Study Finds Cannabis is Effective for Treating Tourette’s Patients


In many states where medical marijuana is legal, one of the many listed qualifying conditions is Tourette Syndrome. The illness is a neurological disorder that causes tics, OCD, and ADD-like tendencies among other issues. While there is no cure for Tourette’s, there are some therapies that prove effective in minimizing symptoms – and one of the most effective treatments with the fewest side effects appears to be medical marijuana.

A recent study published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences found that Tourette’s patients who used marijuana found a reduction in their symptoms – so the clinic started to make medical cannabis recommendations. After enough patients were using medical cannabis and finding it to be helpful, the clinic decided they should look further to see how effective the cannabis was in treating the disorder.

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