Would you want to try an all-natural way to ease your awful period cramps? If you’d rather try an alternative to a handful of ibuprofen every month, Foria, the makers of marijuana lube, also make cannabis vaginal suppositories to relieve the pain.
These Foria Relief “tampons” only have three all natural ingredients in them: organic cocoa butter, CO2-extracted cannabis oil, and a cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, which is one of the main chemicals in pot. So how do they work? When inserted in your lady parts, the ingredients activate cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region, and cause the nerves in the cervix, uterus and ovaries to block pain, according to The Hearty Soul.
But what it doesn’t do? You don’t get high. This stuff sends the medicine right where you need it, so according to the company’s website, you get all the “muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of cannabis” without that pesky psychotropic high.
Retired gynecologist and medical director of a California medical marijuana evaluation center Dr. Morton Barke tells “Racked” that cannabis is a “fantastic modality” for dealing with painful periods. And customer reviews say this product helps relieve cramps in as little as eight-minutes. But unless you’re a California resident with a recommendation letter from your doctor you can’t order this marijuana pain relief yet. So the rest of us are just stuck with Aleve.