Cannabis could be even better at treating migraines than traditionally recommended medications, a new study has found.
Researchers from the Interuniversity Center in Florence, Italy found that pills containing both THC and CBD reduced migraine pain by 43.5 percent. Administration of the drug also led to numerous other benefits, including curbing stomach-aches and muscle pain.
Past studies have found that cannabis combats headaches by going after cells in the body that control pain relief and inflammation.
“This research suggests that compounds found in cannabis are as effective as amitriptyline, a traditional prescription medication used to treat acute painful headaches… This provides promise for people who experience adverse effects from prescription medication,” Ian Hamilton, a lecturer in mental health at the University of York, told MailOnline.
“The analgesic properties of cannabis have been known for some time so this research adds to existing evidence of the potential that cannabis compounds have