Home / Research / Migraines / 

what are migraines?

A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of your head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Symptoms may include sensitivity to light, sound, smell or touch, nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, and blurred vision.

Greco R, Mangione AS, Sandrini G, Maccarrone M, Nappi G, Tassorelli C. (2011). "Effects of anandamide in migraine: data from an animal model." J Headache Pain. 12(2):177-83. doi: 10.1007/s10194-010-0274-4. Epub 2011 Feb 18.


Greco R, Gasperi V, Maccarrone M, Tassorelli C. (2010). "The endocannabinoid system and migraine." Exp Neurol. 224(1):85-91. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2010.03.029. Epub 2010 Mar 29.


*Current research does not guarantee that cannabinoids will cure any condition. However, a growing body of ongoing studies does suggest that these cannabinoids could offer treatment potential for a variety of physical and mental conditions.