Marijuana causes depression, experts say

Marijuana causes depression, experts say

There are 82 comments on the WFIE-TV Evansville story from May 11, 2008, titled Marijuana causes depression, experts say. In it, WFIE-TV Evansville reports that:

“They put on a happy face, they look as if they're achieving the things they need to achieve, doing the things they need to do, because they feel their parents are already over-stressed with long commutes and two jobs”

Teenagers appear to be using marijuana to fight depression, the government said Friday. via WFIE-TV Evansville

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Waynesboro, VA

#22 Nov 20, 2008
I think that pot causes depression when people that smoke weed can not find any to buy. People talk about the Mexican drug wars. Who cares all that die cannot become illegal invaders. Actually most of the killing is over crank. Crank is good as it kills its users a little at a time. Crank users are useless and do the country a favor by killing themselves with it. As for making pot legal contact your representative about it and see the nasty reply you will get. Congress is bought and paid for by then alcohol and tobacco companies.
Legalize marijuana

United States

#23 Nov 20, 2008
Pot smokers who show signs of depression were already depressed BEFORE they smoked pot.

Eugene, OR

#24 Nov 20, 2008
weed makes me extremely happy..
i don't see how it can make someone depressed though

“Emotion's Canvas Painted This”

Since: Aug 08

Sierra Vista, AZ

#25 Nov 21, 2008
weed makes me extremely happy. unless i'm in town. then i get paranoid. but if i'm at home i love to roll me a nice blunt and go outside and smoke and daydream i'm flying throught the clouds :)

Lake Mary, FL

#27 Nov 26, 2008
I don't see much difference between the stress reduction of Marijuana, and trying to achieve the same effect from worship. Pondering our fate as humans can be terrifying.Contemplating sickness, death, and other tragedy can be most unsettling. For belivers, the comfort is in the faith that everything will eventually be put right, and that there is perfect eternal life awaiting.
But as some abuse Marijuana, religion is abused too. The Christian crusades and Islamic terror are two examples of just how deadly religious ferver can get. Stoned out zombies attempting to drive or take care of children are some of the dangers of pot abuse as well. It seems that any human endevour can result in tragedy , regardless of the motive . Marijuana should be legal , but controlled, just as a child of a Christian Scientist should be protected from their parents in case they require a medical procedure that the parents deem unholy.

Salt Lake City, UT

#28 Nov 26, 2008
ProVallone,,its all in peoples minds, it certainly a mental issue,no dought
Richard O

Howell, NJ

#29 Dec 2, 2008
Legalize marijuana

United States

#30 Dec 2, 2008
Richard O wrote: ion
No reference to marijuana whatsoever in this link/article.

Since: Dec 08

Clemson, SC

#32 Dec 26, 2008
I'm in the middle when it comes to pot. I've never smoked it to relieve my depression. I've smoked it like 4 times in my life and 2 times I got real paranoid and the others I just chilled. These days I say if it relives your depression for a time and it ISNT too harmful to you....then go for it. Cant be much worse than the meds they put us on.

High Springs, FL

#33 Dec 28, 2008
Marijuana has medicinal properties. I don't recall any person since the 1960 Hippie Generation that had a problem with smoking weed. I think the drug problem today rest on the pharmaceutical (mind) drugs with death by mass murder, suicide or violence in the society.

There is not enough soap and water to cleanse the hands of the mental health and counseling industry and their bogus, "made to order" diagnoses and should be politically targeted for the crimes and atrocities in the society and dissolved.

“Mommy I ate to much turkey!!!!”

Since: May 07

Lake City MI

#34 Dec 28, 2008
I have never seen a person angry after smoking a joint. If fact the people I've seen after they smoked one laughing and eating lol.

“Hello.. =)”

Since: Dec 08

Richlands, Virginia

#35 Dec 28, 2008
Well.. Yeah.. Marijuana IS a "Depressant".
So.. It makes sense.=)
i kno

Garden City, MO

#36 Dec 29, 2008
i love weed. it doesnt depress me we have a bond


#37 Mar 8, 2009
joe wrote:
made me depressed all the time.
Joe, it does the same thing to me, how did you get better?

Since: Feb 09

Spring Hill, FL

#38 Mar 8, 2009
Weedheads are only depressed when they are out of weed.
Legalize Cannabis

United States

#39 Mar 8, 2009
Cannabis helps my depression, thus giving credence to the "3 side effects of cannabis: happy, hungry, sleepy"

United States

#41 Dec 7, 2009
im not depressed, been smoking for 25 yrs. gonna keep on smokin...

United States

#42 Dec 7, 2009
Anything that make u have two different minds. U don't need it. That's pretty close to having bipolar- one minute ur up and next ur down. And then it continues. What was wrong with u n the first place to make u want to change. Fix the issue & then there is no need for the drug. Don't fix it & I guess u will need the drug to fix ur irresponsibility. Think about it.

United States

#43 Dec 7, 2009
hmmmm wrote:
im not depressed, been smoking for 25 yrs. gonna keep on smokin...
Sorry to hear that u didn't like urself before. It's been so long now if u stop no one would know who u r. Get it! 2 minds! Do ur thing but try not to harm or persuade anyone else.

United States

#44 Dec 7, 2009
Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to hear that u didn't like urself before. It's been so long now if u stop no one would know who u r. Get it! 2 minds! Do ur thing but try not to harm or persuade anyone else.
oh my god mom? is it really you? I thought you were gone, fuckU, like I said 25 years, I haven't hurt anyone, you know nothing so go back to being mom and find something you know something about to spout off about, and by the way I love my life, every moment of it.

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