Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak After Just 2 Days of Cannabis Oil Treatment


Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak

At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two yearsand survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking.

“While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel Gomez Santiago told Yahoo News. “But we waited until he was 3 and cancer-free to look at his behavior.”

According to Yahoo, “He and his wife Gladys — also parents to two older boys, now 18 and 20 — did a cram course in educating themselves on autism. They tried various schools and therapies and eventually found impressive success with a unique surf-therapy school near their home.”

Eventually, the Santiago family stumbled upon a treatment of real potency and potential: CBD oil.

Through a fundraising program, they were able to receive a tiny bottle of the oil. Kalel was given oral doses twice a day.

Within just two days, he was finally able to speak. “He surprised us in school by saying the vowels, A-E-I-O-U. It was the first time ever,” Abiel said. “You can’t imagine the emotion we had, hearing Kalel’s voice for the first time. It was amazing. The teacher recorded him and sent it to my wife and me and we said well, the only different thing we have been doing is using the CBD.”

Soon after, he began using consonants, too, speaking like his parents never thought possible.

“He said, ‘amo mi mama,’ ‘I love my mom,’” Abiel says. “I don’t know how to thank [the CBD oil makers].”

Kalel’s story is yet another piece of evidence piling onto the mountain of support for cannabis oil and full marijuana legalization. Please share this with as many people as possible!

PS In two years of having this site I’ve never promoted one product. Not even one single one – until my extensive injuries. This is different as it’s CBD oil with no THC and different from cannabis oil where you need a prescription in most states where it’s legal:

*Article originally appeared at The Anti Media.

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  • Joseph Edward Bodden

    HMMMM, snake oil I’m thinking…

  • Deborah

    I saw this on my FB feed about a young boy who was diagnosed with autism
    (as my son was, 15 years ago) who never spoke (my son lost his language
    at 20 months). And I watched your video. The state I live in
    (Pennsylvania) recently passed the medical marijuana bill. Autism is on
    the list of illnesses for treatment. They even put a caveat in the bill
    that will allow medical marijuana that is legal in other states to come
    into Pa for the 2 years that our program will take to be up and running.

    As a parent of autism I have come to realize that a LOT of what we are
    told turns to be bogus. For some time Methacabolum (my spelling is off
    sorry) B12 Shots. They were given every day for 18 months as
    recommended. The improvement was suppose to be in speech. NOTHING.

    I think you can understand my reservations about anything anymore.

    stopped vaccinating him, which helped, he takes multiple supplements
    every day, which also helped. He is also on Keppra for seizures. We’ve
    cleaned up his diet, again which also helped. All of these have helped
    in all areas (cognitively, neurologically, imitation skills, EVERYTHING)
    except speech.

    I want to know if you think if this is a great product and you’re an
    affiliate of the company and they were willing to set you up for your
    first experience (as you stated they did) with SOL-CBD could it be done again? Would the company and you be willing? In other words I want to try before I buy.

  • homasapiens

    I can imagine that pot could alleviate anxiety for many autistic folk, which is in itself an extremely good thing. But no, two days of Cannabis Oil is not going to create a miracle leap into speech. It’s far more likely that the boy was about to being speaking anyway– as some kids do.

  • Rita

    It’s not the weed that you buy on the streets, it’s different. And I totally believe that this is possible, I think it’s about time to legalize it right now. Big pharma needs to loosen the reigns!

  • homasapiens

    What’s different about it?
    And why do you think this is possible?

  • Romana Monroe Harrison

    Go check out MAMMA’s, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism. I lobbied last year in Austin with several of them and they say cannabis DOES have what are miraculous benefits for these kids. I am sure the fact that it is a nuro protectant has something to do with it. Since our government has a patten on it as that I would think they know it helps too.

  • Dylan

    It is CBD oil. Cannabis has two main ingredients. CBD, and THC. THC gets you high, CBD does NOT get you high. Pure CBD oil is the all the goodies that have been extracted from the plant into a concentrate form. Two drops on the tongue each morning is the usual dose. There is NO THC whatsoever in legitimate CBD oil bought from LEGAL dispensaries.

    It is absolutely possible. There was a story of a young boy, 3 years old, had roughly 20 seizures a day on average. His father sourced CBD oil, and proceeded to dose his son with 1 drop each morning and night. 1 week later, not a single seizure for an entire day. So from averaging 20 seizures a day, down to NONE, in under a week. That’s why this is completely possible. CBD reacts to the brain in a completely different way than THC does. THC binds to dopamine receptors and tells them to release more dopamine. Hence the feeling of being high and why it’s basically harmless to be high on an irregular basis. CBD binds to dead cells, recreates neural pathways (to an extent) and has even bought back snippets of memories in Alzheimer’s patients.

    Marijuana is an amazing plant. The stigma surrounding it is purely governmental scaremongering. The big pharmaceutical companies can’t make money off of a natural plant. Their hardcore opiates and vomit inducing cancer medication is what they would rather sell. What does that say about the people who run those industries.

    If the government can’t make money from it, you can’t have it.

  • homasapiens

    one story only? That’s the beginning of a research plan, for sure! I’m looking forward to much more data.
    Without the conspiracy theory addenda.

  • myopinion

    I personally know someone who is fighting cancer and has been taking cannabis oil for 2 years and it is doing amazing things for this person. There really is something to this Cannabis Oil…why do you think the pharmaceutical companies and government don’t want people using this??

  • jwclark

    Now that’s news. JWC

  • jwclark

    It’s a known fact that people who live under bridges know better than all other people. Scientists say that it may have something to do with living without benefit of sunshine. And who are we to question scientists, eh? JWC

  • jwclark

    You’re not looking “forward” (or backward) because you’re not looking at all. JWC

  • Wake Up

    homasapiens – So, basically – because other people aren’t doing ALL of the work for you & creating some sort of compendium of evidence FOR you, you can’t be bothered to consider this as a possibility? What a lazy sh*t you are. And obnoxious. Hopefully, your extreme SNARK will somehow help keep you healthy while you ignore the work of others. You know what that snark will NOT DO? Make you socially acceptable to anyone.

  • homasapiens

    I do consider it as a possibility.

  • Luccim

    $$ There’s no money in CBD like there is in the development of other drugs. If CBD heals and other prescription meds are stopped, that’s viewed as a financial loss for the drug co. In USA $$ is higher priority than health until the majority step up to complain and put the drug companies out of business for good.

  • Mrs.C. Burella

    Are you aware that Keppra’s side effects include social withdrawl. I’m not affiliated with Family Hope Center in Pennsylvania, but you really should check them out. I personally know of a little girl who was having multiple seizures before doing their program. Within 14 weeks she was successful off all seizure meds.

  • Mrs.C. Burella

    Funny how the world is suddenly interested in her herbology. This is just herbal medicine.

  • AutismDadd

    I’ve read marijuana is good for seizures. Perhaps this child’s ability to finally talk is due tothe oil affecting some brain issue such as stuttering

  • AutismDadd

    We tried secretin. Stopped sleep issues after one injection and it gave our child an appetite, 2 very positive effects.

  • troydub

    Marijuana is marijuana. It doesn’t matter who’s selling it. What people aren’t understanding however, is that it’s not the plant itself, but a part of the plant. Cannabinoids is the component with varying properties, not the oil. Two days of taking pot oil pills isn’t going to create a miracle. Like most sites like this one, they’re leaving our pertinent information, like what was causing kid to be mute in the first place…. If you still don’t think it’s bullshit… the kid’s vocabulary/speech would be recognizable right out of the gate, he has to learn how to move his mouth, vocal cords and lips to be able to make the sound.

  • RAY

    I agree with you 100%

  • RAY

    what we all need to do is find an herb or some home remedy for what ales us, and boycott all these prescriptions until the Food and Drug Administration gets the hint that we are not going to take their drugs with too many side effects when there is something better by nature . We are all tired of the Drug Companies in the USA.

  • RAY

    because it worked , can’t you read?????

  • J A

    Are you a dunce? Grab a dunce cap!

  • Merciberci

    Not quite. A lot of autistic kids who can’t speak do actually have ALL the necessary information somewhere in the brain. The important thing is trying to find a way to promote “neuro-plasticity”. Some will only talk when on a horse for example. The CBD treatment in this case seems to have done the trick for this particular child. Be happy for them please.

  • troydub

    Go back and reread what was written without your inferences. IE, read exactly what was written, as it was written. Cannabinoids are also found in a plethora of edible products, including black pepper.