The New York assembly’s Health Committee Passed An Initiative Tuesday That Would Add Dysmenorrhea To The List Of Conditions Necessary To Qualify For Medical Marijuana Use.

Women Could Smoke Weed for Cramps If Medical Marijuana Bill Passes in New York The pain creeps in slow and unexpectedly. Initially, it’s a subtle discomfort, like the prick of a needle stabbing away at your stomach. As the minutes pass by, the discomfort can develop into a crippling pain, making even simple tasks such as Green Rush standing up straight seem utterly unbearable. That dreadful feeling has a name: Dysmenorrhea—the medical term for severe period pain commonly referred to as cramps. And it’s something experienced every month by hundreds of women all across America. While over the counter medicine like Midol can be helpful for many women, some 20 percent of women who suffer from cramps caused by their menstrual cycles each month experience such extreme dysmenorrhea that they can’t perform daily actives like getting out of bed and going to work, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians . Now, relief may soon be on the way. The New York Assembly’s Health Committee passed an initiative Tuesday that would add dysmenorrhea to the list of conditions necessary to qualify for medical marijuana use. If it becomes law, everyday women suffering from intolerable period pain could have legal access to pot with a medical marijuana card. “This is a woman’s health issue and for years women have suffered in silence. There’s Midol.

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