After several decades of abstinence, several months ago I started smoking cannabis again. Not long after I had recommenced I had an unusual experience. The thought of suicide came to me as it had so many times before but this time I was taken aback and ‘appalled’. Suddenly I realized ‘this is the normal reaction’ this is what normal people feel when there is talk of suicide. This was very strange for me because I had long been reconciled to ending my own life both intellectually and emotionally and this reaction was quite contrary to my established response. After several months of regular use I notice that I simply never think about suicide anymore. I presumed this was a rare effect since I had never heard of anyone else reporting it and I thought little more about it until one day someone on another forum said their husband found cannabis the only effective treatment for his bi-polar which I had also never heard of and so I thought maybe it is a common effect – where better to find out if it works for others than here I thought so I ask – what effect, if any, does cannabis have on your thoughts of suicide?