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Monday, November 3, 2008

Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) for Autism?

Boy, do I have a wacky one for you today, whacky tobaccy that is. Cannabis instead used to treat autism? Moms and Dads are not allowed to raid the family stash.
Cannabis Change "Crazy" Say Lib-Dems - Doctors agree

"Antidepressant drugs are among the most prescribed medications but their adverse side effects can often be paradoxically lethal with suicide being prominent."

But hang on a moment. According to our Prime Minister Gordon Brown, cannabis is lethal, isn't it?

Not according to Doctor leveque it isn't.

He continues, "I have a surprise for some people. The U.S. Govt says cannabis as an alleged drug causes euphoria (a medical condition) which surprise surprise causes "euphoria", (a side effect), which in itself, is addicting."

"Imagine," continues Dr Leveque. "A very safe replacement for amphetamine, once the most prescribed and addicting mood stimulants, (think "Ritalin") being replaced with cannabis?" As it already is in many parts of the US, in the treatment of children with ADHD/ADD , Autism and Aspergers syndrome.

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