Why Women are Turning to Cannabis

By: Bethany Rae

Bethany Rae

Women are the rising consumers in this changing, cannabis landscape and for good reason. We crave knowledge, quality and, most importantly, control over our health and lifestyle choices. More and more of the women I know are finding cannabis brings them relief and enjoyment. Here are just a few of the many reasons they are choosing cannabis.

It’s Healthier Than Alcohol

Many women are recognizing that their habitual alcohol consumption at the end of the day is not good for their long-term health. Alcohol consumption in the evening can interrupt sleep patterns.  Cannabis offers a healthier way to relax and unwind at the end of the day and this does not have to mean heavy intoxication. In social settings, many of my friends would prefer to vaporize cannabis, microdose an edible or puff once or twice on a joint. These friends are highly-functioning, successful professionals, most with families, and demanding fitness routines. For them, cannabis is a choice that is not about getting high and doing nothing but, rather, an excellent way to enhance everyday activities – without an alcohol-induced slur.

They Find it Helps With Sleep

Ever taken a sleeping pill to get you through the night? One mother I know waits until the kids are tucked in bed and then consumes a strain that helps induce a deep and lasting sleep. While some parents may have concerns about cannabis in the home with children, my friends know that a safe or locked case on a high shelf, keeps things safe. Other women are experimenting with micro-dosing cannabis in the form of a capsule, oil tincture or edible, to ensure a good night’s sleep. A cannabis-educated doctor recently informed me that THC will help me sleep through the night and that careful experimentation will help me to find the right dose.

They Enjoy Increased Self Awareness, Self Love and Compassion

Warning! Cannabis may induce a positive mood, relaxation, laughter, social comfort, self-love, compassion and a greater sense of self awareness. Many of the women I talk to about their cannabis consumption share how they were surprised that it helped them to stop and listen to themselves. It relaxed them, lifted their spirits and made them feel good about who they are. One woman felt real true love for herself for the first time in her life, while consuming cannabis. These sound like good side effects to me. Of course, we should each take care as cannabis can create anxiety, or wipe out the rest of a work day. This is why understanding how to use cannabis with intention is important, and we’ll get into that more on Flower and Freedom soon. Always remember to start out low and slow.

They Love Products Designed for Women by Women

More and more women are bringing their entrepreneurial prowess to the cannabis industry and creating products and services for women. Whoopi & Maya have a line of infused products that ease menstrual pain – an idea my friends and I love – to reduce the consumption of pharmaceuticals. These products don’t all get you high, so it’s easy to incorporate them daily. From lubricants to appetite-reducing strains, women-focused cannabis products are hitting the market, and open-minded women are ready to try.

With our unique preferences and priorities, women are shaping the cannabis products coming to market. I’m looking forward to trying them out, sharing the experiences and connecting with more women who are discovering the benefits of consuming cannabis. What’s your number one reason to consume cannabis? Tell us all about it below.

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Disclosure: The information shared in this post is a personal experience and not to be considered medical or legal advice. Please consult with a health practitioner and seek legal counsel on the cannabis laws in your area.

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