Disabled Colorado Student Suspended For Having Medical Marijuana
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.