Did you know that THC effects women differently then men?
Most studies have put more attention to how cannabis effects males. This has created a gender gap in knowledge thats needs to be filled.
Recent studies have found out that hormones like estrogen can make women more sensitive to THC.
Estrogen Influences the High
The results from the Washington State University discovered a link between estrogen and THC sensitivity.
There is an obvious spike in drug sensitivity during ovulation. This is evident when estrogen levels reached their peak and start to decline.
This means that once you start to ovulate, the high felt from marijuana is noticeably intensified.
Better Pain Relief
Because woman are more sensitive to marijuana then men. The pain killing effects of THC is magnified for woman.
According to a study conducted on female rodents THC is a more effective pain reliever for women. Female rodents where 30% more tolerant to pain, when treated with THC.
This same study discovered that the Munchies men feel when high on weed. Is the counterpart to this effect in women.
Woman More Likely to Have Withdrawals
I hate being out of weed, but I can still sleep at night. This may not be the same with women.
This report posted on PubMed says it all. Although men may suffer more emotional withdrawals from marijuana. Women are more likely to suffer from stronger physical withdrawal symptoms.
This includes insomnia, stomach pains and nausea, to name a few.
Women Become Tolerate Faster Than Men
Because of the heightened sensitivity to THC. A womans body will start to build up tolerance sooner than a guy.
Scientists administered THC to both male and female rats for a ten day period.
After 10 days, they found out that female rats needed a much higher dose, then the males, for the same effects.
This makes it more important for woman to take detox breaks every so often. Tolerance breaks can help increase sensitivity and save weed!
Cannabis Can Make Women More Forgetful
Visuospatial memory is a responsible for a humans ability to draw mental maps.
This is used when you try to remember directions by mentally walking through the directions in your head. You use it to remember locations, places and where you left the keys.
According to this study from 2010, woman that smoke marijuana regularly have trouble with this type of memory.
While one time or occasional use may not have this negative effect.
THC Effects On A Womens Libido
Cannabis can increase libido at low doses, kill libido at high doses.
Estrogen, the hormone is known as the female hormone and its the reason for this effect.
We have known for a long time that high levels of THC in women, interferes with estrogen. This can make you less interested in having sex.
But a low to moderate dose has the opposition effect. Increasing libido and sex drive in most females.