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California School Stops Administering Medical Marijuana to Student
    #692299 - 11/06/13 07:47 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)


MODESTO, CA — The father of a 7 year old California boy, who suffers from epileptic seizures, says that his son’s school has stopped giving his son medical marijuana after over a year.

Jason David says his son Jayden, who suffers from Gervais Syndrome, which causes him to have severe epileptic seizures, has been on a CBD based medication which the school’s nurse has been administering at lunch for the past year and a half.

Since Jayden began taking the medicine, which does not produce a “high”,  his seizures have reduced and he has been able to stay in school.

“Now, he’s at school doing amazing. He’s running, playing with other children and not in a wheelchair anymore”, David said.

But that came to a stop on Friday, when school officials notified David that they would be unable to administer the boy’s medication.

Sylvan Union School District superintendent Debra Hendricks says that until now, the school nurse has been administering the medicine in “good faith” to the student, but lawyers from the county office of education, referencing marijuana’s current federal Schedule I status as an illegal drug, told her to stop.

We brought in our legal counsel and finding out more information than what we knew before,” says Hendricks. “Apparently, we can no longer assist the child with dispensing medication during the day at school.”

David must now pick up his son every day at lunch and take him 1,000 feet from the school to administer the medicine.

“To me, it’s inhumane. It’s inhumane not give a child something that is saving their life,” David said about the school district’s decision. “I have to be thankful for what we do have and he has been doing amazing. And I just pray to God to help us out through this fight.”

Medical marijuana is allowed in California, and 20 other jurisdictions in the United States, including Washington, DC, but remains illegal at the federal level.  Meanwhile, there is a growing movement among parents pushing for access to CBD-based medical marijuana for children, especially for controlling seizures.


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Re: California School Stops Administering Medical Marijuana to Student [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #692988 - 11/10/13 05:50 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)


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Re: California School Stops Administering Medical Marijuana to Student [Re: P-O]
    #693001 - 11/10/13 07:31 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)


...once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right...

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Re: California School Stops Administering Medical Marijuana to Student [Re: Sham87]
    #693442 - 11/12/13 07:30 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Hey at least the nurse was doing it before she was forced to stop, that's pretty surprising. Modesto isn't exactly the most open minded area of California.

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