With the recent passage of medical marijuana legislation in New York state parents of children on the autism spectrum are beginning to explore using medical marijuana to treat their children. There have been reported cases of parents treating their children on the spectrum with Cannabis products. While the practice is controversial and the discourse emotionally charged parents need a clear understanding of the facts about how medical marijuana may impact the children under their care. What follows is a summary of what medical neuroscience and neuropharmacology can tell us about the potential utility of medical marijuana as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders.
The Endocannabinoid System
ASD and the Endocannabinoid System
ASD and the Cannabinoids
NYS Medical Marijuana Law Summary
ASD and Medical Marijuana References