There has been a push to find natural remedies to the different health challenges that people face. For example, the use of honey has been promoted to treat coughs. And now, marijuana tampons have been made to help women deal with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).
A company called Foria is behind the new suppositories that are laced with cannabis. The marijuana in the tampons dissolves inside the vagina after the suppository has been inserted.
Dr. Gendelman explains that the marijuana tampons bring relief from the cramping associated with menstruation. This relief is due to the antispasmodic properties of the cannabis. The effects of the marijuana tampons can last between four and six hours.
Ladies shouldn’t expect the suppositories to eliminate the bloating, but any pain and cramping related to their monthly period will be eliminated or at least reduced significantly. The tampons also help to remove the achiness and loss of appetite associated with menstruation.
What do other doctors think about these suppositories? Many doctors are reluctant to comment about the efficacy of marijuana tampons. They cite the lack of scientific data on such products as the reason behind their reluctance to endorse or dissuade patients from using the tampons.
However, those doctors’ sentiments have not stopped women from trying the products. After all, cannabis has been widely accepted as something that provides pain relief. Why should menstrual pain be an exception, they ask.
Dr. Gendelman advises ladies to be careful about the cannabis tampons that they buy. They should only select products which have been tested by third-parties and found safe for use.
The FDA is yet to approve the suppositories availed by Foria. By the way, Foria also makes other marijuana-based products for women. For example, they have a cannabis lubricant that is reputed to take the sex life of women to new highs.
Perhaps women need to be concerned about the THC in the tampons. The “Relief” tampons, still undergoing medical studies, are said to have about six times more THC than CBD. Therein lies the risk that one could get addicted to cannabis after using the suppositories for a while. Can one remain safe from addiction after using the tampons occasionally?
That question may be one of the issues that the Harvard researchers studying the cannabis tampons may be investigating. We can only hope that the outcomes of the study confirm that marijuana can be used to address menstrual pain without causing any adverse effects, such as triggering addiction. Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM) (OTCQB: CHMJF), ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX) and other players in the industry wish the creators of the tampons success in their bid to get FDA approval since that would increase the footprint of cannabis in the lives of people facing various challenges.
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