New Study Confirms That Cannabis Can Help Migraine Sufferers

By on January 22, 2016

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 Cannabis has long been used for the treatment of migraines, but only in recent years have scientists closed in on the reasons why. A new study published this week from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado looked at the effects of inhaled and ingested cannabis in migraine sufferers, and the results confirmed what previous studies had begun to unearth.

Researchers reviewed reports from 121 adult participants and collected the following data:

The average number of migraine headaches decreased from 10.4 per month to 4.6

Almost 40% of subjects reported positive effects

19.8% of subjects claimed medical marijuana helped to prevent migraines

11.6% of subjects reported that cannabis stopped migraine headaches

About 85% of subjects reported having fewer migraines per month with cannabis

About 12% saw no change in migraine frequency with cannabis

Only about 2% experienced an increase in migraine frequency

 


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