People have been turning to cannabis as a form of pain relief for as long as humans first started consuming the plant countless ages ago. Studies have gone on to show that cannabis could potentially help fight serious medical conditions such as various types of cancer as well as provide significant pain relief for folks suffering from an acute and/or chronic pain condition. Cannabis can be an effective medicine for treating numerous different medical issues and is especially well suited for treating non life-threatening conditions such as headaches and migraines.

Even though we always advise that anyone seek professional medical advice when considering using cannabis as a form of treatment for any type of medical condition (no matter how minor), the below marijuana strains have consistently garnered fame as being particularly effective as a form of treatment for the occasional headache or migraine that we all have to eventually suffer through every now and again.

Blue Cheese:

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chemdawg, Best Cannabis Strains For Headaches, marijuana news, medical marijuanaChemdawg is a famous hybrid strain with a reputation for providing a very “heady” high so it is perfect for enthusiasts that are looking to stay on top of their game by keeping your mind level while still benefiting from its effects. Due to its significant popularity you can find this helpful strain at most dispensaries that are worth their salt.

Cinderella 99:

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lavender weed, Best Cannabis Strains For Headaches, pain relief and marijuana, cannabis and migrainesLavender is another indica dominant hybrid that is famous for its anti-inflammation and relatively fast acting pain relieving qualities. It is also known to provide a deep sense of relaxation for both mind and body that is accompanied by pronounced feelings of tranquility and euphoria.

Northern Lights:

northern lights marijuana, Best Cannabis Strains For Headaches, medical marijuana pain reliefNorthern Lights is a full indica strain that helps slow both your body and mind, helping to at least temporarily get rid of intrusive thoughts and compulsive actions. Its advocates frequently report feeling relaxed, euphoric, happy, and uplifted after consuming and it is also one of the best cannabis strains for treating sleep issues which often accompany and can seriously exacerbate many types of headaches and migraines.

Have you ever used cannabis or related products in order to help alleviate your headaches or migraines? Have you ever tried any of these strains before? Are there any other pain relieving strains that you would add to the list?