Cannabis Breakthrough for Autism
Israeli doctors are taking the lead in cannabis once again. In a first-of-a-kind study, a pediatrician is testing whether or not cannabis helps those with autism. There has been plenty of anecdotal evidence floating around about the benefits of the herb, but no previous studies have looked into these claims. This Israeli research is a vital step toward future treatment with the herb.
Dr. Adi Eran, head of the pediatric neurology department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wants to look at the way cannabis affects autism in children and adults.
Eran is currently seeking permission from the Israeli Ministry of Health to test the herb’s effects in 120 patients with low to moderate functioning autism. The age of participants will span from 4 years old to 30. Read more>>