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Washington State to decide on qualifying mental health conditions for medical marijuana | The NORML Stash Blog

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9 responses to “Washington State to decide on qualifying mental health conditions for medical marijuana”

  1. Hisa

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  2. Shawn Hampton

    Chong smoke me out!

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  4. Andromeda

    Hmm, isn’t depression a potentially terminal medical condition? Suicide is directly related to depression, and I’d say that fits the description of “terminal.”

    Furthermore, isn’t it potentially debilitating? My personal experience: I was so severely depressed for about a year and a half that I was bedridden. I’d call that debilitating.

    I’ve battled depression since I was a teenager, and tried 15 – 20 different pharmaceutical anti-depressants over a period of 10 years in an attempt to treat it. 4 or 5 years ago I finally found a pill that was moderately effective. However, I was unhappy with the side effects it was causing and after doing extensive reading about cannabis, I decided to give that a shot. WOW. No pill that I’ve tried in the last 10 years has been half as effective at treating my depression as cannabis. It’s been almost a year now since I stopped taking my pharmaceutical anti-depressant but I found that using cannabis once a day at bedtime keeps my depression in check — and by “in check” I mean I feel normal most days, whereas I felt continuous mild to moderate depression on “the best” pharma pill I’d found.

    I hope WA comes to its senses and realizes that a mental illness can DEFINITELY fit either (or both) criteria of “terminal or debilitating medical condition” and that, furthermore, MMJ can be effective when other pharma pills have failed to help.

  5. J.W.

    One could argue that consumption makes the world a better place even for non-consumers. My wife would argue that point vehemently.

  6. MatterofLiberty

    Recreational users just consume Cannabis to soley get “high” or happy right?Isn’t this one argument of prohibitionists?……How is that not considered a legitimate allieviation of depression?!

  7. J.W.

    “I use it for depression, yeah I get real depressed whenever I run out”
    Tommy Chong

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  9. dogtato

    Argh, but it’s so great at treating depression and anxiety.

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