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This month we are celebrating Women's History at Whoopi & Maya. For centuries Medical Cannabis and other medicinal herbs have been treating women's menstrual discomforts — Here’s a little bit of the HER-story:

10 HISTORICAL WAYS WOMEN HAVE USED CANNABIS
 
  1. Ancient Egyptians frequently used a topical blend of cannabis and honey during labor to induce contractions.
  2. It was common in Mayan and Aztec cultures to use therapeutic yoni baths and steams, full of medicinal herbs and flowers for menstrual relief.
  3. Dating back to 2000 BCE, medicated milkshakes, or ¨Bhang¨ fueled Tantric Sex practices in India. Women often mixed cannabis with milk, water, and other spices to drink for the enhancement of sexual pleasure. 
  4. Persian Women in the 9th century used the oil from cannabis seeds for migraine relief. 
  5. During the 11th century, women in Europe would rub a mixture of cannabis and fat on swollen breasts to help disperse inflammation. 
  6. In 1854 the first therapeutic uses of cannabis were acknowledged in the Dispensatory of the United States, explaining cannabis' medicinal benefits during childbirth, especially its ability to aid with contractions.
  7. In 1860, an Ohio State Commission recognized that medicinal cannabis was a successful treatment for gonorrhea, helping treat every 5 out of 7 cases. 
  8. During the 19th century, Queen Victoria relied frequently on a menstrual relief tincture containing cannabis.  
  9. Roughly around the same time, menstruating women in the U.S. were treating their cramps with Dysmenine, a medicinal syrup containing cannabis. 
  10. In 2016, the first medical cannabis line specifically created for women during their menstrual cycle was launched by the name of Whoopi & Maya.

WOMENS MARCH THEN AND NOW

From Women’s Suffrage, the array of civil rights movements, all the way to third wave feminism — women have influenced and impacted the welfare of not only other women, but humanity as a whole. This month we are honoring those who have spoken out against injustices and the advancement of us all! Our voices are more important now than ever. Together let us make HERstory better than ever before. 
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Whoopi & Maya 🌿
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(Image Sources: Illustration by Nicole Ginelli, Andrew Toth Photography, photo courtesy of 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry' film, W&M byTimothy White)



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