I recently got approved to medical cannabis so that I could go off some of the pills that I was prescribed for anxiety, schizoaffective disorder, etc.
I don't have the best relationship with pills. I found them too easy to abuse in the past and ineffective in the present. The side effects are staggering for me and they really hurt my body more than helped.
There was a time that I was on so many different medications prescribed by my doctor that I basically blacked out an entire year of my life. I was a zombie. Sure, I wasn't hearing voices or having hallucinations as much but I wasn't living my life either. I was asleep more hours than awake and hearing from prescribers that that was an acceptable solution to my condition was quite appalling.
I understand medication works for some folks, which I have no qualms about, it didn't work for me. I wish it had worked for me, but since it didn't I have to accept that I will have to continue to find solutions and strategies that work for me so that I can live the best life for myself as possible.