Originally published on mathabah.org
Answered by Imam Mazhar Mahmood
What is the Islamic position on marijuana? Is marijuana unlawful to smoke and consume, and why? Is it allowed to occasionally smoke a little marijuana?
Thank you for your query. May Allāh save one and all from elements which lead to immorality, distress and degradation of our lives and communities. Āmīn
Cannabis (Marijuana) is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite. Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. (Wikipedia)