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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

What are your thoughts on Medical Marijuana?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have never heard of it working for autistic children before. To be honest if you were thinking of using it to calm a child down there are many other meds that would work I would not chose this. I am not against it for people with chronic pain and other ailments that it helps I just don't thing it should be used for children with autism.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have posted a website for you: http://www.ladybud.com/2015/02/02/joeys-strain-...
I am all for it, and am in the process of trying to find the right strain for my daughter. I don't trust the media, our government, or really any organizations because they have to follow certain guidelines and they are not going to tell us the truth. I don't want to put my daughter on medications. If 40% of our children's vaccines come from China (which is technically an enemy for communism) then I definitely do not want her pharmaceuticals that are only in it to line their pockets. Their may be some side effects from using medical cannabis, but at least I know that my child is not getting hard metals such as mercury or aluminum, which the FDA states in low doses is safe.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Researchers reviewed nearly 80 randomized trials that included about 6,500 participants. They found moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids -- chemical compounds that are the active principles in marijuana -- for the treatment of neuropathic or cancer pain and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis. But when it came to cannabinoid use to treat nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, sleep disorders, weight gain in HIV, and Tourette syndrome, the evidence they found was lower quality.

"We don't really know, and I think that's what this study highlights," CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula told "CBS This Morning." "There just hasn't been enough high quality-level evidence base to support any of this. We haven't had enough research."

The analysis, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also found an increased risk of adverse side effects, including dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue, somnolence, euphoria, vomiting, disorientation, drowsiness, confusion, loss of balance, and hallucination. The study found more than 80 percent of users reported some side effects, though Narula notes most of them were mild.

Making matters more complicated, a separate study also published today in JAMA found that the majority of edible marijuana products from three major metropolitan areas were mislabeled in their dosage. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at 75 products, including baked goods, beverages, candy and chocolate, from randomly selected dispensaries in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle between August and October of 2014.

The results showed that only 17 percent of products were labeled accurately when it came to THC and CBD content. THC, which has psychoactive effects, was underlabeled 23 percent of the time and overlabeled 60 percent of the time.

"Consuming greater than expected doses of THC can increase the risk of experiencing harmful side effects such as acute panic/paranoia, vomiting, even short-term periods of psychosis and/or hallucinations," lead study author Ryan Vandrey told CBS News. "Individuals may also become too intoxicated to readily perform routine daily activities such as work, drive a car, or take care of dependents. These effects can last for several hours."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/research-shows-mixe...

posted about 5 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

If it helps, I'm all for it.

posted about 5 years ago
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