Women Could Soon Use Medical Marijuana for Painful Periods in New York State

Imbalance of men in positions of power means ‘some issues that are just about women have gotten shortchanged’, says Democrat who proposed law.

Women living in New York who suffer from severe period pain could use medical marijuana to ease their cramps after proposals allowing its use were approved by a local health committee.

Painful periods – known as dysmenorrhoea – affect around 20 per cent of women to the extent that daily activities are interrupted, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

A new law adding dysmenorrhoea to the list of conditions that make someone eligible to buy medical marijuana has been put forward by Democrat Linda Rosenthal, a member of the New York State Assembly.

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