Let’s be honest. Cannabis isn’t harmful at all. In fact, it can improve a variety of areas of your life. Here are just a few ways that marijuana can be beneficial to women’s health.
12. Alleviates menstrual cramps
Most people who menstruate will agree that it tends to be an achy experience. Makes sense, considering that it’s the process of an internal organ ripping itself up. Before the days of Midol, marijuana was a popular way to ease menstrual cramps. It’s definitely effective, even if you don’t smoke it.
11. Treats other causes of pelvic pain
Menstruation isn’t the only cause of pelvic pain. Cysts, digestive issues, and endometriosis are all well-known and documented women’s health issues. Studies show that cannabis helps alleviate both acute and chronic pelvic pain.
10. Better sex
A fulfilling sex life is fun, but more importantly, it’s healthy for both the body and the mind. What could be better than bonding with another person on such an intimate level? Adding marijuana to the mix! Weed is a natural aphrodisiac and heightens physical sensation. It can also boost your creativity, which may encourage you to get into that crazy new position you’ve been eager to try!
9. Easier orgasms
An orgasm isn’t necessarily the benchmark for good sex, but it’s definitely a huge bonus. Many women have trouble reaching orgasm during sex. It’s perfectly normal. But if you’re frustrated with anti-climactic sex and at your wit’s end, weed might be your solution. Cannabis can even make your orgasms stronger and last longer.
8. Clearer skin, stronger hair
Cannabis isn’t only for smoking. Hemp is a plant with thousands (seriously thousands) of uses. When used in the making of cosmetics, such as shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and moisturizers, it can seriously help your bod. There are even hemp-based makeup products.
7. Eliminates Insomnia
Insomnia is a nightmare. While there are tons of sleeping pills on the market, weed might actually be a more effective sleep aid. In fact, in a survey of over 50,000 people, 86% of participants who used marijuana as a sleep aid felt that pot was more efficient than over the counter sleeping pills. Plus, cannabis is all-natural and, most importantly, you can’t overdose on it.
6. Relieves anxiety
If stress is the silent killer, then anxiety is its accomplice. While Generalized Anxiety Disorder is quite common, it can be difficult to treat. Anecdotal evidence tells us that marijuana is helpful when it comes to treating anxiety. And now, science backs up the claims. A study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University shows that cannabis relaxes the “fight or flight” receptors in the brain.
5. Healthier weight
Researchers at The University of Miami got the shock of their lives when a study they conducted revealed lower BMIs among stoners compared to their non-smoking counterparts. Even better? Smoking weed can make your next exercise session more productive.
4. Kicks cancer’s ass
Weed alleviates nausea and lack of appetite associated with chemotherapy. We’ve known this for years. But new research shows that Mary Jane is an active fighter. When you combine cannabis and chemo, certain types of cancer has less of a chance of winning the battle.
3. Improves confidence
Marijuana has a positive effect on your skin, your hair, your body, and your sex life. If you’ve experienced one or all of these benefits, how would you not feel more confident?
2. Networking opportunities
It’s becoming common knowledge that women are at the forefront of the marijuana industry. If you’re a cool lady stoner with a good head on her shoulders, why not use your expertise to your full advantage? If you’re dying for a new career path, check out some of the awesome women who are paving the way and try to make a connection! After all, a solid career has to be amazing for women’s health.
1. Strengthen your bond with other women
Female friendship is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Since weed can help encourage emotional intimacy between people, there’s no better reason to share a joint or two with your gal pals. You can even go on a women-only cannabis retreat to make even more friends, which is always a boost to women’s health!