Not only is cannabis in general becoming less taboo, but we’re also seeing more women partake in the herb. Besides consuming cannabis, women are causing huge changes in the industry as business leaders. Though we all have our reasons for smoking cannabis, here are a few reasons that women in particular should indulge from time to time.
1. Manage Anxiety and Depression
From the time women hit puberty until their 50’s, they are twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as men. Cannabis is an excellent combatant against anxiety, though of course, it depends on the individual’s reaction to the plant. Marijuana has famously been known to reduce feelings of stress, tension and anxiety, making it a great option for anyone combatting these symptoms.
2. Join an Evolving Industry
As more women continue to challenge traditional conceptions around gender in the workplace, it’s important to consider joining an industry that is soon to explode around the world. Granted, cannabis isn’t a new business or product, but the changing legal status of this plant may mean more women, like yourself, will be inclined to get involved.
3. Promote Good Health
Though we all love a glass of wine at the end of a long day, excessive drinking can lead to liver disease, heart problems and many other health issues. Marijuana’s effects, on the other hand, are much more minimal, especially if you choose a vape as your method of consumption, making it a healthier way to unwind. Along with this, cannabis can also be used to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Cannabrand, a Denver-based marketing company, has started the “I Choose Cannabis” campaign that looks to combine yoga and marijuana, aimed at a new generation of “spiritual seekers.”
4. Invigorate Your Sex Life
Studies are all over the map when it comes to the links between sex and cannabis; many have attempted to study the effects of cannabis in the bedroom with extremely mixed results. This is likely because individuals have diverse reactions to the plant, but anecdotally the consensus is that marijuana can have a positive effect on your love life. Because of its relaxing effects, cannabis may lead to an increase in desire, sensual touch, closeness to your partner and an overall increase in sexual pleasure and satisfaction. Plus, you should probably try Foria, a cannabis infused sensual oil.
5. Take Care of Your Skin
Cannabis has positive mental effects, but did you know that it also does wonders for your skin? Clinical research shows that cannabinoids have anti-aging and antioxidant properties and also rejuvenate dry skin. Because of this, hemp seed oil is used in many beauty products and shampoos and its low THC levels make it legal for sale. The Body Shop famously carries a full range of cannabis beauty products showing that even traditional industries have embraced this awesome plant.
6. Alleviate PMS Symptoms
In the 1800’s, cannabis was commonly used to help alleviate menstrual cramps but was never studied seriously. According to Women’s Health, around 85% of women experience cramps, headaches or backaches during their periods and often take medication in an attempt to alleviate those pains. Cannabis, a natural solution, has been shown to provide instant relief of these ailments and won’t require a trip to the pharmacy.
7. Manage Weight
THC has properties that are proven to increase your metabolism and boost your overall energy. Granted, we understand that cannabis has long been known for giving users the munchies, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat a whole bag of Cheetos. In fact, Bethenny Frankel, the innovator behind Skinny Girl Wine, is now stepping into the cannabis market with her new line of Skinny Girl Cannabis. This strain will alter the structure of the plant to reduce the feelings of the munchies while increasing your metabolism.
As the cannabis industry grows into a legal and regulated industry, many women may find it enticing to join this exciting business and try the products for the first time. These are just some of the reasons women should consider smoking cannabis, so for your next ladies night, leave the wine in the fridge and break out the bud!