Involuntary motions, bodily tics, and muscle twitches plague Billy Wieschollek to the point where he can hardly eat breakfast or brew a pot of coffee in the morning. In this article, Watch What Happens When This Tourette Patient Smokes Marijuana and accompanying video, his symptoms of Tourette syndrome almost vanish around 20 minutes after smoking a joint.
“…we know it’s the safest and one of the most effective treatments for this condition [Tourette Syndrome]. I want to help patients use the most appropriate treatment legally and I want to protect physicians who recommend Cannabis for Tourette’s,” said Dr. Sulak.
While research into medical marijuana is still in its infancy and scientists still don’t know why cannabis is so effective when it comes to treating neurological condition, numerous laboratory studies on mice have shown that:
- Marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cannabis promotes neurogenesis (the growth of new neurons).
- Marijuana is an antioxidant (which reduces oxidative stress in the brain that can damage nerve cells)
This article written by Scott O’Reilly was published by The Alternative Daily on October 30, 2017.