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Marijuana and Sleep – What You Need To Know

Daniel King

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Medical Marijuana and Sleep

Given marijuana’s soothing effects, many studies already revealed that it could serve as an effective sleeping aid for people who have troubles finding their ways into the dreamland. However, although the role of cannabis in helping people get a good night rest comes as a no surprise anymore, many remains unaware about the real relationship that links the two.

That’s why, to give you a brief yet important background about this topic, here are 5 facts about marijuana and sleep that you should not miss knowing.

Marijuana and Sleep – Facts

Marijuana Makes You Fall Asleep Faster

If you have been struggling drifting straight to the dreamland, taking cannabis might just be the answer you’re looking for. Since marijuana reduces stress and promotes a calming sensation, it helps a person fall asleep much faster, especially for those suffering from pain, insomnia, PTSD, or other types of ailments that affect one’s ability to drift into the sleeping realm instantly.

Cannabis Reduces Your Ability to Dream

If you have been using marijuana as a good night pill for quite some time now, you might be noticing that you’re missing some dreams. Various studies have shown that regular intake of cannabis before going to bed reduces the time spent in REM, or the final stage of your sleep cycle in which dream occurs. Because of this, you might have trouble experiencing dreams or having vivid ones. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to bid your dreams a permanent farewell. In fact, stopping the use of cannabis will lead you to an experience called the “REM rebound,” or a period of intense, lucid dreaming.

Smoking Marijuana at an Early Age Could Lead to Sleep Problems

Although cannabis is a proven sleeping supplement, taking these plants at an early age could do the opposite. According to a study conducted in 2014, which involved 1, 811 participants, using marijuana before the age of 15 may lead to sleeping problems throughout adulthood.

However, the study fails to determine whether it is the use of marijuana that causes sleep problems or if insomniacs tend to use weeds for its therapeutic effects. With this gap, more studies are still needed to confirm the premise and shed light into the actual relations of the two.

Taking Cannabis Leads to Better Breathing

The use of marijuana before going to bed is also advisable for people suffering from sleep apnea, or the condition wherein frequent obstructions of breath could interfere with a person’s sleeping time, causing headaches, stress, mood alterations, and many more. In a study conducted in 2013, it was shown that the use of dronabinol, an exogenous cannabinoid, improves the sleeping ability of 15 out of 17 participants. Today, more studies are being conducted to further expand on this topic.

A Sudden Halt in The Use of Cannabis After a Long-Term Habit Could Worsen Sleep

A 2008 study revealed that discontinuing use of cannabis after long-term practice reduces sleep time, shortens REM time, and causes more sleep disruption. Usually, when one suddenly stops taking marijuana after a long-term use, he or she might find himself/herself waking in the middle of the night or feeling exhausted the next day.

Missing your sweet, tranquil moments on bed? Before you dive straight into taking the nearest marijuana on your side table, be sure to keep these facts in mind to avoid unwanted consequences.

Want to know more about the relationship between cannabis and sleep? Don’t hesitate to contact the medical experts as early as today and educate yourself on how these two relate.

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The State of Cannabis in Washington State: Things To Know in 2021

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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its beautifully lush landscapes, crisp apples, fresh air, and progressive lifestyle/health views. Being the only state named after a United States president(George Washington), Washington is a place many happily and willingly call home or their sanctuary.  

In terms of other well-knowns, Washington state was one of the first to legalize cannabis for recreational use nearly a decade ago (2012 to be exact). As long as you are 21 years old or older and reside in the state, you can privately partake in the consumption of cannabis without any legal ramifications. This has been an appeal to many across the country, with some actually moving to the state for this reason.

In 2021, and with the dawn of a new administration in the White House, marijuana looks to have a very bright few years ahead. We’ve already seen an emergence of pot stocks and hometown dispensaries budding up all around the United States and the rest of North America, and that only looks to continue into the near future.

If you’re in the mood to finally take the leap into using cannabis, now could be a great time to learn more about this wonderful plant and its many healing and rejuvenating properties. 

What is it used for mainly in 2021?

Cannabis was once thought only to be good for “getting high.” There has been a plethora of scientific research giving us a better understanding of this miracle plant. It has been used to treat Cancer, Epilepsy, Seizures, Glaucoma, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021 after a rough 2020, many have been using it as a healthier way to indulge at home, protecting themselves from the ongoing pandemic. Instead of frequent alcohol consumption, there has been a larger shift towards the consumption of cannabis as it has been stated to be less harmful to vital organs like the heart and liver. Alcohol also creates a lot of inflammation within the body, whereas cannabis reportedly fights inflammation. 

Best places to buy it in 2021?

The best places to purchase your cannabis are from state-licensed retailers in Washington. Purchasing weed through private means(aka black-market) is still illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to do your due diligence when seeking reputable dispensaries as there are “pop-up shops” that claim being licensed but are not, and purchasing from them could result in a hefty fine or even jail time. 

Per WeedMaps, Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess up to:

  • 3 ounces of marijuana, or 85 grams;
  • 48 ounces, or 1.36 kilograms of marijuana-infused products in solid form;
  • 1.69 gallons, or 6.4 liters of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, or; 
  • 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Washington state cannabis Legislation in 2021

As far as growing and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, this is still illegal. Washington cannabis laws are more liberal than other states, but there are still many restrictions, such as not being able to consume it in “public view”. The most notable push in the cannabis space in Washinton state is a bill for home cultivation.

Conclusion

Washington is a great place to visit and, for many, is one of the best places to call home due to its stance on cannabis consumption. With 2021 being a year of progression, it looks like the state of cannabis in Washington will only continue to shine.

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Topical CBD for Pain: Does it Even Work? [VIDEO]

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CBD for Pain

CBD is now known all over the world as a pain reducer and an anti-inflammatory substance. The most common ways of consuming it is by taking it orally or through smoking or inhalation. Now, this video will further explore the effectiveness of topical CBD for pain.

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CBD and Inflammation – Morning Marijuana News [VIDEO]

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CBD and Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response when it is being harmed. However, severe or prolonged inflammation can be debilitating. This is where CBD comes in along with its proven anti-inflammatory properties. This video gives us a better idea on how exactly CBD fights inflammation.

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