Arizona Can Help End Stigma Against Migraine Sufferers And Marijuana Use

A migraine sufferer and researcher advocates for migraines to be put on a list of acceptable MMJ conditions.

The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writer:

For the nearly 39 million Americans who suffer from debilitating migraines, stigma is nothing new. Despite the fact that they struggle with a chronic neurological disease that is the sixth-most disabling illness in the world and is more common than asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy combined, migraine patients are often marginalized.

Even in Arizona, a forward-thinking state that just voted to allow recreational cannabis use, migraine is still not included in the Arizona Department of Health Services qualifying conditions list for medical cannabis despite strong evidence that it is an effective migraine treatment. To both reduce the stigma and provide easier access to effective treatment options to patients of this disabling disease, Arizona should explicitly allow medical cannabis to be prescribed to treat migraine.

– Read the entire article at Tucson.

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