Medical marijuana nixed for Tourette's in CO: "The system has failed," Brian Vicente says

Yesterday, Colorado's board of health considered and then rejected the prospect of formally adding Tourette Syndrome as a condition that can be treated by medical marijuana in this state. It's a decision that incenses Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente, who earlier petitioned the health department to allow medical marijuana use for people with post traumatic stress disorder. In his view, the Tourette's verdict proves "the system has failed."
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