Disturbing video: Parents use POT to treat boy’s violent autism

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jan 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-25 19:54:53-05

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.