Marijuana and Depression



Is Marijuana Really The Best Treatment For Depression?

Marijuana can help some kinds of depression as a short-term therapy, but it can be harmful to others. It is not a good long-term solution for dealing with any kind of depression, with the possible exception of pain-induced depression.

The reason is that marijuana creates at least as many problems as it solves if a person continues to take it in an unbalanced way on a long-term basis. Over time, it erodes the very foundation s/he needs to get out of the depression, so it defeats the purpose of using marijuana to begin with.

Can Marijuana Cause Depression?

On top of that, there are several forms of depression that can directly come from taking marijuana itself. When you add this effect to the circular, distorted and confused logic that unbalanced marijuana can cast over a person’s mind if s/he doesn’t take it in a responsible way, then s/he can definitely wind up with more trouble than s/he had at the outset.

Marijuana can cause depression in some people by depleting their yin, blood and jing. We need yin to refresh ourselves and rejuvenate. The blood is the seat of the emotions and memory. Taking marijuana in an unbalanced way can confuse, deplete and toxify the blood.

Getting to The Future

All of these are the opposite actions from the ones a person wants to take to clear up depression. Jing is the motivating force that a person needs to move forward in life. If someone takes marijuana to the point that it compromises his/her jing, it’s robbing him/her of the future and how s/he would get there.

On the other hand, some people find that short-term marijuana use can help them to find a creative breakthrough, get perspective and reorient themselves to life in new and better ways. The test to determine whether any of it is real is to stop taking marijuana and see how it all pans out in the real world.


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