A 52-year-old member asked:
Does medical marijuana help with insomnia?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A Verified Doctoranswered
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?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Jun 1, 2014
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