Bill would allow marijuana oils for Del. kids with seizures

Rylie Maedler, 9, of Rehoboth Beach plays with brother Korban, 3. Rylie suffers from non-epileptic seizures and is pushing for legislation that would allow Delaware minors to use marijuana oils to treat seizures.(Photo: CHUCK SNYDER/Special to the News Journal)

Rylie Maedler's seizures started after 2013 surgery to remove a benign but aggressive tumor that spread from her jaw to the palate of her mouth.

Now Maedler's seizures come and go, but can have a devastating impact.

They leave the Rehoboth Beach 9-year-old dizzy, her legs numb and immobile, and with headaches that can last for days.

But drugs used to treat the seizures have had their own troubling effects. One of the medicines doctors prescribed made her lethargic and unwilling to participate in normal activities.

"Like a zombie," says Janie Maedler, Rylie's mother.

Another drug's symptoms were even more concerning. The medicine caused her to become extremely agitated, and fight...

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