Category Archives: autism

Iowa Considering Two More Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program

Heeding the pleas of parents convinced that their kids’ severe autism could be helped by cannabis consumption, members of the Iowa Board of Medicine voted on Friday to expand the conditions for which medical CBD oil can be prescribed. Ulcerative colitis and severe autism were added to the list of conditions cannabis can be used […]

Rhode Island Approves Purified CBD for Autistic Children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have approved a petition that will allow parents to use medical marijuana to treat autistic children. The health department requires doctors consult with pediatric specialists and use “pharmaceutic grade forms of pure CBD.” The state Department of Health says the petition will allow doctors to prescribe medical […]

First Clinical Trial of MDMA Treatment for Autistic Adults Sees Success

New research has shown that MDMA may be an effective treatment for social anxiety in autistic adults. Results of the first study to research MDMA as a therapy for adults on the autism spectrum were published in the journal Psychopharmacology last week. Dr. Lisa Jerome, one of the researchers conducting the study, said that MDMA could […]

Arizona Judge Rejects Autism as a Medical Cannabis Condition

Autism is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in a handful of states, but Arizona won’t be among them anytime soon. An administrative law judge in Phoenix has upheld the Arizona Department of Health Services’ denial of a petition to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of debilitating conditions covered by the Arizona […]

The Battle for Arizona: “The Roll-Up” Bonus Episode

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast Bonus Episode: Arizona Fights for Its Rights Extra show, no charge to you: In a special bonus episode, Bruce and Ben explore Arizona on a 103-degree day in July. Why? Because […]