Cannabis as a treatment for ADD/ADHD

Attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by impulsiveness, inattention and hyperactivity. ADD/ADHD is one of a group of neuropsychiatric conditions (that also includes schizophrenia and autism) now linked to a dysfunctional endocannabinoid system.

The role of the endocannabinoid system in ADHD

Cannabis as a treatment for ADD/ADHD - Sensi Seeds blog

ADHD-diagnosed children have extreme difficulty with focusing on quiet tasks for extended periods (© WoodleyWonderworks)

It appears that prenatal disruption of the endocannabinoid system may be an underlying cause of ADHD. Correct functioning of the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG, along with the cannabinoid receptors themselves, have been repeatedly demonstrated to play a fundamental role in the normal cognitive and psychomotor development of developing infants, not just in humans but also in various animal models.

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