“Cannabis and Autism” an Opinion by Dr. James (Jim) R. Wining


cannabis-oilMany products we have can be argued to the good or to the bad. Examples are as simple as starting your car, picking up your medications or selecting your food to eat. So pointing the figure at cannabis (marijuana) and declaring it bad seems a little to narrow if not prejudicial in thinking. It seems to me that most prejudice results from ignorance. The end result is an adverse effect on society and more intensely on those directly involved.

I am not certain of the claims made by BigBudsMag.com. They are declaring there is “a mass migration of people to Colorado. They’re seeking medical marijuana high in CBD so they can save their children’s lives with it.” That being said recent studies including those dramatically covered by The Los Angeles Times seem to confirm that CBD in cannabis is not psychoactive and has remarkable results. Such results include improved appetite, reduced seizures, better interaction and behavioral control. As many of you know reading this article with a child effected by autism all of these results will help your child and yourself!

Solomon in 1 Kings 7-8 admitted to God that he was but a child in knowledge and he asked for a “Heart of Discernment” from God.” It was granted. He was wise enough to know where he was in the decision making ability, he was knowledgeable of the future “forks along the road,” and he knew his future would be depending upon the wisdom of his decisions. These remarks I also believe fit the role of parents making decisions for their autistic child.

Significant effort has been made to stop the medical use of cannabis. Moreover, significant effort has been made to hide the medications given to children. I have heard on frequent occasions upwards of twenty medications a day being given. I know factually I had before completely detoxing my son, been giving him eight medications a day. I know in my experience the side affects from the medications were nearly as bad as the actual condition of autism. He had due to medications troubles such as sleeping, eating, vomiting, and attending to general life functions. All that I have read, studied and observed leads me to two crucial observations about cannabis.

First, I believe it has less side affects than conventional medications and it is neither addictive or hallucinogenic.
Second, based on observation and information it appears cannabis can be an effective medical tool with issues involving autism. However, there needs to be the normal application and procedure for the medical use of cannabis. This would include medical over-site and controlled distribution. Given this framework I would sincerely hope the State of Missouri and other states will step forward in the legalization of cannabis (marijuana) for medical uses including for those who have autism.


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