There has been growing interest in cannabis for treating migraine. In a 2016 study, 121 adults with migraines who tried cannabis at the recommendation of their physician saw their migraine frequency decrease, from an average of 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month. A 2017 study also found that cannabis was effective for both prevention and acute treatment of migraine headaches. In one part of the study, 48 patients given an oral dose of 200mg of cannabis every day for three months experienced a 55% decrease in pain.
Here is top 4 cannabis strains for migraine.
A sativa dominant high-CBD cannabis strain have little-to-no intoxicating effect is a good choice for people who would like pain relief without psychoactive effects. It has a 1:20 THC/CBD ratio, with CBD levels up to 19%, and is also anti-inflammatory, which makes it effective at helping to control migraine symptoms.
2. Northern Lights
This potent indica dominant strain takes your body into a wonderfully lazy mode. This strain is particularly popular for treating pain, including acute or chronic migraine headaches.
3. OG Kush
OG Kush is considered a reliable and readily available relief option for migraine sufferers.
Its THC composition is found to be as high as 25% making it more head-focused than physical. Patients report OG Kush may help take the edge off of even the worst migraine symptoms.
4. Purple Kush
Common and easy to find, Purple Kush is a pure indica strain that contains 17-22 percent THC and 0.07-0.1 percent CBD giving a pleasant numbing sensation, full-body relaxation, and a deep, rejuvenating sleep. When migraines are preventing you from getting some much-needed rest and respite, this indica dominant cannabis strain may help you with a good sleep.