Teens turn to marijuana to self-medicate for stress, anxiety: report
Feb 07 2017
The teen years are a high-stress, often anxiety riddled time, and research shows that young Canadians admit to turning to marijuana to cope.
Nicole* was 13 when she began using marijuana. She said at first she smoked pot due to peer pressure, but then she realized it offered her an “escape.”
“Since I was young I’ve suffered severe social anxiety which has only gotten worse,” said Nicole said in a message to Global News.