12-year-old girl suing to legalize marijuana nationwide

Colorado girl suing US Attorney General to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

"I would like to be able to visit my grandparents without risking being taken to a foster home", Alexis said.

Her parents are backing her all the way.

Since the 1970s, the Drug Enforcement Agency has classified marijuana as a Schedule One drug, which means it's considered a drug that poses a safety issue, has the potential for abuse and has no medicinal objective or use.

Bortell's father, Dean, criticized the federal ban as "outrageous".

"How is that rationale?" It's not compassionate either, but rationality? By the time it was 2014, the NY based Drug Policy Alliance estimated that one in every 111 American adults had been incarcerated due to the criminalizing "War on Drugs" in America.

A reason for legalizing medical use of Marijuana is because she is not the only person in this country that could be treated this was.

The young plaintiff had to move from Texas to Colorado where access and consumption of medical marijuana is legal. "How could you possibly look at someone who's benefiting from this as a medicine and threaten to take it away?"

Another child, a marijuana advocacy group, a military veteran and former Denver Broncos player Marvin Washington have also joined the suit.

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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.

"Whenever you sue the government, the deck is really stacked against you", he said. Staying in Texas, her only options were an invasive brain surgery, or accepting the recurring seizures.

Marijuana now sits in the most restrictive category according to the Controlled Substance Act - Schedule I. This places marijuana in the same boat as heroin, which significantly limits the amount of medical cannabis research that can be conducted.

Another comprehensive report by the ACLU titled "The War on Marijuana in Black and White" came out in 2013 and showed that the federal criminalization of weed had led to racially-biased arrests targeting people of color across the nation.

We stand behind you, Alexis, and we hope that marijuana is readily available to all American citizens very soon.

The sixth grader is given a drop of liquid THC in the morning and another at night.

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

Whether she's successful in suing Sessions or not, Alexis is just hoping to spread awareness and be looked at like everyone else. 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.

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