As the social stigma behind cannabis lessens as more states legalize — or begin the process of legalizing — marijuana, more and more female consumers are making themselves known on both sides of the sales counter.
Leafly.com reports that they've seen a 35 percent increase in female visitors in the past two years, and groups like Women Grow, which has nearly 40 chapters across North America, including one in Seattle, have formed to educate and empower women in the cannabis industry.
With this in mind, many companies are catering to this somewhat niche group of cannabis consumers with female-friendly products: some practical, others just for fun.
Actress/comedian and medical marijuana advocate Whoopi Goldberg has joined forces with Om Edibles creator Maya Elisabeth to create Whoopi & Maya, a company that offers edibles, tinctures, topicals and a THC-infused bath soak, all designed to relieve the aches and pains of menstruation.
Whoopi & Maya (whoopiandmaya.com) products are currently available only in California.
Another option for those dealing with Aunt Flo is Foria Relief, a vaginal suppository that provides 60 milligrams of THC and 10 mg of CBD per serving for powerful, but not haze-inducing, healing. A four-pack of Foria Relief costs $44 at foriapleasure.com.
The California-based company also touts Foria Pleasure, an all-natural "sensual enhancement oil" made of liquid coconut oil and medical cannabis oil.
A 10-milliliter spray bottle (contains 150 mg of THC; approximately 15 servings) costs $38, and a 30 ml spray bottle (contains 450 mg THC; approximately 45 servings) will run you $76.
Foria is available only in stores in California and Colorado, but products can be ordered online after users become member of the company's Aphrodite Group. A physician's cannabis recommendation and a picture ID is required to sign up.
On the sillier side of female-geared marijuana products is Milk Makeup's Roll + Blot sheets, which are made from unbleached hemp fibers. These sheets ($10 for 100 sheets at milkmakeup.com) pull double duty as both rolling paper and oil blotting sheets.
Roll + Blot sheets are available in two designs: solid gray, or gray adorned with the Milk logo and marijuana leaves.
Looking for other ways to make your life even more green? Check Etsy. A quick search reveals everything from cannabis bath bombs, hemp body lotion and decorative grinders to cannabis-related nail art stickers, marijuana-leaf-printed bathing suits and marijuana-leaf-shaped cookie cutters. ♦