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5 Weird Ways Marijuana Affects Men And Women Differently

Posted by on Sep. 17, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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5 Weird Ways Marijuana Affects Men And Women Differently

Estrogen plays an important role when it comes to THC.

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Marijuana affects men and women in different ways and it’s not because of size. Some research claims that estrogen and THC have a pretty meaningful relationship, giving a boost to women and  how they experience cannabis’ benefits.

Here are 5 ways in which cannabis can affect men and women in differently:  

Women’s Cycles

Research from Washington State University found that women who are ovulating – the moment their estrogen has peaked and begins to fall – seem to be significantly more affected to THC than usual, making them feel much more pain relief and relaxation than men and women who aren’t ovulating.

Pain Relief

According to this research, women are also able to feel more pain relief than men due to THC’s relationship to estrogen. Research conducted on mice supports this belief, demonstrating 30 % more relief from the females than the males. Men will have to consume much more cannabis to experience the same amount of pain relief.

Tolerance

Women also develop tolerance much faster than men, which is not such a good thing, because they have to smoke much more to get the usual high. This trait was demonstrated on a study conducted on mice, which proved that females developed a resistance within a period of 10 days, at which point they needed a much higher dose of cannabis to show a response to the plant.

Libido

In low doses, cannabis improves the libido of women, but high doses have the opposite effect due to the way in which THC affects estrogen, impairing it and making women less interested in sex. When it comes to men, it’s more complicated because it raises their libido shortly after smoking while consumed in low doses. When consumed in high doses, the spike in libido is much shorter.

Munchies

According to research from Washington State University, men’s hunger is greatly more affected than women’s, making them eat much more than them.

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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Sep. 17, 2017 at 10:42 PM

So this must mean young men specifically.

bluefirewolf
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 1:06 AM

yknow they didn't say the ages, nor how many people were in the "research"  I just thought it was interesting

Quoting EireLass:

So this must mean young men specifically.


PinkButterfly66
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 1:15 AM
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I can state from experience, smoking pot causes the munchies in both sexes.

KendallsMommee
by on Sep. 18, 2017 at 1:18 AM
Weed makes me paranoid and panicky.
bluefirewolf
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 1:35 AM
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that is exactly what it does to me and I haven't had it since the late 70's because of that - I might have tried some in the early 80's just to see if it still did that  but that is it.  It screws with me so badly - I can barely talk, I don't understand what people are saying to me, I get horrifyingly paranoid and panicked - not a good drug for me at all and because of that I have no idea what it feels like to feel good on it.  I even get a little panicky if I smell it.

Quoting KendallsMommee: Weed makes me paranoid and panicky.


Carpy
by Emerald Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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If it got you that bad then, today's weed would institutionalize you.

Quoting bluefirewolf:

that is exactly what it does to me and I haven't had it since the late 70's because of that - I might have tried some in the early 80's just to see if it still did that  but that is it.  It screws with me so badly - I can barely talk, I don't understand what people are saying to me, I get horrifyingly paranoid and panicked - not a good drug for me at all and because of that I have no idea what it feels like to feel good on it.  I even get a little panicky if I smell it.

Quoting KendallsMommee: Weed makes me paranoid and panicky.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Young men have a low level of estrogen - which would fit in with this study. But as men age (middle age, 45 and older), as their testosterone wanes, the estrogen elevates.

Quoting bluefirewolf:

yknow they didn't say the ages, nor how many people were in the "research"  I just thought it was interesting

Quoting EireLass:

So this must mean young men specifically.



EireLass
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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If you have a specific strain, you will get the effect you're hoping for. If you don't like a head high, you stay away from those with a high THC level. 

Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Sep. 18, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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So weed just assumes someones gender

How rude !
PamR
by Ruby Member on Sep. 18, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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Just made me want to eat a lot of potato chips.

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