Short and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis For Headache and Migraine Pain Relief What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: The results of this large exploratory naturalistic study are promising and indicate that cannabis has therapeutic potential for the treatment of headache and migraine. However, the present study lacked several controls, including a placebo control group. As such, future more controlled research (randomized clinical trials) are required to replicate our results. This research should compare the relative efficacy of cannabis concentrates to cannabis flower in men and women and utilize a placebo control group.

Any disclosures?

We have no conflicts of interest to disclose. With the lack of a placebo control group it is possible that at least some of the reported effects are due to expectations for improvement of headache and migraine following cannabis use. 


Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine
Cuttler, Carrie et al.

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