Girl, 11, suing to legalize medical cannabis

DALLAS – An 11-year-old North Texas girl who had to flee to Colorado is now suing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to legalize medical cannabis.

“I just want kids like me to be able to do what a number kids are able to do,” said Alexis Bortell in a Skype interview with WFAA from her new home in Colorado.

Alexis lived in Rowlett until two years ago. Pharmaceuticals couldn’t stop her crippling seizures, so her family packed up and moved to Denver where they discovered medical marijuana is the only thing that could help their oldest daughter.

It’s not the kind of medical marijuana that’s smoked but rather a blend of THC and CBD cannabis oil.

“I haven’t had a seizure in 866 days,” said Alexis.


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