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42 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 335 (2017-2018)
Using Marijuana as My Antidepressant and Now I Feel Better: A Call for More Research into the Viability of Marijuana as Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder

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      OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY

                    LAW REVIEW


VOLUME  42                                           NUMBER   3


                           NOTES


   USING MARIJUANA AS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT
       AND   Now I FEEL BETTER: A CALL FOR
       MORE   RESEARCH INTO THE VIABILITY OF
  MARIJUANA AS TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION,
         ANXIETY, AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

                     Stephanie E. Anderson*


                       I. INTRODUCTION

   Marijuana has growing popularity and acceptance in the legal system.
In November 2016, residents of California, Massachusetts, and Nevada
voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.' As of now, nine states and
the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.2


* Juris Doctor Candidate, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2018. Stephanie
Anderson would like to thank her mother, Melissa Anderson; her fianc6, Kristjan
Melders; Linda Melders; and Eric Melders for their continuous love and support. She
would also like to thank the Oklahoma City University Law Review for the care and
diligence with which they edited this piece.
   1. Thomas Fuller, Voters Legalize Marijuana in Three States, N.Y. TIMES (Nov. 9,
2016),         http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/us/politics/election-ballot.html
[https://perma.cc/2YD2-EGWB].
   2. Maryuana Overview, NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES (Aug. 30,
2017), http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/marijuana-overview.aspx


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