Could cannabinoid-based medications be a way of managing autism? Possibly, although there is little evidence out there apart from anecdotal reports. Cannabis may potentially help children with Fragile X syndrome, and working around the CB2 receptors may help manage autism. One theory is that anandamide may help treat autism by regulating social reward – a theory postulated by Dr. Daniele Piomelli.
Dosage is another concern. However, the theory for using medical marijuana for autism is in its infancy, and it could very well be an exciting method of treatment for the negative aspects of autism.