Federal Medical Marijuana Crackdown In CA Threatens Life Of 6-Year-Old Boy
Joe | Sep 17, 2012 | Comments 1
Many of you remember the story of Jayden David; in fact, once you hear Jayden’s story, it’s impossible to forget. Now 6 years old, Jayden suffers a rare from of epilepsy, and he was featured on an episode of “Weed Wars,” a reality TV series that highlighted Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the world. This summer Harborside was told by the federal government to shut down, leaving many people to wonder where their medication will come from.
One of those people is Jayden’s father, Jason, who now faces the prospect of losing access to a medicine that is helping his son tremendously.
Down from 22 prescription pills per day to four, he [Jayden] now eats solid food, responds to his father’s incessant requests for kisses and dances in his Modesto living room to the “Yo Gabba Gabba!” theme song. The frequency and intensity of his seizures have been greatly reduced.
The tincture that Jayden takes lacks THC, but is rich in CBD. CBD-rich medicine is only now making a comeback in the cannabis-breeding world due to its amazing medical properties, so it is not widely available. One of the places to get it is Harborside, but the feds say Harborside is just too big and, as a consequence, must be doing something wrong.
The only thing wrong here is the federal government restricting medical access. Restricting access for sick people, whether they are 80 or whether they are kids like Jayden, is the height of callousness. Jayden and his father were given a miracle, only to have the federal government step in and try to take it away.
How much more can sick people endure at the hands of this administration?