Medical marijuana may help patients with chronic or short-term insomnia find longer and more restful sleep. Cannabis plants consist of over 100 cannabinoids, which bind with brain receptors to increase adenosine levels, promoting sleep.
Cannabinoids also ease the brain’s arousal system, which is the mechanism that typically prevents patients from getting the sleep they need.
Essentially, the cannabinoids in medical marijuana stimulate the brain’s natural receptors to tell your body that it’s time to rest.
Active cannabinoids in marijuana include THC, a sedative, and CBD, a sleep aid at higher doses. Both these cannabinoids also address chronic pain effectively.