While there’s nothing wrong with the “old fashioned” methods of cannabis consumption, our Tech Issue provides the ideal platform for exploring inventive, fresh delivery systems for experiencing options that stray from the norm. We dug around, spoke with numerous research and development teams and have brought to the table a variety of unique ways that you can medicate, relax, unwind and find creative expression in 2018.
We’re highlighting the Foria Wellness and Foria Pleasure Teams, who we recently spoke with, to showcase their all-natural cannabis suppositories and sprays. Visit dopemagazine.com/cannabis-consumption-future/ for more companies reinventing the consumption wheel.
DOPE Magazine: How does the technology behind your delivery system of cannabis differ from products currently on the market?
Foria: When we launched Relief, it was the very first vaginal suppository for menstrual discomfort—really the first cannabis-infused vaginal suppository in recorded history. Rick Simpson Oil was still an underground recipe made at home by cancer patients and their caregivers, and some were getting good results with cannabis-oil rectal suppositories (though there’s still debate about how well the rectum actually absorbs THC). From our experience with Foria Pleasure, we knew cannabinoids were absorbed by the tissue of the vulva and vagina, and we figured a suppository would deliver the medicine closer to the source of menstrual discomfort: the uterus itself.
What would you say to the consumer who is hesitant to try a new delivery method like yours?
Foria Relief was designed for menstrual discomfort and cramping, but we’ve heard many beneficial reports from women with Endometriosis, PCOS and other pelvic conditions. I personally use Relief [rectally] for back pain, and we’ve heard from people who use it rectally for pain, relaxation, even sleep.
There is some debate about whether Relief has a psychoactive effect. Many users report a feeling of deep relaxation that could be a bit stoney, so for first-time customers who have never used cannabis before, we suggest taking a lazy Sunday to experience the full effects of the product.
Fortunately, we’re getting ready to launch a CBD-only suppository, which will have ZERO psychoactive effect. Early results from our testers suggest that it’s about as effective for menstrual discomfort as the THC variety, if not more so.