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Surprising Ways You Can Use Cannabis to Deal with Period Pains

Stacey Wellington

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Cannabis , Pain Management and Monthly Period

The menstrual period is more than just bleeding through your vagina. When their shark week comes, women also experience aching backs and joints, a sore body, headaches, dysmenorrhea, nausea, and an overall tired and depressing disposition. Women also deal with other problems, such as mood swings and even hormonal imbalances, as well as dreaded acne. Science has proven the potency of Cannabis for pain management – from period pains, arthritis, and many more.

Women have to deal with their shark week once a month. Those with irregular cycles can deal with this more often, as frequently as every two weeks. Individuals who do not go through this easily dismiss period pains as dramatics. What most don’t know is that this monthly occurrence comes with more than just cramps. 

While this topic may have long been a taboo in society, it’s high time to talk about the wonders of cannabis and CBD oil to treat period pain.

Cannabis and CBD Oil for Pain Management

Cannabidiol is derived from the hemp plant. An active component, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is non-psychoactive, unlike its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) counterpart. Studies show that using these cannabis-based products help address chronic pain, including menstrual cramps and discomfort.

CBD is known to treat pain that comes from nerves, also called neuropathic pain. This type of ‘suffering,’ if you will, directly comes in contact with the nerves, making it more challenging to cure. It is also recognized for its ability to heal and reduce inflammation, as well as relax muscles and blood vessels, thus leading to little to no contractions.

Cannabis to Deal with Period Pains

According to The Guardian, menstrual troubles and period cramps come from prostaglandins being released in the body, thus resulting in aches within the uterus. In turn, this leads to spasms.

While applying topical ointments and CBD oil can work in these circumstances, there are other ways of directly treating these woes. Below are some surprising – and largely unconventional – ways of easing the hurt way.

  • Cannabis Suppositories

Women normally opt for tampons primarily because it lessens constriction and rigidity, especially at a time when the body needs to be comfortable and relaxed. While not a tampon per se, Foria’s cannabis-infused suppositories come in these shapes, making it easier to use.

Though cannabis suppositories do not absorb blood nor do they stop bleeding, these actually aid in soothing painful monthly visitors. Thanks to its organic cocoa-butter and CBD oil, this reduces inflammation and even numbs tension in the body, particularly in the uterus and upper vagina.

  • Cannabis Bath Salts

Heat is recognized as a general way of relieving cramps and sore muscles. So, it makes sense to want to douse yourself in hot baths or showers. One way to do so is by bathing in cannabis bath salts. Apart from giving pain relief, the heat of your shower or your bath will help your muscles to relax, thus allowing blood flow to your uterus and pelvic area.

CBD oil bath bombs may also work. Plus, it’s fun to watch these dissolve in your tub and see the colors swirl.

  • CBD Oil Tinctures

For those who want a quick and hassle-free way of healing themselves, the best way to do this is by using CBD oil tinctures. A few drops under the tongue and it will work its powers in just a few minutes.

This is geared for people who are always on the go, have little to no time for themselves, or who want fast-acting solutions without all the fuss. In the event, you want to elevate your tincture-taking experience, you may easily mix this with a drink of choice or even mix some oil with your meal.

Conclusion

It’s the start of a new decade, so stop trying to ‘deal with this’ type of aches on your own. Women empowerment should also be about knowledge. With this list of cannabis products and ideas, you can finally put cramps and period pain to rest and go about your daily activities with ease.

 

Read Also: Cannabis as Treatment for Endometriosis

 

 

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The State of Cannabis in Washington State: Things To Know in 2021

Jordan Webber

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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its beautifully lush landscapes, crisp apples, fresh air, and progressive lifestyle/health views. Being the only state named after a United States president(George Washington), Washington is a place many happily and willingly call home or their sanctuary.  

In terms of other well-knowns, Washington state was one of the first to legalize cannabis for recreational use nearly a decade ago (2012 to be exact). As long as you are 21 years old or older and reside in the state, you can privately partake in the consumption of cannabis without any legal ramifications. This has been an appeal to many across the country, with some actually moving to the state for this reason.

In 2021, and with the dawn of a new administration in the White House, marijuana looks to have a very bright few years ahead. We’ve already seen an emergence of pot stocks and hometown dispensaries budding up all around the United States and the rest of North America, and that only looks to continue into the near future.

If you’re in the mood to finally take the leap into using cannabis, now could be a great time to learn more about this wonderful plant and its many healing and rejuvenating properties. 

What is it used for mainly in 2021?

Cannabis was once thought only to be good for “getting high.” There has been a plethora of scientific research giving us a better understanding of this miracle plant. It has been used to treat Cancer, Epilepsy, Seizures, Glaucoma, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammation, and even Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021 after a rough 2020, many have been using it as a healthier way to indulge at home, protecting themselves from the ongoing pandemic. Instead of frequent alcohol consumption, there has been a larger shift towards the consumption of cannabis as it has been stated to be less harmful to vital organs like the heart and liver. Alcohol also creates a lot of inflammation within the body, whereas cannabis reportedly fights inflammation. 

Best places to buy it in 2021?

The best places to purchase your cannabis are from state-licensed retailers in Washington. Purchasing weed through private means(aka black-market) is still illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Make sure to do your due diligence when seeking reputable dispensaries as there are “pop-up shops” that claim being licensed but are not, and purchasing from them could result in a hefty fine or even jail time. 

Per WeedMaps, Medical marijuana patients may purchase and possess up to:

  • 3 ounces of marijuana, or 85 grams;
  • 48 ounces, or 1.36 kilograms of marijuana-infused products in solid form;
  • 1.69 gallons, or 6.4 liters of marijuana-infused products in liquid form, or; 
  • 21 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Washington state cannabis Legislation in 2021

As far as growing and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, this is still illegal. Washington cannabis laws are more liberal than other states, but there are still many restrictions, such as not being able to consume it in “public view”. The most notable push in the cannabis space in Washinton state is a bill for home cultivation.

Conclusion

Washington is a great place to visit and, for many, is one of the best places to call home due to its stance on cannabis consumption. With 2021 being a year of progression, it looks like the state of cannabis in Washington will only continue to shine.

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Topical CBD for Pain: Does it Even Work? [VIDEO]

Carissa Stevens

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CBD for Pain

CBD is now known all over the world as a pain reducer and an anti-inflammatory substance. The most common ways of consuming it is by taking it orally or through smoking or inhalation. Now, this video will further explore the effectiveness of topical CBD for pain.

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CBD and Inflammation – Morning Marijuana News [VIDEO]

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CBD and Inflammation

Inflammation is our body’s natural response when it is being harmed. However, severe or prolonged inflammation can be debilitating. This is where CBD comes in along with its proven anti-inflammatory properties. This video gives us a better idea on how exactly CBD fights inflammation.

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