How Does Marijuana Affect Men And Women Differently?
With more states legalizing both medical as recreational marijuana, businesses have been looking for new ways to grow. While traditionally men have always been more pot consumers than women, with the legalization women are catching up.
One of the most interesting facts that have come up in many different medical studies is that the cannabis consumption doesn't have the same effect on both genders. In fact, it is very different in many ways. The fact that men and women have biological differences and behaviors, these combined with how the THC is effectively processed by each body varies.
Here are some of the main differences between men and women when consuming cannabis:
#1: Men Usually Tolerate Better Pain:
On a research made by the National Institute of Health, they held a group of both men and women. They both consumed THC. The researchers then asked for males and females to immerse their hands in freezing water for as long as they could take it. The final result was that men were the last ones to remove their hands, meaning that they were able to better tolerate the pain.
#2: Women Tend To Develop Tolerance Faster:
When a man and a woman are regular marijuana consumers, the woman will need to consume more with time, faster than the man. This is due to the fact that women bodies have more body fat so they hold more THC in their organism.
In addition, there has been a study funded by the Washington State University where it was evident the sensitivity to THC. According to the leader of the study, Professor Rebecca Craft, "What we’re finding with THC is that you get a very clear spike in drug sensitivity right when the females are ovulating. Right when their estrogen levels have peaked and are coming down."
#3: Men Are More Likely To Have An Increased Appetite:
According to the same study made by the Washington State University, researchers discovered that there was only one THC reaction where men were more sensitive than women: their appetite. Researchers found a plausible justification related to the higher tolerance developed by women.
However, as the body adjusts when you are a regular pot consumer, you will be less likely to notice an increased appetite.
#4: Women Tend To Be More Prone To Marijuana Abuse And Dependence:
Many women like to consume marijuana in different situations related to their hormones. They tend to consume for sleep support, mood regulation, menopause, and even PMS. This is one of the reasons why women tend to be more prone to marijuana abuse and dependence.
And if you add to all this the fact that women tend to experience harsher withdrawal symptoms than men, that can include irritability, insomnia, sweats, chills, among others, they have a harder time to stop ingesting marijuana.
#5: The Use Of Cannabis Is Different For Both Genders:
While most men tend to be influenced by their peers, women tend to use cannabis as a way to cope with the stress and anxiety.