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North Dakota women were able to buy marijuana-infused ‘inserts’ for menstrual pain as a recreational measure goes

North Dakota residents vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November.
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If North Dakota residents will vote next month to legalize recreational marijuana, women in the state would be able to buy an unusual item that is said to relieve menstrual-related pain: cannabis-infused adds.

A company called Foria, which makes cannabis-infused adds, or vaginal suppositories, can sell the product in the state if the measure goes, KVLY-TV reported.

A Park River resident, Stephanie Carlson, told the new station would they be willing to try the product, and notes that they are the “first in line” to buy it.

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“I just want to have the ability to a week per month not be hunkered down because of the pain. I want to be functional,” Carlson said.

Foria, which, according to KVLY-News, already sells its products in countries such as the Colorado and California where recreational marijuana was legalized, says on its website that the vaginal suppositories “, which is specifically formulated for the relief of menstrual discomfort.”

The product, the so-called “Foria Lighting,” “delivers the soothing benefits of full-spectrum cannabis directly to the area that needs it most — usually with little or no psychoactive effects,” the company added.

The vaginal suppositories are made with 60 mg of THC and 10 of the CBD. When smoked or ingested, the former cannabinoid gives you a “high” effect, while the last, a other cannabinoids in marijuana, has no psychoactive effects.

When placed, the connections are “the activation of certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic area,” Foria says on its website, adding the “cannabinoids have a direct impact on the immune system and the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and surrounding smooth muscle cells,” to assuage the pain.

The company claims that most users “do not report the experience of a psychoactive high when taking Foria Lighting vaginally or rectally,” but noted those who make use of the product will test positive for cannabis during a drug screening.

Some users claim that they experience a relief of cramping and other menstruation-related side effects in about eight minutes, Day of the woman reported in 2016.

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“On a monthly basis, I am working with not only a day of pain, two days of pain. It can be anywhere between five and ten days of extreme pain,” Carlson told the news station.

“If legalization were to happen, women like her, women like me, women like you, everyone, all women do not have this option in pain,” she added.

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