Can Cannabidiol (CBD oil) provide relief for Autism behaviors and symptoms?

Can Cannabidiol (CBD oil) provide relief for Autism behaviors and symptoms?

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Can Cannabidiol (CBD oil) provide relief for Autism behaviors and symptoms?
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?An Israeli study recently published in the prestigious journal Neurology examined the effect of medical cannabis therapy on children on the autistic spectrum.

?The study, led by Dr. Adi Aran, director of the pediatric neurology unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, found that cannabis treatment with a high concentration of CBD improved the condition of 80% of the children in the study!

?The study included 60 children, with an average age of 12, whose condition had not improved with conventional drug therapy.

?The children were treated using cannabis oil with a concentration of 20% CBD and 1% THC for at least seven months.

?THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in the marijuana plant.

?CBD, on the other hand, has no psychoactive effect, and has been shown in studies to counteract the negative “high” effect of THC.

?Conditions in children improved, with 62% percent reporting that their child’s behavior improved significantly.

?The study also found that half of the children who participated in the study also reported an improvement in their level of communication, with 39% saying that their anxiety symptoms had significantly improved.

?Cannabidiol (or CBD oil) is considered very safe, with much milder side effects compared to its pharmaceutical alternatives.

Source:
http://n.neurology.org/content/90/15_Supplement/P3.318

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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