Israeli Pediatrician Turns to Cannabis as a Treatment for Autism

There’s no denying the immense medicinal value that cannabis has for certain disorders and diseases, from post-traumatic stress disorder to glaucoma, but, the benefits that cannabis may or may not provide to someone suffering from autism is one area that has remained quite gray. Earlier this year, we took an in-depth look at a handful of studies to try and determine if cannabis was a legitimate option for autism treatment, which left us optimistic, yet still a bit uncertain.


Now, an Israeli pediatrician is launching a clinical trial to help get to the bottom of this lengthy debate about the effects that cannabis has on autistic children and adults. Dr Adi Eran, who is the head of the pediatric neurology department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, will soon obtain permits from Israel’s Ministry of Health that will enable him to conduct a clinical trial

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