As any uterus-owner knows, “that time of the month” can be an excruciating mix of horrific pain, bloating, mood swings, and general ickiness. If you’re lucky you’re only dealing with a small level of these problems, but if you’re one of the millions of women in the United States that suffer from dysmenorrhea, or worse, Endometriosis, your period can ultimately put you out of commission. Over-the-counter pain relievers often provide no real relief, and prescription opiate painkillers can turn you into a nonfunctional mess. Thankfully the medical marijuana community has begun focusing on combating killer cramps, and there is more period pain fighting products than ever before. Check out our top five weed product picks that are specifically created to relieve period cramps.
Foria Suppositories, AKA “Weed Tampons”
Often mistakenly called a “weed tampon,” these vaginal suppositories from Foria aren’t actually replacements. Although they don’t stop blood flow, to us they’re even better than tampons. The small suppository is made of organic fair-trade cocoa butter, 60mg of THC, and 10mg of CBD.
This special blend activates pelvic cannabinoid receptors when inserted, directly affecting the nerve endings in the cervix, ovaries, uterus, and surrounding muscles. Foria’s site is filled with glowing reviews, with most women claiming their period pain was gone in minutes. At $44, they’re not the cheapest, but it’s hard to put a price on instant relief. And even though they smell really nice, please don’t eat them like this one woman did.
Herbabuena Full Moon Balancing Elixir
Mood swings during your period are no joke. With hormones raging it’s easy to feel irritated about things you’d typically brush off. And who among us hasn’t started crying because, well, we don’t know why. If your symptoms are more emotional than physical, then Herbabuena’s Full Moon Women’s Balancing Elixir is sure to restore harmony to your life.
It’s blended with organic cannabis, cacao, blue vervain, wild yam, and a few other natural ingredients. Herbabuena recommends that you microdose, and take small amounts every few hours the entire week before your period begins.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Line Of Menstrual Products
That’s right, actress and EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg has a line of marijuana products specially designed for period relief. Goldberg was inspired by her own experience with painful periods and the relief cannabis offered her.
After realizing how bare the menstrual cramp relief market was, she partnered with award-winning edible creator Maya Elisabeth on a line of four pot-saturated products. From a raw chocolate and a THC-infused tincture to a great-smelling topical rub and a lavender bath soak, there’s literally something for every symptom. After reading the positive site testimonials and watching this stirring Buzzfeed video, we’re ready to buy the whole line.
Yummi Karma Mood Magic Tincture
If you don’t like to smoke, cannabis tinctures are an amazing way to consume marijuana. Tinctures are one of the oldest forms of medical marijuana, having been sold in the United States until 1937.
Now in the rebirth of medical marijuana we’re seeing an influx of tinctures hitting the market, so we’re happy to see that someone finally created one for period problems. Yummi Karma’s Mood Magic tincture gives you 8mg of THC per dose blended with other ingredients to improve uterine health. Mood Magic promises mood elevation, PMS relief, and a reduction in aches and pains all in one convenient dropper.
When All Else Fails…Make PMS Brownies With One Of These Strains
We all know the power of chocolate during that time of the month, but these PMS brownies take that cocoa confection to a whole new level. Specifically formulated with delicious and helpful ingredients, like avocado to combat inflammation and relieve menstrual cramps, manganese-rich applesauce to help with mood swings, and greek yogurt to reduce bloating.
Clearly, these are not your average Little Debbie brownies. Want to kick them up a notch, Green Rush Daily style? Add your favorite strain of PMS-fighting cannabis to the mix (just make sure you de-carb it first)! If you’re a first-time weed baker, read through our Cooking With Cannabis guide for helpful tips and tricks.
As the medical marijuana community grows we can only imagine what else will soon be available. Have you ever tried any of these period-relief products? Tell us in the comments what worked (and didn’t work) for you!