close up photo of a bloodshot eyeSomeone smoking marijuana can have red, bloodshot eyes

Someone taking marijuana can:

  • Get dizzy
  • Laugh for no reason
  • Have red, bloodshot eyes
  • Forget things that just happened

Marijuana makes you feel like time is slowing down. Minutes can feel like hours. At the same time, everyday sights, sounds, and tastes may seem really interesting or funny.

Marijuana can make you feel very hungry. You want to eat lots of junk food. Some people call this "the munchies."

When someone smokes marijuana, they often smell like it afterwards. Marijuana smells sweeter than cigarette smoke. A person might use incense, cologne, or perfume to hide the smell.

Some people get addicted to marijuana after using it a lot. They might need to smoke more and more of it to get the same high.

People who are trying to quit using marijuana can:

  • Be in a bad mood
  • Feel nervous
  • Have trouble sleeping

They will feel a strong need to take the drug.