All posts tagged: medical cannabis

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Ask About BPD: Self Medication

Ask About BPD: I have a question… why is the only thing that seems to make my son seem half normal to self medicate. When he is stoned he seems to manage so well and seem so at peace and able to cope.. but as soon as his buzz wears off he is crazy angry again ;-( It’s a lose lose situation it seems ….   I’m assuming that the drug in question is marijuana, so I will base my answer on that. Self medicating is not uncommon amongst people suffering from any number of the many varieties of disorders that fall under the depression umbrella, especially those of us living with BPD. Nearly half of those diagnosed with BPD have histories of substance abuse disorder, a shockingly high number, though slightly less surprising when you consider that one of the most common characteristics of BPD is a lack of impulse control.   Why Cannabis: One would seem to be hard-pressed to find a high-strung marijuana user–not to say that they don’t exist (I work …

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BPD Voices Project: Letter Sent

From the BPD Voices Project. Below is a letter that one of our followers sent to her government official expressing her story and explaining why medical cannabis should be seen as a viable and legal option for those who experience BPD. Dear Sir/Madam I have suffered from bpd for over 10 years, probably since adolescence at 15. I am 27 years young now and still suffering. I know that there is a way that cannabinoids can treat bpd and probably other mental illnesses too. I have smoked cannabis on and off for a long time, due to the fact that it calms me when I am in an episode and makes me a completely normal person. The only problem being is, with it being illegal, I never get the same strain twice and dont have any control over how much cbd and thc I am consuming. Too much thc is ok when I smoke it, but can make my symptoms worse in the long run. I have spent my entire life on and off every single …