Hi Dr Caplan,

I just saw this new piece on CBS and, OMG, I’m speechless. ! I have a 9 year old girl who seems to have similar behaviors.  BUT I come from a family where cannabis (all drugs) are completely forbidden. And still, I am eager to explore this with your help.


  1. Will this work with all children with autism?
  2. If it does work so well, why is this not more well known and used?!
  3. What is the process to have my daughter involved?
  4. Who will know about my child’s use of cannabis? Does this follow her around?
  5. Do children smoke marijuana as medicine?

Thank you so much for doing what you do !

Dr. Caplan Changed status to publish March 19, 2024