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  • Olivia Castro

How Medical Marijuana Helps Relieve Menstrual Pain

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps are a common symptom that many women experience during their menstrual cycle. Every month, women cope with these aches and pains, but for some women, this time of the month is unbearable, debilitating, and can even get in the way of their daily tasks. Severe menstrual pains have been causing women to miss work, school, and many other important activities. Women who experience less severe menstrual cramps usually can simply take over the counter pain relievers or use a hot compress to manage their pain; but for those with severe menstrual pain, more is needed to help manage their symptoms.

Medical marijuana is a very effective way to treat menstrual pain for women due to marijuana being a successful treatment for chronic pain that comes from many other health conditions. Medical marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. Because of these activations, research has shown that marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain while also giving a calming effect to the body’s central nervous system. This explains why medical marijuana can be a good treatment for menstrual pains and aches!

Medical marijuana is also a great aid for menstrual pains, because usually over the counter medication is the only treatment that women have available to them. Marijuana is an alternative pain reliever, so there is no need to use other medications that may have side effects and risks that accompany them. Research has even pointed to medical marijuana being a more effective better pain reliever than opioids!

Medical marijuana not only relieves the pain that comes with the menstrual cycle but also helps women relax. This is very important, as stress increases the severity of pain. Medical marijuana is also known to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant qualities. This can assist with other symptoms that come with the menstrual cycle allowing for a better quality of life during this time of the month.

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 a West Virginia resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit from cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what West Virginia Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you. Or, give us a call at (877) 303-8424 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.


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