A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, found migraine frequency decreased with the use of marijuana. A total of 121 adult patients were included in the study.
According to the data, 48 patients were able to prevent a migraine headache and had a decreased frequency of migraines. Participants using more than one type of medical marijuana daily prevented migraines altogether, reported Sun Times Network.
Other information reported in the study includes:
- Acute migraines were treated with inhaled medical marijuana and experienced total relief
- Inhaled medical marijuana produced more positive results than marijuana infused edibles
- Migraines reduced, on average, from 10.4 to 4.6 per month
Some study participants reported migraine and headache prevention when medical marijuana was used prior to the onset of a migraine. Only 14 study participants reported negative effects, which was mostly due to feeling sleepy after using medical marijuana.
The overall results of this study show that a majority of study participants experienced relief from migraine symptoms and a decreased occurrence of migraines from marijuana use.