How Medicinal Marijuana Can Treat Migraines

Photo Credit: The Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: The Medicinal Marijuana Association

In a study published by in Pharmacotherapy, researchers determined medicinal marijuana effectively reduced the frequency of migraine headaches in 103 of its 121 participants. The ability for cannabinoids to interact with and bind to pain receptors in the brain allow it to mitigate pain perception.  Participants reported inhalation as their preferred vehicle of administration due to the fast onset of its therapeutic effects. They also opted for marijuana with higher concentrations of CBD in order to avoid the plant's psychoactive effects and continue with their daily routines. 

This information has been provided by the Medicinal Marijuana Association and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.