When it became clear that cannabis oil was having a positive impact on Rylie’s recovery, Janie decided to enter the realm of politics to ensure others could have access to the life-saving medicine. She single-handedly fought for Delaware to have a Pediatric Medical Marijuana law which was later passed and named Rylie’s Law. Janie then went on to fight for Delaware’s Pediatric Medical card holders to be allowed their cannabis oil on school property. Rylie’s Law and SB181 — the “amendment” to Rylie’s Law — were both passed by unanimous votes through all Health Committees, the Senate, and the House.
Now that Rylie is legally allowed to continue taking cannabis oil — and on school grounds, no less, she and her family continue to advocate for the use of marijuana as a medicine. At present, the Maedlers are pushing for autism to be added to the list of afflictions permissible to be treated with the natural herb.