MODESTO, Calif. (KXTV/CNN) - A California father could face legal trouble over giving his young son medical marijuana.
But Jason David says it's the only thing that's helped get the boy's rare form of epilepsy under control. He says his son consumes the type of marijuana that he says doesn't contain THC, which is the chemical that produces a high.
It's kept in the refrigerator, then heated to a liquid when it's time to take it.
The 6-year-old suffered violent seizures and was taking so many medications he was suffering withdrawals from trying to quit so many of them.
David says he's convinced the pot has saved his son's life. He says it was a doctor who suggested he try the marijuana to begin with.
"It was really a life or death situation. If I were you I would try anything to save your son's life. When you see your kid suffer every single day. My son had a seizure every single day for four-and-a-half-years. I'm getting my son back from being a zombie to becoming a human again," said David.
He says his son has made a remarkable improvement.
Modesto, California police say medical marijuana use is legal based on a doctor's orders.
They say when an adult gives a child pot without a prescription it's time to investigate.