If you’re a woman who has gone through menopause or is currently going through it, you know that it can be a challenging time. Menopause is a natural part of aging, but it can come with a variety of symptoms that can impact your quality of life. Fortunately, medical cannabis is a natural alternative that can help relieve some of these symptoms. So, how exactly can medical cannabis help menopause symptoms? Menopause is the time when a woman’s menstrual cycle stops. It usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can happen earlier or later. During menopause, the body goes through hormonal changes that can cause a variety of symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and insomnia. Medical cannabis can help relieve many of these symptoms. Cannabis contains compounds called cannabinoids, which interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating many of our bodily functions, including our mood, appetite, and sleep. One of the most well-known cannabinoids found in cannabis is THC. THC is responsible for the “high” that is associated with cannabis use. However, THC also has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve pain and inflammation associated with menopause. Another cannabinoid found in cannabis is CBD. CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it won’t get you high like THC. CBD has been shown to have anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties, which can help relieve mood swings and anxiety associated with menopause. If you’re interested in trying medical cannabis for menopause symptoms, there are a variety of products available, including tinctures, edibles, and topical creams. It’s important to choose a high-quality product from a reputable dispensary, and to start with a low dose and work your way up as needed.