Cannabis & Autism

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Findings demonstrate a mechanism leading to inhibition of pain, one that targets receptors localized exclusively outside the CNS; potential use of CB2 receptor-selective agonists for treatment of human neuropathic pain (including tactile hypersensitivity)
Mohab Ibrahim, et al
An interesting online discussion of AS and MJ.
Smokedot.org
Some of the symptoms MMJ has ameliorated include anxiety--even severe anxiety--aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, property destruction and self-injurious behavior.
Stephen Edelson
The primary benefit (other than getting off of pharmaceutical SSRI drugs) has been that I make better choices with food, now preferring to eat whole foods, and foods closer to their natural state.
tr kelley
The following account is written by the mother of a young man who was given a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder and later bipolar disorder.
Jacqueline Fields
We note an astonishing ten patients (2%) using cannabis for the treatment of autism. It is unknown how cannabis can help stabilize behavior in autistic individuals, but we are now receiving credible first and second party reports of amazing results.
Jay Cavanaugh
Reports we are seeing from parents indicate that medical marijuana often works when no other treatments have helped. Medical marijuana may be a beneficial treatment, as well as being less harmful than the drugs that doctors routinely prescribe.
Bernard Rimland
The chemical, which has been tested on rats, affects brain cells that use chemicals similar to marijuana to counteract the actions of a neurotransmitter called dopamine.
UC Irvine Medical Center
Just how the marijuana is helping Jeff is not completely clear. "His brainwaves don't connect the way ours do," Debbie says of her son. "The marijuana is allowing him, somehow. It's filling in the gap in there for him, so he is learning how to manage his anger."
CBS News
Snap your fingers, a miracle happened for us! No more rage, reduced anxiety, no constant deafening noise and no house rocking and rolling. Those cupcakes had marijuana baked into them.
James D.
The primary goal of this thesis is to reveal a new perspective with regard to the dilemma of the prohibition of marihuana. In particular, the subject matter delves into the specific history of the hemp industry of the 1930s. According to this author's research, the circumstances surrounding the evolution of the marihuana issue in the United States were directly effected by certain developments in the hemp and wood pulp industries of the 1930s.
John Craig Lupien

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