Pubdate: Thu, 14 Aug 2014
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Benson


We all just lost a brilliant person whom most of us loved. I felt 
like I lost a brother. This person is Robin Williams. Robin chose to 
take his life. He was a one-of-a-kind person who had a history of 
mania, depression and the accompanying medications. Robin rejected 
clinical terms and instead chose to see himself in terms of being 
sad. We will miss Robin Williams' laughter; he gave us the best medicine.

I can't help but think and feel this tragedy could have been avoided. 
I do not know what Robin's relationship to cannabis was during his 
life's journey, but I do know that cannabis is a powerful medicine 
for overcoming depression. Living in Tiburon, Robin must have had 
access to medical cannabis. If Robin never used medical cannabis, 
we'll probably never know why.

I know so many closet users of medical cannabis who cannot openly 
and/or legally use because of their social position, occupation 
and/or family. We need more understanding and less stigmatization.

Robin Williams will always be a shining light in my soul. I would 
implore anyone out there suffering from depression to try cannabis. 
Don't wait until your last chance. Cannabis makes a difference. Na-nu, na-nu.


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