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Why are women putting cannabis in their vaginas?

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American company Foria have started marketing suppositories that claim to help women ease their period pains. They say they work because, "the pelvic region contains more cannabinoid receptors than any other part of the body except for the brain".

The pills are made from cocoa butter mixed with 40mg of cannabidiol. Some have lauded them as a miracle cure for their cramps, but medical professionals aren't so sure. As the drug is not FDA approved and remains untested, there's little scientific proof of its effectiveness.

Originally published 5 February 2016.