12-year-old Alexis Bortell is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seeking a better legalization of medical marijuana across the country after she and her family were forced to move from their home in Texas to Colorado.
Bortell suffers from epilepsy and her particular form cannot be safely controlled by existing FDA-approved treatments and procedures.
When her family decided to give marijuana a shot, the young girl found ‘immediate relief from her seizures’.
So she, her father, and even former NFL player Marvin Washington have filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against Sessions, the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency in July.
I totally get it and personally I would support her but I wonder why they moved to Colorado when medical marijuana is already legal in 29 states, as well as Washington D.C.?
Either way… we’ll see what happens. I think Sessions may have his hands full right now, though.
What do you think? Do you support this little girl and her cause?
Alexis, whose family moved to Colorado from Texas to take advantage of the state’s legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, had been suffering since she was 7 from a form of epilepsy that cannot be safely controlled with FDA-approved treatments and procedures, the lawsuit says.
As a result, she often had multiple seizures a day. “Nothing she tried worked,” the suit states. When her family finally tried a form of marijuana, the girl found “immediate relief from her seizures.”
“Since being on whole-plant medical Cannabis, Alexis has gone more than two years seizure-free,” the suit says.
The suit contends that Alexis won’t be able to return to her native Texas where she hopes to attend college because she would be subject to arrest if she continued to use marijuana to control her seizures.