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Only you can answer this question. You must assess your own consciousness in the light of Gurbani. You used the phrase "under the influence." Cannabis used orally as medicine is fine for certain things, but seeking intoxication and escape is another thing entirely. Sikhi prohibits intoxicants as they promote duality and attachment to the substance instead of Naam.

Only you can answer this question. You must assess your own consciousness in the light of Gurbani. You used the phrase "under the influence." Cannabis used orally as medicine is fine for certain things, but seeking intoxication and escape is another thing entirely. Sikhi prohibits intoxicants as they promote duality and attachment to the substance instead of Naam.

You also say, "I have always been afraid to go to the doctors and get recommended a therapist/psychologist because my parents wouldnt understand what depression actually means and I know that I need the extra help." and here's where the real issue lies. You need help and need to ask for it. It may not be a traditional therapist, but do ardas and ask Guru Ji to send you the help you need.

Only you can answer this question. You must assess your own consciousness in the light of Gurbani. You used the phrase "under the influence." Cannabis used orally as medicine is fine for certain things, but seeking intoxication and escape is another thing entirely. Sikhi prohibits intoxicants as they promote duality and attachment to the substance instead of Naam.

You also say, "I have always been afraid to go to the doctors and get recommended a therapist/psychologist because my parents wouldnt understand what depression actually means and I know that I need the extra help." and here's where the real issue lies. You need help and you need to ask for it. It may not be a traditional therapist, but do ardas and ask Guru Ji to send you the help you need.