We posted yesterday about the evidence for cannabis helping chronic pain patients in general. Today we turn to a specific diagnosis: Migraine headaches….

“In another win for marijuana research, a study has found that the active compounds in cannabis are more effective at reducing the frequency of acute migraine pain than prescription migraine meds, and with fewer side effects.

The study had two phases. In the first, sufferers of chronic, acute migraines were given varying doses of the THC-CBD drug. The results showed that those who received a 200mg dose each day for three months experienced significantly less pain–about 55% less (lower doses didn’t provide the same pain relief).”

The second phase of the study included both those suffering from chronic migraines and those suffering from cluster headaches and included control groups. See the article for more details of the results.

If this wasn’t the thoroughly demonized “marijuana” plant, it’s hard to imagine any physician or societal resistance to trying a low-cost, ultra-safe alternative for all of the treatment-resistant illnesses for which whole plant medical cannabis is showing either proof or high promise, given that the medical system is highly receptive to drugs known to have serious side effects (including death) which may have completed only 2 or 3 successful trials and which may cost well into the thousands of dollars – and to opioids with far more abuse potential than cannabis.

Utah citizens, this 2017-18 period is your opportunity to review the evidence and vote on the question of whether reform that will allow patients these choices makes common sense.

#MMJ #Research #Migraines #Headaches #UTpol #TRUCE

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See full article – Marijuana Treats Migraine Pain Better Than Prescription Medication, Study Finds