Disabled Colorado Springs student’s medical pot prompts suspension

COLORADO SPRINGS — A disabled Sand Creek High School student was suspended Monday after school officials discovered medical marijuana in his lunch box, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Jackson Stormes, 16, has constant seizures because of Dravet Syndrome, which has left him severely disabled. His mother, Jennie Stormes, says cannabis is the only medicine that has stemmed the seizures. Instead of seizing for 30 to 60 minutes at a time, the episodes last only two to three minutes.

The family moved from New Jersey to get better access to medical marijuana. Jennie Stormes said she accidentally put yogurt mixed with cannabis pills in Jackson’s lunch on Monday, and she got a call from the school around lunch that he had been suspended for bringing a controlled substance to school.

“I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,'” Jennie Stormes told KKTV. “He didn’t do anything. Jack does not have the ability to form that intent. He didn’t make lunch, he didn’t pack lunch.”

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