In autism, major protective brain mechanisms become interrupted and neuroinflammation emerges. A variety of toxins are responsible for the consequential great demand for neuronal protection. This is where cannabis science comes in to play. And guess what? It’s backed by a lot of solid research. I can vouch for this: I’ve personally gathered cannabis papers for autism in the original Michigan petition 3 years ago and helped support 4 states’ petition as well. It’s a banker’s box full of the finest research papers.
John’s Hopkins University found a 25% reduction of overall annual mortality from opioids due to state cannabis program implementations. The science speaks volumes. It is time to de-schedule cannabis, not primarily to have states cash in billions of dollars, but to benefit the ones who really need need it: the patients who suffer and are dying of mostly ineffective and dangerous pharmaceutical intervention.
I want to thank Del Bigtree for creating the platform for the conversation and inviting me to help spread awareness on the cannabis science for autism spectrum disorders.
The endocannabinoid system plays part in the pathophysiology of autism. Protective brain mechanisms are interrupted and neuroinflammation occurs. Organophosphates are potent inhibitors of crucial brain enzymes. The systemic consequences of defective microglial signaling, nagalase surges, and GcMAF metabolism are interconnected into the basic idea that autism is an environmentally triggered neuroinflammatory condition.
When we dive deep into brain mechanisms in autism, you realize that localized brain tissue is inflamed from foreign substances. There is a plethora of evidence in the scientific literature that is inflammation, mostly in the cerebellum of the brain, is triggered by pesticides and herbicides, aluminum and other adjuvants in vaccines, human DNA and viruses. The dynamics of this injury, as well as potential anti-inflammatory therapies, are discussed in my speech (video above) at AutismOne, 5/27/2017.
View my entire presentation slides as well.