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11 Jun 2024, 11:53 pm

Just curious if anyone here uses medical cannabis for their autism (or autism related) symptoms?

I've never used cannabis in anyway at all, so I don't know much about it, but I do hear that people use it for curing practically everything, including autism/aspergers, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabis is legal on prescription here in England, but it is not available on the NHS, so you have to pay for it. There are a variety of specialist 'cannabis clinics', but unfortunately, none seem to be local to me, and most seem to do consultations only by 'video phone'. I don't have the facility to do that, but even if I did, it is not feasible due to confidentiality reasons. Otherwise, I'd book a consultation ASAP.



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12 Jun 2024, 11:09 am

steve30 wrote:
Cannabis is legal on prescription here in England,


I had to look this up because I didn't think it was but apparently, yes.

In a very few, very rare cases you can get a legal prescription for cannabis.

Reasons are rare, severe forms of epilepsy, severe nausea from chemo treatment and muscle pain from MS. It says they only consider it if they've tried everything else without success.

So it sounds like your chances of getting it to treat autism are almost non-existent.

Unless you're talking about CBD which is a component of cannabis. You can get that without a prescription.

I do occasionally use cannabis but not really to treat autism. It's just an escape hatch from myself sometimes.


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13 Jun 2024, 9:56 am

steve30 wrote:
Just curious if anyone here uses medical cannabis for their autism (or autism related) symptoms?

I've never used cannabis in anyway at all, so I don't know much about it, but I do hear that people use it for curing practically everything, including autism/aspergers, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabis is legal on prescription here in England, but it is not available on the NHS, so you have to pay for it. There are a variety of specialist 'cannabis clinics', but unfortunately, none seem to be local to me, and most seem to do consultations only by 'video phone'. I don't have the facility to do that, but even if I did, it is not feasible due to confidentiality reasons. Otherwise, I'd book a consultation ASAP.

I have thought about it.Medical Marijuana became legal in Texas a few years ago which shocked me since Texas is so anti-cannabis.However I am going to wait to pursue it until it becomes legal at the federal level.I am not going to do it because marijuana users in America are banned from owning guns and I dont want to give up my gun rights.I am choosing guns over medical cannabis even though pot could help me.



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13 Jun 2024, 12:09 pm

Texasmoneyman300 wrote:
steve30 wrote:
Just curious if anyone here uses medical cannabis for their autism (or autism related) symptoms?

I've never used cannabis in anyway at all, so I don't know much about it, but I do hear that people use it for curing practically everything, including autism/aspergers, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabis is legal on prescription here in England, but it is not available on the NHS, so you have to pay for it. There are a variety of specialist 'cannabis clinics', but unfortunately, none seem to be local to me, and most seem to do consultations only by 'video phone'. I don't have the facility to do that, but even if I did, it is not feasible due to confidentiality reasons. Otherwise, I'd book a consultation ASAP.

I have thought about it.Medical Marijuana became legal in Texas a few years ago which shocked me since Texas is so anti-cannabis.However I am going to wait to pursue it until it becomes legal at the federal level.I am not going to do it because marijuana users in America are banned from owning guns and I dont want to give up my gun rights.I am choosing guns over medical cannabis even though pot could help me.
You do understand that you have absolutely zero use for a gun. The likelihood that you will successfully be able to use it for self defense is less than one percent. You are about 60 times more likely to use it to harm yourself. I'm really sorry that as a fellow Texan you are contributing to making my life in this state less safe.



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13 Jun 2024, 3:26 pm

DuckHairback wrote:

In a very few, very rare cases you can get a legal prescription for cannabis.

Reasons are rare, severe forms of epilepsy, severe nausea from chemo treatment and muscle pain from MS. It says they only consider it if they've tried everything else without success.

So it sounds like your chances of getting it to treat autism are almost non-existent.


It is actually available on prescription for practically anything. What you are referring to is NHS prescriptions, as the NHS will only prescribe it in a very limited number of circumstances. Privately though, you can get it for pretty much anything except psychosis. Some private clinics even do substantial discounts for people who are on low incomes to assist those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford private consultations/prescriptions.



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14 Jun 2024, 4:11 am

bee33 wrote:
Texasmoneyman300 wrote:
steve30 wrote:
Just curious if anyone here uses medical cannabis for their autism (or autism related) symptoms?

I've never used cannabis in anyway at all, so I don't know much about it, but I do hear that people use it for curing practically everything, including autism/aspergers, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabis is legal on prescription here in England, but it is not available on the NHS, so you have to pay for it. There are a variety of specialist 'cannabis clinics', but unfortunately, none seem to be local to me, and most seem to do consultations only by 'video phone'. I don't have the facility to do that, but even if I did, it is not feasible due to confidentiality reasons. Otherwise, I'd book a consultation ASAP.

I have thought about it.Medical Marijuana became legal in Texas a few years ago which shocked me since Texas is so anti-cannabis.However I am going to wait to pursue it until it becomes legal at the federal level.I am not going to do it because marijuana users in America are banned from owning guns and I dont want to give up my gun rights.I am choosing guns over medical cannabis even though pot could help me.
You do understand that you have absolutely zero use for a gun. The likelihood that you will successfully be able to use it for self defense is less than one percent. You are about 60 times more likely to use it to harm yourself. I'm really sorry that as a fellow Texan you are contributing to making my life in this state less safe.

I need a rifle to kill deer from hundreds of yards away.