Cannabis Could Treat Tourette Syndrome: Study

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A new study coming out of the University of Toronto suggests that cannabis may be an effective alternative treatment option for Tourette's symptoms. In the study, which was led by Elia Abi-Jaoude and published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, researchers found 18 of 19 participants who used cannabis routinely for over two years saw significant improvements in symptoms. While the study is hopeful, it could have benefited from a larger sample size, more consistency in cannabis strains, and placebo control. Abi-Jaoude hopes to take this study further, using controlled and double-blind methods along with various cannabis strains. Still, Abi-Jaoude believes cannabis shows promise as a treatment for tics and other Tourette's-related symptoms.

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