Category Archives: autism

New Clinical Trial Will Examine Effects of Cannabis Compound on Autism

A New York clinical trial will study the effects of the cannabis compound cannabidivarin, or CBDV, on patients with autism, according to a report from CNN. The study at the Montefiore Medical Center will examine the effects of CBDV on irritability and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Eric Hollander, director of […]

How Conservative Mom Mieko Hester-Perez Became a Global Cannabis Advocate

Mieko Hester-Perez wasn’t planning on being an advocate for cannabis growing up in Orange County, California. That is, until life put her on a path she never otherwise would have embarked on. Cannabis was never an option for Mieko, as a child or as an adult. The legal services professional comes from a conservative family […]

Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Conditions in 80% of the children improved. Alternatively, the children […]

Colorado Governor Signs Bill Approving Medical Cannabis for Autism Treatment

Flanked by a kid wearing a “420 Autism” tee, on Tuesday Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into effect House Bill 1028, which legalizes medical marijuana treatment for autism. “OK kids, that’s how we make a law,” he told the families and advocates who had gathered for the occasion. But in fact, the story of this […]