I was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of 27.  I suffered for many, many years from panic attacks and debilitating anxiety.  Unable to hold a job or a relationship with anyone, I feared that I would eventually get to a point where I never left my house or became suicidal.

I started smoking marijuana as a form of treatment at the age of 33 and I call it my cure.  I experienced a dramatic decrease in panic attacks and my anxiety levels fell within the normal range for the first time in years.  I was able to get through the day without breaking down.  I found a job at the age of 34 and have held it ever since, which is 7 years now.  I am active in my social circle as well and my depression is under control.  Whenever I feel a bout coming on, I smoke a little marijuana or eat a small pot brownie if I’m at work.  It does the trick without getting me stoned, so I am able to fully function.