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Before Paula Fasciano takes her boys out to Citizens Park for a Phillies game, she gives them a dropper full of CBD.
Fasciano’s boys — Benjamin, 16, and Matthew, 22 — live with Fragile X syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that can cause intellectual disabilities. People with Fragile X are also extraordinarily sensitive to noise, socially anxious, and subject to behavior problems.
The CBD tincture — derived from hemp — helps to allay the boys’ anxiety for nine innings, Fasciano said.
“They don’t love it,” the Bucks County insurance broker said. “That’s because it’s an oil and they have to keep it under their tongues [to be absorbed]. It doesn’t taste good.”