Medical Marijuana Proves Useful In Treating Migraines: Cannabis May Greatly Reduce The Occurrence Of Headaches

Chrissie Williams

Medical marijuana can help prevent migraine headaches, according to Tech Times. The study revealed that those who used cannabis saw a reduction in migraine headaches, and those who continued to suffer from migraines reported their pain was less severe.

For those who experience headaches, they know the pain all too well. The pain is debilitating, and it can knock you off your feet for days. As migraine sufferers search for a cure -- it looks like the treatment could have been sitting before them all along. However, there's a catch: the one thing that can ease the pain of migraines is illegal in many areas of the United States.

Three people out of the study reported an increase in migraines after treatment. The researchers found that for some people, marijuana made the migraines worse. They couldn't explain why because most of the research has pointed to the conclusion that the migraines should decrease, significantly.

Before starting the study, participants claimed to have more than 15 migraines per month. After completing the medical marijuana treatment clinical study, the participants claimed to have only one to two migraines per month. In fact, marijuana was able to do what no other pharmaceutical medicine could do in the past: almost entirely take away the migraine headaches (for most people). Is it possible the cure to migraines could be none other than cannabis?

"We believe serotonin plays a role in migraine headaches, but we are still working to discover the exact role of cannabinoids in this condition."

For many states, cannabis is still illegal. People flock to the legal states to see if they can get their hands on marijuana to see if it will help with their chronic pain -- from migraines to back pain. The experts aren't sure if marijuana will help migraines long-term but feel confident it could be a short-term solution.

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