CBD & THC For Sleep Relief

The entourage effect of CBD & THC for sleep.

Start Low and Go Slow

Most cannabis consumers report that lower doses provide the best sleep. This is especially true if you are treating a secondary condition such as pain, PTSD or spasticity issues. An excessive amount of cannabis may put you to sleep, but you may experience difficulty staying asleep or an adverse effect on sleep patterns.

The best advice is to start with a low dose and go slow. Listen to your body and conduct a few little trials.

You can always take more, but you can’t really “undo” it once cannabis is consumed. That is why having more information is crucial. A Greenlight Approved retail partner can guide you through the options available. The use of a dosing journal may help you to track your dose, its effects and effectiveness.

Indica and Sativa

In the most basic terms, there are two main categories of cannabis: Indica and Sativa. However, as growing techniques get more sophisticated, cannabis can also be called a “hybrid,” meaning it will contain both.

When it comes to sleep, look for cannabis that has a higher percentage of Indica, which is more effective in relaxing your body. Sativa, on the other hand, provides a more upbeat experience.

Don’t get too bogged down with this information. Once again, a Greenlight Approved retail partner will help you find what you will need. Remember: Most cannabis consumers are like you and are looking for a good night’s sleep.


Cannabis contains more than 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids, but there are only two that you need to really know about: CBD and THC. These two cannabinoids affect your mind and body in different ways, but both are essential to a good night’s sleep.

THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that provides the euphoric or intoxicating “high” effect. THC is also the component that will help you fall asleep. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that will help you stay asleep. If your specific problem is falling asleep, cannabis slightly higher in THC may be best for you. If your problem is tossing and turning during the night, you may want to try CBD-dominant cannabis. Talk it over with a Greenlight Approved retail partner and find what is right for you.

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At Greenlight Approved, it is our mission to guide you through the cannabis experience and help you become an educated consumer. Let us help you better understand consumption and product options available at retail so you are prepared for your store visit.

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Will cannabis help me get a good night’s sleep?

Cannabis, in all its forms edibles, vapor and smoking the plant relaxes users. A 1973 study suggests that THC reduces the amount of time it takes those with insomnia to fall asleep. Continue reading

What is it about cannabis that gets me sleepy?

CBD has calming effects. THC appears to be the more effective cannabinoid for sleep. When it comes to sleep aid, most experts suggest Indica-dominant cannabis. Continue reading

Does cannabis help with sleep apnea?

THC has been shown to help calm or stabilize this type of sleep-disordered breathing. In a 2013 study, researchers found that their nighttime breathing and symptoms improved. Continue reading

How long before bedtime should I medicate?

Inhalation (smoking or vaping) give yourself 30 to 60 minutes before going to bed. Edibles can take hours before you feel the effects but are much longer lasting. Continue reading

What is the primary difference between CBD and THC?

CBD is a component in cannabis that provides many medicinal benefits but does not cause a psychoactive “high.” THC is the ingredient in cannabis that creates the euphoric side effect. Continue reading

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Our select list of retailers in Spokane and Grant County provide high-quality and all-natural cannabis products for every need. Search for a retailer near you.

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