Next time you have a migraine, you might want to think twice before popping an advil to treat it. Cannabis could work just as well, and doesn’t come with the side effect of compromising your liver.
According to a study that was presented at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, cannabinoid treatment is just as suitable for alleviating migraines as pharmaceutical options. However, the study also found that in regard to cluster headaches, cannabinoids (the chemical compounds in cannabis) were only effective for patients who suffered from migraines during childhood.
During the first phase of the study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Maria Nicolodi, director of the headache unit at Centro Oncologico Fiorentino – Villanova in Florence, Italy, discovered that oral doses of 200 milligrams of THC reduced acute pain by 55 percent. Doses less than 100 milligrams, however, seemed to provide