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What are the risks of using marijuana for migraines?

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If you smoke or eat marijuana, it can make you feel dizzy, weak, confused, sleepy, or moody. Smoking it on a regular basis could harm your heart and lung health over time. Short-term use doesn’t seem to be bad for your general health.

   

SOURCES:

   

National Headache Foundation: “Migraine.”

   

Baron, EP. . June 2015. Headache

   

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health: “Medical Marijuana for the Treatment of Migraine Headaches: An Evidence Review.”

   

National Conference of State Legislatures: “State Medical Marijuana Laws.”

   

Manzanares, J. . July 2006. Current Neuropharmacology

   

Benbadis, S. . Published online Nov. 2014. Expert Reviews of Neurotherapeutics

   

Project CBD.org: “What Is CBD?”

   

Rhyne, D. . Jan. 2016. Pharmacotherapy

   

Americans for Safe Access: “Guide to Using Medical Cannabis.”

   

Degenhardt, L and Hall, WD. . June 2008. Canadian Medical Association Journal

   

National Association of Attorneys General: “The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Employment Law.”

   

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol.”

   

State of Oregon: “Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana in the Workplace.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

   

SOURCES:

   

National Headache Foundation: “Migraine.”

   

Baron, EP. . June 2015. Headache

   

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health: “Medical Marijuana for the Treatment of Migraine Headaches: An Evidence Review.”

   

National Conference of State Legislatures: “State Medical Marijuana Laws.”

   

Manzanares, J. . July 2006. Current Neuropharmacology

   

Benbadis, S. . Published online Nov. 2014. Expert Reviews of Neurotherapeutics

   

Project CBD.org: “What Is CBD?”

   

Rhyne, D. . Jan. 2016. Pharmacotherapy

   

Americans for Safe Access: “Guide to Using Medical Cannabis.”

   

Degenhardt, L and Hall, WD. . June 2008. Canadian Medical Association Journal

   

National Association of Attorneys General: “The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Employment Law.”

   

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol.”

   

State of Oregon: “Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana in the Workplace.”

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

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