Dublin hemp shop says cannabis oil helps autistic children | Ireland …

A Dublin head shop has been giving unfounded medical advice about a medicinal marijuana product to parents of children with autism.

Staff at The Hemp Company on Capel Street gave advice to an undercover Times reporter last month about Cannabidiol oil, a derivative of the marijuana plant, saying that it would “instantly” calm an autistic three-year-old and make her more vocal.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, oil can only be sold in Ireland as a food supplement and it is illegal to make any medical claims about it. There is no medical evidence to support the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for autism, and experts have expressed concern at the long-term effects of administering CBD oil to young children, citing substantial research on the negative…

... read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dublin-hemp-shop-says-cannabis-oil-helps-autistic-children-nnwnc9686

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