Weed 5: The CBD Craze

Can cannabis help treat autism symptoms? A new study aims to find out.

Tucked away in the quiet English countryside on more than 47 acres, GW Pharmaceuticals is doing something no other drug company can do: produce the only cannabis-based medication ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

That drug, a treatment for two rare types of epilepsy, inspired researchers to consider what other conditions cannabis might help. A new clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Center in New York will examine the effect of a cannabis compound called cannabidivarin, known as CBDV, on irritability and repetitive behaviors in children with an autism spectrum disorder. CBDV is a non-psychoactive chemical compound and does not cause a “high.”

Credits to:  CNN health


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