Whoopi Goldberg can’t be wrong. Millions of women are using cannabis to put an end to period pain. The Hash podcast investigates how might marijuana suppositories work, as the trend takes off with Foria Relief.

Foria founder Matthew Gerson tell The Hash podcast how their THC-infused lube Foria Pleasure, led to a new formulation, how they tested it, and how internal cannabis uses can save lives. Listen below.

Foria Relief has been on the market for a few months now and third-party reviews have generally been positive.

“I just recently tried your suppositories and I love them.
I suffer from chronic pelvic pain, and a horrible condition called Pelvic Neuralgia.
Nothing has worked so powerfully as your product to relieve the relentless pain.” – via Foria

“All of the muscles that had been cramped and clenched so tight gradually released and my body relaxed. Where I had been painfully aware of every inch of my midsection, suddenly it felt as though I had no midsection at all. From my waist down to my thighs, it was almost as if my groin had simply dissolved and was floating in some galaxy far, far away.” – via Leafly

But just like with their lube — Foria is out on a scientific limb. They’re pushing way past anything the Food and Drug Administration has approved, partially because of the drug war blockade on such research, and doubly because of the FDA’s bias against female health and sexuality.

Few people know the government has actually issued a patent on marijuana suppositories, or how effective they can be. It’s obviously a taboo topic, but more suppository use could probably save lives.

On the lighter side, there are off-label uses of cannabis suppositories going on — starting with anal sex. And the back pain market could be even bigger.