Migraine attacks can be debilitating. They’re often intensely painful and can even be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Migraines can last for hours, or even days. One treatment that works for many people is cannabis.
Using cannabis to treat migraine pain isn’t new but science is only now delving into the reasons why it works so well for some people. This recent study confirms that people using medical cannabis experienced a reduction in migraines. The average reduction in headaches went from 10.4 per month to 4.6 and approximately 40% of participants reported positive effects during the trial.
Most of the patients used medical cannabis regularly for treatment and prevention. Inhaled cannabis was the most common and effective method reported for treating or stopping migraine attacks. Edible cannabis used reported more negative effects, but much of this was related to dosing and timing issues.
Some of the strains that have provided relief from migraines and severe headaches include OG Kush, ACDC, Harlequin, Blue Dream and Dream Queen.