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Does medical marijuana help with insomnia?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Substance abuse (either the substances, withdrawal symptoms from the substances, or both) can cause insomnia. The neurological / psychiatric conditions that lead a person to substance abuse are often conditions that can cause insomnia.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not my choice of med: Firstly, medications should be the last resort for chronic insomnia, which is very different from occasional insomnia, where otc drugs or prescription drugs are very helpful. Marijuana rarely puts users to sleep, and the amount you would need to consume to do that would be very large. Talk to your doctor about your use of caffeine, your sleep hygiene issues and get some help on non-drug sleep aids.

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Can medical marijuana help seizures?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not a known benefit: Advocates of marijuana tout its beneifitial effects on pain control, hence the movement to legalize it for medicinal purposes. Its derivative in use, marinol, can stimulate appetite thus helping those with excessive wt loss as in cancer and HIV patients etc...It has a calming effect on many, but benefit on seizure is unknown. Consult your doc. Good luck.

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