Btw I know its long but I think its worth the read so hopefully some of you wont be so lazy and just read it. I realize how there's a lot of threads that ask how does marijuana help you but people never really explain their own situation. I'll start off with my case. Currently I'm an 18 year old senior in HIGH school. My story starts when I hit 10th grade. A huge wave of anxiety and depression hit me(predisposed in my genes). Prior to this I was a pretty good student averaging 3.5GPA. Once 10th grade hit I was constantly late to class(1st period) I wasn't smoking at this point, it was just a huge lack of motivation to keep living and getting out of bed. The whole year I prob had like 70 tardies. My grades started slipping, although I was very depressed I still managed to keep a flat 3.0. Got my very first D mainly because of my so many tardies. 10th grade was mostly just a huge ball of anxiety and depression. I was very anti pot until towards the end of 10th grade. First time I smoked was towards the end of 10 grade. Didn't get high until the 2nd time I did it. And man when I got high for the first time I remember walking down the street and this huge ball was lifted off of my shoulders. I remember thinking to myself "this is what I've been missing." Well 10th grade ended and I didn't really smoke too often because my dad was so against it. Thought it was gonna mess up my life.... Mainly because we have this family friend who's son is known to be a huge pothead and he's a burn out doing nothing with his life. But 11th grade started and I would smoke just every so often... Like once a month sometimes less. Even though it was a very small amount it helped me out tremendously. I had not nearly the same amount tardies, maybe like 12? My grades had picked up to around 3.3-3.5ish. Now fast forward to today. Smoking daily as a senior in high school. But now get this even though I still get a few tardies here and there currently my GPA is..... Wait for it... 4.4 yes! 4.4. And that's all while smoking daily. My anxiety and depression is pretty much non existent. Sorry its long but that's my story hopefully someone will read it.