Dystonia is a prolonged involuntary muscle spasm that can occur in any muscle of the body. Dystonic conditions are often neurological in origin, but may also be caused by typical antipsychotic medications such as Thorazine. Cannabinoids are reported to be beneficial in controlling many types of spastic disorders. Medical experts in both America and Great Britian have expressed interest in further studies of cannabinoids in controlling spasticity.

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