I recently moved to North Carolina for a job. I am finally doing what I wanted, graphic design, except i haven't done anything but fileing yet, but I am sure it will come, but anyway, I had to quit smoking for this job. I have serious depression, and all the medicines they gave me, and all the treatments never worked. I had several suicide attempts because I felt it was hopless. I didn't even used to smoke pot at all. I started smoking, and I found it cured my depression. Since I became a pothead, i have been able to start getting up every morning, and doing things after I get home from work, instead of just sleeping all the time. I feel normal now. I can function. My depression was so bad I could not function properly. What then is wrong with me smoking. I know that because I have to quit, I am soon going to fall back into my depression. If pot is really so bad, if it kills your motivation, if it is a "gateway" drug, then why have i never ever tried any other drug, and i am now 20 years old, I don't think I am going to start now. I started smoking when I was 16, I mean, I had stopped for a year between 18-19 but starting agian was the best thing. Why am I more motivated, and get more done, now that I smoke every day. I don't know what i am going to do now, my depression gets so bad, I mean, i think maybe it is more than depression, but I can't live like that, it isn't fair. They couldn't make you stop smoking for a job if pot was legal. And it's not like i am even doing it just because it is fun, it cures my depression, it makes me able to function like a normal person, which I never have been able to do before. In fact, recently, people have commented on how much better I seem (people who don't know I smoke, like my parents) they don't know why, but everyone can see how much better I am, how much happier I seem, how much better i function now. How can you argue with that? It also does so many good things for som many other people. It helps Gulcomia, fever, insomnia, emphyzima, Ruhamitizim, arthritis, asthma, and to block epliptic seziure. It alliveates pain and nausea-associated with aids and cancer. Also, associated with my own medicinal use, it is one of the best stress relivers. If it was legal it would also help the economy. Pot leaves make very good food, salad, etc. Also, hemp, is stronger and cheaper than sinthetic rope. (my spelling sucks today) Hemp paper, is also better for the environment. And what are the positive effects versus the negative? Well lets see, even in a person who is not sick, it is good for your stomach, you appitite, your eyes, your heart, among other things. If you eat it instead of smoking it, it has no negative effects whatsoever. The only harm is to your lungs if you smoke it, but what medicine doesn't have side effects? All of them do. I think that may-b I should move to amsterdam.