If you have trouble sleeping well these days, you are not alone. Sleep disorders affect up to 70 million people, according to the National Institutes of Health, and consumers spend $ 70 billion annually on sleep aids, 65% of which is for medication. And let’s face it, the past year hasn’t been particularly conducive to a good dose of shuteye. In fact, a recent study found that a significant portion of the general population experienced insomnia during the coronavirus pandemic, which often resulted in mental health effects.
To manage the stress associated with the Covid-19 outbreak, many have turned to cannabis for help. A recent Harris survey found that half of cannabis users replaced or reduced their alcohol consumption with marijuana during the pandemic. At the same time, California cannabis delivery service Ganja Goddess saw sales jump a whopping 635% for products marketed to aid sleep.
“In a challenging year, there has been a surge in consumers placing orders for cannabis products marketed for the treatment of sleep disorders. This highlighted one of the many health problems Americans face during the pandemic,” wrote Zachary Pitts, CEO from Ganja Goddess, in an email.
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