Source: Facebook via Alexis Bortell
A 12-year-old Colorado girl is suing Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in hopes to legalize medical marijuana nationwide.
My firm just sued the U.S. Gov't in a landmark case challenging the constitutionality of laws criminalizing cannabis. pic.twitter.com/O0Ztclg62L
— Michael Hiller (@PremierNYAtty) July 24, 2017
The lawsuit claims federal prohibition of medical marijuana is unconstitutional.
Alexis Bortell – who suffers from epilepsy – was forced to move to Colorado with her family in order to treat her condition. She uses a strain of cannabis oil called Hayleigh’s Hope to keep her seizures at bay.
According to FOX 31, doctors in Alexis’ home state of Texas even discussed she undergo brain surgery for her epilepsy. Alexis told the news station her use of cannabis oil is “a lot better than brain surgery.”
— Alexis Bortell (@AlexisBortell) September 11, 2017
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, along with Washington D.C, but is still prohibited at the federal level.
— Alexis Bortell (@AlexisBortell) September 14, 2017
According to The Hill, Sessions has spoken out against the use of medical marijuana and has indicated taking a hard line stance against the substance.