• Israeli Doctors to Use Cannabis to Treat Autism in First-of-its-kind Study

    After some success in using substance to treat epileptics, researchers to check effect of cannabis oils on individuals with severe behavioral problems
    Evidence that cannabinoids can help improve the quality of life of autistic people has, until now, been anecdotal. Now an Israeli doctor is launching a formal clinical trial of “medical cannabis” among autistic children and teenagers – the first of its type.

    Dr. Adi Aran, who is heading up the endeavor, is in the process of obtaining permits from the Health Ministry for the study, which will involve 120 autistic individuals, male and female, aged 4 to 30, who are defined as low to medium functioning.