Israel Wants to Start Exporting Its Cannabis Around the World
When Asi Naim, a severely autistic Israeli boy, started smacking his head against the wall and hurting himself in other ways, his parents tried every kind of psychiatric drug to calm him. Nothing worked. “He was so totally out of it,” said his mother, Ricky Naim Blumenfeld. “It was scary.” Then Asi entered a cannabis-based research program at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek hospital. After a period of trial and error, he started getting a dosage of cannabinoid drops that worked.