Autism is a developmental disorder that is characterized by a wide variety of symptoms including difficulty socializing, repetitive behaviors, and limited speech. Autism is a chronic condition with no cure, though early diagnosis and interventions with therapy and medication can help. The Minnesota Department of Health states that to be certified for the program, patients must meet the DSM-5 criteria for autism.
How cannabis may help with autism:
Patients have reported that medical cannabis can help patients with autism by decreasing anxiety, improving sleep, and improving sociability.