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Does Cannabis Help With Period Pain?

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps and pains are common symptoms that many women experience during their menstrual cycle. Every month, women live with these aches and pains; for some this time of the month is unbearable, debilitating, and can even get in the way of their daily tasks. Severe menstrual pains have been the cause of women missing work, school, and many other important activities. Women who experience less severe menstrual cramps usually take over the counter pain relievers or use a hot compress to manage their pain, but for those with severe menstrual pain, more is needed to help relieve the symptoms.

Medical marijuana is a very effective way to treat menstrual pain for women, because marijuana is a treatment for chronic pain from other health conditions and works to treat both in the same way. Marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. Because of these activations that happen, research has shown that medical marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain while also providing a calming effect on the body’s central nervous system. This explains why medical marijuana can be a good treatment for menstrual pains and aches!

Medical marijuana is also great aid for menstrual pains, because usually over the counter medication is the only treatment a woman has available to her. Marijuana is an alternative pain reliever, so there is no need to use other medications which can have many side effects and risks that come along with them. Research has even pointed to medical marijuana being an even better pain reliever than opioids!

Medical marijuana not only relieves the pain that comes with the menstrual cycle, but it can also help women relax. This is very important, as stress increases the severity of pain. Medical marijuana is also known for its anti-anxiety and antidepressant qualities which can assist with interpersonal symptoms that come also with the menstrual cycle. This allows for better quality of life during this time of the month.

Ask for these strains at your dispensary to specifically help with menstrual pains:

  • Super Silver Haze

  • Orange Kush

  • Blue Dream

  • White Widow


If you are a Virginia resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit from cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Virginia Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you. Or, give us a call at (888) 633-5808 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.


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