Does Cannabis Help With Menopause Symptoms?
This study surveyed 131 perimenopausal and 127 postmenopausal women about their use of cannabis, identifying them through targeted advertising and social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. The survey found 83.5% reported habitual cannabis use and 86% said they were current users. Around half of the women reported mixed medical/recreational use; 30.8% reported recreational use only and 17.7% said they only used medical forms of the drug. The three most common modes of using cannabis were smoking a joint, bowl, or bong (84.3%); using edibles (78.3%), and vaping oils (52.6%). The researchers also found that women in perimenopause reported markedly worse symptoms than those in menopause, and these women tended to use a wider variety of cannabis products.