A young boy with Dravet syndrome has been given a form of medical marijuana at his school for more than a year, but now the California Department of Education says the act is illegal under federal law and the school can no longer administer the treatment.
Jayden David has been receiving a drop of CBD, which is a form of medical marijuana, during his lunch at his school in Modesto, Calif., for a year and a half, but that practice ended on Friday, according to KCRA.
"We brought in legal counsel and found out more information than what we knew before," Debra Hendricks, the superintendent of the Sylvan Union School District, said. "Apparently, we can no longer assist the child with dispensing medication at school."
Now, David’s father Jason, needs to pick up his son during lunch to give him the medication 1,000 feet from campus.
From all reports, the CBD has completely changed Jayden’s life for the better.
Back in August, Mail Online reported that when Jayden was just a baby he was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, which causes him to have violent seizures several times a day. He was prescribed a dozen different medications and was taking 22 pills a day.
When the family tried the medical marijuana as a last resort more than two years ago, the helpful effects were seen on day one.
‘(The) first day I gave him medical marijuana, thank God. (It was) the first day he went seizure free in his life,’ Jason David had said.
Jason says that ever since his son has been on CBD, he has transitioned from the severely handicapped class to an autistic program.
"He's at school doing amazing," Jayden’s father said. "He's running, playing with other children (and) not in a wheelchair anymore."
Jayden can legally use CBD with a prescription in California under the Compassionate Use Act.