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WIRE: Colorado adds autism to medical cannabis list

Denver, CO — Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation, House Bill 1028, expanding the pool of patients qualified to access medical cannabis to include those with autism spectrum disorder. The measure also mandates the state Board of Health to prioritize grant funding to study the use of cannabis for autism and other pediatric conditions.

Recent clinical trial data — such as those here, here, and here — report that the adjunctive use of cannabidiol is associated with reduced ASD symptoms and is well-tolerated among patients.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500 or visit NORML’s Legislative Action Center.

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