Thanks to estrogen, women appear to have a different reaction to cannabis than do men, with the body’s natural endocannabinoids spiking during ovulation. Which means (once again) that sticking to low-dose cannabis products is a good idea, since studies indicate that in addition to being more sensitive to the effects of cannabis, women can also develop a greater tolerance to THC.
CBD-high strains with low THC have both been associated with being one of the best medicines for menstrual cramps and PMS. THC and CBD relax muscles, and that helps with menstrual cramps, which are caused by the contraction of the uterus muscles. The cannabinoids also block pain by working on the nerves in the area.
Women may be more sensitive than men to the effects of THC, but when it comes to the marijuana munchies, they just might come out ahead. Although cannabis has a hard-earned reputation for increasing appetite, women appear to be less inclined to pig out while high.
Impact Network offers background on how the endocannabinoid system is disrupted during menopause and how cannabis helps with a myriad of symptoms related to menopause.