Many parents turn to cannabis treatment as a way to help their children and grandchildren with their cannabis addiction. What exactly is this type of therapy? Is it a form of medication used to treat the mental and physical dependence of cannabis users? Is it a therapy that aims to understand the brain effects of repeated cannabis use? Can we consider it an alternative medicine? Let’s look at the pros and cons to see if this treatment is worth it.
First, medical cannabis can be used to treat autism symptoms. There are two types that can be associated with autism. One is classic autism, and the other is severe autism. These symptoms are classic autism. They include a lack in social interaction and frequent aggressive or bizarre behavior. In the case of severe autism, the patient will also show signs of bowel and bladder control and may have problems with speech.
Two of the most commonly used chemicals in cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabiscannabidiol). THC is the main ingredient in cannabis. It has been proven to be very effective in treating autistic patients. CBD on the other hand has lesser amounts of THC but it is still very effective. CBD is not able to cross the blood brain barrier, which makes it less effective than THC. Hence it does not have the same therapeutic effects as THC.
Medical cannabis oils may be a viable option for patients with autism who aren’t responding to other therapies. By using lower concentrations of THC, parents and doctors are able to reduce the negative side effects of using marijuana. CBD is not the same as marijuana. CBD does not contain THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana). THC has been shown to increase dopamine levels.
There is much confusion surrounding cannabidiol and THC or CBD. Some sources claim CBD is more powerful than THC. However, CBD is just as potent than THC in humans according to studies. Recent research has shown that CBD is a “coumarole”, a compound that mimics the actions and effects of cocaine. This means that CBD has similar effects to cocaine on the brain.
CBD is thought to have the potential to be a new drug for treating certain diseases. Recent clinical trials have shown that CBD is safe and can help autistic people reduce their symptoms. It is also a “counselor”, meaning it can calm autistic people.
A recent study conducted at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom comparing the effects of CBD with the effects of cannabis use on autistic children showed that the two substances caused a remarkable improvement in the symptoms of the disorder when the subjects were under treatment. Researchers concluded that patients with autism can benefit from cannabis and CBD use. The participants had an overall improvement in the ability to control body movements, verbal communication, attention, and balance, and self care. Professor Peter Gordon, head of the School of Clinical Medicine and Health Management of the University of Birmingham, led the study.
Other studies have also shown benefits of cannabis for autism patients, including the one mentioned above. One such study conducted at the University of Memphis and published in the Journal of Neuropsychology demonstrates that children with autism who regularly consume cannabis have an improvement in social function compared to those who do not consume cannabis. A University of Wisconsin study found that children with autism who consume cannabis regularly show improvement in reading and comprehension. A clinical trial which is a part of the Autism Treatment Program (ATS) at the University of Arizona clearly demonstrates that CBD has an effect on reducing the symptoms of autistic symptoms. A University of Wisconsin study found that CBD helped children with autism to increase their IQ scores. Researchers also suggested that further research on CBD and autism should be done to determine if it can increase general intelligence.