Migraines are incredibly painful, chronic headaches. While still poorly understood, it is believed that a migraine is caused by the tiny blood vessels responsible for feeding the brain narrowing, spasming, and contracting. The ensuring headache is debilitating and it is never clear when it will strike next. Some people only have one attack a year, whereas others can have it multiple times per week. During a migraine attack, people experience not just the throbbing pain in their head, either on both sides or just one, but also photophobia, nausea, and vomiting, and they often see auras. A number of common triggers, including hormonal imbalances, nicotine, caffeine, anger, and stress, have been identified. A cure, however, has not yet been found but many people have found solace by signing up to a medical marijuana delivery service.
There is a lot of evidence to suggest marijuana can help relieve migraines. This is because THC, the main active component, has neuroprotective and analgesic effects. Hence, the pain caused by migraines can be significantly relieved. However, marijuana has long been, and continues to be in many places, illegal. Hence, it has never truly been promoted as an effective alternative treatment for migraines. Furthermore, a lot of people continue to think that the only way to benefit from marijuana is by smoking it, something that many don’t want to do. Yet, today, there are many other delivery methods, including through edibles and vaporization to name but a few.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are becoming increasingly easy to find. Furthermore, doctors are happy to provide people with a prescription card, because they understand the benefits of this natural plant. This is particularly true because it does not carry the various unpleasant side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Even the government is now supportive of medicinal marijuana, not in the least because it has proven to be a main economic driver for many cities across the country.
Migraine sufferers all over the world have breathed a collective sigh of relief at the recognition of the fact that marijuana can be beneficial. In the United States, people can now access dispensaries legally and finally get the help that they need. While the same is not true for many other countries, a lot of progress is being made. One of the key reasons why health professionals are interested in it as well, is because it does not have the addictive properties that many pharmaceutical painkillers have.
Some people continue to worry about the fact that marijuana gets you “high” or “stoned”, leaving someone incapable of working or being productive. However, in reality, when someone suffers from a migraine, they become completely unproductive anyway. Furthermore, more traditional, pharmaceutical painkillers are so strong that they leave people a lot more “high” or “stoned” than what a little bit of marijuana could ever hope to achieve. Hence, choosing Mother Nature’s own remedies instead of chemical little pills seems to be the better option, or at least the lesser of two evils.