I recently heard a news report about a mother in California who is treating her autistic son, with the doctor’s blessing, with medicinal marijuana via brownies. Yes, pot-filled brownies have helped the child control his aggression as well as increase his appetite. Marijuana is known to relax a person and induce “the munchies” and the mother has seen a dramatic turn-around in her son’s condition. Medicinal marijuana is controversial, but its use in a juvenile is even more controversial.
I’m curious, what are your thoughts on the use of medicinal marijuana to treat autistic symptoms in a child?