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A 16-year-old male asked:

i am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. i have very bad anxiety and i am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: You want to see a psychiatrist. There are many more effective medications for anxiety. Marihuana is not very useful.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Contraversial: Where you live, marijuana is heavily regulated, and you could find more anxiety and misery if trouble began. Best approach is to find a good psychologist or psychiatrist, find out cause of anxiety, and get deconditioned. This can be markedly improved.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has been associated with increased risk of psychosis.

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