Israeli medical researchers say medical marijuana could help subdue the effects of autism in children.
There has long been anecdotal evidence that cannabidiol – the main non-psychoactive compound in marijuana — can help relieve the effects of autism, but there has not been much clinical research into the matter, according to USA Today, until now.
“Many parents were asking for cannabis for their kids,” said Adi Aran, a pediatric neurologist leading the study. “First I said, ‘No, there’s no data to support cannabis for autism, so we can’t give it to you.'”
Israel is currently a leader in medical marijuana research, with more than 110 active clinical trials, which is more than any other country, reported USA Today.
In the United States, only two medications have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to