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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).


  • 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