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December 27, 2016 Plants Not Pills

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps and Cannabis

By Kirsten O’Brien

As much as I’d love to lie in bed, watch rom-coms and eat copious amounts of mint chocolate chip ice cream when cramps hit, I simply don’t have the time. Like many women, I need to “get on with it” and for the past five years medical marijuana has helped me and thousands like me do exactly that.

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Cramps 101

One of the main non-psychoactive (meaning it won’t get you high) compounds found in cannabis is Cannabidiol (CBD), which is now widely used in cannabinoid therapy regimens specifically to treat chronic pain. With the implementation of Canada’s MMPR then ACMPR system, women who suffer severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms are now legally allowed to access cannabis strains from licensed producers.

For alleviation of menstrual cramps, I recommend strains that are high in CBD for their anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant properties. In fact, several studies have shown that high CBD/low THC strains are more effective in treating symptoms that menstrual medications.

In some cases, patients find that ingesting edibles provides longer lasting relief than vaporizing. As edibles take approximately 1 hour to kick in, vaporizing a high CBD/low THC strain while you are waiting for the edible to take effect is an option for those seeking immediate relief. Some patients also find that strains with an even balance of CBD/THC work better for evening time as they aid not only with pain management but also sleep disorders.

Some strains to try for your menstruation symptoms:

D.S. & FITZ’s Embrace (dried cannabis), Canntrust’s CBD #1 (dried cannabis), or CannTrust’s CBD Drops (edible oil) for relief of cramps throughout the day

D.S. & FITZ ‘s Ambrosia (dried cannabis), Canntrust’s Pennywise (dried cannabis), or CannTrust’s 1:1 Drops (edible oil) for pain relief and insomnia.

Start accessing medical marijuana for your menstrual cramps today by registering with Plants Not Pills using the promo code NOCRAMPS17 and take advantage of a $25 discount on all fees associated with licensing. To register, click here

For more information on cannabis and medical marijuana licensing, email info@plantsnotpills.ca or call 1-844-473-6060

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