May 18, 2015 11:30 am -


A Colorado mom is taking the blame for his medical marijuana that he brought to  school.

Jennie Stormes said she made the mistake, not her son Jaxon, and doesn’t think he should have been punished.

Jaxon, she explained, has Dravet syndrome, a condition that has left him severely disabled and suffering from seizures.

Stormes said doctors had tried everything to help reduce the seizures but nothing worked until they tried medical marijuana which is now given to Jaxon in the form of cannabis oil administered either with a syringe or through gel tablets mixed into his food.

“He no longer had 30-minute to 60-minute-long seizures; he’s having two to three-minute-long seizures max,” she said.

The treatment was so effective she moved her family from New Jersey to Colorado where medical marijuana laws are more relaxed.

But it was those tablets that landed Jaxon in hot water with school administrators at Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs last week.

Stormes said she inadvertently packed a punch for her son that contained some of those tablets. She said she got a call on the afternoon of May 11 saying Jaxon was being suspended for a day for bringing a controlled substance to school.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Disabled Colorado Student Suspended For Having Medical Marijuana

  1. Larry Schmitt May 18th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    That’s the problem with “zero tolerance” policies. No one could take the time to check his records, to find he has a legitimate need for the pills.

    • rg9rts May 20th, 2015 at 4:24 am

      That would take common sense…something sorely lacking

      • whatthe46 May 20th, 2015 at 5:15 am

        “The treatment was so effective she moved her family from New Jersey to Colorado…” that being the case, why not have his prescription on file in the nurses office at his school? why not have his medication in the nurses office? he would have had his meds there on demand. please people, prove me wrong about my thoughts that this is just a scam by this mother. ray cha’srles (RIP) could see something’s not quite as it should be. or maybe, again, it’s just me.

        • rg9rts May 20th, 2015 at 7:49 am

          Do you think the school would have learned anything if he had a 2 hour seizure?

    • whatthe46 May 20th, 2015 at 5:05 am

      i guess i’m the only one thinking outside of the box on this one. do you all know something i don’t know?

  2. rg9rts May 20th, 2015 at 4:23 am

    School administrators are stupid nation wide…

    • whatthe46 May 20th, 2015 at 5:04 am

      please read my post just above yours. i could be wrong in my thinking, but, i suppose it’s up for a good debate.

  3. whatthe46 May 20th, 2015 at 5:03 am

    “Stormes said she inadvertently packed a punch for her son that contained some of those tablets.” i’m confused. (not that unusual) but, how on earth were they able to ascertain that his punch had pills (tablets) in it? this makes no sense to me.

    read it again… i knew it made no sense. i think the writer wanted to say, “pack a ‘LUNCH'” lol.ou
    now that being said. i feel for this kid. but, i have this sneaky suspicion, call me a cynic if you want, but, i think this mother made a conscious decision to make it known those “tablets” were there so she can do a “gofundme” lotto. “poor me, blah blah blah.” MARK my words everyone reading. in 3…2…1, it’s going to happen.