I'm a 20 year old American male. I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Pervasive Development Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified. Ever since I started taking medication, it hasn't worked. Med "V" has worn off over the years. Med "A" zombified me emotionally. Med "T" made me angry all of the time. Med "R" does absolutely nothing. Med "L" made me agitated, then constipated, and now gave me a full body rash! I'm sick of medicine. Although, earlier this year, I discovered the cannabis plant. I know it alters my mind, but there are benefits. It makes me happy. It makes me forget my disorders. It makes me talk to people more. It makes me have incentive to take care of my body and exercise. It makes me hungry when I otherwise would have fasted. It makes me more in touch with nature and my soul. It makes me think about solutions to my problems. It makes me creative and musical. I have seen in the media that it stops seizures and prevents the progression of Alzheimer's disease, among many other things. Unfortunately modern medicine and healthcare is dictated by huge companies in the United States, and and any mind altering practice, substance, abilities, or powers that are not manifested by their creations is considered insane or illegal. I'm tired of listening to my regular doctors. In history it has been shown that we as a social species have used marijuana since we were tribal and possibly way before that. I am trying to find a doctor that agrees with me and has actually studied the properties and social implications of this plant. My family, so far, supports me.
I need change.