‘I Gave My Autistic Child Medical Marijuana’ – A Mother’s Story

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What led you to medical cannabis and were you resistant to the idea at first? – Well considering my son was 48 pounds and he was not a candidate for a feeding tube and the medical community, certain pediatricians could not give me any answers, what was a thought and I, you know, I just thought about it, I said you know marijuana, you know you know, I said and I said you know what I couldn’t possibly be the only
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parent who has, you know, who is about to go online and do search logging for autism and medical marijuana and as soon as I did that a very well known doctor in the autism community, his findings came up, Dr. Bernard Rimland and his whole protocol is dietary and in his findings he says how this is a healthy alternative to the synthetic pharmaceuticals for our children. And goes on and on about
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you know being a responsible parent and and following this type of protocol and mind you I had exhausted all other treatments. – Sure – And with autism you know each child has a different genetic make up, so what works with mine may not work with another child. I was clearly at the end and and this was, you know, we were 13 medications into finding an alternative. – So how long ago did you start
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this new cannabis therapy and what was it like on the first day? – Well we started seven months ago and the first day within the first hour it was almost nothing short of a miracle. My son has repetitive behaviors, he would go to the refrigerator multiple times and all of a sudden he just wanted to sit in his room and play with his toys. We were sitting in the living room and it was quiet in our
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home and we just stood there you know my husband and I we said you know we’re not going to go check on Joey because we’ve never heard our house be this quiet before, and I got up and I peeked in on him and he was sitting there playing peacefully. He was calm, and you know a lot of people say or I’ve heard from a previous doctor that you know he was stoned, well Joey has a different immune system
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than the average person due to autism, the autism attacks the immune system and so you and I would be high, Joey for some reason it balanced him out, it was the medication it, it was a miracle., it was a miracle.

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