Is Smoking Weed Reducing or Increasing My Social Anxiety?

I can rationalize smoking marijuana in many ways. It helps with writer’s block, boosts my libido, settles my stomach, and helps curb my boozing. But there is only one way I can justify smoking it before, say, walking into my 3-year-old’s playdate or ballet class: Weed helps with my (self-diagnosed) social anxiety disorder—or so I tell myself. There are other …