Study: Sleep-Disturbed Patients Find Relief from Cannabis Use

sleepSleep-disturbed patients find relief from consuming cannabis, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviours, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers at the University of California, the National Center for PTSD and John Hopkins University examined 163 adults who were recruited after purchasing medical cannabis for a physical or mental health condition at a legal dispensary in California. They provided self-report of “(a) whether cannabis use was intended to help with sleep problems (e.g. insomnia, nightmares), (b) sleep quality (PSQI), (c) cannabis use (including preferred type), and (d) symptoms of DSM-5 cannabis dependence.”

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New Study Concludes Cannabis Use Doesn’t Cause Aggression

A new study published in this month’s edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors has concluded that cannabis use does not increase the odds of aggression betweencannabisstock intimate partners, whereas alcohol directly increases the possibility of such aggression

For the study, male college students in relationships committed daily surveys for a 90-day period, assessing their cannabis and alcohol use, as well as any act of aggression they committed towards their partner, whether it be physical aggression (any forceful act with the intent of causing injury), psychological aggression (insults, belittling, threats or intimidation) and sexual aggression (forced sexual contact or coercion).

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