Approximately three years ago 12-year-old Alexis Bortell had to leave her home in Texas in order to treat her severe form of epilepsy — known as intractable epilepsy — with cannabis.
Now she is challenging the U.S. Controlled Substance Act by suing Attorney General Jeff 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.
The suit aims to prove that the Controlled Substances Act, the statute governing federal drug policy, is unconstitutional as it relates to marijuana, according to Alexis’ attorney, Michael S. Hiller. Read more at NBC News.