Medical marijuana has been used to alleviate pain, nausea and other symptoms of serious ailments in adults, but some doctors are now prescribing the drug to children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism."I would estimate there is probably between 100 and 200 ADD and ADHD children in California who are eating marijuana cookies with great benefit," osteopathic physician Dr. Phil Leveque says. "Comparing this with Ritalin, which has been used for years, Ritalin has killed over 300 children that I know of; it's probably greater than that. But marijuana, cannabis, has never killed anybody, ever. It's one of the safest drugs ever found."
"When I heard about using marijuana in children, I was shocked," Dr. Sack adds. "There's no safe way to dose a child with marijuana. We don't know anything about the safety [of marijuana
] in children.
"I believe this is the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen to these children," Dr. Sack says