Marijuana and sinsemilla are parts of the cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) plant. Serving foods that contain marijuana, without the eater's knowledge or consent, is considered very inappropriate and inconsiderate, due to the plant's strong effects.
Eating foods containing Marijuana can induce stronger psychoactive effects than most other methods of Cannabis consumption. These effects often do not appear for up to an hour and a half after eating (due to the time it takes to digest the food), and it is common among first-time cookers (but long-time smokers) to eat too much thinking it has not worked.
- A common myth about cannabis is that it is physically addictive. While this is not true, a minority of users can come to depend on the drug’s effects — i.e., become psychologically dependent.
- Cannabis can cause tiredness, reddening of the eyes, dry mouth, increased heart rate, and a drop in blood pressure. Appetite is increased. While the drug’s effects last, it is difficult to concentrate. Perceptions of distance and velocity can change.
- It can impair short term memory while under the influence, and may aggravate existing disorders in people with mental health issues. Some people, particularly inexperienced users, may feel quite edgy or paranoid after using it.
- Due to cannabis's strong psychoactive effects, people under the influence should not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery.
- Possession of marijuana is illegal in many countries. Depending on where you live, prosecution may result in fines, imprisonment, and even execution.