Could cannabis be helpful in the treatment of autism?  We know that the endocannabinoid system can be used to help various neurological and psychological disorder.  A new study shows promise for the treatment of autism in humans.  In an animal model of autism the endocannabinoid system was significantly impaired. Researchers wrote that this raises “the possibility that alterations in endocannabinoid signalling may contribute to autism pathophysiology.”  Fascinating!

Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University Medical School, USA.
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