A 12-year-old girl, who uses medical marijuana to manage her epilepsy and resultant seizures, is suing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to legalize the drug nationwide.
Alexis Bortell, 12, and her family moved to Colorado to access medical marijuana after a pediatrician mentioned it may help Alexis’ epilepsy without invasive brain surgery.
“I have intractable epilepsy, so I have seizures that traditional medications wouldn’t really help,” Alexis said.
The 12-year-old now takes a drop of liquid THC, the principal ingredient found in cannabis, twice a day. It has kept her seizure-free for 2.5 years.