Happy National Women’s Day! In honor of Women I thought it would be a good day to post something about the benefits of cannabis in relieving aspects of “women’s troubles.” Also in a completely selfish way I woke up with absolutely the most painful cramps in my life and it wasn’t until I sat down with Mr. Bong and some Holy Grail Kush that I felt like a normal human being again. It seems that every month my woman time takes a different demonic form. This month is “Holy Deathcramps Batman!” and last month was bloat city, party of 1. Sometimes other people even breathing in oxygen makes me want to punch them in their well meaning faces. Hormones are weird. The beautiful thing about this horrible monthly ailment (aside from making baby children) is that cannabis can strip away almost all of the side effects of menstruation if used properly.
CRAMPS OF DOOM
In my attempt at explaining the pain of my own monthly cramps to cowboyfriend I settled on the perfect analogy. It is like wearing a weight belt of agony. As if my uterus was now made of rusty gears grinding against each other. Smoking can greatly relieve the pain of cramps in both the pelvic area and the lower back.
Sometimes smoking isn’t always available, perhaps you’re at work or your kids are around for the day. In these situations I recommend micro dosing edibles, it works for me every time. I just completely forget about the pain and when it comes back I count and it’s always been about 4-5 hours… that is how long an edible lasts. I do warn however, NEVER over do it. When I say micro dosing I mean anywhere from 5-10mg of medical cannabis Indica or Indica dominant hybrid. Another way to relieve cramps on the sly is to vaporize wax, it has intense effects and very little to no smell when vaped. Just remember that this doesn’t work for a lower tolerance patient.
HORMONE DEATH SPIRAL OF MEANNESS
Aside from the weight belt of agony, my period also delivers a nice dose of wanting to punch people in the face every way that I turn. Am I right? This is when I love Sativa strains, specifically Moby Dick. A Sativa dominant hybrid strain or wax will relieve all of these tense feelings. I prefer a strain that isn’t full Sativa because sometimes those strains will put me on pins and needles, only worsening the symptoms that I’m battling. Everyone is different, so have some Indica around to mellow the effects and balance you’re mind if you try a full Sativa and have the same problem. I generally turn to Sativa gummy candy micro-dosing in these situations. I guess I’m just a big fan of micro dosing edibles… so sue me. This also works really well for anyone battling depression, it lifts my spirits in the worst of times.
WARNING: Please take time to test all doses of edibles in a safe, comfortable space before attempting to dose while going about your daily life. It is important to understand how the cannabis interacts with your body before taking my word for it, we’re all different!