Hey, man, can't sleep? Psst. C'mere. I got something for ya. Good stuff. Naw, man, this'll make you snooze like a baby. So went the conversation between actress Rachel McAdams and her grocer -- well, I'm making that conversation up, but it must have been pretty close. Because Rachel, for whatever reason, went to her grocer for advice about what to do to cure her insomnia. Maybe she was looking for vitamins or a homeopathic remedy or something. But instead her grocer gave her, well, an herb. A green herb. One with a distinctive skunky bouquet. Call it pot, call it weed, call it marijuana. But don't call it a remedy for insomnia, because the last thing Rachel got when she puffed up this funky bammy was sleep.
Rachel told the story on Jimmy Kimmel's show, and it's pretty hilarious. Anyone who can't handle their pot will surely understand (raises hand). Let's face it, one man's soothing joint is another man's evening of paranoiac purgatory.
Rachel says she originally told her grocer that she didn't want to get high, she just wanted some shut eye. But the guy promised her it wouldn't get her high, it would get her some Zzzs.
However, Rachel horrifyingly recalls how she then spent the next five hours listening to a guy singing opera -- and she wasn't at the opera. "I was not thinking normal human thoughts," she says. "I was totally hallucinating. I was laying there just cursing him."
Medical cannibis is used for a wide array of issues -- everything from nausea to loss of appetite to pain and muscle spasms. And, yes, apparently also to cure insomnia. So I guess the guy wasn't completely off base.
But not everyone reacts to marijuana the same. And the singing opera guy failed to induce slumber in Rachel. So no more pot for Rachel -- at least not if she wants to get a good night's rest. Maybe next time she just needs to count jumping Ryan Goslings in her head.
Have you ever used pot to sleep?
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