A Richardson couple who give their autistic daughter marijuana are encouraging Texas lawmakers to expand legal access to the drug.
Mark and Christy Zartler say they give their 17-year-old daughter, who also has cerebral palsy and often hits herself, marijuana to stabilize her mood and combat other symptoms, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8).
“The only medicine that works for her is punishable by prison,” Mark Zartler said on Facebook last month.
The family posted a Facebook video of Kara Zartler hitting and punching herself. The teen begins to calm down after her father gives her vaporized marijuana through a mask.
The Zartlers said they posted the clip so that others might join the effort against the prohibition of marijuana.