Addiction and depression are, I think, intimately tied. And anything external used uses to treat depression will become addictive, and I include antidepressants in that. For me, cannabis helps me engage more with the world. Depression is such a complex disease, syndrome, or whatever you want to call it. It’s really difficult to know if what makes you feel better in the moment is really going to be a long term problem. By the time you know, it’s too late, if it’s going to be. As with many things, I think that more awareness is the key, so that we depressives are more able to be aware when we’re descending into addiction. It’s hard and no one can tell us it’s happening but ourselves.

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