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Understanding MarijuanaA New Look at the Scientific Evidence$
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Mitch Earleywine

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138931.001.0001

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Subjective Effects

Subjective Effects

(p.97) 5 Subjective Effects
Understanding Marijuana

Mitch Earleywine

Oxford University Press

Perceptions change during marijuana intoxication. Time and space appear distorted. The senses seem more sensitive. Higher functions like thought, memory and spirituality can alter, too. Some of these changes stem from the pharmacological properties of the cannabinoids. Others arise from the expectations of the user, the demands of the environment, or the attitudes of the culture where the drug is ingested. These factors can combine in unpredictable ways to create odd experiences. This chapter describes some of the difficulties associated with assessing subjective experience and addresses marijuana's perceived effects on time, space, and the senses, as well as higher functions like emotion, thought, memory, sexuality, spirituality, and sleep.

Keywords:   marijuana use, marijuana intoxication, cannabis, drug use, subjective response, subjective experience, perception

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