Marijuana Abuse Warning Signs

Marijuana users are difficult to recognize unless they are under the influence of the drug at the time of observation. Casual users may show none of the general symptoms.

  • rapid, loud talking and bursts of laughter in early stages of intoxication
  • sleepy or stuporous in the later stages
  • forgetfulness in conversation
  • inflammation in whites of eyes; pupils unlikely to be dilated
  • odor similar to burnt rope on clothing or breath
  • tendency to drive slowly - below speed limit
  • distorted sense of time passage - tendency to overestimate time intervals
  • use or possession of paraphernalia including roach clip, packs of rolling papers, pipes or bongs