Marijuana helps kids with autism spectrum disorders and often results in dramatic behavioral benefits, sometimes even complete relief from their incapacitating symptoms. This was reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications and further supports the huge body of medical evidence that marijuana is the best, safest brain medicine that we have. It is also well documented that it is very effective for M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraines, Seizures, etc.
Yet our government keeps telling the BIG LIE: that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no known medical benefits!
Children with the autism spectrum disorders, especially those that resulted from Fragile X syndrome, often end up significantly disabled because of this terrible condition that results in trouble doing even such basic things as talking and walking, and also causes major deficits in social behavior.
Researchers from U.C., Irvine and from Inserm, a French research organization, again documented that that marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, has corresponding endocannabinoids in the brain that naturally improve the brain’s function.
Marijuana is actually potent enough to relieve many autism symptoms and essentially reestablishes synapses which are vital for correct brain function. This may explain why it is so therapeutic for so many brain conditions and illnesses and is also such a pleasurable herb. And cannabis has no unpleasant or harmful side effects. After the intelligent voters of Colorado and Washington recognized how safe and effective it is and voted to make it legal for all adults, it’s incredible that our government still tells us the big lie: that marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no known medical benefits.
It’s actually the safest recreational, over-the counter or prescription drug in the world, never causing a single death. And it’s proven to be a remarkably effective medication for 50 different diseases including all the neurological ones listed above, plus cancer, nausea and vomiting including hyperemesis gravidarum of pregnancy (remember Princess Kate), chronic pain, arthritis, AIDS, Crohn’s Disease, anxiety, ADHD, depression, insomnia, etc.
Stephen H. Frye, M.D.
Author:Monumental Fiasco! Our Drug War;Twenty-five Reasons to End It
Host: “Drug Talk” Radio Talk Show, Sundays 10-11am on KDWN, 720 AM
Candidate for Congress, 2012
Former professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine