BRONX, N.Y.– Scientists are trying to figure out if cannabis can help children with autism.
Researchers at the Montefiore Medical Center believe a non-psycho-active cannabis extract could possibly help with autism symptoms.
Scientists are encouraged by the success the compound has had in reducing epileptic seizures.
The CBDV compound Montefiore is studying does not cause intoxication.
Launched in April, the clinical trial aims to follow 100 kids ages 5 to 18 for 12 weeks of treatments through June 2021.
It’s estimated the study results will be finalized in September 2021.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration considers cannabis to be a schedule-one drug with no currently accepted medical use.