PMS & Medical Marijuana

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the week or so before a woman's period.  Symptoms vary and resolve at the start of bleeding.

Diagnosis requires that a consistent pattern of emotional and physical symptoms occur, only with ovulation.  The underlying mechanism is believed to involve unnatural changes in hormone levels. Reducing salt, caffeine, supplementation with calcium and vitamin D and treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen are commonly prescribed treatments.

Symptoms include acne, tender breasts, bloating, feeling tired, irritability, and mood changes.


"As medical marijuana (MMJ) medical use becomes mainstream, more and more women are finding that MMJ definitely alleviates and helps manage the unrequested symptoms of PMS."


Medical Cannabis and PMS

There seems to be a male bias in the literature speaking toward the efficacy of Medical Marijuana.  Every other major multi-sex condition that involves pain, psychological issues and the immune system has a wealth of research information available. 

With that said, the general research done in autoimmune, neurological disorders provides anecdotal evidence toward the scientific validity of Cannabis in the treatment of PMS.  Cannabinoids are known to interact with body control systems and estrogen receptors, however, there is a lack of research that definitely indicates Cannabis to be capable, solely of treating PMS hormonal issues.  With that said, many women testify that their estrogen-testosterone hormonal issues are seemingly reduced by smoking Marijuana.


“I’ve seen estrogen make princesses out of witches.”

-- Marie Hoäg, MBA, Estrogen Therapist

MM DOCTOR ONLINE Note:  The efficacy of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of some women's PMS conditions is clear.  However, serious psychological side effects are seen in some individuals.  So, it is very important that the right form of medical marijuana be taken and at the right dose.  More is not necessarily better.  A California licensed Physician is available now for a Marijuana Consultation and a 420 evaluation.  We also provide Medical Marijuana ID cards that allows clients access to Cannabis from any Marijuana Club in the State of California.  


“It's time to stop grouping up and complaining about all our estrogen deficient symptoms and demand real answers and plenty of estrogen.”

-- Marie Hoag, MBA, Estrogen Therapist


Looking into the annals of history, we find that US Physicians prescribed Medical Cannabis for PMS and was infact the most recommended treatment for Migraine. Marijuana drug preparations of the day were sold by the local pharmacy and manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. Some scholars find that Cannabis was documented for the treatment of PMS, in none other than the holy bible.


"Do not blame my tone of voice, my lack of patience, or my bad mood on PMS. It's not my period that's my problem."

-- Author, Jenny O'Connell

Further Reading

Medical Marijuana, Prescriptions for Women US PHARMACOPOEIA, 1926 

Testimonials from PMS  Sufferers on Medical Cannabis

Endocrine Effects of Marijuana

PMS, Cannabis and the Holy Bible

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