Among the most convincing factors in the argument for legalization is the testimony offered by children whom cannabis has helped contend with illness. Perhaps only war veterans healed from their PTSD seem to convince skeptics more effectively than stories of children who no longer suffer from seizures.
Haborside patient Jayden David is one of the ill kids who changed weed, as news outlets all over the country covered his story. Inspired by stories like David’s, Ireland launched a five-year MED pilot program.
- Back during the first Obama Administration, David’s bout with a kind of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome gained national coverage, because cannabis helped it.
- Jayden’s father Jason became a model for parents desperate for options and a reference point for open-minded physicians and legislators previously on the fence about the drug.