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Autism Disorder is a spectrum disorder with a range of issues from mild to pervasive imbalance. Autism affects several physiologies, including the neurological, immune, digestive, emotional and behavioral, and endocrine systems. Because of the spectrum, families must make lifelong adjustments, staying flexible based on need and how the child develops.

Autism has both genetic and environmental causes that intertwine to affect many systems in the child's body.

An estimated 1 in 44 American children are diagnosed with autism, and it is about four times more likely to occur in boys than girls.


Children can have:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Rage attacks
  • Self-aggression
  • Injurious behaviors
  • Often have digestive, neurological, and emotional issues

How Cannabis Can Help

Genetics and environmental issues play a pivotal role, but the exact cause is unknown. Anandamide deficiency may create imbalance at CB1 and erroneous signaling can lead to downstream effects that never get corrected. It is unclear how cannabinoids help, but CB1, CB2 activation as well as many other neurotransmitters and biomarkers are being studied.

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