A Michigan father is in jeopardy of losing custody of his 10-year-old daughter, all because he can legally smoke marijuana. Livingston Thompson Jr. has epilepsy. He’s been dealing with it for 20 years, and according to him, nothing has really helped except for the marijuana. “It relaxes me. I’m not as stressed. I discovered that my epileptic seizures — some of them are stress activated,” says Thompson.
Still, his medication of choice could cost him his daughter, Shylynn. “If I lost custody of my daughter it would crush me. They’d probably see a lot more episodes,” he says.
That’s something Shylynn can’t handle.
“If my daddy lost custody of me I’d be sad, just as sad as he would be if he lost custody of me. Because my dad has had me for ten years. And I don’t want to lose my dad,” says Shylynn.