The world might be going to pot, but I’m still here for you — still weeding out the good science from the bad to help make sure your health doesn’t go up in smoke.
Yes, that means it’s time for the latest news on medical marijuana, and a new study that finds it can bring real relief to migraine patients.
Of the 121 migraine patients given medical marijuana in the new study, 103 saw dramatic improvements over four years, with their number of monthly migraines cut by more than half.
According to the study published in the journal Pharmacotherapy, just as there are different ways to consume that medical “Mary Jane,” there are different ways it can affect you.
New research shows that smoking it can stop migraines that have already started; eating (or drinking) it can actually help PREVENT the headaches.
You don’t have to be Cheech or Chong to see the potential of this study, but don’t rush off to bake a batch of pot brownies just yet.
Clearly, there’s some smoke here. But we need more research to see if there’s a fire — because this study didn’t have a control group or a placebo group, and two-thirds of the patients who took part were already potheads.
Of course, archaic federal prohibition laws make it tough for scientists to study pot. But if you want to do a “study” of your own, I won’t stand in your way.
If you’re battling migraines, I think there’s another option you should try first — one that’s cheaper and won’t stone you out of your gourd.
It’s a pair of sunglasses, specially tinted with a color that has proven to help prevent headaches. It’s a reddish color called FL-41, and studies show it can cut migraine pain by as much as 70 percent.
Any ophthalmologist should be able to hook you up.
The only downside to this one is that while you’re not smoking weed, the “groovy” colored lenses might make you look like a remnant of the hippy-dippy dope-smoking generation still clinging to Flower Power.
Far out, man.