A group of researchers from the Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that migraines can be cured with medical hash. The scientists working for the medical center found out that cannabinoids can work wonders on throbbing migraines.
Since medicinal marijuana was legalized, there have been many studies showcasing the benefits of using this substance. One of this studies was conducted by a group of researchers from the Anschutz Medical Campus, which is a part of the University of Colorado.
In their study, the scientists wanted to find out if indeed the active substance found in marijuana can help people suffering from chronic migraines.
In order to see the effects of medical marijuana, the group of researchers performed a clinical study. Approximately 121 patients enrolled in this clinical trial, most of them suffering from chronic migraines for a long time.
The test subjects have been treated with medical marijuana over the course of four years, from 2010 to 2014.
A team of scientists from the University of Colorado has discovered that migraines can be cured with medical hash. The results of the clinical trial are simply astonishing. Before enrolling in the trial, most of the patients had a 10.4 percent probability of developing a migraine each month. After receiving this treatment, the probability dropped to 4.6 percent. Many of the researchers believe that this number is significant.
It would seem that during the clinical trial, the patients treated with medicinal marijuana experience various effects. For example, almost 103 patients declared that they witness a significant decrease in migraine rates. Meanwhile, 15 of them reported that the treatment had no effect, meaning that they experienced the same number of migraines each month.
Moreover, 3 the patients also reported that after getting the treatment, the number of migraines has increased.
Laura Borgelt, a doctor working for the University of Colorado, who is also the lead author of the study declaring that like all medicine, using medical marijuana has its pros and cons, meaning that the cure might help some patients while other might experience side effects.
The lead author of the study said that our body is practically littered with cannabinoid receptors, which can be found in the brain, immune system, and connective tissue.
Also, apart from the euphoric effect, marijuana can be used as a painkiller and anti-inflammatory agent.
Borgelt declared that the number look good and that the study has uncovered some interesting aspects, but more research is needed to see if this type of medicine can be successfully employed in the treatment of migraines.