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Hey cherna,

Thanks for checking in with this great question. The topic has come up with my clients.

I have to admit that I am not in any way an expert on this topic. So your question motivated me to do some research on my own. Here are some links to articles I found especially interesting:

https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/...

https://cannabissupport.com.au/news/weed-watc...

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condition...

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321...

From reading these articles, it seems that marijuana use may be negatively associated with depression. And it also seems that here is a whole lot of research that needs to be done before we can really understand this connection and understand fully whether marijuana use can be used in depression treatment. The jury still seems to be out.

What I always encourage my clients not to do is to self-medicate. Any mood-altering substance should only be used under the guidance of a psychiatrist.

So I really encourage you to work with a medical doctor if you decide to explore this further.

Take good care of yourself, my friend!

Gary

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