Whole plant, organic and therapeutic cannabis is a safe and viable treatment for autism - our children with autism deserve to have safe and legal access regardless of their zip code.
- all Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism
In the following whole plant medical states, autism patients can get legal access with appropriate doctor recommendations:
- Autism is not a qualifying condition in California, but doctors there can recommend cannabis for debilitating medical conditions at their discretion.
- Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient's safety or physical or mental health
- Autism, with severe aggression or self-injurious behaviors, is a qualifying condition - adults only.
- MAMMA is pleased to announce that in November, 2015, Delaware became the first state to make autism a qualifying condition in it's own right. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services approved the petition for adding Autism with aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors to the list of debilitating conditions as identified in the State of Delaware Medical Marijuana Code. Read the full story here.
- Here is the petition that Delaware used to begin the process of changing their existing whole plant medical marijuana law.
- Although autism isn't a qualifying condition in it's own right, it is allowed under "a degenerative or pervasive neurological condition"
- For the full bill that approved this condition, click here and scroll down to section 4 (6) (a)
- Autism is not a qualifying condition and it is not life threatening, but doctors can recommend cannabis for it because autism is a debilitating medical condition.
- Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician.
- *To be enacted by Fall 2017
- Autism is a qualifying condition
6 Washington DC
- Autism is not a qualifying condition, but doctors can recommend cannabis for it because autism is a debilitating condition
- Any condition diagnosed as "debilitating" by a licensed physician