The Therapeutic Promise of CBD on Autism


Responding to growing interest about CBD from families across the United States, the Autism Society of America and Wholistic Research and Education Foundation have co-costed this educational webinar to discuss whether CBD indeed holds a therapeutic promise for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in both hemp and marijuana, is reported to have numerous health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and neuro-protective properties. This webinar brings together renowned MDs and Researchers to explore just how medicinal cannabis therapies can alleviate symptoms in children with autism, and highlights the latest research-driven data driving a groundbreaking multi-disciplinary study on this highly topical issue at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

+ Alysson Muotri, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine
+ Gabriel Silva, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering and UCSD School of Medicine
+ Keith Vaux, M.D., Pediatrician and Geneticist, UCSD Health

Moderated by:
+ Pelin Thorogood, President and Co-founder, Wholistic Research and Education Foundation
+ Scott Badesh, CEO, Autism Society

About Wholistic Research and Education Foundation
Wholistic Research and Education Foundation is public nonprofit (501c3) dedicated to exploring the health benefits of CBD-rich therapeutics through clinical and scientific research as well as increasing safe and legal access to those in need via education and advocacy. In line with the foundation’s emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach, the Wholistic Medical Advisory Committee includes some of the most distinguished MDs, scientists and policy experts in the country. Learn more and get involved at



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