Women face an uphill battle in many aspects of life, and the same is true with the social stigma of cannabis use. That’s especially true for mothers, despite the socially acceptable use of wine for overwhelmed moms. And yet, there is compelling anecdotal evidence and growing substantiations from the medical industry that cannabis actually benefits women. Here are four examples.
Menstrual Aches & Pains
If you know anything about cannabis, you’re likely familiar with the endocannabinoid system. That’s the regulatory system in our body that interacts so well with cannabinoids. Cannabinoid receptors can be found throughout the body, including a woman’s uterus and ovaries. Interestingly, cannabinoids can help make the worst parts of a woman’s monthly cycle – cramps, nausea, bloating, headaches – much more manageable. The anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic properties of THC can directly suppress those unpleasant symptoms.
Even women navigating menopause can benefit from cannabis use. Symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes and many others can be successfully managed with cannabis.
It’s just not during that time of the month that headaches strike. Women are more likely to suffer from headaches and migraines than men, and cannabis is a viable alternative to OTC pain killers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Try Kynd’s Balm for on-the-spot relief.
A low-THC strain can enhance the sexual experience, particularly for women, by increasing sensitivity and promoting relaxation. That’s a good start to any sexual encounter! Kynd’s CBD chocolate is a great way to kick things off.
Women are twice as likely to experience depression than men, and there is evidence to suggest that cannabis use can be useful for mood elevation – a helpful benefit for those stuck in a negative thought cycle.
Wondering Where to Begin?
If you’re unsure about how to begin using cannabis for specific benefits, like those outlined here, ask your budtender for a recommendation. Start with the symptoms or condition you’re hoping to alleviate, and be prepared for a little experimentation to find a strain and consumption method that works for you.