Risks & Effects
If you are planning to smoke (especially beginners!) it is always a good idea to eat something in advance. When someone faints during or after smoking, most of the times, it is because he or she hasn’t eaten. Another cause may be you using it simultaneously with other drugs or alcohol. When smoking a joint, you can get various positive and negative side effects. There is a small chance to go bad on weed or hash just itself. It’s possible you feel sick.
Using weed and hash strengthens your feelings, both positive and negative. It also influences your perception and your imagination will be limitless. Everything is funny and you will have the munchies. But you also can suddenly start to feel very anxious. If you're not in a good mood that day, it might be a bad idea to smoke weed. Chances are that your mood will only get worse.
During and after smoking (and other ways you can consume weed and hashish) your short-term memory, responsiveness and concentration deteriorate. The latter two are also the reasons why you’re not allowed to participate in traffic under the influence of hash or weed. There’s a greater chance to cause a traffic accident, especially if you’ve consumed alcohol too.
If you smoke weed or hashish, it can slowly damage your respiratory system, like tobacco. Usage can also cause your fertility to deteriorate. It’s possible to become addicted to smoking weed, often because you experience it as a habit. It can get in the way of your daily activities. But it doesn’t make you desperately wanting more or heavier drugs. Sometimes, if you smoke too much weed, it’s possible you get into a psychosis. If you are pregnant or have just given birth, as with alcohol and other drugs, you should not use weed or hashish.