A lot of the people in my family suffer from depression.
Depression affects at least one in every 15 adults and the rates are even higher in teens and people in their 20s.
Women also have a much higher rate of depression than men. I found out that I was suffering from depression when I was 20 years old. I was going through a major depressive episode in college and I couldn’t get out of bed to go to class. My roommate contacted the health professionals and I got some help quickly. I’m very thankful that my roommate contacted someone instead of letting me flunk all of my classes and get kicked out of school. I needed help for the depression and I got that. I started using a low dose everyday prescription medicine and the doctor at the campus also sent me for a medical marijuana evaluation. Medical marijuana is legal in the state for all residents aged 16 years old and up as long as they have a notation from a healthcare provider. The healthcare provider agreed that medical marijuana would help me with depression. I regularly take a low dose of edibles in the morning. I prefer a gummy or a hard candy, but I also like tinctures and cannabis infused beverages. After I finish with school, I plan to get a job in a state where recreational and medical marijuana is legal. I’ve looked at the prices in those states and they are about a fourth of what I have to pay here for the same products and the selection is much better as well.