Should autistic children be treated with marijuana? (ibtimes)

Admin   februari 6, 2015   Geen reacties

Within medical circles there is growing interest in using cannabis to treat children and young people for a range of problems.

A review paper in the Journal of developmental & behavioural paediatrics, authored by experts from Boston Children’s Hospital, highlight a number of groups advocating  the use of medical marijuana for children with autism, ADHD and other conditions, citing animal research and a small number of clinical reports that claim benefits.

The researchers note that any benefits that have been seen are likely from cannabidiols – currently being looked at for the treatment of rare forms of epilepsy – rather than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive constituent of cannabis.

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