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Medical Marijuana for Migraine & Headache Disorders

Considering treating your migraine or headache disorder with medical marijuana? It's a complicated topic with a variety of perspectives, so I've tried to distill some of the most important information below. I hope it's a helpful guide. Marijuana’s Efficacy for Migraine or Headache...

Medical Marijuana for Migraine: A Reader’s Story

Medical marijuana stories tend to fall into one of two categories: "OMG, it's so amazing!" or "Marijuana is the worst thing ever." Reality, as well all know, tends to be a bit more nuanced. A reader left her story on my most on medical marijuana for migraine and headache disorders. I'm sharing it...

Medical Marijuana Group Suing US Government

Medical marijuana* activist group Americans for Safe Access is suing two federal health agencies for arguing that marijuana has no medical benefit. Activists maintain that these are "false and misleading" statements. Decriminalization of marijuana is not the goal of the lawsuit. Instead, the ASA...

FDA Takes on Medicinal Marijuana

Yesterday the FDA announced that "no scientific studies" support the efficacy of medicinal marijuana. This statement contradicts the conclusions of a review from the Institute of Medicine, the country's most prestigous scientific advisory agency. A review that concluded that marijuana is 'moderately...

Marijuana a “Wonder Drug”

"If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug," according to Harvard Medical School emeritus professor of psychiatry Lester Grinspoon. Marijuana as Wonder Drug, Grinspoon's Boston Globe opinion...