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Hemp, time-tested fighter against headaches

Hemp has been cultivated since ancient ages in Asia and Europe. Previously, it was considered almost universal panacea widely recommended especially for headaches and migraines. Later, hemp became illegal drug underworld and is now beginning to rediscover its medicinal properties.

Marijuana cures headaches for a long time

Marijuana to treat and prevent migraines recommending many eminent physicians already in the last century. Cannabis was in this period is considered the standard treatment of headaches in the US and the UK. It was first used in the Western world in the 40s of the 19th century, dr. Clendinning in London, and dr. R. Greene him even in 1872, has been filed as a migraine prevention. Contribution of cannabis in treating pain heads, including migraines then confirmed by numerous other experts.

20th century - the prohibition of cannabis and Renaissance

In the 30s of the 20th century in the United States started talking about the adverse effects of cannabis. It was launched a massive campaign for its ban. Despite strong opposition from medical authorities in the US was in the '40s cannabis is prohibited. In the 70 years it was included in Category 1 of banned substances. At the beginning of the current efforts to legalize and decriminalize marijuana was the year 1995. At that time, these efforts began to promote British Medical Journal editor Richard Smith.


Although marijuana has already had a long way, its effects are not yet fully explored. It contains hundreds of different ingredients that may conceal drugs for various diseases. Among one of those areas probádanějších use cannabis ranks just headaches and migraines. Through the endocannabinoid system extends to many cannabis mechanisms leading to the development of migraines, which makes it a promising treatment option for the future.

Source: U lékař
Author of the article: Ivana Hufová
Expert guarantor article: MD. George Náhlovský

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