The Therapeutic Promise of CBD on Autism

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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).

Panelists:
+ 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 Wholistic.org.

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