Georgia parents get son back; lost custody after letting him use marijuana to relieve seizures

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 15:32:52-04

A Georgia teen taken from his parents over marijuana use is going home.

A judge's ruling sent 15-year-old David Ray back to his mother and stepfather, who admitted giving the teen marijuana. 

Suzeanna and Matthew Brill say Ray suffers debilitating seizures, with relief coming only from marijuana.

A child welfare worker called investigators to the family home, south of Atlanta, in April. 

Local sheriff's deputies arrested the Brills on reckless conduct charges.

Ray was then removed from the home.

The judge sent Ray home under a year-long protective order. It mandates regular visits with child services and regular drug testing.

"I texted my mom this morning after we, we were talking for a couple of minutes and said, 'I'm coming home' with an exclamation mark after it," Ray said.