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People used cannabis for thousands of years to treat headaches before it became illegal.There is a lack of scientific evidence about its safety and effectiveness for this purpose, but researchers have suggested that one or more substances present in cannabis may have therapeutic benefit for headaches, including migraines. It is important to remember that many of the studies may use the entire marijuana plant, and its effects are different than CBD oil.

There is evidence that CBD oil can reduce inflammation and pain in arthritis. It may work similarly with migraines. In a review of studies, published in 2017, researchers saw a useful and effective role for marijuana in treating migraine, but there are not enough studies on using CBD oil specifically yet. Some states have a list of specific conditions that are suitable for treatment with CBD oil, and migraines may not be on that list.

As the studies come in examining the effectiveness and side effects of CBD oil, there will be further changes in laws and recommendations. Both the causes of migraines and the possible effects of CBD remain unclear. More studies specific to the components of marijuana, such as CBD, are necessary.

Resourse: Medical News Today

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