Parents: Medical marijuana helps boy, 11, with severe autism

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Family treats 11-year-old boy with medical marijuana
Alex's behavior often becomes so violent, he bloodies himself. Jeremy and Karen Echols say Alex wasn't always this way. "He was happy for most of his childhood," Jeremy said, "until his behaviors popped in."

Lauren Lee from KVAL News spoke with the Echols and their son's doctor for a story set to air on KVAL News at 5 on Thursday, February 27.