Hello everyone! I'm 62 years old and have had bipolar disease since I was 20. I am stable on my medication and have not been in the hospital for ten years. My problem is I still feel depressed, not suicidal as I have many times in the past, I want a better quality of life. I have not used marijuana in about 15 years, but I remember how good I used to feel when I could get my hands on some. I have my doctor's appointment tomorrow for a recommendation. My sister says she will disown me if I start to use MMJ, she is my only relative besides her grown kids and my 90 year old father. I hope I am doing the right thing. My shrink says he doesn't recommend that I begin using marijuana, but leaves it up to me. All I want is to feel a little joy in my life. I don't intend to stop my medication as i think that would cause me to become unstable and run the risk of a psychiatric hospitalization again. There is some anecdotal evidence that marijuana may be a mood stabilizer. But I really don't want to become unstable again after 10 years of stability. I would look forward to hear from anyone about this.