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A new survey is examining the use of medical cannabis in patients with chronic pain. Especially in cases of headaches, migraines, and headaches. The results provide us with new information on the types of strains used, as well as their terpene profile. It also provides in detail, the “biochemical profiles” of the plants used by these same patients.

Medical Cannabis Effective against chronic pain

Patients with chronic pain are increasingly using medical cannabis instead of painkillers. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain confirms this. Chronic pain was the most common reason for cannabis use.

“There is a multitude of studies showing the benefits of cannabis in many forms of chronic pain.

According to a 2016 analysis of the Marijuana Business Daily, 64% of patients with severe or chronic pain reported using medical cannabis.  Some studies, such as the one published in 2016 by researchers at the University of Colorado, have shown that the frequency of migraines in patients can be reduced with medical cannabis. 

Headache is the major disease cured by cannabis

This new survey revealed that nearly a quarter of the 2032 respondents requested medical cannabis to treat headaches. Also,among patients with headaches, 88% “treated probable migraines with cannabis“.

But as the survey reveals, few studies tend to differentiate between the types of strains and the associated compositions of cannabinoids and terpenes that may be most effective in these types of symptoms.


Cannabis use for migraine in patients with headaches was assessed via the electronic questionnaire, ID Migraine ™ It is also a valid test to predict the probability of migraine. So,from this questionnaire, it appears that some hybrid strains of cannabis have a very effective biochemical profile. Also, the study showed that hybrid strains, breeding Sativa and Indica, are the most popular.

According to the survey, the “OG Shark” strain is quite often found in patients’ preferences. In addition,the strain has a high content of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid). However, it is low in CBD (cannabidiol) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid).

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