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The Best Marijuana Strains for Headaches

Nobody enjoys the agony and discomfort of a headache, whether they experience it frequently or only sometimes. In some cases, taking some over-the-counter medicines can help alleviate the discomfort of a headache, but in others, it will have little to no effect. Those who suffer from migraines often feel helpless, since they've explored every possible treatment option. What if these pains and discomforts persist?

Finding the right strain for headache relief can be a game-changer for those seeking respite from this common ailment. Headaches, especially migraines, can be debilitating, and traditional over-the-counter remedies don't always provide the desired relief.

Even though studies on the effects of medicinal marijuana on headaches are relatively recent, the first findings have been encouraging. Researchers at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus showed that those who used medical marijuana had much less discomfort from migraines in 2016. The study also discovered that inhaling marijuana is the most effective treatment for migraines (in other words, smoking, vaping, or using a dab rig). Not only do those who suffer from migraines claim that cannabis helps them feel better, but recreational users do as well. Large-scale data from many studies were published in 2017 in the Journal of Cannabis Research, suggesting that medicinal marijuana may be helpful for people with sinusitis and other diseases that cause headaches.

Although this isn't medical advice, and different people may have different effects from various cannabis products, there's no danger in giving it a chance if you're responsible about it if you've never tried it before to reduce pain. The following are some of the top strains for relieving headache pain.

● Original Gold KushOriginal Gold Kush

Some users have reported being "couch-locked" after smoking OG Kush due to the strain's high THC level. It's a popular strain for relieving headache pain, but you should be careful when you smoke it. Some people may find the strain's sedative effects too much to handle. It's possible to alleviate the pain of headaches and migraines for some people. A couple of OG Kush offshoots include Bubba Kush and Hindu Kush.

● Purple Kush

When a headache gets too bad, all you want to do is lie down and get some shut-eye. However, when it comes to warding off migraine attacks, Purple Kush outperforms even its close cousin OG Kush. Its anesthetic properties make it ideal for putting you into a deep sleep.

● Northern Lights

Northern Lights is a Sativa-dominant strain that has become quite popular in California. Because of its similarity to pure Indica, Northern Lights has gained a reputation for its ability to alleviate headache pain. Inhaling Indica or Indica-dominant cannabis can relieve nausea, vomiting, and headache or migraine pain.

● Treating Headaches with CBD

People who want a non-psychoactive alternative to medical marijuana often turn to CB. CBD products have natural anti-inflammatory qualities and reduced THC levels (or include no THC concentration in many circumstances). CBD's pain-relieving properties are well-known all over the world because of its safe but efficient nature. Our highest CBD content products include:

  • CBD Gummies
  •  CBD Tincture
  • CBD Balm

● Oil Tincture for Headaches

Tincture oil is a less studied option for treating migraines than other treatments. Microdosing tincture oil is a less overpowering experience than, say, smoking a pre-roll or using a dab rig, so some products may offer potential advantages.

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Want to get rid of your headache or migraine pain? You've come to the right place. If you're looking for cannabis, go no further than Carlsbad Dispensary. Our delivery service will bring it straight to your door! Visit our website to discover more about our edibles, vape pens, and prerolls. Get started today!