Cannabis and Migraines

In America, more than thirty-seven million people suffer with migraines. Almost three million of those are considered chronic cases. Sufferers often become debilitated with the pain to where they can do nothing. Beyond a headache that is severe, those with extreme cases will also often face nausea and vomiting.

There are several pharmacy grade medications that are used to either prevent or treat migraines, but there are a lot of side effects that come from those medications including addiction, dry mouth, constipation, weight gain, muscle weakness, dizziness, and drowsiness, plus many others. These medications will often not bring relief to those who suffer anyways.

Many people who suffer with migraines will look to alternate, natural ways to help them with their pain, ones that don’t have any health risks. Cannabis has been found by many to fit this bill. The University of Colorado, earlier this year, did a study with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on one hundred and twenty-one people who suffer from migraines. The tests were to show how inhaled and ingested cannabis would affect them. Their study proved the healing properties of cannabis as we have known them to have all along. Around forty percent of those participating reported that they felt good about how their migraines were when using cannabis. The number of migraines they had monthly went down more than sixty percent. Almost eighty-five percent of the patients, while using cannabis, reported they suffered a lower number of migraines during the month. Researchers found that there was a substantial amount of improvement in the subjects with both how they felt and how they functioned.

This is one of the big reasons we fight for cannabis. There are too many people suffering from illnesses that could be cured or made easier. They should be able to go to their medicine cabinets and pull out cannabis rather than having to go to the pharmacy and purchase medicines that come with a lot of side effects. Let us all stand together in this fight.