Science shows that women should be smoking more to help their health.
Until recently, the cannabis industry and customer base have been mostly male-dominated. But now that the industry is starting to boom and dispensaries are popping up around the world. In addition, we’re seeing a shift in the demographics of marijuana users. Finally, women are being recognized as patients. And for good reasons. Here is why weed is meant for the ladies out there!
7 Reasons Why Weed Is Made for Women
1. Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Women are twice as likely to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder than men. This is according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In fact, postpartum depression, pregnancy, hormonal changes and societal pressures are all to blame. So, it’s only right that women would benefit from marijuana’s ability to relax, east pain and tension, and reduce anxiety. In addition, researchers have found that cannabis has profound effects on the brain’s endocannabinoid system. Furthermore, this helps to regulate anxiety and stress.
2. Improves Sex Life
Since cannabis decreases anxiety, it’s a great option for women who otherwise have trouble lowering their inhibitions or asking for what they need from a partner. Because of its relaxing effects, cannabis may lead to an increase in desire and sensual touch. As a result, closeness to your partner will increase in sexual pleasure and satisfaction. Weed has also been shown to heighten physical sensations and even strengthen orgasms by increasing blood flow. Plus, it leads to some pretty creative ideas!
3. Weight Maintenance
Despite cannabis’ reputation for giving most people the munchies, researchers are finding that regular weed consumers have lower BMI’s and smaller waist circumferences. In addition, women have a lowered risk of obesity and find it easier to maintain their weight. In fact, THC stimulates our metabolism and allows the body to better break down carbohydrates.
4. Women Get High Faster
Studies have shown that women have an increased sensitivity to marijuana due to their production of estrogen. This is especially true during a woman’s ovulation period. Keep in mind, however, that women also build up a faster tolerance to marijuana. So long-term users will eventually have an increase in use.
5. Helps with Sleep
Women suffer more from insomnia than men, mostly due to hormonal changes and bodily reactions to stress. Men are likely to sleep excessively through times of stress. On the other hand, women are more likely to experience sleep troubles and insomnia. In fact, marijuana’s ability to induce sleep is one of its best qualities. Furthermore, it is a way better option compared to the effects and hazards of sleeping pills.
6. PMS Symptoms
This is a big one. Women suffer worldwide from this pain. PMS causes bloating, migraines, period cramps, headaches, hot flashes, chills, irritability and sleep disturbances. And can all be alleviated by smoking weed. Given the plant’s molecular similarities to estrogen, weed helps to stabilize hormones. On the other hand, period pain medications hardly help to treat the symptoms. In fact, cannabis is so effective in relieving PMS that several medical cannabis companies are now creating products that specifically treat PMS and PMDD. Topicals and salves are being a leading healer for women and cramps.
7. Alleviate Pregnancy Symptoms
Cannabis use during pregnancy is an increasingly controversial subject. Especially as legalization continues to sweep the U.S, more are looking to weed to alleviate symptoms. While the use of any substances is not recommended during pregnancy, many women do report smoking weed to combat morning sickness. Studies have yet to be done to actually prove the benefits. Make sure to speak to your doctor before using marijuana while pregnant.