Cannabis and migraine
Browse the latest research linking medical marijuana / medicinal cannabis and migraine.

See also: pain  headache 
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cannabis pain,anxiety,sedative,migraine in humans via survey (n=1513) Substitution of medical cannabis for pharmaceutical agents for pain, anxiety, and sleep Apr 2019
Positive  In conclusion, a majority of patients reported using less opioids as well as fewer medications to treat anxiety, migraines, and sleep after initiating MC. A smaller portion used less antidepressants or alcohol.
cannabis migraine,headache,pain in humans via survey (n=316) Medical Cannabis for Chronic Migraine: A Retrospective Review May 2019
Positive  On NYS MC, 88.3% (279) patients reported improvement in their headache profile with an average MC exposure of 22.4?17.5 weeks. The average monthly migraine frequency change was significant with 42.1% decrease (24.9?7.16 to 16.1?10.7, p<0.0001)
cannabis pain,migraine via review Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been .... May 2015
The literature suggests that the medicinal use of cannabis may have a therapeutic role for a multitude of diseases, particularly chronic pain disorders including headache. Supporting literature suggests a role for medicinal cannabis and cannabinoids in several types of headache disorders including migraine and cluster headache, although it is primarily limited to case based, anecdotal, or laboratory-based scientific research.
cannabis headache,migraine via interview (n=120) Effects of Medical Marijuana on Migraine Headache Frequency in an Adult Population May 2016
Ingestion Method: inhaled
Positive  Positive effects were reported in 48 patients (39.7%), with the most common effects reported being prevention of migraine headache with decreased frequency of migraine headache (24 patients [19.8%]) and aborted migraine headache (14 patients [11.6%]). Inhaled forms of marijuana were commonly used for acute migraine treatment and were reported to abort migraine headache.
THC,CBD,cannabis migraine,headache,pain in humans via review Medicinal Properties of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Flavonoids in Cannabis, and Benefits in Migraine, Headache, and Pain: An Update on Current Evidence and Cannabis Science. Jul 2018
Positive  There is accumulating evidence for various therapeutic benefits of cannabis/cannabinoids, especially in the treatment of pain, which may also apply to the treatment of migraine and headache.