Chemicals in cannabis could be effective at treating painful migraines, research has revealed.

And cannabinoids, the compounds in marijuana that make you feel high, may even be better at treating pain than recommended migraine medication.

Researchers found that pills containing the chemicals reduced the pain felt by migraine sufferers by by 43.5 per cent. And the drug had a number of positive side effects, including stopping stomach aches and pain in the muscles, according to the researchers.

Previous research has found cannabis can reduce migraines by targeting cells in the body that control pain relief and inflammation.

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Daisy Dunne ~ DailyMail.co.uk ~

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