POT AND AUTISM

OK. So every once in awhile, I come across an article that I consider valid and blog about it. This is one of those times. Autism is now a qualification to be prescribed medical marijuana. I have only tried pot once (If any cops are reading this, PLEASE don’t arrest me). I was kinda coaxed into it by a friend I had in High School. Typical teenage peer pressure. I felt no effects. Maybe I didn’t inhale enough or something. I don’t know. But I have had morphine before, and let me just say, without sounding like an addict or like I am promoting anything…a high on morphine is euphoria and bliss. I was on morphine when I broke my arm in 2015 and didn’t even realize I was injured. It was amazing.

So truth be told, much to some of my friends’ dismay, I might actually try this remedy for Autism out. Again…I am 100% NOT promoting drug use, but if it helps you out and is regulated medically, then yeah. I’d try it. Especially around my dad. My parents will probably kill me for saying this, but my dad gets on my nerves a lot of the time, and I often get pissed off and yell at him. Actually, my dad suggested medical marijuana awhile back and I kinda half-considered it then. My mom, funnily enough, that I can tell, is actually sorta, kinda supporting this. So if I got both my parents saying it might be a good idea to try it–and my mom is usually right about things–I would be willing to try it.

There is a problem there, though. People get addicted to this shit very easily. And it’s not just pot, either. People get addicted to all kinds of shit. Alcohol, meth, crack, cigarettes, heroin, morphine, opioids, pot…it doesn’t matter. You  can get addicted to anything if you like it.  I think as long as it is monitored, it won’t be too much of an issue. At least not for me. Why? I drink, but I know my limits. I feel this might be kinda similar.

Plus I still live at home with my parents, so I feel they are that “monitor” I need. I actually kinda hope I get approved for medical marijuana so I can at least try it and either say “This works” or “I can do better than this”/”This isn’t working”. It’d be interesting to see if it works for me or if it doesn’t. I realize all people on the Spectrum are different, so what works for me might not work for the next person on the Spectrum to get it.

So, those are my thoughts on medical marijuana and Autism. Now there are 10 other conditions that it is being prescribed for but I don’t have time to delve into those. I have attached a link to the article if any of you are interested in checking it out for yourselves. As always, thanks for reading and feel free to write in. Thanks!

 

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/07/09/autism-conditions-patients-medical-marijuana/768168002/

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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