According to a new study, 94% of migraine sufferers experienced symptom relief within two hours of inhaling marijuana.
Researchers affiliated with the University of NORML reported. The participants self-administered marijuana and then reported symptom changes via a mobile app.studied the effects of marijuana inhalation on 699 migraine sufferers for 32 months,
“According to the current results, cannabis flower appears to be effective at reducing headache- and migraine-related pain intensity for most people that choose to use it,” the study noted.
Chronic pain, such as migraines and headaches, is a popular qualifying health condition for many medical marijuana patients.
Data presented at the American Headache Society this year also reported that marijuana therapy reduced patients’ use of anti-migraine medications and alleviated some sleep and anxiety issues.
“It seems possible that the use of cannabis flower, combined with other behavioral modifications, might offer some patients a natural, safer and more effective treatment regimen, compared to the use of some conventional prescription pharmaceuticals,” the study concluded.