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Mother's Account of Giving Marijuana to Autistic Son

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sat, Oct 17, 2009 - 11:53 pm

Here is a two-part account written by a mom in Rhode Island who has tried many medicines and treatments, but found marijuana has helped her 9-year-old son with autism.

Why I Give My 9-year-old Pot

He has autism and a medical marijuana license.

Why I Give My 9-Year-Old Pot, Part II

He has autism and terrible pain. Marijuana is taming his demons.

The author is Marie Myung-Ok Lee, she teaches at Brown University, is the author of the novel Somebody's Daughter, and is a winner of the Richard Margolis award for social justice reporting.