How cannabis may help Asperger's Syndrome

Published May 10, 2019 12:50 p.m. ET
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Asperger’s Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Characteristics of this disorder are; difficulties when engaging in social interactions, repetitive behavior patterns, along with difficulty in nonverbal communications.

Here are some symptoms that accompany this disorder: anger management issues, depression, anxiety, loud vocalization, seizures, repetitive behavior, and social awkwardness. Individuals diagnosed with AS often feel like they do not fit in with society. Often an AS person is more creative, more observant than the people they interact with. If given a chance people with AS can excel in life.

At present there is no known cure for Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The marijuana plant can, however, aid in some of the symptoms. Choosing the strain that fits the condition is paramount to the beneficial aid of the herb.

Best Strains for Alleviating Asperger’s Syndrome


This strain is sativa dominant, so it possesses energizing qualities. At the same time, the brain is relaxed. This strain is perfect for daytime use. It will keep you going with a clear head. The strain is great for sensory overload associated with AS; the calming benefits are long-lasting.

OG Kush:

This hybrid is a common strain with powerful sedative effects. You will feel sleepy but in the same sense calm. This strain is also good for sensory sensitivity, helping to promote relaxing feelings and overall calming effects, which seldom accompany the syndrome.

Granddaddy Purple:

Very high on the THC scale. This Indica strain is relaxing and great for anxiety or panic attacks known to accompany AS. The strain evokes a full body high. Perfect for winding down and body calming.

White Widow:

This is another hybrid strain great for insomnia. The pain- relieving qualities will be a welcomed relieve. The AS person often feels pain from sensory sensitivity. If there are eating disorders, White Widow will help to produce hunger feelings and thus enticing the person to eat.


CBD Oil for Asperger’s

The oil from the hemp plant will not get you high. It will help to relieve pain and aches associated with of anxiety and depression. Feelings of calmness and clear head is a bonus. Taking CBD oil in the morning often is enough to keep you focused all day.  When evening comes ten drops under the tongue is enough to induce peaceful sleep.

There are many products on the market that claim to be pure CBD. The only pure CBD product is made from hemp plant seeds. This extraction has zero THC compound in it. Check the labels when purchasing your CBD oils. Purchase from reputable suppliers that have regulatory practices and employ third party testing — this help to ensure a pure product.

CBD Oil Products

Here are some products claiming to have both CBD and the healing qualities we are looking for.

CBD oils, moistures for your skin, tattoo ointment, healing muscle balms, and beard oil. All these products represent a source of CBD. These are all methods of ingesting CBD. You can also smoke or vape your CBD. When smoking or vaping is not appropriate you can bake your edibles using CBD extracts in the kitchen. Remember when using edibles there is a time elapse for the effects to take place.  Start small, go slow for the best results.

If you are looking for instant relief, I suggest vaping. This is a healthy alternative to smoking and a fast way for the CBD to enter your system.

On the market currently, if vaping is your pleasure, are the 1-gram CBD oil vape pens. Easy to use and a discreet method of obtaining your medicine. When treating anxiety, this vape pen delivers a smooth, quick relief. The taste is not that great, but the relief makes up for it. Headaches that can accompany anxiety attacks are often diminished with this method.

Marijuana and GABA

THC, when mixed with other compounds, will be able to boost GABA which has the power to block any negative effects from THC. This is beneficial for medical marijuana use. GABA is responsible for regulating excitatory activity. The less GABA in your system the more hyperactive your neuronal system becomes. This discovery is hugely positive for sufferers of depressive or anxiety issues.



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