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Terry Ann Boyar, Scott Cowen, and Joe Bateman discuss the use and effects of cannabis in different types of headaches and migraines.
Scott’s story on how he began to suffer from migraine attacks, was when he was in a car accident. He was diagnosed with a closed head injury, which evolved into migraines.
Scott’s wife referred him onto medicinal cannabis, even though he was “anti-cannabis” at the time. Joe had given Scott a dose of medicinal cannabis, to which he replies with “I don’t feel anything. All of the sudden I had this great catharsis. For the first time in years I was pain-free, completely”.
Joe Bateman talks about the endocannabinoid system in detail, where humans produce CB1 and CB2 receptors in our immune, hormonal, glandular and central nervous systems which is equivalent to THC and CBD. Joe explains that THC is the component in the cannabis plant that gives the psychoactive effect, whereas the CBD component in the cannabis plant doesn’t.
They talk about dosing, and that what Scott took, may have had a much bigger effect on Terry and Joe, and Scott describes it in alcohol terms “I could have two or three cocktails and I’d be at my limit, somebody else could have a dozen and you would never even know”.
Scott describes it as being the dichotomy of the workplace, and how much is too much.
Joe explains that medicinal marijuana also affects our brain and or memory’s, so patients with PTSD or Alzheimer’s disease can be treated with medicinal marijuana.
Joe mentions that there are pro’s and con’s to cannabis and treating migraines, depending on your migraine symptoms or headache symptoms, whether its cluster headaches, general tension headaches and/or hormonal headaches. Overall it has been proven that cannabis can prevent migraines.