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Can Medical Marijuana Help With Menstrual Pain Relief?

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps are a symptom that many women experience during their menstrual cycle every month. Women cope with these aches and pains, but 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 can take over the counter pain relievers or use a hot compress to manage their pain; for those with severe menstrual pain, more is needed to help manage the symptoms.

Marijuana is a very effective treatment for menstrual pain in women due to medical marijuana being a successful treatment for chronic pain that comes from many other health conditions. Both can be treated by medical marijuana in the same way! Marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. Due to these bodily responses, research has shown that marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain while also giving a calming effect on the body’s central nervous system. This explains why medical marijuana can be a good treatment for menstrual cramps!

Medical marijuana is also a great treatment for menstrual pains, because usually over the counter medication is the only aid that women have available to them. Marijuana is an alternative pain reliever, so there is no need to use other medications which can have side effects and risks that accompany 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 also has a calm and relaxing effect. This is very important, as stress increases the severity of pain. Medical marijuana is also known to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant qualities which can assist with other symptoms that come also with the menstrual cycle allowing 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 Louisiana resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Louisiana Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (833) 253-2943 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process. Schedule your evaluation appointment with us today!


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