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Table 3 Preferred medicinal cannabis types and strains among headache patients and probable migraineurs based on “Yes” responses on ID Migraine™ questionnaire

From: Patterns of medicinal cannabis use, strain analysis, and substitution effect among patients with migraine, headache, arthritis, and chronic pain in a medicinal cannabis cohort

Preferred Cannabis Type
  Headache as primary illness (75) 3 Yesa (343) 2 Yesb (102) 3 + 2 Yes (445) Headache as primary symptom (505)
 Hybrid 26 (34.7%) 118 (34.4%) 35 (34.3%) 153 (34.4%) 165 (32.7%)
 Indica 19 (25.3%) 106 (30.9%) 20 (19.6%) 126 (28.3%) 144 (28.5%)
 Sativa 20 (26.7%) 76 (22.2%) 36 (35.3%) 112 (25.2%) 136 (26.9%)
 3:1 CBD:THC 5 (6.7%) 22 (6.4%) 7 (6.9%) 29 (6.5%) 34 (6.7%)
 1:1 CBD:THC 5 (6.7%) 20 (5.8%) 4 (3.9%) 24 (5.4%) 25 (5%)
 No response 0 (0%) 1 (0.3%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.2%) 1 (0.2%)
Preferred Cannabis Strains (Top 15)
  Headache as primary illness 3 Yes 2 Yes 3 + 2 Yes Headache as primary symptom
  Skywalker OG (7; 10.6%) OG Shark (20; 8.4%) OG Shark (9; 11%) OG Shark (29; 8.9%) OG Shark (34; 9.6%)
  Headband (5; 7.6%) Afghani (19; 8.0%) Skywalker OG (8; 9.8%) Afghani (25; 7.7%) Jean Guy (29; 8.2%)
  Cannatonic (5; 7.6%) Jack Herer (19; 8.0%) White Widow (8; 9.8%) Skywalker OG (25; 7.7%) Skywalker OG (28; 7.9%)
  Jack Herer (5; 7.6%) Jean Guy (19; 8.0%) Lemon Sour Diesel (7; 8.5%) Lemon Sour Diesel (25; 7.7%) Lemon Sour Diesel (28; 7.9%)
  Afghani (4; 6.1%) Lemon Sour Diesel (18; 7.6%) Afghani (6; 7.3%) Jack Herer (24; 7.3%) Afghani (26; 7.4%)
  Indica House Blend (4; 6.1%) Skywalker OG (17; 7.1%) Pink Kush (6; 7.3%) Jean Guy (24; 7.3%) White Widow (26; 7.4%)
  Rock Star (4; 6.1%) Master Kush (16; 6.7%) Island Sweet Skunk (6; 7.3%) White Widow (24; 7.3%) Jack Herer (26; 7.4%)
  Warlock CBD (3; 4.6%) White Widow (16; 6.7%) Jack Herer (5; 6.1%) Pink Kush (21; 6.4%) Pink Kush (22; 6.2%)
  Sweet Skunk CBD (3; 4.6%) Sweet Skunk CBD (15; 6.3%) Jean Guy (5; 6.1%) Master Kush (20; 6.1%) Sweet Skunk CBD (21; 5.9%)
  Jean Guy (3; 4.6%) Pink Kush (15; 6.3%) Headband (4; 4.9%) Sweet Skunk CBD (18; 5.5%) Island Sweet Skunk (21; 5.9%)
  Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) (3; 4.6%) Headband (13; 5.5%) Master Kush (4; 4.9%) Headband (17; 5.2%) Master Kush (21; 5.9%)
  OG Shark (2; 3%) Cannatonic (13; 5.5%) Sour Diesel (4; 4.9%) Island Sweet Skunk (17; 5.2%) Black Tuna (20; 5.7%)
  Black Tuna (2; 3%) Warlock CBD (13; 5.5%) Black Tuna (4; 4.9%) Black Tuna (16; 4.9%) Headband (19; 5.4%)
  Bubba Kush (2; 3%) Blueberry (13; 5.5%) Hybrid House Blend (3; 3.7%) Warlock CBD (14; 4.3%) Cannatonic (18; 5.1%)
  CBD House Blend (2; 3%), Elwyn (2; 3%), Island Sweet Skunk (2; 3%), Mango (2; 3%), Master Kush (2; 3%), Blueberry (2; 3%), Pink Kush (2; 3%) Black Tuna (12; 5.0%) Sweet Skunk CBD (3; 3.7%) Cannatonic (14; 4.3%), Blueberry (14; 4.3%) Hybrid House Blend (15; 4.2%)
  1. a3 “Yes” responses = 97% probability of migraine
  2. b2 “Yes” responses = 93% probability of migraine