Tech Times reports that scientists have produced proof that smoking pot can cure migraines. Regretfully, the study didn’t look into CBD oil for migraines, but an SF Gate survey seems to indicate that using CBD oil for migraines would be effective too.
Reporting on a study published in the journal ‘Pharmacotherapy’, science journalists say that there’s now positive proof that cannabis reduces the frequency of migraines. The figures cited are certainly compelling. Of the 121 patients studied, 103 said they had migraines less often, while 15 said it didn’t make any difference and 3 said they had migraines more often.
Researchers found that inhalation provides rapid relief
The researchers say that inhalation worked better than using edibles because the cannabinoids are able to act faster. There’s no delay in getting the cannabinoids into the blood-stream. Lead author of the study, Danielle Rhyne told Tech Times that some patients experienced truly remarkable results, with some who claimed to have experienced 15 migraines per month, reporting a reduction to one or two incidents monthly.
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Why do cannabinoids work?
Tech times says that earlier research has linked migraines to an endocannabinoid deficiency. These cannabinoids, produced in the human body, regulate a wide range of processes and are not yet fully understood. As we so often find, scientists who use psychoactive marijuana in their studies warn against adopting its use without first considering potential side-effects or long-term harm.
That begs the question: if THC-rich marijuana helps migraine sufferers, what about CBD oil? After all, even the National Institute on Drug Abuse has noted that across 25 studies it reviewed no significant side effects were detected. Compare that with THC, which is believed to have significant potential for harm, and CBD seems to be an attractive alternative.