Does medical marijuana help Autism?
“Does medical marijuana help Autism?”
Well, let’s first understand the definition of Autism.
Medical dictionary reports the definition as follows-
“Autism is a complex developmental disorder distinguished by difficulties with social interaction, verbal, and nonverbal communication, and behavior problems, including repetitive behavior and narrow focus of interest.
For those of you that do not know there are some common Autism symptoms. Let’s talk about a few before we learn about “does medical marijuana help autism”
Understand, this does not mean that autistic children do not have feelings or emotions. Quite the opposite, they tend to have an over-abundance of emotions and feeling.
Uncontrolled outburst – Many things can be stressful for autistic children including going outside, meeting new people, or being aggressive with their own family . They may bite themselves or others as well as banging their head against the wall.
Cyclical actions – meaning predictable behavior. It could be rocking back and forth, repeating the same word over and over. To rearranging the same set of objects.
Eating non-food items. This is known as Pica.
It’s important to know some nonautistic people with
Iron or mineral deficiencies may demonstrate this as
Extreme sensitivity- Lights, taste, texture, noises, and smells can be distressful and may increase episodes of outburst.
Routine – Any deviation from their routine proves to be stressful.
Communication- most autistic children usually start speaking at a later age than a nonautistic child or not at all. They may not even notice when their name is called.
These are only a few symptoms of Autism, there are many more but you get the picture of how challenging this would be for the person with Autism as well as the family, and all involved.
For those of you not familiar with Autism can you imagine this being part of your everyday life? How do you think you would cope? Would it strain your marriage, your job?
How do you think it would impact your other children, never mind how the society at large would respond if your autistic child had an outburst in public.
Unfortunately, people can be insensitive and downright mean and rude.
The Autism Science Foundation reports “Autism is becoming more prevalent with an estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S.“
Disclaimer – We are not doctors nor do we pretend to be, we have been in the medical field for forty plus years, we have extensive research and have cared for patients up close and in person. We hope to educate and continue to be advocates for patients, families, and community.
Can we talk straight? It has been documented that not only are prescription medications are largely ineffective for Autism but often medicine is causing harmful adverse effects.
Instead of asking “does medical marijuana help Autism”, we should be asking why does medical marijuana help Autism.
More and more studies are showing evidence of the benefit of medical marijuana.
Meieko Hester – Perez reports the following“ she tried over 13 ineffective traditional treatments for her ten-year-old son, Joey, who is affected by Autism. With one daily medical marijuana brownie, Joey almost instantly regained his appetite and became less anxious, he even began playing with his toys and attempting to communicate“
Do you think this has given this family hope? We sure do.
Dr. Giovanni Martinez is currently researching treating ASD with CBD ( cannabidiol) oil.
It is known to be effective, a solution, for alleviating temper tantrums, outburst, and even seizures.
Scarlett and I have been in the medical field for decades and it has always been our goal to educate and be advocates for families and patients.
Our wish is to remove the negative stigma related to medical marijuana and to bring the facts to the table.
Speak with your physician, and speak up to your physician regarding your concerns.
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