The name of the company is Foria Wellness, and the target is menstrual cramps. Foria, which makes marijuana products for women, think “weed tampons,” is now about to test and see how they work with period symptoms.
A study is being conducted by Harvard Medical School professor Staci Gruber, who look at survey responses from 400 women about menstrual symptoms while using the suppository.
The Venice Beach, California, start up company has a line of products that include lotions, sprays, vaporizer pens, and marijuana suppositories that are intended to help women with everything from treating menstrual pain to having orgasms.
“Women have been saying it [marijuana] works for 10,000 years,” said Foria CEO Mathew Gerson to Business Insider. “And I don’t think men have been listening.”
Foria has already raised $2 million in a funding round led by Gotham Green Partners, a cannabis-focused venture-capital firm.
The study will be funded by Foria and Flow Kana, a marijuana grower and distributor that will provide the participants with the Foria products. “What we’re looking to do is take anecdotal information and turn it into data,” Gruber said.