Alexis Bortell Age, Family, Biography, Disease, Facts & More
Some Lesser Known Facts About Alexis Bortell
- In 2013, Alexis was diagnosed with life-threatening epileptic seizures, a disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain.
- In her initial treatment, she was given a ‘Depakote’ caused her tremors and spasms.
- When her parents were looking for a sign of hope, they saw a CNN special hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about medical marijuana, after which they took Alexis to neurologists in Colorado, as the drug over there is legal.
- Though it proved to be the best medication for her, she wanted to move back to Texas, as there she was eligible for free college tuition through Texas’s State Department of Education and not in Colorado.
- Hence, she became a “medical marijuana refugees”, people who temporarily shifts to Colorado from other states of the U.S. as their state is either non-state-legal-medical-cannabis jurisdictions or state-legal-medical-cannabis jurisdictions forcing restrictions.
- In 2015, she became the Face of Medical Marijuana Activism in Texas.
- In 2017, she published a book titled “Let’s Talk About Medical Cannabis.”
- In late 2017, she along with four other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the federal government, as they classified the cannabis as illegal, violates upon numerous constitutional rights.