Marijuana Useful in Treating Tourette Syndrome, Finds Study

Patients suffering from Tourette syndrome (TS) report symptomatic benefits following the use of medical cannabis, states new research.

The research was published by the journal Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. During the study researchers surveyed 42 patients with TS who had approval from the Health Ministry to use medical marijuana in Israel. Subjects consistently reported benefits from cannabis consumption including better sleep, reduced tic severity and improved mood. Roughly 75% of participants said that they plan to use cannabis long-term.

“MC (medical cannabis) seems to hold promise in the treatment of GTS (Gilles de la Tourette syndrome) as it demonstrated high subjective satisfaction by most patients”, the study concludes.

The study is titled Single center experience with medical cannabis in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.

Emily Watkins is a PhD student majoring in public policy. Emily has been a freelance editor for numerous websites, and has spent hundreds of hours volunteering to help legalize marijuana. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and can be reached at Watkins.MarijuanaHerald@Gmail.com.

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