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Weed and Menstruation: Strains for Pain, Mood & Headaches

Posted by Canna Randa on May 31, 2022

As women, not only are we the fairer sex, but we are also the ones who put up with monthly menstrual issues. Whether you suffer from painful cramps, excessive moodiness, or headaches – there is likely a cannabis strain to help you make it through your monthly woes.

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, cannabis consumption is becoming more commonplace for women to combat their menstrual symptoms. While not all women experience severe discomfort during their periods, many do – and cannabis can alleviate unpleasant symptoms associated with menstrual cramps.

Best Pain Strain

As an avid smoker, medical marijuana patient, and cannabis evangelist, I am constantly trying out different strains to see how they help my pain. The best strain that I have found for pain relief without feeling too high is Orange Herijuana. 

High in CBD and very low in THC, Orange Herijuana is an indica-dominant hybrid that offers relaxation and pain relief without noticeable psychoactive effects. Orange Herijuana is perfect for dealing with cramps and the overall body aches that can come with PMS and menstruation.

You can also try Harlequin, Jack Herer, or Pink Kush strains to knock out your period pain.

Best PMS Mood-Boosting Strain

If you get crabby or your fuse gets short when Aunt Flo comes to town, try Sour Diesel. A delicious sativa strain, Sour D is uplifting and gets you off your couch to start your day on a high note. 

Created by crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk, Sour D has a pungent diesel scent profile thanks to its dominant caryophyllene terpene. With Sour D, you don’t have to worry about couch lock - quite the opposite, this strain brings pep to your step. Next time your period makes you a crabby rage monster, try Sour Diesel and see if it helps.

Super Lemon Haze, Durban Poison, and Blue Dream strains are also tremendous for their mood-boosting properties.

Best Marijuana Strain for Headaches

As women get older, our hormones change, and sometimes that change comes with headaches around our time of the month. Speaking from experience, hormone headaches and migraines can be debilitating. I have found that using cannabis helps alleviate some of the pain, nausea, and light sensitivity of these monthly miseries.

The best strain that I have found for my headaches is OG Kush. OG Kush is a nearly perfect 50/50 hybrid strain that usually leans a bit to the sativa side but brings a couch lock sensation typically found in indica strains. OG Kush provides the relaxation and pain relief necessary to make it through hormonal (and non-hormonal) headaches.

Other great cannabis strains for period-related headaches include Harlequin, ACDC, and Purple Kush. 

If you are experiencing yucky side effects from your period, give these weed strains a try. As with everything cannabis-related, each marijuana strain affects individuals differently. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa.

Starting with tried and true strains can help you skip your self-experimentation, but isn’t trying different strains half the fun of marijuana? Find me on social media, and let me know your thoughts!

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