New Government Funded Study Finds THC Improves Sleep
One of my favorite qualities about marijuana is it’s ability to help me sleep. I don’t know how many times I have been on a trip without marijuana and it is extremely difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Compare that to nights that I consume marijuana, and I sleep like a baby. It’s something that I try to point out to some of my senior friends who constantly complain about the poor quality of their sleep patterns. Maybe now that there is a study out, more people will consider using marijuana to help. See below:
Courtesy of The Joint Blog
A new study published by the American Journal of Addiction, and funded in part by the National Institute of Health has found that THC - one of the primary components of cannabis – is “significantly associated with shorter sleep latency”, as well as “less difficulty falling asleep”.
For the study, “Thirteen male chronic daily cannabis smokers were administered oral THC doses (20 mg) around-the-clock for 7 days (40-120 mg daily) starting the afternoon after admission.”
Every morning, a questionnaire was completed by the participants, and “Plasma THC and 11-OH-THC (active metabolite) concentrations were measured in venous blood samples collected every evening. Changes in sleep characteristics over time and associations between sleep characteristics and plasma cannabinoid concentrations were evaluated with repeated measures mixed linear regression.”
Using this method, researches conclude; “Higher evening THC and 11-OH-THC concentrations were significantly associated with shorter sleep latency, less difficulty falling asleep, and more daytime sleep the following day.”
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Medical marijuana could help son with rare disease
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WKYT) - "Everybody loves Charlie," boasted father, Eric Byrd,"he's just always smiling, it's his personality, he just glows."
Charlie Byrd looks like every little five-year-old boy and has a smile that will melt your heart. But Charlie is in a dangerous battle for his life against a rare, and even deadly, form of epilepsy called "Dravet Syndrome."
"He keeps smiling and he doesn't even know that he's sick," said Crystal Byrd, Charlie's mother, through tears.
The Byrds say the first seizure happened when Charlie was just a few months old, the second came just a few months later when he was six months old. From there the hospital trips added up, as did the pain and the seizures.
"We quit counting, it had become a little hard to deal with," stated Charlie's mom.
The Byrds have given their only son everything they can find.
"We've tried numerous therapies, medicines, and nothing's ever worked," said Eric Byrd, "Today, he's on four different types of anti-epileptic drugs. This morning he had two seizures in his sleep."
The West Liberty family even started the young boy on medicine from other countries after doing research. Along the way they connected with other families with children battling "Dravet Syndrome."
One case stands above the rest. Crystal Byrd pointed to a girl in Colorado who seems to have found a strong remedy, "The child went from 300 seizures to one a week, and sometimes the one-a-week doesn't even come."
The medicine, though, is only legal in 19 states and Kentucky isn't one of them.
"It was the medical marijuana, the CBDs," answered Crystal.
CBD, or cannabidiol, isn't like other forms of marijuana, as Crystal explained, she's not giving her son a cigarette. Instead, she said it can come in the form of an oil or even pill.
"He won't be high from it, it doesn't have the taboo marijuana association with it," she said.
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Ky. senator pushing state to legalize medical marijuana
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Kentucky House Committee on Health and Welfare is hearing from a senator, who's pushing the state to legalize medical marijuana.
They will hear from Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark along with a patient who says he's been helped by marijuana.
Currently the patient receives medical marijuana from the federal government, but plans to testify in an effort to put Kentucky on the map of states with legal medical access to the drug.
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