Canopy Growth announces positive results of cannabis use on menstrual health

Study shows CBD relieves symptoms related to menstruation.

Cannabis has been touted for a range of women’s health issues. peakSTOCK/Getty Images

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Canopy Growth Corporation has some encouraging news for women dealing with menstrual issues.

The Smith Falls, Ontario-based cannabis company says CBD or cannabidiol relieves symptoms related to the monthly cycle.

This is based from a study done by Canopy Growth in collaboration with researchers at the James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

“This study marks the first exploration of the effects of cannabinoids for symptom management,” the company stated in a media release Tuesday (March 22).

Forty participants with moderate to severe menstrual-related symptoms participated in the six-month investigation.

They received doses of either 160 milligrams or 320 milligrams of CBD.

In the release, Canopy Growth stated that results “showed significantly reduced menstrual-related symptoms”.

Moreover, the “higher dose was also effective in significantly reducing irritability and stress over the same period”.

“The data collected from this study is the first of its kind to demonstrate the efficacy of cannabis-based therapies to treat symptoms experienced by individuals, including those related to menstruation,” Canopy Growth noted.

The release also quoted vice president Marcel O. Bonn-Miller stating that results show that cannabis can be “consumed in a targeted way around an individual’s menstrual cycle”.

CBD is the non-psychoactive substance found in cannabis.

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