A new medicinal cannabis product has been given the green light by the Government for a patient with a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome.

 Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has approved Aceso Calm Spray, a non-pharmaceutical grade cannabis-based product, following an application from a patient's consultant.

This is only the second time a cannabis product has been approved by Dunne – the first was last year when Nelson teenager Alex Renton was given Elixinol to treat "status epilepticus", a kind of prolonged seizure.

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Jo Moir ~ Stuff.co.nz ~

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