Cannabis May Treat Migraines, Finds New Study

Findings from a new study published in the journal European Journal of Pharmacology shows that cannabis may serve as an effective treatment for migraine headaches.

“Current anti-migraine treatments have limited efficacy and many side effects”, begins the abstract of the study. “Although anecdotal evidence suggests that marijuana is useful for migraine, this hypothesis has not been tested in a controlled experiment.” Thus, the present study “tested whether administration of ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces anti-migraine effects in the female rat.”

The results from the study “suggest that: 1) THC reduces migraine-like pain when administered at the right dose (0.32mg/kg) and time; 2) THC’s anti-migraine effect is mediated by CB1 receptors. These findings “support anecdotal evidence for the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for migraine in humans and implicate the CB1 receptor as a therapeutic target for migraine.”

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Watermelon Marijuana Strain Overview

Watermelon is a heavy indica that’s the perfect treat to cap off the night.


Watermelon is an indica-dominant marijuana strain (typically 80/20) that is known for having thick, dense nuggets, similar to Granddaddy Purple. The flavor is that of berries and grape, with a similar smell that lingers in the room well after a smoke session.

Watermelon is a vaunted strain by growers, mostly because of its high yield compared to other strains; but, of course, also because of its potency and flavor.

Some of its top effects include:

  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased Appetite

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pain and also
  • Headaches/Migraines


At the time of publication Watermelon has 78 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5.

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, you may want to check out Leafly’s strain finder. This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Watermelon marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

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