12-year-old sues Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana

Colorado girl suing US Attorney General to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Colorado girl suing US Attorney General to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

"As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it's illegal in Texas", she explained.
"How could you possibly look at someone who's benefiting from this as a medicine and threaten to take it away?" said Dean Bortell. It's not compassionate either, but rationality?

The plaintiffs now include five people: 12-year-old Alexis Bortell, who uses cannabis oil to ward of life-threatening seizures, 6-year-old Jagger Cotte who is being treated for Leigh syndrome, former NFL Linebacker Marvin Washington who has also founded Isodiol Performance which makes cannabis-based products that help with head trauma.

U.S. Attorney General is facing a lawsuit, where a Colorado young girl who suffers from epilepsy wants to legalize medical marijuana in the U.S.

As a result, she often had multiple seizures a day.

But because some states have approved marijuana for medical and other purposes while others haven't, a disparity exists that would keep patients who use cannabis therapy from moving to or traveling in states where the drug is still illegal.

Since she's been using cannabis products, Bortell has been seizure free for over two years.

"When you look at it from a distance and you see it saving their lives, me as a father and an American, I go, what are we doing?" But NBC reports Alexis doesn't want others like her to have to leave their homes just to get the treatment that works for their illnesses.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.


However, it's neighbor Germany has had medical cannabis for nearly a full year now since in January the Bundestag (German parliament) passed a law that officially made marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.

"Whenever you sue the government, the deck is really stacked against you", he said.

National restrictions on marijuana use have always been stupid and hypocritical.

So far there is no federal proposal to fully legalize marijuana in Germany, as it seems that the general opinion of medical marijuana hasn't been very popular.

The lawsuit also has additional plaintiffs in Marvin Washington, a former National Football League lineman; Jose Belen, an Army veteran; and Jagger Cotte, a 6-year-old Georgia boy with Leigh syndrome, all of whom use medicinal cannabis, according to Newsweek. "We now live in an era where 62% of Americans live in a state where the medical use of cannabis is legal at the state level".

Many states now allow use of marijuana for at least some medical reasons. But Bortell told Fox News affiliate KDVR that she would like to move back to the Lone Star State in order to pursue college and be closer to her family members.

The federal government lost its first motion to have the case dismissed.

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