Cannabis has been used for pain relief and to promote sleep for thousands of years. Over the past several decades, a therapeutic role for cannabis in mainstream medicine has increasingly emerged. Research into the benefits of cannabis for sleep has shown some progess with many people report using cannabis as a sleep aid. Yes, people are choosing marijuana over sleep aids because they tend to work better with less side effects.
A study demonstrates this way of thinking is not at all uncommon, showing less people are purchasing over the counter sleep medications when they have access to legal marijuana.