Is it necessarily that bad if i use marijuana to help with my depression, anxiety, and insomnia?

Is it necessarily that bad if i use marijuana to help with my depression, anxiety, and insomnia?
Could I use weed to have a fun time with friends? While using responsibly

Thanks for asking about the impact of marijuana. A little while ago someone else asked a similar question. My response can be found on the WeRNative website at “Is weed really bad”.

The bottom line is that as an adolescent you, your brain and well-being is important. We just don’t know what the long term effects on your brain will be.

The most responsible way to have fun with friends, is to not use substances.

There is little research on the use of marijuana and adolescent mental health. If you are struggling with these issues I suggest you see a counselor and/or your doctor.

You can find a counselor by checking with:

  • Your tribal office
  • School counselor
  • Or go to Mental Health America and type in your zip code to find a counselor near you

I hope that this helps,..

Auntie Manda