People Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Sleep Medication
written by/ May 27, 2021
Since medical marijuana was first introduced, pro-weed activists have lauded the sleep benefits associated with the consumption of marijuana. A recent study even indicates that people prefer using medical marijuana over OTC sleep aids.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of New Mexico in conjunction with the California State Polytechnic University and they focused on the medical marijuana market in Colorado, as well as the market for sleep aids.
The findings of this study showed that when medical marijuana became increasingly available in the Colorado area, sales of over-the-counter sleep aids decreased. Hence, the researchers deduced that when given the chance to choose between medical marijuana and over-the-counter sleep aids, many picked the former.
A considerable chunk of the population struggles with sleep issues — whether it’s the inability to fall asleep or the ability to stay asleep. For years, the only legal options were over-the-counter medications or prescription sleeping pills that you get from a doctor. Now, medical marijuana is easily accessible as well as completely legal.
You can also buy marijuana in many different forms — from the flower that you can smoke to oils and edibles. In addition, with the legalization of medical marijuana, marijuana professionals have been able to research and study the different strains of marijuana and the effects that these have on the body. Meaning, you can walk into a medical marijuana dispensary and purchase marijuana products that are specifically designed to help you sleep.