If you’re reading this, you’re probably experiencing some phase of menopause, or you’re one of our moms. Either way, welcome.
To say we’re thrilled you found us is an understatement. We are psyched! This is in large part because you are probably:
- a woman
- a big fan of sleep
- not averse to profanity
- and, too busy to deal with menopause symptoms.
See, we already have a lot in common.
As a species our cannabis journey started thousands of years ago, but let’s fast forward to the start of this story. And, as with all good stories, it starts with two exhausted women venting after an exceptionally long week.
It was us. We were the two exhausted women.
I was lamenting the results of my most recent physical, which, along with my typical annual weight gain, featured a warning from my physician that my irregular periods and the aforementioned pounds might be early indications of perimenopause.
Lilach gasped with empathetic dismay.
I’m kidding. That’s not Lilach. She simply sighed and said, “Well, that fucking sucks.”
From there ensued a Sauvignon-Blanc fueled rant between friends hitting the greatest hits of girlfriend rants: aging, motherhood, marriage, exercise, lack of exercise, work, how so-and-so could afford this-or-that, etc.
Another thing you should know about Lilach is that she’s a doer. She’s a grade-A, can’t-sit-still, let’s-not-beat-around-the-bush, Israeli badass who gets shit done. So, it came as no surprise when the next day she texted, ‘I have an idea.’
Apparently, Lilach’s candid reply the day before had set into motion a late-night session of Google searches and phone calls back home to Israel. And, by the time we met again a week later, Lilach’s idea had become a thing she needed to get done: cannabis for menopause.
The truth is we hadn’t paid much attention to menopause until now. It simply wasn’t something our moms, aunts or friends talked about. We thought that puberty and motherhood were our two main stops on the hormone train and that portrayals of menopause in pop culture were exaggerated, ignorantly unflattering, and disconnected from reality.
So, we started to ask around. Moms were called. Friends were emailed. My mother-in-law (aka Mom #2) even helped us to put together a focus group of her menopausal and post-menopausal friends, business partners and neighbors.
What we learned from those conversations only solidified Lilach’s determination. We were also in a bit of shock. It was like someone had pulled us aside and said: “Listen, I know you’ve been juggling marriage, motherhood and career, so I wanted to let you know that as soon as you think you’ve got a handle on it, your body is going to go absolutely haywire.”
The prospect of menopause seemed unfair. After all, after decades of grinding weren’t we supposed to enjoy the fruits of our labor instead of worrying about menopause symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and bone density loss?
The answer was and still is yes.
Menopause shouldn’t be a distraction from the life you’ve built. Whether you experience natural menopause or menopause as the result of chemical or surgical intervention, symptoms can range from mild to life-altering. Menopause symptoms can deprive you of sleep, sexual pleasure, and mental wellness. (You probably already knew that.)
It should come as no surprise then, dear reader, that Lilach was not going to allow menopause to get in the way of her badassery. As the founder and owner of the only female-run, vertically integrated cannabis operation in Arizona, she knew that cannabis for menopause could change the way women, like us, experienced this inevitable phase of our lives. After all, she’s seen the impact cannabis has on her medical marijuana patients battling the devastating effects of severe medical diagnoses, such as cancer, Crohn’s, and PTSD.
There are myriad options for addressing menopausal symptoms, albeit with their respective drawbacks and varying efficacy, including over-the-counter medication, hormone replacement therapy, naturopathic remedies, and pharmaceuticals.
Cannabis offers a plant-based, hormone-free way to safely help alleviate menopause symptoms.
Consider cannabis the ride-or-die sidekick of your menopause regimen. Whether you’re tackling your symptoms with meditation and yoga, or death metal and a Costco-sized bottle of over-the-counter tablets, cannabis can supplement what works for you. Haven’t found anything that helps alleviate your menopause symptoms? Well, cannabis might just be it.
This summer, we’ll launch Revelry. Revelry is cannabis designed to alleviate common menopause symptoms and to improve sleep quality, focus and mood during menopause. We grow, formulate, and package our products with care to ensure you enjoy a safe and effective experience with every dose.
And, to keep things simple, we’re starting with easy-to-consume, discreet capsules:
The Revelry Day capsules offer you a reliable, safe micro-dosing treatment to reduce anxiety and irritability, improve mood and potentially shorten hot flashes, all while staying sharp. That’s right: no ‘high’. Just the relief that comes with a less anxious, more relaxed mind and body.
The Revelry Night capsules will improve your ability to fall and stay asleep, and, as a result, help you feel more rested and refreshed during the day.
Both products include a combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, an active compound in the cannabis plant with psychoactive attributes) and cannabidiol (CBD, another compound in the cannabis plant that can block activation of pain receptors to ease physical discomfort). For more on how THC and CBD interact with your body, check out our post on the endocannabinoid system.
And, that’s just the beginning. We have a bevy of great products, fun content, and educational blog posts ahead. We hope you’ll follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay in touch, and that you’ll join our waitlist so we can shoot you a note when we officially launch. Until then, go forth and get shit done.