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You have to weigh the pros and cons with everything. And when it comes to marijuana, the cons far outweigh the pros. Which is why the medical use is limited to people who are terminally ill or in extreme pain.

You also have to consider the source. The people who grow marijuana are, mostly,  criminals and they often hurt other people in the process.

It depends a lot on the individual, what your specific symptoms are, and how you respond to the drug. There is a difference between casual use and addiction.

I am one of the rare cases of undiagnosed ADD with little or no self medication. I just never fell in with “that crowd” as a teenager/twenty-something and never started using any kind of drug. But if I had been in the right position to try it I probably would have. I always felt like I needed something, but I was never really sure what it was I wanted. I often wonder how different my life would have been if I had experimented with drugs and found something that did work for my depression/anxiety/ADHD.