Would some cannabinoids ameliorate symptoms of autism?

UPDATE: The full text appears to be available here: http://www.thctotalhealthcare.com/would-some-cannabinoids-ameliorate-symptoms-of-autism/

A new scientific discussion paper has been published in the “Eur Child Adolescent Psychiatry” Journal.

Full paper available on Springer (for those with access).

Also Available here on PubMed.

In the paper, Rami Bou Khalil says; “CBD and delta9-THC may help in improving symptoms of ASD by their sedative, antipsychotic, anticonvulsant and tranquilising effects. In addition, the cannabinoid system has already been shown to be implicated in social behaviour in rats.”

[See: Onaivi ES, Benno R, Halpern T et al (2011) Consequences of cannabinoid and monoaminergic system disruption in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorders. Curr Neuropharmacol 9:209–214]


About cannabisforautism

An Ashtanga Yoga teacher, dedicated to improving the health and welfare of those involved in mental health issues, substance use or homelessness. I am also striving to put an end to the perception of the substance user as someone who makes incorrect choices. Striving for a world where there are no 'drug abusers' or 'addicts', just substance users with health concerns and sometimes financial and legal confounds. It is possible to use many substances and still remain happier and healthier than your peers. The notion that a substance user must become unhealthier as time goes by is false. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. It's about autism treatments and a few other odds and ends. Thank you and take care, Jules
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4 Responses to Would some cannabinoids ameliorate symptoms of autism?

  1. Yoli says:

    Medical marijuana is one of the most effective drugs for autism. But it’s important to use the right strains. Some strains are contraindicated in autistic brain. Go for Hybirds, which are half sativa/half indica and HIGHER in CBD’s NOT THC

    • Yes Yoili you are right. We have heard that pure THC or very high THC:CBD ratio can cause panic, anxiety or even seizures (rarely).

      For ANY medical application of cannabis, not just autism, it is probably always best to begin with a Low THC:CBD ratio to be on the safe side.

      Some parts of autism are helped by THC more than CBD so we cannot cut out the THC entirely.

  2. MedUser says:

    I have Aspergers and have used cannabis for 25 years. I am sure that my regular use has reduced my anxiety levels, opened up conceptual connections and allowed me to overcome the visible signs of AS when compared to when I was 21. It has caused deep thoughts. learning and understanding of the complexities of society/relationships. CBN best over THC as Cannabidinol is a relaxant and anti pscycotic

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