Colorado Gov. Vetoes Bill Making Autism a Qualifying Condition for MMJ

Gov. John Hickenlooper, in a record-setting ninth veto of the year, rejected a bill that would have added Autism Spectrum Disorder to the list of conditions qualifying for medical marijuana on Tuesday, the Denver Post reports. Hickenlooper said, regarding the veto, he could not ignore overwhelming concerns from the medical community. “If we sign that bill […]

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University of California, San Diego Nets $4.7M Grant to Study MMJ for Autism

The University of California, San Diego has received a $4.7 million grant to study the efficacy of medical cannabis on autism spectrum disorders. The gift to the Center for Medical Cannabis Research to conduct the first-of-a-kind study is the largest private gift to date for medical cannabis research in the U.S. The award was given […]

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Partners with Australian Biopharmaceutical Firm on Autism Study

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is partnering with Australian biopharmaceutical firm Zelda Therapeutics on an observational study into the effects of medical cannabis on autistic children, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. The study participants will already be covered under the Pennsylvania medical cannabis Safe Harbor provision. “This is truly an observational study. We’re not […]

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Zelda Therapeutics-led Observational Study Finds Hope for MMJ as Autism Therapy

In an observational study by Australia’s Zelda Therapeutics Ltd., 21 autism patients demonstrated significant symptom improvements when treated with medical cannabis extracts over a 12-week period. The study found that 71.4 percent of patients treated with the extracts instead of traditional medications, such as atypical antipsychotics, showed improvement in at least one core symptom, including […]

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