Backdoor Medicine: an Easy DIY Cannabis Suppository Recipe (with 3 uses!)
I’ve been dying to share this Cannabis Suppository recipe with you for months. I’ve been sitting on it (so to speak) but now that Dazed + Infused is finished, I couldn’t wait another second.
Ladies… if you experience cramping and aching during your period, I have a remedy for you.
And ladies… if you’d like a deeply sensual weed lube alternative, this is just the thing.
And ladies… (Actually, I’m talking to you too fellas, grandmas and everybody else for that matter.) if you want to deliver your cannabinoids rectally, absorb more cannabinoids and avoid the intense head-high you get from edibles , these diy cannabis suppositories are where it’s at.
Cannabis suppositories are gaining in popularity in dispensaries and are being used as treatment for vaginal issues and as a way to use smokeless cannabis without “tripping balls” while reportedly delivering a higher concentration of cannabinoids into your bloodstream.
As a weed lube alternative, these suppositiories allow you to apply cannabinoids “all up in there” which is incredible and seems to last much longer than the other weed lubricants I’ve shared in the past.
As a rectal application, they allow you to quickly absorb higher therapeutic doses of medicinal cannabis compounds without getting insanely intoxicated.
This simple cannabis suppository recipe is versatile and can be effectively used vaginally and rectally.
And I’ve personally been taken aback (pun!) at how incredible and effective cannabis suppositories can be when applied rectally.
It may make you want to giggle throughout this entire post, but this is some serious medicine that I believe could help lots of people who avoid cannabis because they don’t want a psychoactive experience.
So before we begin, I want to implore you to put the giggles aside for a second and keep an open mind. I think cannabis suppositories for rectal use may be the future of medical marijuana for many patients.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been excitedly recommending these to folks who don’t have much experience with cannabis and to people who don’t enjoy the psychoactive effects of THC.
But let’s be honest… the “rectal cannabis” discussion is an uncomfortable conversation to have with anyone… even with clients who hire me to do this kind of thing. I hope that like cannabis itself, the rectal administration of cannabinoids loses its stigma very soon. And I hope this post can help in some way.
I also hope you all noticed how I’m using the word rectal and haven’t used the phrase “up the butt” even once yet.
I’m a professional, guys.
Oh yeah… Feel free to resume your giggling.
Benefits of Cannabis Suppositories
Cannabis suppositories are a convenient way to get cannabinoids into those hard to reach places where the sun doesn’t shine.
They’re inexpensive to make and store for a very very long time.
When used rectally, suppositories are an excellent way to administer therapeutically high amounts of THC while avoiding some of the negative side effects that can come with large doses of THC.
Making marijuana suppositories is an incredibly easy process.
How Cannabis Suppositories Work
When applied vaginally, they’re basically a topical treatment. There is little absorption into the blood stream, but the localized effects include increased sensitivity and relaxed pelvic muscles.
While rectally, they work completely different, and bring up another big benefit of cannabis suppositories — They work fast. Suppositories work with the lining in your colon to spread their healing magic quickly through nearby organs and into the bloodstream.
How to Use Cannabis Suppositories
Vaginally for pain: The standard operating instructions for suppositories is to first wash your hands, then lie down and insert it into your vagina as deeply as you comfortably can. Obviously, as the ingredients warm with your body temperature, they are going to start to melt, so I would suggest using them at bedtime with pantyliner. (Don’t use tampons with suppositories – it’ll absorb all the good stuff before you do!)
Vaginally as an alternative weed lube: Insert, and let it warm up, while you’re ummm… “warming up”.
Rectally for cannabinoid absorption: Although it can be a bit awkward the first time you’ve used a suppository, this really is the best method for getting the most out of your cannabinoids. Some tips… go to the bathroom first and empty your colon. Wash your hands, then insert the suppository as far as you can comfortably. You can use a little extra coconut oil to help the process. For the sake of everyone, everywhere… wash your hands when you’re done!
Choosing a Suppository Mold
***Update: suppository molds seem to be the most transitory products on the planet. They sell out and disappear within months. You can make your own with aluminum foil (see below) or can search amazon for suppository molds to see what comes up today. I use the ice cube trays from Bkr, which are not currently available on amazon but can be found on their website.
It took me a long time to figure this one out, so I wanted to include it in this post in case any of you are anal (pun!) and want to know what the best mold is for making these.
I’m not a fan of those disposable plastic suppository molds. They can be hard to fill, a pain to open and spendy if you make lots of these (and you will!). I almost invested in an expensive metal suppository mold when I couldn’t find anything else last year. But those are bulky and only make 12 suppositories with each use.
I put on my thinking cap and searched for months and months until I found this specialized ice cube tray that is PERFECT… seriously… PERFECT for making inexpensive suppositories. I ordered two of them to make bigger batches and the recipe below makes 3-4 of these trays.
While it may be taboo to talk about, administering cannabinoids rectally has proven benefits. We'll discuss them here.