The legalization of medical cannabis is paving the way for new migraine treatments. Both acute and chronic migraines can be debilitating and complicated to treat.

For many people, over-the-counter medications don’t help much with migraines. People suffering from long-term chronic migraines often end up on prescriptions that have undesirable side effects. Now, many people are turning to medical cannabis for migraine relief.

Best Weed For Migraines

Many studies are being conducted on how cannabis affects the brain. Recently, two studies indicated medical cannabis provided pain relief to many patients and could also help with migraine prevention. 

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The following are five weed strains users reported for providing migraine relief:

Double Tap

Double Tap creates a soothing mind and body high. It packs a high THC potency of 20%, so a little can go a long way. If you’re new to smoking weed, this strain will likely put you down for the night. 

How it helps: The sedative properties of this strain can help relieve migraine pain and induce sleep. However, this is not a good strain to use if you need to accomplish tasks.

‌Disney Blue

Disney Blue is an energizing hybrid strain named after the “happiest place on earth.” The average THC levels in Disney Blue are 25%. Thus, this strain is a perfect 50/50 balance of sativa and indica. 

How it helps: Disney Blue may have been developed to enhance your Disney park experience; however, 30% of users have reported it helped reduce their migraines. The high THC levels can help with pain from a migraine, while the sativa part helps keep you energized. 

‌Sun Ra

Sun Ra is a sativa hybrid strain with 70% sativa and 30% indica. The THC content averages at 17%. The high percentage of sativa makes this strain great for accomplishing tasks. However, too much can cause severe paranoia and anxiety so go slow with this one.

How it helps: This strain can stimulate the mind and allow you to focus on something else. Many users reported an uplifting effect, and 28% of users reported migraine relief.

‌Harlequin

Whereas the first three strains on this list are newer strains on the market, Harlequin has been around for a while and has a large following. Harlequin is another sativa dominate hybrid with 75% sativa and 25% indica. The THC levels are the lowest on this list, averaging 10%, making it perfect for anyone with a low THC tolerance. 

How it helps: This strain provides a good combination of sedation and pain relief while keeping you clear-headed. Users reported a relaxed feeling, with 42% of them also reporting pain relief.

‌Black Magic

Black Magic is an indica dominant strain with 70% indica and 30% sativa. Average THC levels are around 17%. This strain can induce sleep, and 21% of users reported it helped with migraines. 

How it helps: Black Magic’s calming effects can relieve migraine triggers such as stress.

Where to Buy

Contact your Nug Avenue to locate one of these awesome strains. Also, our expert staff should be able to help you find a strain with similar qualities if we don’t carry any from this list.