Stories like these encouraged us to try medicinal marijuana with Alex:

It’s not much, but without unbiased research, anecdotal evidence is all we have right now. Four very solid cases should be enough to at least convince people that medical marijuana isn’t the worst option for children in extreme situations.

4 Responses to Successes

  1. lani says:

    Medical marijuana comes in many different strains. There are indicas, sativas and hybirds. Not all medical marijuana is helpful for autistics. You need to be very careful which strains are used. Hybirds that have side effects of “clear head” “NO couch lock” and “increased mood” are good. Also get strains rich in CBD’s like the strains harlequin, ATF and stay away from strains too high in THC, the strains high in THC are NOT good for autistics with seizures or self injury. The lower the THC, the higher in CBD (cannabinoids) the better.

  2. lani says:

    Also, remember, a doctor can prescribe MMJ off label as “behavioral modification” to protect health and safety of child. This should be covered under insurance. If not, fight it. Haldol is a horrible drug. it has no evidence of bringing long term relief in children or adults with autism, self injury and seizures. Haldol is linked to many serious adverse side effects, including increased sub clinical and acute seizures. The antitode to haldol is cogentin.

  3. Sharon Wilde says:

    Do you think this could work? I dont know if it would…?

    Service dog.

  4. Caleb Stone says:

    Hi Jeremy,

    I have autism too, I go to NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) in Central Islip, NY on Long Island, I live in Philadelphia, PA though and in Pa, marijuana hasn’t been legalized, in New Jersey, it has, but there’s only one facility in the northern part. In New York, it hasn’t been legalized either. I find it frustrating at times, don’t you? I know living with autism is not easy, and I wish you and your son the best.


    Caleb Stone

    Jenkintown, PA

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