I honestly can't believe how many retarded answers this question received. You people should try doing some research before posting. Idiots. Insomnia is absolutely an indicating diagnosis for cannabis and much safer to take than over the counter or prescription sleep aids.
Primary care physicians can and should recommend cannabis to their patients but, for some reason, do not usually do so. There simply is not enough money to be made from marijuana recommendations for primary physicians, even though any physician with a DEA # can prescribe or recommend a medication.
If you have tried cannabis and found it useful for you, check out the website below. Type in some information and you will get a call back to set up an appointment to see a doctor who understands your dilemma. You don't have to worry about being looked at like a "pothead". I understand your skepticism as an MMJ virgin, but you have nothing to fear. You will be dealt with in a professional manner.
You will have to go to your primary doctor and ask for a copy of your medical records to take with you. They shouldn't ask you why you need them but, all you need to say is that it's personal. By law, they are required to give you the records and most will do so free of charge. Cheers