In areas where recreational cannabis is available to adults 21 and over via legitimate commercial retail, sales of sleeping aids -- some of which carry negative side effects, others of which just plain don’t work -- plummeted, recently published research found.

“Cannabis doesn’t do anything for me,” you might have heard some recalcitrant, unaware soul proclaim, before, in the same breath, they offered the reveal and the self-own, “except put me to sleep.”

In a restless society whose insomniac citizens spend a reported $41 billion per year on sleep aids—and where tiredness or other consequences of an inability to rest costs $63 billion in “lost productivity,” a fuzzy metric but one with lots of alluring zeroes -- something that does nothing but speed somnolence does something very big indeed.

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Chris Roberts ~ Observer.com ~

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