How to Use Cannabis to Treat Headaches and Migraines

How to Use Cannabis to Treat Headaches and Migraines

It seems like every day brings a new discovery regarding the ways that cannabis can be used to treat various aches and ailments. Earlier this week, for instance, a new study revealed that vaping marijuana provides effective relief from chronic pain in sufferers of sickle cell disease[i]. At the same time, a separate group of researchers published a paper that provides new insights into which varieties of cannabis are most effective at treating headaches and migraines. Appearing in the Journal of Integrative Medicine[ii], the study used data collected by a medical cannabis app called the Releaf Application in order to discern the efficacy of marijuana at relieving both regular headaches and more severe migraines. Users of the app recorded details of their attempts to treat symptoms using cannabis, providing information on primary cannabinoid content and route of administration. Results showed that cannabis was pretty effective across the boards, and provided symptom relief in 94 percent of the 1,910 recorded sessions. On average, the intensity of symptoms dropped by 3.3 points on a scale from zero to ten, although certain factors were found to significantly influence the degree of relief experienced by different individuals. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content was identified as the single biggest driver of symptom relief, with products containing over ten percent THC consistently providing greater pain reduction. Interestingly, this trend was found to be more pronounced in younger users, suggesting that the ability of THC to treat headaches and migraines decreases as a person gets older. Even more intriguingly,…

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