A Major Fight for Minor Marijuana


Wed, Apr 1, 2015 - 12:58pm -- (View the original DFWChild.com article.)


Alexis Bortell has been using marijuana since March 2. She’s not a pothead, a Deadhead or a Wall Street banker winding down from a 15-hour workday. She’s a 9-year-old Texan who’s spent the last two years in and out of hospitals and the school nurse’s office, fighting the symptoms of intractable epilepsy — a fancy name for epilepsy that medicine can’t seem to soothe. That is until she tried cannabis.

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas is quoted in this article.

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