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

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Family treats 11-year-old boy with medical marijuana
"It's difficult because when Alex has a behavior like biting himself or hitting himself, or lashing out at others, he can't communicate and tell us why," Roberts said. "In the middle of Alex's brain is this growth which is actually blocking the flow of fluid around his brain." The growths are a result of his tuberous sclerosis.