Cannabis can be used for an incredible array of health issues: alleviating anxiety, helping with sleep, increasing appetite, aiding in weight management, treating chronic pain, and so much more. It's also a safer alternative to alcohol. And in the modern legal marketplace, many women are incorporating cannabis into their wellness routines as an alternative to prescription drugs and over-the-counter remedies aimed at their health.
A recent survey of 1,011 women across the United States found that two-thirds of respondents said they use cannabis products, while more than one-third of them claimed to have used it to treat gynecological issues. There's also evidence, as reported by Project CBD, that cannabis can have a positive effect on their health by reducing anxiety and pain. This article will take some examples to explain what can cannabis products do for women.
Bloating, cramps, migraines, hot flashes, back pain, mood swings, and fatigue – Every woman deals with it at one point in their lives, so it’s no surprise the women leading the cannabis industry have developed products dedicated to relieving the symptoms of “Aunt Flow.”
For instance, Foria Relief is a vaginal suppository crafted to maximize the muscle relaxing and pain-relieving properties of cannabis without a psychotropic effect. Each serving contains a specially formulated blend of THC and CBD, cannabinoids which are known to relax muscles and release tension and cramping in the body. Through the use of a suppository these antispasmodic and pain-relieving properties go directly to the area in need of relief.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder than men. Many factors can play into marijuana’s effect on anxiety – strain genetics, tolerance, and environmental factors to name a few can all contribute to how you will feel after sparking one up.
THC activates CB1 and CB2 receptors plus produces psychoactive effects which can relieve anxiety for some, but for others it might actually intensify the anxious feeling.
CBD on the other hand does not have psychoactive properties and has been known to counteract anxiety inducing effects. CBD tinctures are a great way to test out the waters and fight off anxiety before moving onto smoking flower.
Once again women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men, so it’s no surprise ladies have been lighting up to lift their moods. A nice sativa can help snap anyone right out of that funk and get those creative juices flowing.
Studies have shown that females experience a lighter sleep that is easily disrupted resulting in many women suffering from sleeping disorders. Smoking an Indica strain before bed or eating an edible is a nice natural alternative to taking sleeping pills and dealing with their side effects.