12-year-old epilepsy patient sues Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana

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Alexis Bortell is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions so she can legally use medical cannabis in her hometown.

The 12-year-old filed a lawsuit against Sessions over the federal classification of marijuana as an addictive drug with no medical value, reports KDVR.

“As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it’s illegal in Texas,” said Bortell, who hasn’t experienced a seizure since using liquid THC drops in over two years.

Bortell’s family uses a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope, and is just one of many families forced to move to states that have legal medical programs.

“I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home,” Bortell told KDVR.

The lawsuit also includes another minor, a military veteran, and former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Marvin Washington. The federal government has already lost a motion to dismiss the case.

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Oscar Pascual

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