Cannabis is a plant that has always fascinated mankind since ancient times. Despite the legal boundaries and lack of mass conception around it- cannabis has been used by millions all over the world; both for recreational and medical needs. Now that its use is being made legal in a number of countries, and more studies are being carried out on the plant, more theories on it are cropping up.
You may not be aware but men and women respond to cannabis in different ways. Cannabis has a gender-specific impact on humans and aspects like libido, tolerance levels and memory come into the picture.
Why Men And Women Use Cannabis
Cannabis is sought after by millions for diverse needs. For some, it is a stress buster while for others it is the key to socializing with people. Then there are millions who use it for just medical needs including treating pain and inflammation.
However, studies have shown that the majority of men consume cannabis for socializing or peer other recreational needs. Women in general resort to cannabis for medicinal purposes. However, the number of men using cannabis for healing needs is not trivial either.
The Impact Of Cannabis On Both Genders
The studies show cannabis consumption generates slightly different impacts on both genders. This is because THC, a major compound of cannabis, interacts with male and female hormones in separate ways. The studies indicate women typically develop cannabis tolerance quicker than their male counterparts.
When THC interacts with estrogen, the result is often faster pain relief. On average, pain relief in women by cannabis tends to be 30% more powerful than men. However, cannabis can affect the memory of women adversely more than it can impact the memory of men.
The impact of cannabis on the minds of both genders is also interesting to observe! Men tend to develop paranoia and psychosis after using cannabis more than women. However, the effect will also vary based on genetic traits, and the amount used, etc. This is applicable to the THC heavy strains.
Weird as it may seem, most men tend to use cannabis with alcohol or illicit drugs while women tend to use it with prescription drugs. Men also tend to munch on foods after vaping cannabis more than women.
How Cannabis Usage Affects Libido In Both Genders
A lot of people feel sexually charged up after vaping or using cannabis in other ways. Typically, cannabis consumption boosts libido in women more than it affects men sexually. In women, THC can enhance libido unless it is used in large amounts. Using cannabis oil can stimulate both genders.
In men, the impact of cannabis on libido can vary. Some men find it works well as a libido-boosting agent and helps them reach orgasms better. However, THC does have testosterone suppressing properties. In the long run, regular cannabis users may experience reduced sperm count.
Reliance In Both Genders
Research shows that women can be more vulnerable to developing dependence than men after using cannabis for some time. For men, it is not much of an issue generally. When women stop using cannabis, they tend to exhibit traits of withdrawal syndromes. This is somewhat odd given the fact men tend to consume marijuana in larger doses and more frequently than the women in general.
Summing It All Up
While a few studies have been carried out on the impact of cannabis on both genders they are not extensive in nature. Thus, their findings cannot be deemed as unanimously acceptable. While men and women react to cannabis in certain ways, there can be exceptions. Not all men and women will react to various cannabis strains in the same way either.