NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — This past August a bill was signed into law in Louisiana that allows doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana more freely to patients with a wide array of ailments, but this is the latest in a series of actions that stem back to the 1970s in the state.
“There’s a fear of addiction and a fear of seeing children or patients inebriated. Medical marijuana is not your first reaction when you hear the word autism, but when you work through your options, it might occur as a really good safe alternative,” says Katelyn Castleberry, a mother of two sons who have autism.
Castleberry treats her two sons, Ramsey and Bodi, with medicinal cannabis. They were diagnosed with autism at ages 3 and 4. Their mother feels hopeful because of medical marijuana.
It’s gaining ground in…