Let’s face it: migraines and the symptoms that come with them, suck. The light and sound sensitivity, the constant throbbing and the nausea – all are enough to have you reaching for the nearest bottle of pain relief to drown your soul in. But in all seriousness, what do you do when Excedrin isn’t cutting it and those weird at home remedies you googled (like drinking warm apple cider vinegar or making feverfew tea) don’t go according to plan? How do you relieve your migraines?
Well, the power is in the cannabis. Treating migraines is among cannabis’ long list of healing power, but you can’t just smoke any ol’ train. The key to effectively treating your migraine is knowing which strains will actually get the job done.
Know that there are multiple ways to consume marijuana, you can eat or drink it, rub it into your skin, vape, smoke and much more. Ask the budtenders at your local dispensary which products have the strains listed and then pick how you want to put it into your body.
This hybrid strain ranks high on the headache scale. Matter of fact, this bad boy is great for most pain and leaves you with a relaxed feeling thanks to its earthy and citrusy notes.
Add this indica strain to your Dream Team. This girl is is perfect for fighting off nausea, on set by migraines. Pineapple and bubblegum scents combine to make this indica strain the relaxation inducing strain that it is.
Island Sweet Skunk
Sexy name, right? Island Sweet Skunk is just that: tropical like an island, sweet like a lollipop, but pungent like a skunk. Get pass the strange combination of flavors and you’re in for some serious headache relief from this sativa.
Mr. Nice is Mr. Right. This sativa is completely relaxing and it’s earthy aromas are a great migraine reducer. You’ll feel happy your headache is reduced and even more happy that this guy doesn’t give you too crazy of a body high.
Meet Coffee’s more attractive cousin. Chocolope is perfect for the initial onset of a migraine because of it’s fast acting pain relief. You’ll also feel energized and refreshed from this sativa dominant strain.
Blue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid and the answer to your migraine prayers. The sweet blueberry aroma will soothe your pain while you experience happiness in a relatively sedated state. Winning.
Platinum Girl Scout Cookies
Rightfully named, Platinum Girl Scout Cookies will give you the same happiness and euphoria you experience when you open that box of Thin Mints or Samoas. Plus, it’s a well known pain reliever, perfect for targeting those pesky headaches
Created for the OG Stoner himself, Wiz Khalifa, this hybrid strain is dank to say the least. It’s an exotic combo of pungent and lemon, but the benefits make this strain an all time favorite. It can tackle headaches and relax the hell out of you, with just a few hits.
Let’s just say this 80-20 sativa dominant gets its name from the whirlwind of euphoria it’ll suck you into. But hey, that’s not always a bad thing, right? We think not, considering this bad boy is just what you need to target those painful pressure points.
This hybrid is as citrusy and relaxing as it sounds. Notes of sweet lemon deliver a slight buzz, if consumed in moderation, but most importantly, this bud is potent enough to eradicate the worst headaches.