No Cannabis for Children with Severe Autism in Michigan

By | September 1st, 2015|Categories: Autism|

Recently, Michigan officials rejected desperate attempts by parents to fight for access to cannabis for the treatment of autism. Medical marijuana passed with 63% in 2008, but not for children with severe autism. No US state lists autism as an illness qualifying for medical marijuana, however, it is tolerated in California and Washington, D.C. Michigan [...]

Epileptic Teen Denied Cannabis Oil at School

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Autism, Epilepsy|

Epileptic Teen Denied Cannabis Oil at School Genny Barbour, 16, suffers from both autism and epilepsy. She attends a half-day at school and can only stay until her cannabis oil wears off. She takes legal cannabis oil which is most effective against her seizures. Genny's school still refuses to allow her to take the oil which [...]

The Fight for Medical Cannabis for Children with Autism

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Autism, Featured|

Children with Autism Aside from behavioral strategies, the American Academy of Pediatrics admits there's little that can be done to treat child autism. However, a growing number of people claim medical marijuana helps treat autism. The latest push to add autism as a qualifying illness is taking place this summer in Michigan. Doctors nowadays are interested [...]

CBD Spray Helps 9-Year-Old with Autism Speak his First Words

By | June 4th, 2015|Categories: Autism|

A 9-year old Puerto Rican boy suffering with non-verbal Autism has spoken his first words, after using a CBD oromucasol spray. Kalel Santiago was diagnosed with Autism 6 years ago after being given the all clear from a Cancer diagnosis. His parents were informed that it was unlikely they would ever hear their sons voice. However, after [...]

Should autistic children be treated with marijuana?

By | February 9th, 2015|Categories: Autism|

Some groups of parents and pro-marijuana advocates are calling for cannabis to be considered as a treatment for children and young people with a range of developmental conditions and behavioural issues. A review paper in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics, authored by experts from Boston Children's Hospital, highlighted concerns about a number of groups advocating [...]