Let 12-Year-Old Girl Have Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Treatment!

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency
12-year-old Alexis Bortell moved to Colorado with her family in order to legally obtain a cannabis oil that has been the only effective treatment she has found for her epilepsy. Bortell's seizures began when she was just seven, and by the time she was in middle school, doctors were recommending brain surgery. Luckily, she first tried a cannabis oil called Haleigh's Hope, and hasn't had a seizure in two and a half years.

Unfortunately, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug at the federal level, the same classification as heroin, which places several restrictions on where Bortell and other medical marijuana users can take their medication, making it extremely difficult to manage their conditions. That's why Bortell is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA.

Please sign this petition in solidarity with Alexis Bortell asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA to make medical marijuana legal across the country!

Alexis Bortell, along with another minor, a military veteran, and former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Marvin Washington, filed a lawsuit asking for medical marijuana to be legalized so that millions of Americans who need cannabis can obtain it to manage their medical conditions. People shouldn't have to move to another state just to obtain medical treatment.

Decriminalizing medical marijuana would also allow patients to travel across state lines or onto federal property with their medication. Currently, Bortell cannot visit the extended family she left behind in Texas or visit a national park with her medication.

If you believe that 12-year-old Alexis Bortell deserves to live a healthy life, free from debilitating seizures, please sign and share this petition demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA make medical marijuana legal across the country.

Learn more about Alexis' story at www.teamalexis.org and www.oneluvorganics.com.
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