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MEDICAL CANNABIS (MARIJUANA) & HEMP COMING TO AUTISMONE

Cannabis stops seizures heals body and mind

Hemp legal in all 50 states - medical cannabis legal in 20 and counting

National Push Begins in May

 

"There were never so many able, active minds at work on the problems of disease as now, and all their discoveries are tending toward the simple truth that you can't improve on nature."                                                                                                                                    - Thomas Edison

It works! Medical cannabis stops seizures in their tracks! No laundry list of side effects, no addiction and no withdrawal worries (and it’s relatively cheap).

But hemp and medical cannabis are not just about seizures. From sleeplessness to sensitivity to allergies to its antimicrobial activity the healing properties of the flowering herb, Cannabis are life changing. For a more complete list of comorbid conditions that hemp and cannabis helps please see below.

The news keeps getting better. Hemp is legal in all 50 states. Medical cannabis is legal in 20 states, D.C., and counting. (Illinois becomes the 20th state in January, 2014) and counting. Click here for a list of the legal states.  

Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis plant (which includes sativa, indica, and ruderalis). The cannabidiol (CBD) compounds in hemp and cannabis have significant medical benefits. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of the plant. Hemp and medical cannabis are high in CBD and low in TCH. Marijuana is the street term or slang for cannabis.

Hardwired: Our Bodies Need Cannabinoids

“Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids. It turns out, based on the findings of several major scientific studies, that human breast milk contains many of the same cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are actually extremely vital for proper human development. The human brain has more cannabinoid receptors than any other G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) type.”

Cells equipped with these cannabinoid receptors when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies.”

Endogenous Cannabinoid System

“How can one herb help so many different conditions? How can it provide both palliative and curative actions? How can it be so safe while offering such powerful effects? The search to answer these questions has led scientists to the discovery of a previously unknown physiologic system, a central component of the health and healing of every human and almost every animal: the endocannabinoid system.

The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

The endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body's organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind. The endocannabinoid system evolved in primitive animals over 600 million years ago.

Endocannabinoids are substances produced from within the body that activate cannabinoid receptors. After the discovery of the first cannabinoid receptor in 1988, scientists began searching for an endogenous ligand for the receptor.

Before the 1980s, it was often speculated that cannabinoids produced their physiological and behavioral effects via nonspecific interaction with cell membranes, instead of interacting with specific membrane-bound receptors. The discovery of the first cannabinoid receptors in the 1980s helped to resolve this debate.” Important cannabis research continues in Israel.   

Autism Comorbid Conditions

In addition to seizures, there are many benefits for the other chronic comorbid conditions associated with autism, including abnormal gut flora, allergies, arthritis neurological sequelae, asthma, autonomic dysfunction, chronic rubella arthritis, colitis, ear infections, eczema, immune dysregulation, leaky gut, incontinence, Lyme disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus), rheumatoid arthritis, severe headaches/migraines, sleep disorders, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).

Delivery Systems

Cannabinoids can be administered by smoking, vaporizing, orally, topically, intravenously, sublingually or by rectal suppository.

Get Involved

We are delighted to bring together 2 communities of similar circumstance. For decades the numerous benefits of cannabis have been denied. An 80-year struggle is still unfolding. For decades the causes of and cures for autism have also been denied. Our 80-year struggle is ongoing.

The rein of denial has created untold human suffering. We can debate the reasons, but not the resolve to move forward. We share a common lineage, a common purpose, and a common future.

Stay tuned. We will be posting worthwhile organizations to join and create our own advocacy effort to replicate the success of the cannabis community. Your involvement has never been more important!