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  • Olivia Castro

How To Alleviate Menstrual Pain With Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps are a common symptom that many women experience during their menstrual cycle, or period. Over time, women learn how to live with the monthly aches and pains that they experience, but for some this pain can become unbearable, debilitating, and can interrupt their every day routine. Severe menstrual cramp pains have forced many women to miss work, school, and many other activities that one may partake in throughout the week. Women who experience typical menstrual pain can usually get away with taking over the counter pain relievers or using a hot compress; for those with severe menstrual pain, more is needed to manage the pain each month.

Medical marijuana is a safe and effective way to treat menstrual pain for women because marijuana treats chronic pain that comes from other various health conditions. You may be wondering, how does this work? Medical marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors that are found all over the body. Research has shown that as a result, medical marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain, providing a calming effect on the body’s central nervous system. For these reasons, medical marijuana can be a great solution for menstrual pains!

Medical Marijuana is an alternative way of providing pain relief without having to use painkillers which may have many side effects and risks attached to them. Research has even pointed to medical marijuana as a more effective pain reliever than opioids!

Medical marijuana not only eases the pain of menstrual cramps, but it goes above and beyond by also helping women relax. This is very important, as stress can increase the severity of pain. Medical marijuana also has anti-anxiety and antidepressant properties which also aid 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 Ohio resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Ohio Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you. Give us a call at (866) 457-5559 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.


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