The use of medical cannabis has been a long debated issue for many disorders. It has been known to help many people with chronic pain disorders, glaucoma, seizure disorders and many more. Sadly, due to a lack of research, this medicinal herb still receives a lot of good and bad hype from various critics. Some critics even claim that medical cannabis can cause one to have increased anxiety, depression and even paranoia. But, if one were to look into these supposed statistics, it does show that the majority of people do not experience such side effects and do receive extensive relief when using the herb.
As for those on the autism spectrum, there has been many instances that medical cannabis has helped a variety of people. From children on up, the herb seems to help individuals with HFA (high functioning autism) become more social, reduce anxiety disorders, reduce depression and many other major challenges that are co-morbid with HFA. Many parents have even become desperate to help their children that are suffering from severe co-morbid disorders with their autism. When it comes down to a life saving herb that may help when everything else has failed would you do the same for your children? 'Mother Gives Son Marijuana to treat his autism'
It seems more and more states are deciding to allow medicinal marijuana dispensaries to help treat a variety of disorders. Hopefully someday we will see the same here for St. Cloud, Minnesota. After all this plant is an herb, and compared to conventional drugs there are little to no side effects. Sadly law makers think it is ok to define this miracle plant as a drug, but this herb can only truly be called a drug when the THC (the active constituent in medicinal cannabis) is extracted from all of the other constituents in the plant that also help balance this natural medicine.
We have dealt with prohibition of alcohol over the years, now is the time to stop the prohibition for an herb that can save and improve many lives! Alcohol and tobacco have been known to have killed thousands of people, but where are the reports of marijuana causing death? To this day there are no statistics proving that this herb is dangerous, but we still allow the use of tobacco and alcohol? What do you think?