10 year old uses marijuana for autism, with positive resultsSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 23:01
November 17, 6:54 PMLA County Libertarian Examiner
KTLA 5 news Los Angeles has reported on a family in southern California who, after a series of worsening autism symptoms exhibited by their son, resorted to medical marijuana. The results have been wonderful, according to the boy's parents.
Sam's father told reporter Cher Calvin that his son had been hurting other children at school, pulling the television down, destroying furniture, etc.His dad would have to put the boy in a hold for an hour, while he had spasms, until he eventually calmed down.
The parents had consulted the conventional 'experts'; doctors who put Sam on prescription drugs, which resulted in the boy gaining twenty pounds. "Hes getting more dangerous, bigger, stronger", recalled Sam's mom.
"At their wits end and facing the need to institutionalize son", KTLA reported, the family then opted for an unconventional and controversial treatment: medical marijuana. They report that it has been "very calming". They had initially made an appointment with a medical canabis doctor.
They now grow Sam's "new medicine" in their back yard. The father took out his tomato plants to make room to grows the medicine in a concentrated form. His "pent up rage" and anxiousness went away. they said. They started the treatment when he was 8, and give it as needed, which is not necessarily every day. The father puts it in a piece of melon and gives it to his boy.: "that's good, yeah".
Within 20 minutes effects were clear, says the reported who spent some time with the family.
He was "calm, relaxed and social" after taking his "spec of hash" in front of the news crew.
"The more I tell people the more comfortable I am", says the mother when asked how sahe exaplins this treatment to others. A Dr. Tolcher, consulted by KTLA, says this is intriguing, but needs more research.
"It was just a medication that gave us results we were hoping for", says Sam's dad, who can help his son, "instead of depending on doctors". Sam is now smiling and laughing again, said his mom.
Calvin notes that the family has "followed the letter of the law" and grown the canibis as alowed under California Prop 15. those under prop 215. You can watch the KTLA 5 News Report here.
Meanwhile, the feds continue to raid medical pot clinice throughout California. The National Organization for the Reform of marijuana laws is a non-profit, public-interest lobby that opposes marijuana prohibition, and reported today that "health-related costs per user are eight times higher for drinkers than they are for those who use cannabis, and are more than 40 times higher for tobacco smokers, according to a report published in the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Journal'.
Presenting a comprehensive history of marijuana DrugLibrary.org reports that "Dr. William C. Woodward, legislative counsel of the American Medical Association...was roundly insulted for his audacity in daring to question the wisdom of the 'MARIHUANA TAX ACT OF 1937". which they report was "the first assertion of federal authority over marijuana".