The new chill pill — why cannabis is coming for sleeping pill poppers

Hadley Larson, seen on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif., uses CBD tinctures to help reduce anxiety from the Wine Country fires and to help her sleep.

Hadley Larson, seen on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif., uses CBD tinctures to help reduce anxiety from the Wine Country fires and to help her sleep. | Photo by Russell Yip

Last year, Sonoma winemaker Hadley Larson’s mother had a stroke, a relative attempted suicide twice, and the Wine Country fires forced her to evacuate with her son while her husband stayed to guard their home.

Months of anxiety and nights of five hours of sleep led to outbursts of “random rage,” panic attacks and suicidal thoughts, she said. A psychiatrist in November recommended anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, but when Larson, wary of side effects, asked him about using cannabis instead, his answer surprised

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