Seizures cause Nic Volker to shake or stare blankly dozens of times most days, despite medication and a special diet, his mother says.She wants the 9-year-old to try something that has helped children with seizure disorders: cannabidiol, or CBD, an ingredient in marijuana that isn’t psychoactive but is illegal in Wisconsin and most states.
Nic Volker, 9, glances away while taking a break from a video game after school at his family's home in Monona, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. M.P. KING -- State Journal
Amylynne Santiago Volker brings her son, Nic Volker, 9, a cup of ice water as he eats an after-school snack at their home. M.P. KING -- State Journal
Nic Volker, 9, plays with the family dog. M.P. KING -- State Journal