Marijuana causes depression, experts say

May 11, 2008 Full story: WFIE-TV Evansville 82

“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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“REAP HEMP AND FREE THE WORLD.”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#68 Apr 27, 2010
cody wrote:
<quoted text>Hi,
I need advice. I need to get that card so I can smoke legally in my house. I hate smoking it, I do. But, the Marinol is just not working as well. I only smoke or take Marinol at night. Bed time. To me it's like drinking. I won't drive or go out.
I contacted a place, they want my medical records, I have them here. Do I trust these people ?? They want me to see their doctor, then the $200 fee. How do I know who to go to ?
Any advice ?
Thanks.
I will research the issue get back to you asap.

Over 60 percent of michigan state voters approved and detroit is actually turning 'green', but that's also because of an organic farming movement spreading across the us.

.I will find groups that can help.

200 is a standard fee for an 'evaluation'

You MUST have records that PROVE you need access to medical cannabis. then it's up to your state health dpt.

be warned: expect AT LEAST a six month wait, applications are flooding into the dept of health big time.
cody

New Baltimore, MI

#69 Apr 27, 2010
New Mexico Activist 505 wrote:
<quoted text>
I will research the issue get back to you asap.
Over 60 percent of michigan state voters approved and detroit is actually turning 'green', but that's also because of an organic farming movement spreading across the us.
.I will find groups that can help.
200 is a standard fee for an 'evaluation'
You MUST have records that PROVE you need access to medical cannabis. then it's up to your state health dpt.
be warned: expect AT LEAST a six month wait, applications are flooding into the dept of health big time.
Thanks. I'm new to this. I've passed many joints in my time, but never liked it. I'm a non smoker, but I've always felt it should be legal. It's safer than alcohol. I'll only be smoking when everyone is in bed, not driving or anything.
Funny, I turn 44 and now I need it. Well, thank God it's there, literally. Did I spell that wrong ??
I have my medical records. My doctor even told me, very innocently, that I should smoke -- hint, hint.
I am very sick. It's chronic. I pray for a cure.
My stomach quit working, then my colon. Lots of pain and nausea. Lots. So, lots of prayers. I pray all the time.
I'll be healed when it's time.
Thanks for all your help.
Joe

Mountain Home, AR

#70 Apr 27, 2010
I think anything you use to alter your mind will cause problems after it wears off. It seems the problem that causes a person to use something is always there waiting when the drug wears off. I have fought my mind for years and it is winning. I tried a good doctor once and he said I probably would never overcome my ghosts and I should keep trying the natural way. That being, working out, staying super active and avoid depressing things. I did find some peace being a "thrill junkie" for a while.

“REAP HEMP AND FREE THE WORLD.”

Since: Jul 09

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#71 Apr 28, 2010
Joe wrote:
I think anything you use to alter your mind will cause problems after it wears off. It seems the problem that causes a person to use something is always there waiting when the drug wears off. I have fought my mind for years and it is winning. I tried a good doctor once and he said I probably would never overcome my ghosts and I should keep trying the natural way. That being, working out, staying super active and avoid depressing things. I did find some peace being a "thrill junkie" for a while.
Medical Cannabis could help you, if you'll haven an open mind.
Joe

Mountain Home, AR

#73 Apr 28, 2010
New Mexico Activist 505 wrote:
<quoted text>
Medical Cannabis could help you, if you'll haven an open mind.
I tried pot and hash in Asia it relaxed me but like I said once I came down my problems were worse. I can get any kind of pain pill I want now but I try and stay alert and don't use any sort of pain meds. Thanks anyway.

“REAP HEMP AND FREE THE WORLD.”

Since: Jul 09

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#74 Apr 29, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
I tried pot and hash in Asia it relaxed me but like I said once I came down my problems were worse. I can get any kind of pain pill I want now but I try and stay alert and don't use any sort of pain meds. Thanks anyway.
At least support others' choice to consume it then.

However, if it came down to it, would you use medical cannabis
if it meant keeping you healthy and vital?

Even taking some pills isn't good for you.

Also, how long ago did you try it?

Have you tried modern medical cannabis?

“Alpha Omega”

Since: Dec 09

United States

#75 Apr 30, 2010
Maybe Terri needs it to quell the nausea, and some of the pain she has from her sickness. Maybe others do as well. But the illegal drugs, and these bloody drug wars need to stop. 800 people killed in Juarez just this year, and for what? Blood money. The love of money really is the root of all evil, and people kill for it. It makes me sick. Yea, to supply Americans with pot, and other drugs but mostly pot. Pot should be legalized and then this bloodshed would stop. The world is not only evil, it's insane.

Constance

“REAP HEMP AND FREE THE WORLD.”

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#76 Apr 30, 2010
Constantia wrote:
Maybe Terri needs it to quell the nausea, and some of the pain she has from her sickness. Maybe others do as well. But the illegal drugs, and these bloody drug wars need to stop. 800 people killed in Juarez just this year, and for what? Blood money. The love of money really is the root of all evil, and people kill for it. It makes me sick. Yea, to supply Americans with pot, and other drugs but mostly pot. Pot should be legalized and then this bloodshed would stop. The world is not only evil, it's insane.
Constance
right on...
cody

New Baltimore, MI

#77 Apr 30, 2010
New Mexico Activist 505 wrote:
<quoted text>
right on...
Ditto to both of you.
Ya, I need it. Funny, I don't like it.
Joe ?? Hang in there !!
Listen to Constance.
Listen to me ?? She's more stable though :)
Terri
cody

New Baltimore, MI

#78 Apr 30, 2010
I'm on Marinol pills.
I get a different reaction everytime.
Sometimes I get too high on the same dosage that didn't get me high.
If I smoke, I can control that part of it.

“Alpha Omega”

Since: Dec 09

United States

#79 Apr 30, 2010
cody wrote:
<quoted text>
Ditto to both of you.
Ya, I need it. Funny, I don't like it.
Joe ?? Hang in there !!
Listen to Constance.
Listen to me ?? She's more stable though :)
Terri
Well, I don't know if anyone should listen to me. All I was trying to get across to NM Activist, is that each person has to make their own choices, i.e., choose their own battles, in which course they need to take to deal with pain, as well as life in general.

Long term pain can be very debilitating, frustrating, and depressing. Suffering just wears people out.

What tics me off is the government making those choices for people who would benefit from using marajuana for medicial reasons such as yours, nausea, lack of appetite,and pain, by criminalizing it. Then of course, this is where the drug lords come in, as well as the so called war on drugs. That's where Congressman Ron Paul and I agree. Legalization would take away the drug lord's power and reason for existance.

I don't agree that marajuana should be legalized just for people who use it to get high. Any drug abuser, whether it's pot, meth, alcohol or prescription drugs that goes out and gets into a wreck and hurts or kills someone, needs to serve prison time, but as you can see, they are already doing that on illegal drugs. Pot is probably the least dangerous of any drug mentioned.

But Joe is right about pot being a sorry way to deal with problems. All it does is mask them....just for a little while.

Anyway, the title of this article is BS, that marajuana causes depression. That's just crazy talk.
cody

New Baltimore, MI

#80 May 2, 2010
Constantia wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I don't know if anyone should listen to me. All I was trying to get across to NM Activist, is that each person has to make their own choices, i.e., choose their own battles, in which course they need to take to deal with pain, as well as life in general.
Long term pain can be very debilitating, frustrating, and depressing. Suffering just wears people out.
What tics me off is the government making those choices for people who would benefit from using marajuana for medicial reasons such as yours, nausea, lack of appetite,and pain, by criminalizing it. Then of course, this is where the drug lords come in, as well as the so called war on drugs. That's where Congressman Ron Paul and I agree. Legalization would take away the drug lord's power and reason for existance.
I don't agree that marajuana should be legalized just for people who use it to get high. Any drug abuser, whether it's pot, meth, alcohol or prescription drugs that goes out and gets into a wreck and hurts or kills someone, needs to serve prison time, but as you can see, they are already doing that on illegal drugs. Pot is probably the least dangerous of any drug mentioned.
But Joe is right about pot being a sorry way to deal with problems. All it does is mask them....just for a little while.
Anyway, the title of this article is BS, that marajuana causes depression. That's just crazy talk.
Bad weekend..........
Lots happened. I ate something I guess I shouldn't have too. I don't know what ? I think chicken. They said I could have some, but I don't think so. The pain was bad this morning, I cried when the dog got on the bed. I'm still in pain even after the Marinol and some smoke. I'm in pain. You can't take real pain pills for this- like Demerol. I have that too. It makes your stomach worse. All we have is weed ? There is nothing else for this illness.
I just have to hurt tonight. I'm on liquids for a few days now.
Some day, I will be on liquids and maybe a feeding tube. I pray not, but it's God who can heal me, no one else. It's his call.
He's healed me before, big time, so I have faith that this too shall pass.
Joe

Evening Shade, AR

#81 May 4, 2010
New Mexico Activist 505 wrote:
<quoted text>
At least support others' choice to consume it then.
However, if it came down to it, would you use medical cannabis
if it meant keeping you healthy and vital?
Even taking some pills isn't good for you.
Also, how long ago did you try it?
Have you tried modern medical cannabis?
Its been a while (8 years) since I tried some BC bud. I am an old dude and when I was working security my home base was London and during the disco era I tried all kinds of drugs. I loved that life at that time, I would spend a years pay during a months leave. My life started to go downhill when I turned 35 and realized I had wasted my whole life. I stayed in the business for several more years and was unlucky enough to survive. Many of my friends used hard drugs a lot to get past the awful things we were a part of. I might try medical pot before my time runs out, I would hate to miss something.
cody

New Baltimore, MI

#82 May 5, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Its been a while (8 years) since I tried some BC bud. I am an old dude and when I was working security my home base was London and during the disco era I tried all kinds of drugs. I loved that life at that time, I would spend a years pay during a months leave. My life started to go downhill when I turned 35 and realized I had wasted my whole life. I stayed in the business for several more years and was unlucky enough to survive. Many of my friends used hard drugs a lot to get past the awful things we were a part of. I might try medical pot before my time runs out, I would hate to miss something.
Joe, every day is a new day. I can't dwell on the really bad stuff I did years ago. You'll drive yourself crazy. It's over. God forgives. It's much harder to forgive yourself. I still beat myself up over soooo many things. I dwell too much on it.
I can't erase it or turn back time.
If you feel the need to smoke, then smoke. You know you're not going to do anything harder.
I wish I had the right words for you ??
I just want to help you feel at peace. I don't know what you need ?
What do you think you want out of the rest of your life ? You don't have to tell me if you don't want, but think about it.
I'll leave my number below. Topix keeps deleting it.
If you ever need to talk, especially at night, just call me. I'll listen.
Terri
Constantce

AOL

#84 May 9, 2010
My mama always told me, "it's not what you want, but what you need that's good for you".

Then there is a proverb that says, "Wisdom stands crying in the street....but no one listens".

Just reflecting on a few thoughts on mother's day. I wish I had listened to my mother back when. She was a wise and godly woman, a hard worker, and devoted mother. I miss her.

Now....I'm trying hard to listen....and not do just what I want to do, but what I need to do...that's good for me. There's always going to be a struggle between those two things. It's just the nature of man built into all of us.
Schmitz

Naperville, IL

#86 Jun 17, 2011
well it can cause depression in high doses possibly help in low. high doses causes panix attacks and anxiety which leads to depression. marijuana is making many teens depressed despite wether you get depressed or not from it
Schmitz

Naperville, IL

#87 Jun 17, 2011
Much marijuana contains mercury in it. Marijuana contains 4 times as much as pnemoniua as ciggaretes. regardless if it makes you depressed or not there is real health risks to it.
mixdchixzrule

Washington, DC

#88 Jun 17, 2011
Real Healing wrote:
Yea, weed helps support the growing illegal Mexican drug trade, and you know Americans need to help subsidize that, and support the Mexican Drug lords to in their effort to supply drugs to the United States and the teens and kids just starting out in drugs, and the still addicted boomers left over from the 60's and 70's.

Plus, it helps medicate and dull down their real problems, which are spiritual in nature so they don't have to think about maybe CHANGING THEM.??

People need to grow up and come to the realization that there is a God in heaven who is more than willing to help and heal them.....and show them they don't need drugs.

I get High from the Most High.

http://christianity.about.com/od/depressionan...
:) god is good!
mixdchixzrule

Washington, DC

#89 Jun 17, 2011
Real Healing 4 You wrote:
<quoted text>The ONLY reason I can see legalizing marijuana is that it would nip the illegal drug traffic across the Mexican border in the bud, and starve out the drug lords that orchestrate it.

Also, I heartily approve what they are now doing in California, allowing marijuana for use by cancer patients, who suffer from horrible nausea.

One of the biggest problems with cancer patients taking chemo is the nausea, and the resulting weight loss contributes to fatal health decline and death. To withhold marijuana in these cases is nothing short of barbaric.

But to just cut everybody loose to smoke weed, knowing that there are going to be idiots that abuse it, I for one don't want to be out on a street or highway with some super doped up moron coming out of a marijuana coffeehouse, anymore than I do a drunk or someone who's high on some other substance, some of which might be in the prescription drug class.

I've just been through this nightmare with a son of mine. A doctor began prescribing pain pills for a shoulder injury, and then he starting abusing those along with the beer that he ususally drank, maybe a six pack over the course of the evening after work.

But once he started mixing, it became a total nightmare. Dealing with this in my family was the worst thing that I'd ever experienced. I thank God that miraculously, he is TOTALLY off all drugs, alcohol, prescription drugs and pot, and I've never seen him happier or more productive, and his business is thriving.

To me, prescription drugs are the plague of the United States and will destroy this country. Far worse than pot ever could be.

I just wish people didn't have this compelling need to get high and dabble with mind altering substances.

I've found that being in the here and now and having your mind clear is a beautiful feeling.

Anyway, LM, you're on a mind trip if you think marijuana will ever be legalized in the US. It just ain't gonna happen.
Im glad u have an open mind. I see the benifit, but know the harm first hand. Blessings bro..a friend in god.
Florence J

New York, NY

#90 Feb 6, 2012
Marijuana does affect the brain and it is no wonder that it can cause depression. In other times, marijuana can also cause psychosis. If you want to know more about it, just visit http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/w...

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