According to new data, nearly 30% of women have used or are currently using marijuana to manage menopause symptoms.
Marijuana use was most often reported among women experiencing night sweats and hot flashes, NORML reported. Some women also reported insomnia as a reason for using marijuana.
“Current or ever use of cannabis for menopause symptom management was reported by 27 percent of all participants, while an additional 10 percent expressed interest in future use,” the data revealed. “In contrast, only 19 percent reported traditional forms of menopause symptom management, including menopausal hormone therapy.”
Cannabis is more commonly used for chronic pain such as arthritis and migraines, but certain demographics are finding new reasons to use the natural therapeutic.