; the high also takes a different amount of time to wear off.
Here’s a list of a few ways the psychoactive part of marijuana may affect you:
1. May Alter Your Sensory Perceptions
The psychoactive effects of cannabis are different from that of other drugs. Hallucinogenic drugs cause hallucinations, while cannabis doesn’t lead to real hallucinations. However, it may somehow distort your sensory perception to a great extent. It affects your alertness and alters the way your mind perceives different things in the surroundings.
Everything happening around you triggers the mind differently, and your response is also different from the one you would show while not being high.
2. Altered Mental State
Everyone has a different level of mental stability and tolerance level toward cannabis. Also, having a mental disorder like anxiety or depression greatly affects how THC changes your mood. As a general thumb rule, the psychoactive effects of THC exaggerate your emotions. You may get extremely upset and disturbed by situations that would generally not bother you. Also, even the most minor things around you may excessively amuse you.
Some users report feeling more creative because of the psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant. It may enhance the artistic abilities of artists and helps them explore new dimensions of their creativity. However, there is still more room for research to reveal whether these claims are true or not. There’s no proper evidence to support the impact of these psychoactive effects on creativity.
4. Effects On The Cognitive Function
Marijuana can have psychoactive effects that tend to leave an impact on your cognitive function. These impacts may be temporary as well as permanent. It greatly affects your ability to memorize and learn. Also, it may decrease problem-solving skills. All these effects greatly depend on the frequency of marijuana use.
The psychoactive effects of THC can directly impact various aspects of your well-being and mental capacities. The extent of these effects greatly depends on the frequency of use, potency, and tolerance of the body toward THC. Schedule with Trilogy Medicinal today to learn more!