Laura was a physician who spent much of her clinical time treating substance abuse disorders, and she had no recent experience with cannabis herself. Her aversion to using cannabis when she was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer did not surprise me. Nausea, and the anxiety that preceded its inevitable occurrence, were disabling. I trained with Laura in family medicine, and I had appreciated the beneficial effects of cannabis used by my cancer patients, but it was hard getting Laura to accept my advice.
While it has been demonstrated that marijuana may help to alleviate migraine headaches, the mechanisms of how it does so is relatively unknown. Dr. Bonni Goldstein highlights current research about the applications for cannabinoid medicine for severe headaches and shares a patient testimony of a mother who found relief from her migraines using THC dominant cannabis.
A pioneer neurologist, Dr. Ethan Russo, examines recent scientific data on migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, and other treatment-resistant syndromes that may respond to cannabinoid therapies.