Marijuana is being studied as a treatment for Tourette syndrome’s involuntary movements and vocalizations.

While the Board of Physicians for the state Department of Consumer Protection’s medical marijuana program rejected Tourette syndrome as an approved condition, researchers are studying the properties in cannabis that appear to help relieve the tics that come with the disorder, according to Dr. Michael Bloch, an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant director of the center’s Tic Disorder/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Specialty Clinic.

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Ed Stannard ~ New Haven Register

 

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