Can Cannabis Treat Migraines? Evidence Suggests So…


There’s growing evidence to suggest that medical marijuana could well be an effective organic treatment for migraines. For millions of men and women across the UK, migraines present the kinds of debilitating symptoms that can be life affecting. While some suffer migraines as infrequently as once or twice per year, others experience the symptoms of migraines much more regularly.

Despite being one of the most common conditions of its kind, experts still have no real clue as to the causes of migraines. There are certain common triggers, but still no specific answers as to why migraines manifest. Or for that matter, why some people are worse-affected than others. Coffee, alcohol, stress, anxiety, poor sleeping patterns – all known to increase the likelihood of suffering a migraine. As we’re still in the dark as to the root-cause of migraines, we’re also yet to find a silver-bullet treatment for the condition.

Let alone, an outright cure.

On the plus side, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that cannabis can effectively treat the symptoms of migraines. Given the relaxing and generally therapeutic properties of certain strains, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

Of course, it’s not simply a case of reaching for the first bag of bud you come across. Strains like Blue Haze weed and Honey Bananas strain have their charms, but aren’t considered the ideal choice for migraine relief. Instead, it’s better to stick with a batch of bud that’s been tried, tested and verified among migraine sufferers.

The following represent just a few of the very best cannabis strains for migraine headaches:

Northern Lights

Ironically, one of the most common symptoms of migraine headaches is altered vision. Something that typically manifests in the form of flashing lights and distorted visuals. So it’s somewhat fitting that one of the best strains for treating the symptoms of migraines happens to be Northern Lights. This iconic strain has long been associated with the kind of deep relaxation and tranquillity that can help combat migraine headaches. What’s more, Northern Lights is also one of the easiest cannabis strains to grow indoors as a first-timer.

Sour Diesel

Though slightly more difficult to grow, Sour Diesel is a fantastic strain for treating migraines and similar conditions. Along with being heavily psychoactive, Sour Diesel has the capacity to reduce or even eliminate pain from just about anywhere in the body. The aromas and flavours produced by this pungent strain are also something else. Not the easiest strain to grow, but a strain that pays dividends for those with the patience to pull it off.

Chem Dawg

Similarly, Chem Dawg immediately gets to work on pain and discomfort after just a couple of hits. One of the best things about Chem Dawg being the feeling of alertness and vitality that accompanies the high. Hence, Chem Dawg is a great strain to choose when you need to retain your mental and physical edge. It does a fantastic job knocking pain out of the equation, with none of the drowsiness or lethargy associated with other medical cannabis strains.

Blue Cheese

Last but not least, it’s probably fair to say that Blue Cheese as a strain in its own right is something of an acquired taste. This legendary strain has the kind of pungent aroma and flavour that you either adore or detest. In any case, Blue Cheese is a simple strain to grow and almost always produces bountiful buds.  Best of all, it has the most beautifully relaxing effects on the body and mind alike, without putting you to sleep. Blue Cheese is therefore an ideal therapeutic smoke for any time of day or night – assuming you’re in the bracket that can handle its pungent punch!


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