Study: Eating Raw Cannabis Associated With Significant Improvements in Insomnia Patients

Consuming “raw, natural medical cannabis flower” is associated with “significant improvements” in insomnia patients, finds a new study published by the open access journal Medicines.

For the study 409 people with a specified condition of insomnia completed 1056 medical cannabis administration sessions using the Releaf AppTM educational software during which they recorded real-time ratings of “self-perceived insomnia severity levels prior to and following consumption, experienced side effects, and product characteristics, including combustion method, cannabis subtypes, and/or major cannabinoid contents of cannabis consumed.” Within-user effects of different flower characteristics were modeled using “a fixed effects panel regression approach with standard errors clustered at the user level.”

Researchers found that “Releaf AppTM users showed an average symptom severity reduction of -4.5 points on a 0⁻10 point visual analogue scale.” Use of pipes and vaporizers was associated with “greater symptom relief and more positive and context-specific side effects as compared to the use of joints, while vaporization was also associated with lower negative effects.” Cannabidiol (CBD) “was associated with greater statistically significant symptom relief than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the cannabinoid levels generally were not associated with differential side effects.”

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Watermelon Marijuana Strain Overview

Watermelon is a heavy indica that’s the perfect treat to cap off the night.

Watermelon

Watermelon is an indica-dominant marijuana strain (typically 80/20) that is known for having thick, dense nuggets, similar to Granddaddy Purple. The flavor is that of berries and grape, with a similar smell that lingers in the room well after a smoke session.

Watermelon is a vaunted strain by growers, mostly because of its high yield compared to other strains; but, of course, also because of its potency and flavor.

Some of its top effects include:

  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased Appetite

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and also
  • Headaches/Migraines

Reviews:

At the time of publication Watermelon has 78 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5.

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, you may want to check out Leafly’s strain finder. This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Watermelon marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

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