In 2016, Florida passed a law which allowed qualified Floridians to legally obtain medical marijuana products. Overall the process is quite simple as long as you meet the following requirements:
Furthermore, there’s some evidence that the cannabinoid CBD may help improve sleep. For example, a 2019 study found that CBD improved sleep issues in 67% of the 72 study participants. CBD can also help with the seizures that occur in about 8% of people with Down syndrome. In fact, there has even been a CBD-based drug that received FDA approval for treating specific seizure conditions.
It wasn’t until the late nineteenth century when an English physician, John Langdon Down, published an accurate description of a person with Down syndrome. Although other people had previously recognized the characteristics of this condition, it was Down who described the condition as a distinct and separate entity in 1866. 
Managing Down Syndrome Symptoms with Medical Marijuana
Additionally, people with Down syndrome often suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. There’s evidence that cannabis can help manage these symptoms as well.
Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome, which are small components of genes in the body. Chromosomes determine how a baby’s body develops during pregnancy and how it functions as it grows both in the womb and after birth. Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes, but babies with Down Syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21. Having an extra chromosome is medically referred to as ‘trisomy,’ and Down syndrome is referred to as Trisomy 21. This extra copy changes how the body and brain develop, which can result in both mental and physical challenges for the baby.
Below are the approved Qualifying Medical Conditions:
Now, these findings alone do not confirm that the ECS is dysfunctional in those with Down syndrome; however they do suggest that cannabinoid-based therapies could help improve the symptoms caused by the condition. In fact, a review from 2018 found that the two most popular cannabinoids, CBD and THC, were able to reduce the presence of amyloid plaques and damaged neurons in humans and animals with multiple conditions.
According to some anecdotes, improvement is not on the grounds that these patients just became high and mellowed out. In 2008, a father to an autistic child in California publicly opened up about how he effectively treated the mood swings and anger of his child with crude cannabis after innumerable pharmaceuticals failed to help.
Autism is a spectrum disorder to complicate issues. Symptoms of different patients vary, and the treatment that works for one individual will not necessarily work for another. However, several specialists currently believe that autism could be caused by a hereditary change that leads to chronically little levels of natural endocannabinoids in the mind. It also disturbs the normal way someone’s mind connects with these chemicals.
Scientists are currently investigating how the all-natural treatment by cannabis can improve the quality of life for persons with all sorts of disabilities such as down syndrome, chemical imbalance and cerebral paralysis, among others. Here is what the science researchers are looking for:
The Relationship Between Cannabis and Down Syndrome
Autism is more common than Down Syndrome and affects about 1 of 100 children. Even though many people with autism tend to be incredibly intelligent, they are usually kept down by their failure to connect with other people or keep up with social standards. Hence, both grown-ups and youngsters with autism are prone to encountering levels of antagonistic vibe or anxiety hard to live with. This makes them push others away end up in a circle of social isolation.
For every 700 to 1,000 people, at least one has Down syndrome. The hypothesis is that people with Down syndrome have a massive number of CB1 receptors in their hippocampus, and are overreactive. In turn, this harms the interfacing neurons and prompts cognitive impairment. To validate their hypothesis, researchers tried the memory of mice with the Down syndrome version of mice before and after down-managing their CB1 activity. Memory improvements were observed after treatment.
Since CBD and THC in cannabis have a comparative structure with body-created cannabinoids, supplementation may help. Actually, the Autism Research Institute has officially given people with mental imbalance small safe doses of cannabis in a controlled setting. In many of the study participants, tension, self-destructive behavior, and antagonistic vibe reduced.
Abnormal FAAH amounts propose a chronically-starved endocannabinoid system. Hence, supplementation with low cannabis portions are likely to keep CB1, and CB2 receptors occupied, break down plaques in the brain, ensure neurons, and reduce excess FAAH amounts.