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Can Menstrual Pain Be Relieved by Marijuana?

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps are very common for many women to experience during their menstrual cycle. Women learn to live with these monthly aches and pains, but for some this time of the month is unbearable, debilitating, and can even interrupt their everyday routine. Severe menstrual cramp pains have caused many to miss work, school, and other activities that one may partake in throughout the week. Women who experience average menstrual pain can usually take over the counter pain relievers or use a hot compress to manage their pain; for those with severe menstrual pain, more is needed each month.

Medical marijuana is a safe and effective way to treat menstrual pain for women, because marijuana can treat chronic pain that comes from other various health conditions and works in the body the same way! Marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. Because of these connections, research has shown that medical marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain while also providing a calming effect on the body’s central nervous system. Therefore, medical marijuana can be a good solution to menstrual pain management!

Medical marijuana is a great treatment for menstrual pain because too often, the only aid is over the counter medication. Marijuana provides an alternative to pain relief without having to use medications which may have many side effects and risks attached to them. Research has pointed to medical marijuana being an even better pain reliever than opioids!

Medical marijuana not only relieves the pain of menstrual cramps but goes the extra mile by also helping women relax. This is very important, as stress can increase the severity of pain for many women. Medical marijuana has anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties which can assist with other mental and emotional symptoms that come also with the menstrual cycle.

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 an Arkansas resident suffering from a medical condition that may benefit from cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment!

Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844) 249-8714. Our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.

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