Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Migraines

man suffering from a migraine

Headaches happen to almost everyone. Migraines are a headache’s headache, a more intense headache that can interfere with your day-to-day activities. While some strains may help pain relief, some cannabis strains for migraines may be more effective than others.

If you are one of many looking to Remedy yourself through cannabis, discover the best strains for you and your needs.

What is a Migraine?

The Mayo Clinic defines a migraine by an intense throbbing and/or pulsing in your head. A migraine has similar symptoms to a headache but with more intense manifestations. 

This type of headache sometimes includes symptoms such as sensitivity to light, vomiting, nausea, and can last for more than a few hours.

While many different people suffer from migraines, some choose to medicate with acetaminophen or self-help treatments, including medical marijuana.

How Does Cannabis Help Migraines?

Studies continue to show marijuana may help pain relief. Cannabis may help alleviate chronic pain, headaches, and more by interacting with the pain receptors in our body.

Because the human body has cannabinoids, these cannabinoids can respond to the natural cannabinoids in strains and other marijuana products. THC content allows you to relax while CBD has been shown to help ease the pain. Together, this dynamic duo can help remedy migraines.

Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Migraines

Not all strains may be the right strain for you or your migraine. Several cannabis strains for migraines might have more positive effects than others.

Here are our top options to remedy migraines:

1. Outer Space

A Remedy specialty, the Outer Space strain uplifts sweetly with sour berry undertones. As a child of Island Sweet Skunk, it also offers stress relief.

2. Sour Diesel

If you like Bio Jesus and Bio Diesel, you’ll like the familiar flavors and aromas of Sour Diesel. With hints of gasoline and citrus, Sour D’s pungency doesn’t stop there. It often has high THC levels to help with the pain. 

3. Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a classic cannabis strain known to many veteran users and even new patients. Because it’s “gentle cerebral invigoration,” many seek this strain for its soothing effects, ideal for daytime remedying and treating migraines. 

4. Durban Poison

A Sativa to give you energy coupled with relief, Durban Poison boosts the mood like a cup of coffee. Known for its daytime properties, this flower has also helped many find euphoria in place of an intense headache.  

5. Harlequin

From this list, this Remedy might have the least amount of THC. As a hybrid strain, Harlequin is more known for its high CBD levels. It relaxes without sedating you and relieves with a calming high.

Other Cannabis Products for Pain Management

If you don’t like to smoke or prefer other ways to consume marijuana, here are some other options to help manage your pain.

Pain Relief Balm

You might not expect this one to help with migraine headaches. However, because of its other natural ingredients like peppermint oil extract, our extra-strength pain relief balm can help you get back to your day-to-day life.


Rick Simpson Oil is famous for its pain-relieving properties and high THC volume. You can try the oil or RSO syringe.

20:1 Tincture

Discreet and almost tasteless, a CBD tincture with the right amount of THC to activate it can help with inflammation and pain.


If you don’t want to taste anything at all and just want the benefits, cannabis capsules may help. Our infused capsules have varying types of strength, depending on your needs.


If smoking is more of your thing, THC vape cartridges are the most potable and portable. You can find some of your favorite strains in concentrate form.

Cannabis As Treatment of Migraines

Depending on the THC content and a person’s tolerance with medical cannabis, we recommend you review a product’s cannabis label and talk to your local dispensary about potential effects.