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Various postings I have seen on Facebook have asserted, actually asserted,MJ tattoo health benefits in smoking Marijuana. It is, I admit, a proven fact that marijuana can inhibit pain in some suffering individuals, but, they need not smoke it.

mj redeyesSome of the short-term effects are:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased rate of breathing
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Slowed reaction time

Although these short-term effects diminish somewhat after three or four hours, marijuana remains in your system up to a month after use. Lingering effects mean you will be impaired for several days to weeks after the high.

MJ paranoidOther short-term effects of MJ:

  • Distorted sense of time
  • Paranoia
  • Magical or “random” thinking
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Anxiety and depression

Many will dispute my assertion that Magical or “random” thinking and a Distorted sense of time are hallucinations, but since they really do not happen, distorted time, or magical…

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