Let’s Rely On A More Peaceful Method, She Said.

A spokeswoman for Rosenthal said that it’s likely to go to full vote this month. Her office is still seeking a Senate sponsor for the legislation. “It’s very treacherous over there these days,” Rosenthal told Gothamist on Thursday. “But they did pass medical marijuana, right?” “Midol cannot be the pinnacle of menstrual cramp treatment,” she added. “We women demand more; we demand access to pain relieving medication that is safe and effective at relieving menstrual cramps.” In the absence of reliable alternatives, Rosenthal predicts that some women will use opioids, which are addictive and increasingly prevalent in New York. “Let’s rely on a more peaceful method,” she said. About 20 percent of women who suffer from period cramps experience extreme dysmenorrhea that limits their ability to go about daily tasks, Newsweek reports . Under current law, New York’s medical marijuana guidelines are narrow . Only patients with one of eleven “severe, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions” can apply—cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal-cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington’s disease or, more recently, chronic pain . Patients also need to have an “associated or complicating condition” such marijuana as severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, or seizures.

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