Wellness with Weed: Women’s Health

Women’s Health with CBD & THC

Today we’re sharing some of the latest and greatest research on how CBD and THC are being used for women’s health. Our Pinterest Board has a collection of articles highlighting the benefits. We also recommend checking out this informative and compelling presentation for free: Celebrate Women of Cannabis: Focus on Women’s Health and Wellness with Jessica Peters.

fullsizeoutput_3f63Our dispensary is located in Montana where we have a medical program but aren’t legal on a recreational level yet. Our store sells a line of hemp-based CBD and essential-oil infused products by Therapeutic Naturals LLC. These products are legal for purchase not only here in Montana without a card but throughout the country. We have salves, tinctures, and edibles you can use to alleviate the symptoms highlighted below, or if you want to try THC-based products, give us a call to discuss becoming a patient of Herbaceous Inc. We are excited to help you understand the way our products are used for women’s health issues like cramps, back pain, GI distress, headaches, and mood swings.

Here are some highlights from the articles we’ve collected:

Over 75% of women experience some form of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In fact, physical and emotional symptoms can start as many as one to two weeks before menstruation.

There’s no definitive proof yet—largely due to the federal government’s failure to declassify marijuana as a Schedule I drug and therefore limit the research available—but early studies, as well as firsthand accounts, suggest that medical marijuana can significantly abate a number of PMS symptoms.

Preclinical research suggests that the primary psychoactive in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is a muscle relaxant. Back pain, breast tenderness, and generalized abdominal pain are extremely common for women around the globe.

Women can experience various types of headaches during PMS and menstruation, including “menstrual migraines”. For those who find themselves with a bad headache, cannabis might be there to help. A 2016 study found tested the effects of inhaled cannabis in migraine patients. The study, published in Pharmacotherapy, included 121 adult participants and was conducted between 2010 and 2014. While not related to a menstrual migraine specifically, the herb did reduce the number of monthly migraines from 10.4 to 4.6.

The days leading up to your period can be rough. This time frame is known as the luteal phase and the body changes quite a bit while preparing to shed uterine tissue. For those with PMS and PMDD, these hormonal shifts can cause some real emotional ups and downs. In preclinical studies, small doses of cannabis compounds have antidepressant effects. Studies on both THC and CBD’s effects on depressed moods suggest that ingesting the drug can boost serotonin levels in the body—your “feel-good” hormone—and mitigate these feelings substantially. And unlike antidepressants, which often take weeks to take effect (and are likely overkill if a person is only depressed during PMS), taking cannabis can improve your mood after just one dose.

While not the prettiest topic, many women with PMS and PMDD experience gastrointestinal distress while menstruating. Menstrual cramps are thought to contribute to a bad case of the runs, but other factors might lend a hand. As a muscle relaxant, cannabis eases muscle cramps. The plant is also a potent anti-inflammatory, which may be useful for those with other bowelconditions.

Whether you’re interested in topicals, tinctures for edibles or tea, smoking or vaping, the time to consider an alternative solution for cramps, headaches, PMS, and GI issues is upon us. Herbaceous Inc. and Therapeutic Naturals LLC are working together to help women explore their options. We’re preparing to launch Conquer; a line of products created specifically for women.

Weed in Review: 4.20

Weed in Review: Friday, April 20, 2018

Cannabis News In the United States

The History of 4/20: Around the world, April 20th is considered to be a holiday for weed with celebrations happening all over the place. The holiday ends usually at 4:20 pm, when everyone smokes together at once. Many people are unsure of the origins of this holiday, and they are still a little hazy.

Is the Senate Coming Closer to Ending Cannabis Prohibition?: The most recent news in the world of cannabis has shown that Congress could potentially be working to legalize the use of cannabis nationwide. One of Congress’s most vocal personnel against the use of drugs has now stated that he would like to begin the process of ending federal cannabis prohibition.

Yet another Texas poll shows strong support for marijuana legalization: According to a study conducted April 12-17 by Quinnipiac University, a solid 61% of Texans support “allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” That follows a poll from 2017, which found that 53% of Texans would support rec legalization, along with a 2016 study that showed 71% were behind the legalization of medical cannabis.

800-plus recreational marijuana businesses seek priority licensing in Massachusetts: Massachusetts regulators are allowing would-be recreational cannabis businesses to submit applications for priority certification, and so far more than 800 firms have done so – a sign of strong demand for rec licenses.

Metric Coffee Unveils Cannabis Cold Brew on 4/20: Typically serving its patrons liquid fuel, beginning tomorrow, 4/20, Chicago’s celebrated micro-roaster Metric Coffee—which landed in West Fulton a year and a half ago—will help denizens mellow out. Partners Ben Houtkamp, Darko Arandjelovic, and Xavier Alexander are introducing a limited-run batch of Hellion Cold Brew—sister brand to Metric—laced with cannabis ($13), or more specifically CBD (cannabidiol), the plant’s legal, non-psychoactive compound that’s lauded for a laundry list of therapeutic and medicinal benefits, like decreasing anxiety, alleviating pain, and combatting inflammation.

High Times Cannabis Cup 4/20 Event Rejected in Southern California: The San Bernardino, California, City Council late Wednesday denied High Times’ application the needed approval to run the event, one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

City Hall Goes Green, for the Retail Cannabis Hiring Fair: San Francisco has blazed another trail in the legal marijuana movement. The city that opened the nation’s first public marijuana dispensary, the home of the author of the first-ever statewide medical-marijuana legalization and the birthplace of the Summer of Love just hosted the Retail Cannabis Hiring Fair — the first cannabis job fair held inside a city hall.

These Female Entrepreneurs Are Cultivating a Modern Cannabis Lifestyle: Behind many of these emerging companies are female entrepreneurs, who want you to see cannabis as a natural part of self-care, right alongside your stylish skin creams and cold-pressed juices.

Marijuana Edibles Make the List of Top 10 Food Trends This Year: Delectable pastries and popular candies infused with marijuana are enormously popular wherever they are legal.

3 “Marijuana Firsts” You Should Expect in 2018: 1. A developed country legalizes the sale of recreational marijuana, 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a cannabinoid-based drug, 3. Seniors change their tune on pot

Medical marijuana in Louisiana could be ready by fall 2018: Medical marijuana products could be available to Louisiana patients as early as September — 40 years after state lawmakers first approved marijuana for medical use.

Medical Research Updates on Cannabis

FDA Panel Votes To Approve Marijuana-Based Drug For Epilepsy: A panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration voted thirteen to zero that the agency should approve a marijuana-based drug to treat rare forms of epilepsy.

FDA Seeks Comments on Potential Marijuana Reclassification Under International Drug Control Treaty: The Food and Drug Administration requested comments in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2018 concerning the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of five marijuana-related substances: cannabis plant and resin; extracts and tinctures of cannabis; delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); stereoisomers of THC; and cannabidiol (CBD).  The comments will be considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s request for information regarding “the legitimate use, harmful use, status of national control and potential impact of international control” for each of these substances.

Cannabis News Worldwide

Israeli pharmacies to begin selling cannabis products on April 20: On April 20, Israelis will be able to pick up medical cannabis products at their local pharmacies. That’s according to an announcement from the Ministry of Health. The pharmacy pilot program is the latest development in the Israeli government’s cannabis reform policy.