For the past two years, Marie Myung-Ok Lee has been giving her son with autism, J., legalized marijuana to reduce his violent behaviors and gastrointestinal pain. Medical Marijuana has replaced the powerful psychotropic drugs that mute his violent behaviors but do nothing for his pain. There are also harsh potential side effects from such drugs including “permanent tics, diabetes, and death”. Mrs. Lee believes that medical marijuana has been a “qualified success”. She is now able to enjoy her son’s company instead of dealing with what she calls “being held hostage by his autism in a house full of screams, destruction, and three very unhappy people”.