Many people who suffer from migraines are likely to find themselves taking larger, more frequent doses of over-the-counter pain medications, or having to rely on stronger prescription pharmaceuticals. While these methods might help some sufferers, others experience unpleasant side-effects and would rather look for other ways to deal with their migraines.
Marijuana is a great alternative to traditional pain medications, and a lot of patients report that it works just as well, if not better than, their usual pain-killers. While almost any strain is likely to help you to some degree, here are 7 of the best cannabis strains for migraine relief:
$100 OG Kush is a dark green hybrid known by many to be a “one-hitter-quitter,” meaning that it doesn’t take a large quantity to feel the effects. This is great for those who want immediate relief and don’t want to ingest too much smoke. This strain is amazing for pain, and so a good choice for alleviating your migraines.
707 Headband is known for its high levels of CBD, making it great for relieving pain anywhere in the body. While it has the potential to make the body feel quite sedated, its high levels of THC keep the mind awake and alert. This is great for migraine sufferers, as feeling drowsy while having a migraine sometimes makes the experience even more unpleasant.
A-10 is an indica cannabis strain that is very commonly used for pain relief, especially the relief of chronic pain. It has a very strong body effect that brings on a feeling of sedation and relaxation. A-10 is particularly effective for inflammation, so if you notice that your migraines make your head swell, then this is the strain for you.
A-Train is another nice strain for dealing with migraines. It results in a classic “stoned” feeling, but the higher levels of THC should also allow your mind to remain alert and allow you to keep going about your daily tasks. It will relieve the nausea that might have come along with your migraine, and stimulate your appetite as well.
Acapulco Gold is a popular, hybrid, sativa-dominant cannabis strain from Mexico. The orange hairs on the plant make it look like a gold nugget, hence the name. The effects of this strain are felt very quickly, which is great for those who need immediate relief. It will take away your pain and help you feel more relaxed and creative so that you can continue on with your day.
Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades is a hybrid strain with an interesting sweet and sour taste. Its number one medicinal use is for pain, so this is a good one to tackle your migraines with. It works quickly, and will not only take your pain away but will make you feel upbeat. This is great, as a migraine is not likely to have left you in the best of moods!
Afghan Big Bud
Afghan Big Bud is a mix of two popular strains, Afghan Kush and Big Bud. This strain has a lower THC content (around 12%-13%), and so it is a great choice if you don’t want the psychoactive effects to last very long. It comes on quickly and strongly and will wear off after around 2 hours.