Nine-Year-Old Epilepsy Patient Takes Medical Cannabis Fight to Texas Capitol
Alexis Bortell, a 9 year-old epilepsy patient, is taking her fight to Austin to push for legal medical cannabis in Texas.
Texas bans both the medical and social use of cannabis and imposes harsher penalties for possession of oils and tinctures, the forms most commonly taken by those using cannabis for medical purposes.
After consulting with neurologists and paying visits to Colorado, where the company her father works for is based and where medical cannabis is legal, the Bortells tried medical cannabis to help Alexis. Her seizures were repressed better than any other medicine previously prescribed.
“She is a legal patient in Colorado,” according to her father. “She has been evaluated by two specialists who believe medical cannabis is her best shot at a normal childhood.”
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