Medical Marijuana Saves Autistic Boy, Mom Says "Marijuana Saved My Son"

Medical Marijuana and Autism

Medical Marijuana Saves Autistic Boy, Mom Says “Marijuana Saved My Son”

Learn how a young boy suffering from a sever case of autism is saved by his mother with the use of medical marijuana.

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Medical Marijuana Helping Children with Autism

Medical Marijuana Autism

Medical Marijuana Helping Children with Autism

Autism and Medical Marijuana

Some families have found marijuana (mmj) to be nothing short of miraculous. Some of the symptoms MMJ has ameliorated include anxiety–even severe anxiety–aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, property destruction and self-injurious behavior.

One mother’s comments:

“I know it’s not the end all answer but it’s been the best answer for the longest time for us in regards to ALL the other medications. I cannot tell you how many months we would go on a medication wondering if it was doing anything, anything at all. Here we can see the difference in 30-60 minutes guaranteed.”

Another:

“My son (who is almost nine years of age) has been on medications to address his severe autistic behaviors including aggression and throwing fits over trivial issues in the environment. He has been difficult to instruct due to these behaviors. None of the medications has ever made a difference, except for making his behaviors worse. He has been through the whole range starting at three and a half with ritalin and dexedrine, and going through prozac, paxil, clonidine, naltrexone, adderall and risperdal. Finally, we gave up on medications and decided to manage his behaviors through behavioral techniques. We had mixed results.

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Cannabis: Alternative Treatment to Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Grinspoon Cannabis Treatment

Cannabis: Alternative Treatment to Pharmaceuticals

This 20/20 clip features the use of cannabis as a treatment for autism.

Interviewed is expert Dr. Grinspoon who is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Grinspoon was senior psychiatrist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston for 40 years.

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