What’s the visual you get in your brain when you think of someone smoking weed? It probably looks a little bit like this.
For most people, using marijuana leads to some serious couch and food time, and that’s about it. But some folks have argued that the sticky green stuff actually helps them focus, particularly with tedious, monotonous tasks such as cleaning and organizing.
And scientists are pretty stumped on why this occurs in some people and not in others. One problem is that the federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it’s hard for researchers to even get their hands on it. One obvious answer is that all drugs affect people in different ways. One person under the influence probably just wants to veg out, while another reorganizes their sock drawer.
Obviously, the tide is turning pretty quickly, as more and more states decriminalize or straight-up legalize marijuana (30 and counting). So maybe once the feds decide to go ahead and legalize it completely, we can get the straight dope (hey o!) on how weed affects us.