Cannabis for Autism relief

April 22, 2010 § 1 Comment

From Salon:

Last summer, we reached the six-month mark in our cannabis experiment. We’d been using medical marijuana to help quell our autistic son’s gut pain and anxiety, and we were seeing some huge changes in his behavior and, presumably, his happiness. J was smiling, interacting (one of home-based therapists said she’d never encountered such an affectionate autistic child), even putting his dirty dishes in the dishwasher—rinsing and everything!—not only without being told, but without ever having been asked to do such a thing.

No. No. No. Pot has zero medical benefits & these anecdotal warm and fuzzy stories about how pot can help with certain features of autism is not permissible. Besides, the kid might get addicted. Or he might get cancer. Or watch Jon Stewart. And giggle.

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