SFGATE.com By David Downs on June 3, 2016 at 8:40
Just in time for LGBT Pride month, leading cannabis-infused female lubricant-maker Foria announced this week another follow-up to their hit lube “Pleasure”.
Foria “Explore” is billed as “the first cannabis suppository to enhance anal play … for him and her.”
An 8-pack costs $64, and each Jojoba Extract-based suppository contains 60 milligrams of THC, the main active ingredient in cannabis, and 10 milligrams of CBD, the second most common active ingredient. Cell, animal, and clinical human trials have shown cannabinoids like THC and CBD are proven analgesics, and anti-inflammatories that can cross into the body through mucus membranes. The pot-infused sex aids shouldn’t cause euphoria.
“When delivered rectally via these specially-formulated suppositories, THC & CBD activate cannabinoid receptors throughout the pelvis, with minimal effect on the brain, so you can experience muscle-relaxation and enhanced pleasure without the strong psychoactive effect traditionally associated with cannabis,” Foria writes.
“Explore” follows the Spring debut of “Relief” — a women’s suppository designed to treat menstrual cramps.
But as Foria’s founder Michael Gerson tells us, testers of “Relief” started reported ‘off-label’ use for both back pain and intercourse. Foria responded with Explore, available first at the SPARC dispensary in San Francisco.
Matthew Gerson sat down with our affiliate podcast The Hash to discuss how the company developed suppositories and discovered new uses for them. Gerson said he hopes to replace the use of amyl nitrate as a sex aid in the gay community.
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