From sex to PMS: How legal weed can benefit women’s health

The legalization of weed is great for many Americans, but it’s particularly great for Americans with vaginas—who, for too many years, have been deprived of pot’s health benefits.

For centuries, women turned to cannabis to treat symptoms of PMS, improve their sex lives, and reduce anxiety. But since the United States criminalized marijuana in the 1930s, fewer and fewer women have enjoyed cannabis’ soothing powers. Thankfully, as more states move to legalize medical and recreational pot use, women today are finally able to explore these benefits.

This month, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. Four more states and the District of Columbia have already legalized marijuana for recreational use, and states including California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine are expected to join that list soon.

Against this backdrop, the past year has seen one after another promising development for weed and women’s health. Some

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