Queen Victoria ruled over Britain in a time when male heirs were still valued higher than female and world leadership was still predominantly male. She took the throne when she was only 18 years old, and despite it all, Queen Victoria led Britain to unmatched wealth and influence throughout the world. She is also another world leader, like the Pharaohs of Egypt, who benefited from CBD. As a female leader, Queen Victoria would have had to grapple with many challenges. She ruled for 63 years, adapting to new technology, intellectual and artistic movements, and social changes. Since she had to take the throne at such a young age, she was subjected to the “Kensington System.” The Kensington System was a strict regimen to prepare her intellectually and physically for the rigors of the job. She also had to grapple with tricky power and gender dynamics. Her husband, Prince Albert, could not even propose marriage to her. Due to her royal status, Queen Victoria had to propose to Prince Albert. Menstruation and menstrual pain are often weaponized against female leaders. Opponents joke that female leaders must be menstruating to belittle them and undermine their viewpoints. As a result, women like Queen Victoria must work harder, and the last thing they want to do is ask for a day off because of a headache or menstrual cramps. Reportedly, Queen Victoria’s private physician Sir J. Russell Reynolds prescribed cannabis to relieve menstrual pain. He was a champion of its benefits, calling it “one of the most valuable medicines we possess.” In the case of Queen Victoria, she would have utilized a tincture rather than smoking it. With a tincture, she could place a few drops under her tongue and go about her day normally. No one would be the wiser, and she could feel relief. Readers, we want to hear from you! Have you tried our Organic CBD Oils or Limitless Delta 8 CBC Tincture? For our female readers, would you try it for cramps and other menstrual pain? Leave a comment below, and let us know what era of history you want to hear about next!