Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access

Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-0775

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Abstract

Effect of Cannabis Legalization on US Autism Incidence and Medium Term Projections

Albert Stuart Reece* and Gary Kenneth Hulse

Objective: In that cannabis use has been linked with the development of autism spectrum disorder like conditions in gestationally exposed children, we set out to explore the extent to which rising cannabis use might contribute to the rising autism epidemic.
Methods: Datasets from US Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), National Survey of Drug Use and Health, and CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network were investigated. Data on legal status was derived from SAMHSA.
Results: IDEA had N=1,023 and ADDM N=87. Modelling of IDEA consistently showed that models quadratic-intime out-performed linear-only models (ANOVA p

Published Date: 2019-05-03; Received Date: 2019-04-15

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