Category Archives: children

Could Cannabis Be Better At Treating Kids With Autism Than Traditional Meds?

With a condition as sensitive and difficult as autism, cannabis could be a winning, although eccentric, ticket. Autism is an increasingly common condition that can be difficult to parent, difficult to diagnose, and difficult to live with. Worse, many of the medications can cause physical symptoms that further impact the lives of those with the […]

Brexit Letter Threatens To Leave Epileptic Children Without Access To Life-Saving Medicine

Medical cannabis prescriptions can help reduce seizures in youngsters. Children with severe epilepsy are at risk of losing access to potentially life-saving medical cannabis at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Campaigners say that some 40 severely epileptic children and their families may no longer be able to obtain medication […]

Cannabis Gave Her Child A Future: Now She Helps Other Families

Zaki, 17, likes to point out houses that he’d like to have when he turns 18 next year. That was something unimaginable seven years ago, his mother, Heather Jackson recalled, when he used to have around 200 seizures a day. Nowadays, with CBD, “when he does have seizures, they’re brief” and don’t hurt him. By […]

Marijuana Medicine for Autism | Cannabis Culture

This past August a bill was signed into law in Louisiana that allows doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana more freely to patients with a wide array of ailments, but this is the latest in a series of actions that stem back to 1970’s in the state. “There’s a fear of addiction and a fear of […]

As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking. I was terrified of the what-ifs that could happen to him, a barely 15-year old Black […]

NHS ‘Refuses’ Medical Cannabis for Children with Epilepsy

The NHS has repeatedly refused to fund medical cannabis for children with severe epilepsy, families have said. Three prescriptions are thought to have been written for “whole plant cannabis” oil since it was legalised two years ago, campaign group End Our Pain say. But at least 20 families are paying for costly private prescriptions after […]

Medical Cannabis Has Saved My Daughter’s Life

Last January, my daughter Jorja became the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis. She was born with a severe form of epilepsy that had left her suffering over 30 seizures a day. By the age of just one, she was on a mix of six different drugs, including powerful sedatives not […]

How The Honigs Keep Their Son’s Story Alive To Help Kids Just Like Him

Mike, Janet and Gianna Honig stood with newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Murphy in Trenton as he announced one of his first acts as governor in January 2018: a 60-day review of the New Jersey’s strained medical marijuana program. But missing, for the first time, was the Howell family’s fourth member: Jake. The 7-year-old boy had […]

MMJ Recs Medical Marijuana And Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): All You Need To Know

For parents whose children have an autism spectrum disorder, finding a way to make their children’s lives easier is a big priority. So can medical marijuana help kids with autism? Luckily, medical marijuana is offering a bit of hope to these families to help children with communication, repetitive behaviors, social skills, and overall quality of […]