Ideally, using marijuana would normally lead to something no good. However, it seems that medical marijuana when taken properly can be a great aid, especially for the old folks who have been finding it hard to sleep at night.
Such was the story of a widow, Cherie Scott, who has been having problems sleeping ever since her husband passed away in 1980. Desperate for something to help her get quality shuteye, she was advised by her son to try marijuana. The son actually smoked pot to address attention deficit disorder and arthritis and thought that the same could actually help his mother.
The result is much improved sleep, something reportedly better for the last 30 years.
As most marijuana research has looked at people who smoke the drug for recreational reasons, scientific evidence on the medical benefits is sparse. But research has found marijuana can be helpful in treating nausea in chemotherapy patients as well as nerve pain, and may stimulate appetite in people with AIDS, according to a 1999 review from the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious U.S. health advisory group.