Female cannabis plants produce the sticky icky goodness that stoners and patients alike are after. Female entrepreneurs are also making a significant presence in the emerging cannabis industry worldwide. Could it be that this is just irony? Or could it be because cannabis can help women in a plethora of different ways? Perhaps both. One this is certain, and that is the fact that women have utilized cannabis for a variety of reasons throughout history in cultures around the globe. Let’s take a closer look at how cannabis can help women specifically in different stages of their lives.
PMS & Menopause
Two things that women experience that men do not (well at least not directly) are PMS and Menopause. These are two things that cannabis can be very beneficial in treating. Below are the most common ailments that women experience during these times and the science proving that cannabis is a valid treatment option.
- Cramps: During a woman’s menstrual cycle hormonelike substances that are involved with inflammation and pain management are released in the body and tend to trigger uterus contractions, also known as cramps. While there has only been one study published on this topic back in the mid-1800s, there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence to support cannabis’ efficiency at relieving cramps and period-related pain.
- Mood Swings: Menopause is triggered by hormone changes, and as a result, women often suffer from extreme mood swings and heightened emotions during this time as well as during their menstrual cycles. Studies have shown that THC plays a significant role in how we process emotions and can have a positive effect on social interactions as well as relationships.
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: One of the most well-known side effects of Menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. Luckily, cannabis can help with both! Studies have shown that THC acts very similar to the endocannabinoid known as Anandamide when it comes to the regulation of body temperature. According to science, consuming THC in higher concentrations can help to lower body temperature and offer a cooling effect on the body.
- Sleep Issues: Between the significant changes occurring in the body, the increased body temperature, mood swings, and overall fatigue, you could imagine just how hard it may be for a menopausal woman to sleep. Not only can cannabis help with all of these symptoms, but has also been proven to offer drastic benefits when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
Women should be able to choose between a safe, natural plant or potentially deadly and harmful hormone replacement therapy. Be sure to share this article with all the women in your life that may benefit from this miraculous and widely misunderstood plant!