The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine has an e-book or paperback book available titled “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids.”

This book covers the current state of evidence and recommendations for cannabinoid research as of 2017.

For decades now, the medical and scientific community has debated with the cannabis community as to whether or not cannabis is an effective sleep aid.

One side says yes, the other side says no, and then there a group in the middle saying maybe.

What Consumers Say

Most cannabis consumers will tell you is that without their weed they don't sleep worth a damn. Many will also tell you that without cannabis, they have very vivid dreams.

Science and medicine often miss out on a lot of what the cannabis community and culture represents.

Healing of the Plant

There is an extreme amount of healing in the plant but, there's also an extreme amount of healing in the sharing of the plant.

The therapeutic and positive interactions of getting high with another human being has its own healing medicinal properties.

Personally, I know that I love to smoke a joint with my love before bed. Sleep wouldn't be the same without it.

What the Science Says

Some studies suggest that cannabis consumption disrupts one of the final stages of the body's sleep cycle referred to as the REM sleep stage.

Every cannabis consumer out there knows that just listening to the REM CD alone will put you into a deep sleep!

Different Strokes

Okay well maybe not the entire CD, but on a serious note, it's different strokes for different folks. For those who seem to be having issues with insomnia, cannabis appears to be helping.

The only way to know for sure what works for you is to try different strains of cannabis and different methods of consumption.

Keep a journal, and before you know it you'll know what works for you and whether or not cannabis is the key to helping you achieve a great night's sleep!

  Posted: Monday, October 22nd, 10:00am 24 days ago
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James has a passion for wordsmithing content specific to the cannabis community, culture, and industry. This father of seven spends all his time writing about the plant he loves. James believes that cannabis should be an essential part of everyone's life but, this doesn't mean that everyone has to get stoned to do this. Only through education and sharing the stories of the community can we help to tear down the negative walls of stigmas and stereotypes that cannabis has received or the last 80 years. James likes to say, "A single seed can tip the scales, be the seed."

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