This quick video explains some of the reasons cannabis could be a good replacement for Ambien, a sleep enhancing drug with a number of potential side effects - some of them quite severe.
For example, the video points out that the use of Ambien led to almost 20,000 emergency room visits in in the Is in 2010. Ambien has also contributed to the deaths of patients who have overdosed using it. No one has ever died overdosing on cannabis.
Other reasons cannabis is a good Ambien alternative? Its been known to ease insomnia, help people fall asleep faster, and sleep more. It has been used to treat sleep apnea, and doesn't have Ambien's side effects like daytime drowsiness, nausea, headaches, and loss of coordination.