Cannabis use has been on the rise. One area of cannabis that is not commonly discussed is its effects on mental health. So here we will be discussing the effects of cannabis and its association with various mental health disorders. In the US more than 11.8 million young adults reported using marijuana in 2018 and in 2011 there were nearly 456000 drug-related emergency department visits in the US where marijuana use was mentioned in their medical records. What is cannabis and what is it made out of? Cannabis is a well-known drug, which is known to alter the mind. It is also known as pot, weed, ganja, marijuana, and many other terms. People either smoke cannabis through a hand-rolled cigarette or through vapors and edibles. Cannabis is derived from the plant Cannabis Sativa, which contains high amounts of THC. This stands for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. This contains a psychoactive component that makes people feel high. The other component of cannabis is cannabidiol, which is used to reduce pain and inflammation. Now that we know the components of cannabis, you must be wondering about its effects on the brain and body. When a person smokes cannabis, THC and CBD go into the lungs into the bloodstream. Once the chemicals are in the bloodstream, it is transported through the body. Well, the after-effects of drugs are experienced at different intensities.