Project Description

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s.

Cannabis Benefits

Cannabis can be a great alternative for women who cannot take ERT because of conditions like ovarian cancer or heart disease. ERT is often administered to help prevent adverse problems from menopause like bone loss. The cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, and TCHV have been found to help stimulate bone growth and help prevent the onset of osteoporosis after menopause. Supplementing endocannabinoids from cannabis can help stimulate the body and delay some of the effects of early menopause.

Cannabis can also work to regulate the body after menopause. Less estrogen is produced in the body post menopause, so in turn the body produces less natural endocannabinoids. The decrease in endocannabinoids can cause a variety of problems, like poor ability to respond to stress. Cannabis can help supplement the body’s natural endocannabinoids and decrease the symptoms associated with lower levels of estrogen and endocannabinoids.

Best Strains

  • Start with a small dose of cannabis oil (0.25 ml) or tincture (1-2 drops) under the tongue or vaporized flower (1-2 puffs), then titrate the dose gradually to find out how much you need to alleviate your symptoms.
  • Balanced varieties for daytime; ratios of THC:CBD of about 1:1. This way, the cannabinoids synergize each other and the CBD attenuates the psychoactivity of THC so that you can remain clear-minded, functional, and productive.

What Women Say

The first night I tried it, I slept through the night. When I woke up the next morning after a restful sleep, I cried from relief. It has taken a mix of modalities to get my pain in order, but I believe that cannabis, combined with topical CBD, has been instrumental in my healing. I’m a lot calmer than I’ve ever been, and even in the face of major life stressors I feel more centered and grounded than in the past.

Aliza Sherman, Ellementa