There is a traditional gender stereotype that women are more demanding than men. Even in these fluid gender times, it seems this may be true, at least as far as cannabis is concerned.
Women are more likely than men to express a preference for edible medicinal cannabis products, and for products with explicit proportions of THC to CBD, according to survey data compiled by health technology company Veriheal.
The researchers analyzed responses to the survey from a sample sample of medical cannabis patients in the Veriheal database. The data were obtained from patients across the United States for a period of one year. The age of the patients ranged from 18 to 85 years, with the majority of subjects between the ages of 25 and 29.
Men prefer flowers, women choose edibles
Women who responded to the survey were more likely to express interest in trying edible cannabis formulations. According to the results of the survey, 71 percent of women express a preference for edible products. In contrast, 81 percent of men expressed a preference for the cannabis flower.
More women than men have also shown interest in products that contain THC and CBD. While one-third of female respondents said they prefer products with specific THC / CBD ratios, only about a quarter of male respondents did so.
Men and women were almost equally likely to seek cannabis to improve sleep and reduce chronic pain. Women were almost twice as likely as men to report using cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of nausea.
“This study demonstrates the complexity of decisions made by medical patients when choosing a route of administration for cannabis products. The preference for cannabis foods in women is evident, and the factors that contribute to this preference are varied. “, concluded the authors. “The social stigmas that influence women in their cannabis use choices may become obsolete as society begins to accept cannabis as a medicine. Increased use of cannabis as a medicine is likely to lead to more formulations. While oral consumption may differ sharply from smoking, its popularity appears to be growing, and women are likely to sustain their growth in the oral use market. ‘adults’.
Full text of the survey, “Veriheal Medical Cannabis Preference Annual Report“is available.