Local Family Using Cannabis Oil to Treat Children with Autism

Cannabis Oil to Treat Children with Autism

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statistics show that 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some pharmaceutical medications have been proven ineffective in treating autism over the years. One treatment showing promise is Cannabidiol or CBD oi for short. Cannabidiol is known as a chemical compound called a cannabinoid that comes from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, unlike THC tetrahydrocannabinol which is the chemical associated with making cannabis users high.

Jennifer Swanson Collins, is a mother of two Autistic children. Jennifer is treating both of her children with Cannabinoid (CBD) oils. While CBD comes from the cannabis sativa plant, it can also be made from industrial hemp also known as the hemp plant. Classified as a supplement, CBD is not considered to be a drug. It is a legal product in all 50 states and can be purchased by anyone. It is, however, illegal in a minority of countries, however all over the world, if it comes from the cannabis plant and contains less than 0.3% of THC, then it is legal.

If you wish to use CBD oil as a form of treatment, it is recommended that you speak to your pediatrician, but it is not harmful to give to a child. CBD has shown amazing results in the treatment of Autism and can help in numerous ways. Affecting the nervous system, immune system, and brain. One child who is more severe had developmental issues and would self-harm. Fighting, biting, and meltdown are typical behaviors of children with autism, sometimes lasting for hours.

After administering the CBD oils patients are much calmer, with meltdown less frequent. Also helping with behavior known as stemming. Stemming is the repetitive and destructive behavior that can cause self-harm. CBD oils help a child with Autism Disorder to cope with and handle ordinary experiences that would otherwise be difficult.

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