If your periods are super rough, you may want to look into this surprising new product: cannabis tampons. Whaaaaat. Really? Yes, really. We’re always thrilled when technology and science come together to make our bodies happier. Call us intrigued.
Created by Foria, the cannabis vaginal suppositories seek to take down cramps associated with periods. The handy little “tampons” were developed with our worst period moments in mind, and we’re feeling pretty grateful.
One gynecologist told Racked that using cannabis for periods isn’t unheard of. According to Morton Barke, M.D., a retired gynecologist and medical director of a California medical marijuana evaluation center,
“We know that cannabis does help pain. We do see a lot of patients with dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is painful menstrual periods. It’s a fantastic modality to help patients.”
Sounds pretty darn good to us.
So what’s the science behind their products?
They’re particular about their cannabis
Foria grows their cannabis in Northern California without the use of harmful pesticides. Which is basically one giant yay.
Their product contains THC and CBD
For those of us who aren’t super up-to-date on the inner workings of weed, the two key active cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis are THC and CBD. The cannabinoids in Foria products interact with the nerves and muscles that cause cramps, encouraging less painful periods. THC in the tampons helps take down pain, while encouraging ~good vibes~ in the brain, while CBD encourages muscles and nerves to chill TF out.
So far, people are loving these tampons
Folks who have tried Foria since they released the suppositories this past January have said they have less hardcore cramps as a result of the product. So that’s fantastic news.
However, they’re not cheap.
A pack of four will cost you $44. In order to purchase them, you must join the Foria collective (and depending on which state you live in, you’ll also need a physician’s recommendation letter, and you’ll have to submit an application that must be approved).
Long story short? It just might be time to say goodbye to writhing around in pain while crying over your favorite rom coms, and, TBH, we can’t complain. As much as we ~love~ indulging in ice cream seven days out of every month, we’d much rather not be in total and complete agony.
We’ll keep doing our research before we try out these little guys, and we hope you do the same, since, you know, this is your body we’re talking about and everything. If nothing else, we’re just happy people are *finally* working to figure out a way to kick cramps to the curb once and for all.