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Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support

Treating Autism With Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support

Joshua Kaplan  |  Oct 16, 2017

New research suggests that the cannabis-extract cannabidiol could help treat autism.

Autism is challenging to treat pharmacologically because there’s no single cause. Autism can be caused by genetic factors, environmental factors (e.g., pesticide exposure) or a combination of both. Depending on the underlying cause, the severity of symptoms ranges across a spectrum, thus leading to the classification of autism as a spectrum disorder.

But a recent study suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could offer relief for people on the spectrum. Here’s why.

https://www.civilized.life/articles/cannabidiol-treatment-for-autism-scientific-support/






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