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A 30-year-old male asked:

How do i get help to not stop smoking marijuana cause it helps my depression and anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Marijuana: Treating the depression/anxiety with psychotropic medications plus cognitive therapy, is more beneficial in the long-run than self-medicating to treat symptoms. Schedule appointment with mental health professional. U will be glad u did.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not yet in MA: The laws in some states near you are moving in the direction you'd like, but it's still not legal even in maine where it is close to a pproval of medical marijuana for specific conditions with a prescription. So, do whatever you can to help pass laws in ma or move to one of the few places that are leading the nation on this issue. Good luck!
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 33 years experience
I recommend exploring other options, as I stated in my response. Works better for your health in the long run.
Jul 25, 2013
Last updated Aug 2, 2013

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