Cannabis and autism
Browse the latest research linking medical marijuana / medicinal cannabis and autism.
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CBD autism in humans via trial (n=188) Real life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism: Analysis of Safety and Efficacy Jan 2019
Ingestion Method: cannabis oil containing 30% CBD and 1.5% THC
Positive  After six months of treatment 82.4% of patients (155) were in active treatment and 60.0% (93) have been assessed; 28 patients (30.1%) reported a significant improvement, 50 (53.7%) moderate, 6 (6.4%) slight and 8 (8.6%) had no change in their condition.
CBD autism in humans via trial (n=60) Brief Report: Cannabidiol-Rich Cannabis in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Behavioral Problems-A Retrospective Feasibility Study. Oct 2018
Positive  Following the cannabis treatment, behavioral outbreaks were much improved or very much improved in 61% of patients. This preliminary study supports feasibility of CBD-based cannabis trials in children with ASD.
CBD autism in humans via trial (n=53) Oral Cannabidiol Use in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Treat Related Symptoms and Co-morbidities Jan 2019
Positive  Self-injury and rage attacks (n = 34) improved in 67.6% and worsened in 8.8%. Hyperactivity symptoms (n = 38) improved in 68.4%, did not change in 28.9% and worsened in 2.6%. Sleep problems (n = 21) improved in 71.4% and worsened in 4.7%. Anxiety (n = 17) improved in 47.1% and worsened in 23.5%. Adverse effects, mostly somnolence and change in appetite were mild.
CBD autism via review Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cannabidiol: Have We Seen This Movie Before? Nov 2018
This commentary provides guidance to clinicians who care for children with ASD. We identify the current level of evidence for the safe and effective use of CBD with children diagnosed with ASD and provide guidance for clinicians who encounter this population of children and families.