12 year old girl from Colorado sues Jeff Sessions
Even children are coming forward and resisting Trump administration and its Department of Jutice. A 12 year old girl in Colorado is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions over what the lawsuit claims is an unconstitutional federal prohibition on medical marijuana.
Girl named, Alexis Bortell, who uses a strain of cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope to keep seizures at bay, told Fox 31 in Denver that she hopes the lawsuit will at least normalize medical marijuana. Her best hope, she said, is that it will legalize it nationwide.
Currently Marijuana is classified as a scheduled one drug, with heroin and also considered as one of the dangerous substance like cocaine, meth and fentanyl.
But Bortell and others contend that marijuana does, in fact, carry some medical benefits, and that the current federal prohibition ignores people that have been helped by the drug.
Bortell and her family moved to Colorado to be able to legally obtain cannabis oil to treat her epilepsy. Doctors in her home state of Texas had even discussed the possibility of brain surgery for the young girl. Fox 31 reported
Bortell told News media “I’d say it’s a lot better than brain surgery,”
Medical marijuana has so far been legalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C. While the substance is still prohibited at the federal level, certain protections prevent the Justice Department from using federal funds to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where the substance is legal.
Civil rights groups and various health experts have been arguing for the legalization of medical Marijuana in the United States, however Trump administration has a hostile approach towards the demand.