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Does cannabis consumption alter a person's psychological state?

Smoking or inhaling vaporized cannabis often leads to an onset of euphoria and relaxation. The maximum euphoria is typically experienced about 15 minutes after inhalation. Then, the euphoria or "high" often plateaus and can last for several hours. Although most people experience euphoria after consuming cannabis, some actually experience an anxiety attack or a psychotic event. The patients that experience an anxiety attack are usually the marijuana-naive patients.

Cannabis is a CNS depressant and may cause drowsiness. It can improve the quality of sleep for some people. Its CNS depressant effects are additive with other CNS depressants like opioids.