Marijuana May Be a Miracle Treatment for Children with Autism
According to USA Today, “Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders, affecting 1 in 68 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its debilitating symptoms include impaired communication and social skills, along with compulsive and repetitive behaviors. Autism typically emerges in infancy or early childhood.”
Anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis may be an effective treatment for autism, but we lack the supporting scientific studies. But now underway in Israel is the “first clinical trial in the world to test the benefits of medicinal marijuana for young people with autism, a potential breakthrough that would offer relief for millions of afflicted children — and their anguished parents.”
We sincerely hope that this study shows how effective cannabis can be in treating this population, and perhaps help us understand why.