According to a peer-reviewed survey that was published this week in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, there’s a belief that marijuana use can lead to not only better sleep but reduced pain.
According to the survey researchers who interviewed 1,000 people, people who use marijuana for those two reasons found that the drug helped.
Results found that 74% of the people in the survey bought marijuana to help them sleep and 84% of them said the marijuana had helped them. Over 83% of the respondents said that they had since reduced or stopped taking sleep aids.
Study co-author Gwen Wurm, M.D., an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami, told Inverse, “A daily user could be a grandmother taking an edible that she believes enhances sleep, or a construction worker suffering from back pain at the end time of the day.”
The team surveyed customers who shopped at two marijuana retail stores in Colorado between August and October 2016.