Many women have tried cannabis to manage menopause

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Three-quarters of current consumers found cannabis helpful in treating their symptoms.


(Sam Riches/ Healthing) — The results of a new study out of the University of Alberta were presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The findings show that one in three women near the menopause transition use cannabis for symptom management, according to a summary of the presentation.

The aim of the study was to examine the rates and patterns of cannabis use and its perceived effectiveness in managing symptoms that overlap with menopause.

Nearly 1,500 women across Alberta took part in the study. Roughly a third reported using cannabis within the last 30 days and 65 per cent indicated ever using cannabis. (…)

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