While they haven't yet supported cannabis specific research and the impact on women's health and wellness, they do cover many other aspects that at least anecdotally are seen to benefit from cannabis use by many women. Perhaps we'll see more than passing reference to the marijuana medicine in the future.
Some of the current programs and partners are working on projects like:
Finding better diagnosis and treatments of Endometriosis. Current treatments range are from surgery and hormone drugs to lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques and pain management (like cannabis is known for!). Endometriosis is the growth of tissue, like the kind that lines a woman’s uterus, elsewhere in her body. This results in inflammation and sometimes scarring, both of which can cause the painful symptoms of endometriosis and may contribute to difficulty getting pregnant.
Promoting, supporting and advocating for midwifery as a regulated, publicly funded and integral part of the primary healthcare system in all provinces and territories. Did you know some women effectively use cannabis as an alternative treatment for severe nausea and vomiting when pregnant.
- Spotlighting up-to-date research evidence on menopause and women’s health at midlife to women and the health professionals who care for them. Temperature regulation (i.e. less hot flashes!!) may occur with cannabis use.
The Green Grass Kitchen Team
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