Is Cannabis Good for Headaches and Migraines?

June 29, 2021

Life can be hard when someone has regular headaches or migraines. It’s debilitating and can be hard to get through the day. While there are drugs that are prescribed for prevention and treatment, it doesn’t help all that are suffering from headaches and migraines.

Luckily, according to a study done in 2019, published in the Journal of Pain, it was reported that cannabis could reduce migraine and headache severity by 50%, and although tolerance can increase, cannabis use does not exacerbate headaches or migraines over time. In addition, a study that was published in in Neurology found that 88.3% of a sample of 279 patients reported an improvement in their headaches after using cannabis; more than half of the patients noted a reduction in headache frequency; 38.3% found that their sleep improved; fifty percent of those using opioid medications were able to reduce their use.

So, if you feel the onset of a migraine or headache, what should you do? What’s the most effective treatment, you might ask? While the studies above looked at oral administration and inhalation, there’s a variety of other methods that are suitable. You’ll simply need to find what will work for you and your lifestyle.

Once you get certified for a medical marijuana card, your dispensary will work with you to find the right method and strain that can ail your symptoms.