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Re-posted from CLN

Have you ever heard of using cannabis suppositories vaginally? If not, don’t worry because this article will tell you what you need to know… and you do need to know! After all, this is about human health. If you don’t have a vagina, the chances are that you care about someone who does. Knowledge is power so with that being said, let’s all power up and learn about vaginal cannabis suppositories.

Vaginal Cannabis Suppositories Effect on the Body

Before getting into vaginal cannabis suppositories, it is important to understand how they work. A vaginal cannabis suppository will act in the body in two ways:

1, Target the Peripheral Nervous System – Along with being absorbed into the body, a melted suppository becomes a cannabis topical, targeting any problem cells and pain receptors at the source of the issue.

2, Target the Central Nervous System – According to research, the bioavailability of the vaginal walls can be between 10-43%, depending on factors like age, physiology, lubrication, etc. This means that 10-43% of the THC ingested vaginally is absorbed into the bloodstream. 

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Who can benefit from Vaginal Cannabis Suppositories

Cannabis suppositories are safe to use for minor treatment but powerful enough to tackle serious problems. These suppositories can be used vaginally to treat a variety of conditions, minor to major. If you or anyone you know is suffering from the following conditions, vaginal cannabis suppositories are worth considering.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

PMS can affect everyone differently but when it’s bad, life becomes hell for a week each month. Suppositories help target lower back pain, ease cramping and help with bloating. Why? The walls of the vagina are a direct path to the bloodstream and from, a network of nerves from your back to your toes.


Using vaginal suppositories can help relieve a lot of the symptoms associated with menopause. Topically, they can be amazing for dryness and itching. Internally, they can help relieve sleep problems, bloating, mood changes, and issues resulting from irregular periods.

Painful Sex

Using a cannabis suppository before having sex is a great preventative measure if intercourse usually causes pain. You will have the benefit of the lube, a topical and internal pain reliever, as well as a dose of cannabinoids to help with anxiety.

Vaginal Cancers

Using cannabis suppositories during cancer treatment can bring significant relief from side effects, especially nausea, irritation, and radiation burns. In addition, studies have shown that cannabis has the ability to cause cell death in tumours, specifically CBD for cervical cancer. 

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Tips for Using Vaginal Cannabis Suppositories

Do not be afraid of this method of delivery because it’s not rocket science. As long as you are using a product from a reputable source, cannabis suppositories are safe. However, there are a few things that you can do to make administration easier.

  • Store suppositories in the fridge or freezer. Keep them there until you are ready to use them because they may start to soften if not kept cold.
  • If you have taken your suppository out of the package and it’s beginning to melt in your hand, do not panic! Run it under cold water until it rehardens.
  • If you are treating PMS symptoms, insert a suppository, and follow it with a tampon. Suppositories and tampons can be worn together.
  • If you want to decrease the dose or size of the suppository, use a sharp knife to cut it in half lengthwise. Wrap the remaining half in parchment paper and store it in the fridge or freezer.

Important note – Unless there is a specific ingredient preventing it, most cannabis suppositories can be used vaginally, rectally, and even eaten like a capsule. 

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Suppositories are a discreet, safe, and effective medicine for a healthy vagina and, it’s high time we start to talk about them. Conversations like that save lives.

Do you use cannabis suppositories? What has your experience been? Are they effective? Please share your thoughts on our social media. Let’s keep this conversation going.

Julia Veintrop
From an early age, Julia displayed a passion for writing and languages, a fascination with journalism and an amazing memory. Her career focus had been gaining skills and experience in many different fields of counselling. Her ambition to have a career as medical general practitioner was interrupted when she became very ill from cervical cancer and the procedures necessary to remove it, beginning almost seven years of severe medical issues. Using the written word as an avenue of release and feeling the miraculous benefits of cannabis first-hand, she developed her skills throughout her illness and shifted her focus to cannabis from the patient perspective. Today, she devotes her life to a cause she truly enjoys, cannabis activism, so that no one need suffer unnecessarily due to lack of education or access.