Four States Consider Medical Cannabis for Female Orgasmic Disorder

Four States Consider Medical Cannabis for Female Orgasmic Disorder


As the medical community continues to explore the potential benefits of cannabis, four states in the U.S. are considering its use for treating Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD). This move is a significant step towards acknowledging and addressing women’s sexual health issues, which have often been overlooked or under-researched. This article delves into the potential of medical cannabis as a treatment for FOD, the states considering this option, and the implications for women’s health.

Understanding Female Orgasmic Disorder

Female Orgasmic Disorder is a condition where a woman has persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and stimulation. This condition can cause significant distress and strain in relationships. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that about 10% of women suffer from this disorder, highlighting the need for effective treatments.

The Potential of Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis has been used to treat a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. Recent studies suggest that it could also be beneficial in treating sexual health issues. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women who used marijuana before sex were twice as likely to report satisfactory orgasms.

States Considering Medical Cannabis for FOD

1. California

California, a state known for its progressive stance on cannabis, is one of the states considering this treatment option. The state’s medical cannabis program already allows its use for any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been “deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician.”

2. Colorado

Colorado, another state with a robust medical cannabis program, is also considering adding FOD to its list of qualifying conditions. The state’s Medical Marijuana Registry includes “debilitating medical conditions” which could potentially include FOD.

3. New York

New York, which recently legalized recreational marijuana, is also considering its medical use for FOD. The state’s Compassionate Care Act allows for the use of medical cannabis for “severely debilitating or life-threatening conditions.”

4. Illinois

Illinois, which has a comprehensive medical cannabis program, is also considering adding FOD to its list of qualifying conditions. The state’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program includes conditions for which “medical cannabis has been found to be effective.”

Implications for Women’s Health

If these states approve the use of medical cannabis for FOD, it could open new avenues for women’s sexual health. It could also help reduce the stigma associated with discussing women’s sexual health issues and encourage more research in this area.


The consideration of medical cannabis as a treatment for Female Orgasmic Disorder by four U.S. states is a significant development in women’s health. While more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks, this move could pave the way for more open discussions and innovative treatments for women’s sexual health issues.

By C.N.W

Keywords: Medical Cannabis, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Women’s Health, Sexual Health, California, Colorado, New York, Illinois


  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).
  • Lynn, B. K., Lopez, J. D., Miller, C., Thompson, J., & Campian, E. C. (2019). The Relationship between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women. Sexual Medicine, 7(2), 192–197.
  • California Department of Public Health. (2021). Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program.
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. (2021). Medical Marijuana Registry.
  • New York State Department of Health. (2021). Medical Marijuana Program.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health. (2021). Medical Cannabis Patient Program.
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