Two Israeli moms of children with autism Abigail Dar and Sharon Imberman along with American mom Mieko Hester-Perez are acting together to set up a Global informational center for safe and effective treatment of Medical Cannabis for Autism.
These cannabis advocates have joined forces with Prof. Dedi Meiri at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research in the Israeli Technion and have already started gathering data and tracking over 70 Israeli kids and adults that are treated with medical cannabis. Their goal is to expand this research worldwide, for better understanding the strains that are most valuable/effective to treat kids with autism.
New Normal Editor Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer asked mom Abigail Dar about her motivation and experience using cannabis with her son Yuval:
GKM: When did you begin using cannabis as treatment with Yuval When did you decide to try this method, and why? Can you describe with moderate detail what your and Yuval’s lives were like