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How To Relieve Menstrual Pain With Medical Marijuana

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Medical Marijuana and Menstrual Pain Relief

Menstrual cramps and pains are very common symptoms that women experience during their menstrual cycle. Every month, women live with these aches and pains, but for some, this time of the month is unbearable, debilitating, and can even get in the way of their daily routine. Severe menstrual pains have caused women to miss work, school, and any other important activities that one may partake in. Women who experience average menstrual pains usually 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 manage the pain each month.

Medical marijuana is a very effective treatment for menstrual pain for women, because marijuana treats chronic pain that comes from other health conditions. You may be wondering how this works in the body. Marijuana has cannabinoids which activate the endocannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the body. Because of these activations that happen, research has shown that medical marijuana can significantly reduce inflammation and pain while also providing a calming effect on the body’s central nervous system. This explains why medical marijuana can be a good solution for menstrual pain!

Medical marijuana is also a great aid for menstrual pains because usually over the counter medication is the only other treatment for a woman to use. Marijuana provides an alternative pain relief without having to use other medications which can have many side effects and risks attached to them. Research has even pointed to medical marijuana as an even better pain reliever than opioids!

Medical marijuana not only relieves the pain of menstrual cramps, but it goes the extra mile by helping women mentally relax. This is very important, as stress can increase the severity of pain which can go a long way for many women. Medical marijuana is also known to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant qualities which can assist with interpersonal symptoms that also come 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 a Missouri resident suffering from a medical condition that you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Missouri Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117. Our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.

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