A new study indicates that a growing number of women are either using cannabis or want to use it for the management of bothersome menopause symptoms.
Study results will be presented during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), which opens on September 28.
In a sample of 232 women (mean age, 55.95 y) in Northern California who participated in the Midlife Women Veterans Health Survey, more than half reported such bothersome symptoms as hot flashes and night sweats (54 percent), insomnia (27 percent), and genitourinary symptoms (69 per cent).
Roughly 27 percent of those sampled reported having used or were currently using cannabis to manage their symptoms. An additional 10 percent of participants expressed an interest in trying cannabis to manage menopause symptoms in the future. In contrast, only 19 percent reported using a more…