Self-medication with marijuana is pretty common. New research suggests that if that self-medication starts when you are a teen there are dire consequences for the developing brain. Here is a write up of some recent research on the topic.
A quote in the New York Times on November 21 misled some people into believing that Dr. Ned Hallowell thinks that using marijuana to treat ADHD is a good idea. Just the opposite, he thinks it is a very bad idea and has said so for many years. Here is his response to those who had questions about this: