People can experience cannabis differently due to a range of factors.

Some people may feel happy or relaxed after using cannabis, while others may feel anxious, tense, fearful, and confused. Some factors that may influence how you experience cannabis include:

  • how much you use
  • how often and how long you’ve used it
  • whether you smoke, vape or eat it
  • your mood, your expectations and the environment you’re in
  • your age
  • whether you have certain pre-existing medical or psychiatric conditions
  • whether you’ve taken any alcohol or other drugs (illegal, prescription, over-the-counter or herbal).1

1Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2018). Cannabis. Retrieved from: