4 Apr 2016

Dunne approves cannabis med for Tourette's sufferer

7:37 pm on 4 April 2016

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has approved a cannabis-based product to help treat a patient with a severe case of Tourette's Syndrome.

Mr Dunne approved Aceso Calm Spray, which he said had been chosen for its low THC content, after an application from the patient's medical consultant.

Mr Dunne said the application was comprehensive, innovative and considered.

It was the third application Mr Dunne had received for prescribing cannabis-based, non-pharmaceutical grade products - one application was subsequently withdrawn and the other two approved.