Feeling the Effects of Marjuana 3 Days Later - Is That Bad?

Published: November 06, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
i smoked weed 3 days ago and i still feel the effects of it. Is this a bad things
Signed: Feeling the Effects of Marijuana 3 Days Later - Is That Bad?

Dear Feeling the Effects of Marijuana 3 Days Later - Is That Bad?,

Marijuana has short acute effects. When smoked the short-term effects can last up to four hours and when eaten the effects can last up to 12 hours. Although the acute effects wear off, Marijuana has a long half-life, this means it takes a long time for the substance to leave the body. The half-life is the time it takes for the compound to reduce in concentration to half in the blood. Cannabis is stored in the fat cells and is slowly eliminated from the body. This doesn’t mean you will feel the short acute effects for a long time but may feel some other symptoms such as headache, drowsiness, and grogginess.  

If you have any concerns about the symptoms you have been experiencing, TeenHealthFX suggests you speak to your school nurse or primary care physician. FX also recommends that you read the NIDA for Teens article on marijuana to ensure that you are educated about the effects of using marijuana so you can make healthy decisions for yourself in the future.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX