This is Why Using Cannabis Makes “Aunt Flow” Less Painful

Women are now reporting significant results in using marijuana to make existing with ovaries less painful. While there is very little in the way of comprehensive studies for women’s health and cannabis, studies out there show women are indeed using it to lessen their symptoms

Here are some of the many ways women are using marijuana to relieve pain.

For Cramps

Cramps are the worst. Herb can be applied topically using an infused cream or in a transdermal patch, but there’s also CBD tinctures, which often take effect immediately. There is pre-clinical research that suggests that the primary psychoactive in cannabis, THC, is a muscle relaxant. If you’ve ever used marijuana for this ailment, you don’t need a study to back up its qualities. For around $40 a bottle, give tinctures a try if you don’t want that noodly high—but the pain-killing action of CBD.

Try: Lazarus Naturals CBD Tincture

Muscle Relaxant

Back pain and generalized abdominal pain are quite common every month for a lot of women. If the timing is right for a body-and-mind high, cannabis Epsom bath salt can combine the pain relief powers of cannabis with a bit of a head high (also good for mood).

Try: Cannabis Basics Eucalyptus Mineral Bath

For Mood

Those mental ups and downs of PMS and “Grumpy Cat” feelings can all be solved with a bit of marijuana. For anyone looking for a little mood adjustment, we recommend turning to the green flower for some comfort. Switch up your regular smoking routine for the therapeutic properties of an elevated beverage like our very own Happy Apple.

Try: Happy Apple Cannabis-Infused Apple Drink

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Karen Locke

Karen Locke

Karen is a writer, author, and content strategist with nearly ten years of writing experience. With a concentration on food, drink, and travel, she's written for GQ, Bon Appétit, Sip Northwest, Thrillist, and more. You can find her in dimly lit bars and restaurants, or exploring the Pacific NW when she's not writing full time.

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