In 2016, Leafly posted a story about a University of Colorado study, which revealed that 1) 8% claimed that medical cannabis helped prevent their migraine headaches, 2) 85% reported that they suffered fewer migraines each month while using cannabis. Another study also concluded that “the frequency of a migraine headache was decreased with medical marijuana use.”
With these major study reports in mind, here are the top four cannabis strains for migraine relief.
1. Blue Dream
This strain is a classic sativa-dominant hybrid that offers a myriad of strong effects. It ranks among the highest in THC concentration, typically 17-24 percent THC. Great for daytime use, Blue Dream is a great relief from migraine pain and related nausea. The fast-acting, non-sedative effects that make Blue Dream popular with recreational users also makes it one of the best weed strains for migraines.
2. Purple Haze
This sativa-dominant cannabis strain will give users an amazing head high. THC content is as high as 20% in this strain and CBD richness of this strain also make it a balanced medicine for treating migraines.
3. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a daytime use sativa-dominant strain that offers fast-acting pain relief along with an invigorating, energizing effect.
4. Northern Lights
Northern Lights is a heavy indica and well-suited for people who need migraine relief as well as a decent night’s sleep.