A 12-year-old is suing Jeff Session to legalize medical marijuana

A 12-year-old girl who uses cannabis oil to treat her seizures is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over what the lawsuit calls an unconstitutional federal prohibition on medical marijuana.

Alexis Bortell was born with epilepsy, and no traditional medicines seemed to help. As her seizures became more and more frequent, her doctors started recommending brain surgery.

“As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because it’s illegal in Texas,” Bortell told FOX 31.

Since starting a regiment of one drop of liquid THC in the morning and one drop at night, Bortrell has not had a seizure in 2 and a half years.

“I’d say it’s a lot better than brain surgery,” the sixth-grader said.

Despite the widespread reports of the incredible medical potential of marijuana, the substance is still classified as a Schedule One drug, outranking cocaine, meth, and fentanyl. Meanwhile, medical marijuana has been legalized on the state level by 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Sessions has repeatedly been outspoken against marijuana, and many experts fear he may soon make moves to undo an amendment which prevents federal funds from prosecuting marijuana users in states where marijuana is legal.

“I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” Sessions said last September. “It doesn’t strike me that the country would be better if it’s being sold at every street corner.”

There is currently no evidence to suggest that legalizing marijuana increases drug users or crime activity in America.

Bortrell hopes the legislation will help to normalize medical marijuana, and in her wildest dreams, she hopes the case might even legalize the substance nationwide.

“I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home,” Bortell said, saying if marijuana was legalized, “We’ll be able to be treated like what you call ‘normal’ families.”