Sticking Weed in Your Vagina Probably Won’t Stop Cramps
On a scale of 1 to ‘dear God just cut out my uterus’ how bad are your menstrual cramps?
Are they the kind that leave you in so much pain other parts of your body are numb? Or maybe you have the ones that travel, so that when you try to sit it feels like your positioned over a pitchfork?
No one likes cramps.We might be glad to see our periods after we realized we left three pills in the pack, but no one is saying ‘oh thank God my cramps are here, I’m good.’
Since cramps are basically evil, we would do just about anything to get rid of them, but does anything include sticking a weed suppository into your vagina?
Foria is a new weed suppository designed to help vaginally cure your menstrual cramps. Each kit cost $44 and comes with 4 vaginal suppositories containing 60 mg of THC and 10 mg of CBD, two powerful cannaboids.
According to the company website:
“Users have reported a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort often associated with menstruation. The cannabinoids directly impact the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and surrounding smooth muscle tissues. THC positively affects the nerves and assists in blocking out pain while also allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain.”
Fiora also claims that the product brings relief “without inducing a psychotropic ‘high.’” But doctors who spoke to Buzzfeed disagree.
“[Foria] is completely untested with zero studies and the claims that are being made from the website aren’t really supported in basic science,” Jen Gunter, an OB-GYN and pain medicine physician, told BuzzFeed.
There’s also the concern that putting that much cannaboid in your bloodstream can’t not get you high.
“If it’s getting into your bloodstream there is a risk of it making you high. Period. So either your medicine is completely ineffective, or it’s getting into your bloodstream and then there is a risk that it will get you high,” she said.
Not to mention no one knows what will happen if you stick that much weed in your vagina, the effects haven’t been tested. Extreme amounts of THC have been linked previously to death.
“Most people consider a unit of oral administration to be 10 milligrams of THC. There’s 60 in this.” said Gunter.
Foria is currently only available for purchase in California and Colorado and requires that you join the Foria network. But considering there’s no basis for the effects of this, it may be smart to steer clear of it for now.
You’ll just have to find another way to tame your demon cramps.