Jena, a 27-year-old business operations employee based in Chicago, has consumed alcohol socially for nearly a decade. In recent months, however, she decided it was not worth the calories or hangovers. She switched to cannabis products, and now she smokes marijuana once or twice a week and eats gummy candies with cannabidiol, also known as CBD, a chemical component of marijuana that’s legal and doesn’t intoxicate users.
For most people suffering with sleeplessness, stress is the culprit. And we know cannabis can reduce and relieve stress, and unwind anxiety, particularly at lower doses. So how can you optimize the insomnia-fighting powers of cannabis and turn your sleepless stress into a nice stoned slumber?
Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.
The first time Dooma Wendschuh tried brewing cannabis into beer, it “tasted like rotten broccoli,” the co-founder of Belleville, Ont. startup Province Brands told The Guardian. But once he figured it out, the resulting “beer” — which is gluten-free and does not contain alcohol — was “dry, savoury, less sweet than a typical beer flavour,” Wendschuh told the British paper. “The beer hits you very quickly, which is not common for a marijuana edible.”
Cannabis consumers have long prized potency (a high THC content) as one of the main factors that makes a particular strain more desirable. Though traditional demand for THC has caused an oversaturation of high-potency products, many consumers are starting to prefer less intense products that are lower in THC and higher in the non-intoxicating compound called cannabidiol (CBD).