Mother Believes Cannabis Helps her Autistic Son, but Doctors Urge Caution

Less than a year ago, Erica Daniels, a Horsham mother of two, did what once upon a time she would have considered unthinkable. She gave her autistic son, Leo, now 12, a dose of cannabis oil – marijuana.

Medical researchers generally argue that evidence for the drug’s effectiveness in treating autism is lacking and its safety unproven.

But Daniels had heard promising stories told by other parents. Still, after 10 years of seeing her son grapple with severe anxiety, temper tantrums, and obsessive behavior that too often left him seeming like an unhappy boy, she was unprepared for what happened next.

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