This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

No matter what you identify – marijuana can have different impacts on you based on gender.  Research based on women/men is rare and there needs to be much more medical marijuana research done.  Here are five ways in which cannabis can affect men and women in differently:

Women’s Cycles

While research A little relief followed by caution is what research from OHSU discovered. Women using cannabis on a frequent weekly bases can develop heavier cycles and also disrupt their ovulating opportunities.

Pain Relief

Women are also able to feel more pain relief than men due to THC’s relationship to estrogen. Research conducted on mice supports this belief, demonstrating 30% more …

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