It has been a long-held belief by many that using certain cannabis strains helps treat migraines. In a study completed earlier last year, conducted by Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Colorado, identified and offered evidence to suggest this positive effect on reducing symptoms.
In this study, which used 121 adult participants, found that the number of incidences of a migraine episode fell from 10.4 to just over 4 incidences when the subjects used cannabis regularly. The results showed that 85% of the subjects found they had fewer migraine episodes, while 20% said their migraines stopped completely. The results also established that inhalation is the best method of using cannabis if you wish to have the fastest relief from your symptoms.
CBD (Cannabidiol) has been identified by the researchers to have excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. THC (Tetrahydrocannabidiol) also has an effect, as it can offer the patient reduced pain.But, CBD strains are certainly more advised if you wish to keep alert during the day and not have a psychoactive effect, which is what THC provides.
So, which CBD strains would be recommend?
CannaTsu is a cross between Cannatonic and Sour Tsunami, making it a hybrid.This strain is characterized by high concentrations of CBD and relatively low concentrations of THC. Users have reported feeling calm because of using this strain, whilst providing mental clarity. The strain can reduce the pain of the migraine that you suffer from by helping to reduce inflammation, which is a direct cause of a migraine.
Harlequin is a Sativa dominant strain, which is characterized by a 5:2 CBD to THC ratio. You can expect there to be around 4-7% THC and 8-16% CBD. You will notice that the strain can offer clear headedness, and keep users alert, which is necessary if you wish to carry on your day after your migraine.This is a great strain to use if your pain is particularly bad, because of the concentrations of THC and CBD that are present. The strain can also induce feelings of relaxation, without producing a sedative effect.
ACDC is sativa dominant and has a ratio of 1:20 THC to CBD. You will notice that the strain has a CBD concentration as high as 19%!This is a great strain for reducing inflammation associated with your migraine, and ACDC is ideal for reducing anxiety.
Why not ask your local dispensary to see if they can recommend a strain for your exact needs? They’d be more than happy to help. You can track down your nearest dispensary by using the cannabis dispensary near me tool on Cannabis.net.