The parents of an 11-year-old boy have turned to medical marijuana in a desperate effort to help their son’s severe autism.
By the time he was 5, Alex was experiencing intense, self-directed rage, hitting his head against a wall and beating himself bloody.
His parents turned to a controversial treatment — medical marijuana.
Within months, there was dramatic improvement.
The Echols also say they’re not advocating the use of medical marijuana for all autistic children, but they say walk a mile in their shoes and the treatment might not seem all so extreme.