Depression — major depressive disorder in clinical-speak — affects 40 million adults every year. It is treatable, but only 40 percent of those affected will seek appropriate help.
Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — the "munchies."
Alcoholism is rising in the U.S.. A 2017 study shows it rose 49% in the first decade of this century and now affects one in eight adults.
Joseph D. Hudek felt fine getting on the plane. He then took a cannabis edible. His flight ended with bottles smashed over his head and his arrest on felony charges.