Now she's suing Sessions so that others like her won't have to leave home in fear of retribution from the federal government if they, too, use medical marijuana.
Bortell's family moved to Colorado to be able to access medical marijuana to manage her epilepsy.
The lawsuit was filed in July 2017 in the Southern District of NY where the legal text for the case said that it "stands to benefit tens of millions of Americans who require, but are unable to safely obtain, Cannabis for the treatment of their illnesses, diseases and medical conditions, the successful treatment of which is dependent upon its curative properties."Bortell's lawsuit is not only against Sessions and the Justice Department, but also against the Drug Enforcement Agency".
Alexis Bortell said she hopes her lawsuit will normalize medical marijuana but legalizing it, "We'll be able to be treated like what you call "normal" families".
A drop of THC twice a day has kept her seizure-free for two and a half years, but Bortell said the federal law restricting marijuana use prevents her from returning to her native Texas. She's joined in her lawsuit by another child, a military veteran, a marijuana advocacy group and ex-Denver Broncos player Marvin Washington, KDVR reported.
Whether she's successful in suing Sessions or not, Alexis is just hoping to spread awareness and be looked at like everyone else.
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"Our objective is to have the Controlled Substances Act as it pertains to cannabis declared unconstitutional so that Alexis, Jagger, Jose and the millions of other Americans who require medical cannabis can live healthy and productive lives", Hiller said.
At the heart of the lawsuit is that while 29 states and three U.S. territories have cleared cannabis for medical use, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act According to the Drug Enforcement Agency's schedule (created in 1971), it means cannabis has "high potential for abuse" and "no now accepted medical use in treatment in the United States". THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient in marijuana that makes people feel "high".
Alexis told the outlet western medicine wasn't helping to stop or control her seizures and doctors had begun to suggest she undergo an invasive brain surgery procedure.
In Bortell's case, she can not travel without cannabis oil-a treatment she has opted for over brain surgery-and that limits her ability to visit her grandparents' home state of Texas (where medical marijuana is illegal) or to go onto military bases with her veteran parents, reports NBC News. "She lost her home". Had she remained in Texas, where medical marijuana is illegal, her next best medical option would have been brain surgery. She also can't visit national parks or go to Disney World.
Her parents are backing her all the way.
That leaves Bortell, and patients like her, in limbo.
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