Cannabis Use in Autism: Reasons for Concern about Risk for Psychosis

Key Findings:  This review discusses the neurodevelopmental similarities between autism and psychosis, and how the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in their modulation. Further research is warranted to better explain the interconnectedness of these disorders and the ECS.

Type of Study:  Meta-analysis

Study Result:  Inconclusive

Study Location(s):  Italy, United Kingdom

Year of Pub:  2022

Cannabinoids Studied:  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabinoid (unspecified), Endocannabinoid (unspecified)

Phytocannabinoid Source:  Not Applicable

Chemotype:  Chemotype I, Chemotype III

Ligands Studied:  Dopamine