After leaving the Army in 1998, I started suffering from depression. Being a soldier, I tried to ignore it and adapt. After several years it worsened, drastically. After seeing several psychiatric professionals, my decade long roller coaster ride, known as psychiatric medication began. I ended up becoming completely dependent on the medication. It also caused several new compulsions, while stripping me of all desire to do, or be better. Never realized this until I started listening to the therapists and becoming more self aware. Cannabis had become legal for medical use in my state, so figured, why not? Thanks to the miracle of nature’s green leafy medicine, I now have a much better quality of life, pharmaceutical free, and working to have a more productive, and full life. Now if we can only get the VA onboard.