Women’s Health and Cannabis
Women are getting certified for pain due to endometriosis, pelvic floor pain, vulvodynia and interstitial cystitis. Although vaping, tinctures and capsules can provide some relief, utilizing vaginal suppositories can provide even more relief as they are able to target the issue right at the source. The fact that the vagina has a mucous membrane that can readily absorb medicine along with the female pelvic organs having a high density of cannabinoid receptors, make vaginal suppositories ideal and the potential to provide significant therapeutic benefit.
Vaginal suppositories are not an approved form of consumption in Pennsylvania; however, PA dispensaries do have the products needed to compound this form of consumption at home. THC and THC/CBD combination products that come in an oral syringe, as either a distillate or RSO form, is the main ingredient needed in making this form of consumption. The products themselves come already activated which makes the compounding process even easier. The transmucosal delivery has an onset of action occurring in about 15 to 20 minutes with effects lasting 4 to 8 hours.
Vaginal suppositories make for not only an effective form of treatment but also a very efficient way of introducing medicine into the body by having as much as 70% being absorbed. A pharmacist in the dispensary should be able to help assist in selecting the right product along with providing direction on how to compound the suppositories and provide information on calculating the desired dosing.
Micro-dosing is defined as the administration of doses so low that they are unlikely to produce a whole-body effect, but high enough to allow a cellular response. Micro-dosing in cannabis is usually considered 0.5mg to 20mg THC per day.
Ilera Dispensary will soon be opening a drive-through service in an effort to cut back on interactions. This service will only be available to patients who order online through Blackbird.
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