Medical marijuana is an effective alternative treatment for intense headaches. Sir William Osler, considered by many as the father of modern medicine, wrote that cannabis was “probably the most satisfactory remedy” for migraines.
Although further studies are needed to determine the cannabis forms and dosages that are most effective at managing the pain caused by migraine, a recent study published in January 2021 has provided insight that patients suffering from migraine experience a high level of relief when using medical marijuana.
The pain-relieving effects of medical marijuana are primarily caused by THC agonist activity on binding CB1, involved in pain processing in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Healthline reported that for migraine prevention, a 200 mg daily oral dose of combined tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) was as effective as a 25 mg daily dose of amitriptyline (chlordiazepoxide), a common migraine medication.
As medical marijuana is becoming legal across the United States, more patients suffering from migraines are turning to cannabis as an alternative medication. Many who have tried it say that medical marijuana works better in relieving the pain caused by migraines compared to prescription medicine.
If you want to get a recommendation for medical marijuana in Louisiana, TeleLeaf can help you get started. Know more about getting a medical marijuana recommendation on our Louisiana page.