WTF is menopause and how does cannabis help?

Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night  sweats, insomnia, mood changes, irritability, and weight gain (sounds awesome, right?).  THC can mimic Anandamide, an endocannabinoid that helps regulate body temperature, pain, pleasure and sleep. While most hot flashes are best treated with HRT (hormone replacement therapy), the most common triggers can be treated with cannabinoids. High stress and anxiety will often produce hot flashes, and low dose cannabis significantly reduces these symptoms.

Are there any medical studies to prove effectiveness?

Since cannabis has been prohibited for so many years, few studies exist, but this is quickly changing.  A Harvard-led survey, published in the journal Menopause, looked at patterns of cannabis use in 131 women in perimenopause, as well as 127 women who had passed through menopause. Nearly 79% endorsed it to alleviate menopause-related symptoms. Of those, 67% said cannabis helps with sleep disturbance, while 46% reported it helps improve mood and anxiety.

Is menopause a BFD?

Yes, menopause is actually a huge f’ing deal. An average of 27 million women between the ages of 45 and 64, or 20% of the American workforce, experience menopause each year. (Fast Company 2023).

I’ve never used cannabis. Will this get me high?  

Our products are formulated with organic, hemp-derived Delta-9 and cannabinoids.  Most are low-dose formulas that will make you feel relaxed and in control, rather than higher doses which can produce anxiety or paranoia. In addition, we have optimized our formulas with other cannabinoids and terpenes to provide additional health support.

Is THC legal?

The 2018Farm Bill legalized .3% of hemp-derived tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as Delta-9 THC. Many states have legalized marijuana, but our products do not contain marijuana. Please check with your local and state government for specific statutes you may have in place regarding hemp-derived cannabinoids.

Can I drive after using Jane?We highly recommend using ride sharing, bicycles and walking if you are experiencing psychoactive effects of cannabis.  Our products are meant to be low-dose and will likely not affect your driving, but each user will have a different experience.

Meet our founder, Michelle Courtright

Jane is an intensely personal project for me. 

In 2017 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and relied on cannabis to help with pain and nausea. I’ve continued to use daily to help with creativity and relaxation. 

I’m currently in perimenopause, and use Jane to mitigate hot flashes, help me sleep better and have a better sexual experience.

Much love,