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Jayden David, 6, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. Jayden takes a form of medical marijuana that is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion he receives four times a day doesn’t make him high. However, the type of marijuana he needs is difficult to find, and federal authorities are threatening to shut down the dispensary his father, Jason David, works with to find that strain.

For more information about Jayden’s progress go to¬†facebook.com/jasonandjaydensjourney

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