Is Marijuana a depressant?

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May 19, 2018

Answer:

Marijuana is a depressant, a stimulant, and a hallucinogen.

Explanation:

Marijuana can be classified as a depressant, a stimulant, or a hallucinogen because it impacts each user differently.

Marijuana as a Stimulant
It can sometimes be classified as a stimulant when it causes the following effects.

  1. Elevated moods
  2. Increased heart rate
  3. Paranoia
  4. Anxiety

Marijuana as a Hallucinogen
It can sometimes be classified as a hallucinogen when it causes the following effects.

  1. Nausea

  2. Altered sense of space or time

  3. Loss of control over motor skills

  4. Loss of sense of self

Marijuana as a Depressant
It can sometimes be classified as a depressant when it causes the following effects.

  1. Relaxation

  2. Memory Loss

  3. Dizziness

  4. Sleepiness

Therefore, marijuana can be classified as a depressant, as well as a hallucinogen and a stimulant.