Anyone who has ever had anything to do with a woman knows that women get periods, and periods are not fun (for her or you). You’ve seen your girlfriend pop a couple Advil and then curl up into the fetal position with a hot water bottle when she has her period, right? But perhaps she's not doomed to suffer for a week out of every month after all.
Thanks to the marijuana gurus at Foria, women (in California and Colorado) are now able to get all natural relief from period pain, by literally getting their vaginas stoned. On January 25, the company released Foria Relief, which is a cannabis suppository dedicated to easing menstrual cramps. Basically, a weed tampon.
In case you were in dire need of further details, a cannabis suppository is exactly what it sounds like – a capsule filled with cannabis oil that a woman sticks up her vagina. But good news, fellas! You can also use Foria Relief too by sticking it up your butt. Why you would do that, I don’t know. But you can.
The suppository is made from only three natural ingredients: a cocoa butter capsule, CO2 extracted cannabis oil (which contains both Cannabidiol, or CBD, and Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC), and CBD isolate. It sounds so natural and healthy, we half expect to see them at Whole Foods.
We already know that pot has serious therapeutic properties, and is used for the treatment of certain cancers, epilepsy, pain management, inflammatory diseases like arthritis, and even memory problems. To make one thing clear — no, you don’t green out and forget about your disease. The cannabinoids can actually heal your diseases. Now isn’t that something?
If weed can treat all those serious ailments, it can easily relieve menstrual cramps too, and it was high time (get it?) someone realized this. With 10mg of CBD and 60mg of THC, these powerful pot pills have 20 times the anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin, and apparently work wonders, according to women who have actually tried it.
15 to 20 minutes after insertion, the capsule dissolves and the oil is absorbed into the bloodstream, activating the cannabinoid receptors in the vag area. “The pelvic region contains more cannabinoid receptors than any other part of the body except for the brain,” Foria founder Mathew Gerson told SF Gate. Suppositories also help the body absorb the molecules better than any other consumption method, so this is clearly a great concept.
However, if you think you can get high from sticking a wad of marijuana up your butt or a vagina, think again. Because of its consumption method, the psychoactive properties of weed, delta-9 THC, doesn’t get absorbed into the bloodstream, so the only thing your lovely lady will feel is relief from uterine cramps, reduced inflammation, and possibly some relaxation. Now you know it’s not possible to toke up “down there." Sorry.
Hopefully other states will catch up to Colorado and California and make weed legal, so women everywhere can get some dank cramp relief.