Both medical experts and common people have been slowly recognizing the medicinal properties of marijuana. The plant has been touted as a potential treatment for anything from glaucoma to insomnia, but it is mostly being used as a painkiller. Marijuana can relieve different kinds of pain, and now it seems that it can also relieve menstrual cramps.

Foria, a company which makes pioneering cannabis products, has recently made a product called Foria Relief, which is essentially a “tampon” that can be used to relieve menstrual cramps and pain. The suppositories are inserted as a normal tampon and contain 3 ingredients – THC oil, organic cocoa butter and CBD isolate. According to Foria, the combination of THC and CBD “activates certain cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic region when introduced into the body.”

Women who have tried the “tampons” have reported reduced pain and discomfort during their menstruation. The suppositories contain cannabinoids which block the pain and relax the surrounding muscle tissue, effectively reducing the pain and discomfort. The product relieves pain in the area closest to insertion, but women have reported reduced pain levels in the hip and back as well.

The pain should be reduced within 30 minutes – if you’re using Foria Relief along a tampon, you should insert the suppository first and the tampon second. Tiny leakage is expected as the cocoa butter starts to melt. Keep the suppositories in a cool and dry place to prevent the butter from melting.