Becoming a woman involves some serious physiological and psychological changes that turn everything in life upside down. One minute you’re carefree and having a terrific time, and the next you’re in pain and wondering “Why me?” The average age for the first menstrual cycle is 12, and the last cycle is around age 51. That means every month for nearly 40 years (with breaks for pregnancy, of course), almost every woman is guaranteed to feel uncomfortable and bloated, and to experience an onset of emotions that is absolutely indescribable.

No picnic

Young woman in pain lying on bed

Without this biological burden, human life could not be sustained; so, women the world over have grown accustomed to the pain and discomfort and have learned to go about their daily routine as best they can. With a guaranteed week or so of varying symptoms every month, it would be absolutely unrealistic to put life on pause every time a monthly cycle comes around. Relying on pills for pain, chocolate for relief, and a heating pad at night has been the formula for quite some time now. But things are changing.

Foria is a company dedicated to innovative cannabis-infused personal hygiene products. Known for its personal lubricant, “Pleasure”, Foria has built a name for itself among popular dispensaries in Colorado and California. Expanding their offerings to include a feminine hygiene product like no other, Foria has women rethinking their monthly ordeal.

Innovation at its finest


“Relief” is a medicated vaginal suppository that targets menstrual symptoms through non-psychotropic effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). On the company’s website, Foria states:

Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilizing modern extraction techniques to standardize purity and potency, thereby ensuring a safe and accessible experience for all women.

For thousands of years, spanning cultures from all over the world, cannabis has been used for pain relief and relaxation, which happens to be the perfect combination for “that time of the month”.

Women suffering symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and endometriosis have found surprising comfort through the “Relief” suppository. Many are hoping for more distribution as cannabis laws continue to evolve. Combining the use of this suppository with the personal hygiene product of your choice can yield excellent results.

Within about 15 minutes the medicated suppository, consisting of cocoa butter, CBD isolate, and distilled THC oil, enters the bloodstream through the vaginal wall. The cannabinoids act as powerful pain blockers in the uterus, ovaries, and cervix, while relaxing muscle spasms and cramping in the region. Many women report that the muscle cramp relief with this product is remarkable, even life-changing .

Relief really is this simple


A product like “Relief” has the potential to help millions of women every month. Combining it with cannabis-infused chocolate confections or other goodies just might be heaven on earth, and the perfect recipe can make all the difference. is a company devoted to bringing healthy cannabis recipes to the world, and the MB machine makes it fun and easy to Eat to Treat® in the privacy of your own home.

In half the states plus the District of Columbia, women are no longer forced to deal with the pain when sustainable and all-natural options are available through medical cannabis. Pairing the known healing elements of the herb and food with a new product has the potential to change the quality of life every month for some women.

The health-enhancing wonders of the cannabis plant are absolutely astounding. As more research is done, only time will tell just how beneficial it truly can be.

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Garyn Angel

Garyn Angel is an inventor, award-winning financial consultant, and CEO of, maker of the botanical extractor he invented for infusing cannabis into foods. Firmly committed to needed legal reform, Angel was named to the exclusive CNBC NEXT List of visionary global business leaders for his work on legal marijuana. He is also founder of the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a charity that helps “medical refugees”—mainly veterans and children—who need herbal therapy when traditional treatment options have failed.