Marijuana , Tension and Depression by Debbie Alcorn
I found your name on the NORML
web site. I have used marijuana for 29 years. I am not a junkie or a burn
out like some people would lead you to believe about pot smokers. I am a
hard working, productive mother of 2 and grandmother of 1. My husband and
myself have always provided for our family, worked hard and paid taxes.
I am currently 43 years old and work as a secretary for a lawn
service company. In the past I have been a professional musician, retail
manager, office manager and customer service representative.
The reason I smoke pot is to relax.
After a difficult and stressful day it is sometimes difficult to
relax and shift from professional worker to mother, grandmother and wife.
Marijuana allows me to do that.
I do not like drinking alcohol because it stays in your system
longer. Marijuana has many
benefits that alcohol or other drugs does not have.
It can make you look at nature in it's true perspective and feel like
one with the world. It
heightens your senses in just about every aspect of life. Yes even with
spirituality. I believe in
order to really speak with God you must feel, within your heart a oneness
with the Holy Spirit. Marijuana
can help to make you aware of the supernatural powers within all of us. On
the birth of my second child, my husband smoked a joint to help him calm
down so he could be there to coach me throughout the birth which was a
natural birth with no drugs for pain. Ive
also used it to help combat depression. I took Prozac for a short time when
I was first diagnosed with depression but found the side effects not worth
the results. With marijuana, if
I begin to feel that feeling of depression coming on, I can smoke and look
at my situation more realistically and even laugh at myself. And this is
with no side effects. Having smoked for 29 years I could give you many life
situations involving pot. I am a walking testimony that every thing you ever
heard about pot is not true.