Legal Marijuana Means More Economic Growth

The United States is facing an interesting problem when it comes to economic growth and stability. The pandemic was not kind to our economy nor the status of our health and medical industry. Unemployment rate skyrocketed during the pandemic (and is still high to this day) and many people struggled to pay their rent or other bills that kept stacking up. Consequently, the government lended lots of money to the citizens of the United States, but this will eventually need to be paid off one way or another.

When it comes to legalizing marijuana in the United States, we have already seen clear evidence that it is actually an extremely profitable business and industry. In fact, states that legalize medical and recreational marijuana enjoy much more tax revenue from the marijuana industry than other states do. In states that cannabis is illegal, they do not get any of the tax revenue from the sale of marijuana even though the black market industry is still prominent for cannabis in states that outlaw it’s sale and use. However, the other problem that the United States is facing is that the U.S. population is on a slow but steady decline. What does this mean for our country and our economy?

Well, it can actually mean a lot of things. There are currently 73 million baby boomers, 65.2 million Generation X, 72.1 million Millennials, and 68 million Generation Z. Many people assume that there are much more baby boomers than other generations, but that is actually not the case. In either case, the population growth in the United States has significantly declined over the past few generations. 

However, it is important to mention that some states have seen population growth despite the country facing population decline. What could contribute to this population growth in certain states? Well, it means that there is something in those states that makes people want to move to them. In many cases, that thing could be the legalization of marijuana. Surprisingly, the states that are seeing more people move to them from any other state are the ones that have legalized the adult use of marijuana. In contrast, people are moving out of states that are still outlawing the use of cannabis in that state. Does this mean that we are going to see the legalization of marijuana on a federal level?

I’m not totally sure. However, I can say that the population growth does not lie; simply put, people want to live in the states that have legalized marijuana in all its forms. In contrast, states that are being restrictive with cannabis laws and programs may start to lose more and more residents in the near future. States have to make laws that can attract people, or else they are going to leave. Younger generations like Millennials and Generation Z seem to value the legalization of marijuana more than others. People really enjoy being able to use marijuana both medically and recreationally. States that provide dispensaries for residents are going to see much more growth in the near future, and the marijuana industry is only going to become more popular and lucrative.

The conclusion here is that the freedom of alternative drugs and medication means that people are more willing to move to a state that allows it. States that continue to be restrictive will soon face the problem of losing younger generations who are ready to participate in the workforce, and may have trouble filling jobs and positions in that state. It makes sense, in this case, to legalize marijuana on a federal level.

How To Sleep Better Using Cannabis 

Having problems with your sleep is one of the most debilitating things that can happen to a human being. Our brains need sleep in order to function, and not getting enough sleep each night can lead to some serious health risks. It is very common for people who do not sleep well to experience physical and emotional symptoms and side effects related to not getting enough rest. There’s no way around it – we all need sleep! With that being said, it’s true that some people really struggle with being able to sleep.

My girlfriend is one person I know that really struggles to fall asleep at night, especially if she is anxious about something or stressed about the next day. While some people experience sleep problems in different seasons of life, related to a variety of factors. Other people experience chronic insomnia that can be linked to serious physical health or mental health conditions. Or, in some of the more dire cases, both at the same time. However, there is a difference between circumstantial and chronic insomnia.

Circumstantial insomnia, like I talked about earlier, happens to most people at least at some point in their lifetime. This type of insomnia can usually be treated by simply adjusting normal habits that could be contributing to disrupted sleep at nighttime. However, American health professionals say that you may have chronic insomnia if you have three or more nights of poor sleep per week for three months or more. In these cases, there may need to be some adjustments beyond simple habits or schedules. So, can cannabis be part of the solution for chronic insomnia? Let’s find out!

If you know anything about marijuana, then you’ll know that there are two main strains of cannabis that most other strains fall under: indica and sativa. Sativa is probably the more popular of the two strains, usually associated with feelings of energy and happiness, and positivity. This high is generally preferred by people who are still trying to function while using marijuana and don’t want to be falling asleep all the time. However, indica is often chosen for nighttime use.

Indica is a great type of strain for when you are just wanting to relax for the rest of the night and peacefully fall asleep on the couch with a big bag of flamin hot cheetos on your lap. All jokes aside, indica is a great strain for people who may be suffering from chronic insomnia. After all, getting poor sleep night after night is no joke. People who do not sleep enough often experience bad side effects like a lowered immune system, risk for cardiovascular problems, lowered sex drive, and memory problems. Do any of those sound appealing to you? Of course not. That is why it’s important to get enough sleep each night, even if you need to take medication to fight back against chronic insomnia.

So is cannabis the answer to your sleep problems? It might be, and it is definitely worth a try if marijuana is legalized in your state. It is also important to mention that there are a ton of indica strains out there that can have very different effects on you. However, they all have one thing in common: they will definitely put you to sleep.

So if you are looking for indica strains that are popular choices for people with sleep problems, here are some of our favorites – Ice Cream Cake, Bubba Kush, Mendo Breath, Blue Cheese, Grandaddy Purps, Northern Lights, and Slurricane (though you might experience some munchies on this one). Make sure to consult your doctor before using any of these, but cannabis may be the answer to your sleep troubles.