Published 4:37 pm, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The incredible story of how two Texas parents illegally use marijuana to treat their 17-year-old daughter’s severe autism is reaching millions online, and prompting more discussion about legalization of medical uses for the drug in Texas.
Seventeen-year-old Kara Zartler of Richardson, Texas, has severe autism with self-injurious symptoms, causing her, at times, to hit herself repeatedly and uncontrollably.
But about three years ago, Kara’s parents started treating her symptoms with vaporized marijuana, which quells her self-hitting symptoms in mere minutes, according to her father, Mark Zartler.
In a video that has since gone viral with more than 1.2 million views on Facebook, Kara is shown hitting herself continuously as she cries out in pain. Moments into one such outburst her father administers vaporized marijuana and within minutes Kara settles down, showing no signs of self-injurious behavior.
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The Zartlers treat their 17-year-old daughter Kara’s autism with vaporized marijuana. The family has had great results doing so and are hoping to see laws expand to legalize medical marijuana in Texas.
The Zartlers treat their 17-year-old daughter Kara’s autism with vaporized marijuana. The family has had great results doing so and are hoping to see