Cannabis Companies Eyeing How Plant Could Help Autism Symptoms

After seeing some success around a treatment for epilepsy, the cannabis industry is increasingly eyeing for products for people with the autism spectrum disorder.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects communication, behavior and the ability to socialize. As many as one in 54 children are currently diagnosed with autism, according to Centers for Disease Controland so are millions of adults.

In addition to companies looking expand their customer base and come up with new treatments, the Autism Science Foundation ialso urging further study on the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana in autism.