Stanford University Study: Medical Cannabis Helps Kids With Autism

Stanford University Study: Medical Cannabis Helps Kids With Autism

As Mitt Romney and his less than understanding wife slowly slip further and into obscurity. Here’s a quick little reminder of the ignorance bullet we dodged – had Mitt and his proud, God-fearing family seized the highest office in the land.

“People talk about medicinal marijuana. And you know, you hear that story that people who are sick need medicinal marijuana. But marijuana is the entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on drugs. I don’t want medicinal marijuana; there are synthetic forms of marijuana that are available for people who need it for prescription. Don’t open the doorway to medicinal marijuana.” ~ Mitt Romney

Despite the candidates heartfelt plead of willful stupidity, 2013 has been a breakthrough year in the dawning of cannabinoid science. And just a few short days ago, a study published on neuron outlined some rather startling scientific proof – for those would be nonbelievers of marijuana’s active ingredients – cannabinoids.

The Stanford University-based study will no doubt come under heavy fire in the already heated national discussion over the ethicacy of medical marijuana as a treatment for children. The groundbreaking study was released in late April, and indicated that marijuana’s active ingredients, known as cannabinoids, could be extremely beneficial in the treatment of autism.

The study points out…that within the human brain the endocannabinoid system is responsible for firing off signals which determine the formation of memory, the ability to learn, and several other complicated processes – yet when certain forms of autism were present these vital learning signals were blocked.

This is where cannabinoids save the day…

When marijuana’s active cannabinoids were present in the brains of Stanford University’s lab mice – specifically selected for this research, these critical signals were able to get through. A researcher associated with the study noted…

“We’re really just starting to understand how this works… In terms of autism, will have to refer to future research.”