07 February 2012
from IMVA Website
On the very last night before my staff put my book, Medical Marijuana, into production for publication, I read an incredible story by Steve Davis about a man and his wife who “cured autism” in their daughter with cannabis.
It’s not really incredible; it is exactly what one would expect. It is important for the entire autism community to wake up and take on the cause of legalization and use of cannabis for autism spectrum disorders.
If one studies the pharmacological profile of cannabinoids, it’s easy to conclude that cannabis is the ideal medicine for autistic children and others with neurological conditions.
In terms of safety it makes criminals out of the doctors and psychiatrists who administer exceptionally dangerous pharmaceuticals.
You can count on one hand the number of American doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana for children.
Most doctors and social workers say marijuana is 'always bad' for children, including autistic children. I had already written about Mieko Hester-Perez who went public on television about giving medical marijuana to her autistic son Joey.
She says it saved his life!
I published a few years ago the words of an extremely experienced doctor in the autism area:
Writing in Neuroendocrinology Letters and the European Journal of Pharmacology, Dr. Ester Fride of the Behavioral Sciences Department of Israel’s College of Judea and Samar says,
She notes that in animals, the endogenous cannabinoid system fulfills several important developmental functions including:
Dr. Fride strongly recommends the use of cannabinoids in pediatric medicine.
She notes that “excellent clinical results” have been
reported in pediatric oncology and in case studies of children with
severe neurological diseases or brain trauma, and suggests that
cannabis-derived medicines could also play a role in the treatment
of other childhood syndromes, including the pain and
gastrointestinal inflammation associated with cystic fibrosis.
Calm down is the right description of one of the general properties
of cannabis - it helps people calm down and relax and shed off some of
the stress without any of the severe problems and side effects of
pharmaceuticals sold for this purpose.
Everyone is in reality needing to
calm down or stay calm, because stress is heading only upward.
The involvement of free radicals in tissue injury induced by magnesium deficiency causes an accumulation of oxidative products in heart, liver, kidney and skeletal muscle tissue, and in red blood cells.
Magnesium is a crucial factor in the natural self-cleansing and detoxification responses of the body and it certainly helps people sleep better than any pharmaceutical.
Nothing will de-stress one’s cells faster than raising one’s cellular magnesium levels.
The closed-mindedness this mother speaks of is a silent type of violence.
People would stagger under the psychological weight of
knowing how horrible our institutions really are. We are a violent
and vicious race and I think that statement is sustained no matter
how much we all think good of ourselves. The 'war on drugs' is just
one terrifying example, and the childhood
vaccination programs, in
which the vast majority willingly participate, is another.
Medicine and industry made a devil’s bargain and
the arrogance of professional men just gobble it up as they earn