Alexis Bortell’s story has attracted attention across Texas.
"Medical cannabis will help me," the 9-year-old told WFAA.com. "It's illegal in Texas, and we're trying to change that."
Two Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Stephanie Klick of Fort Worth, recently introduced legislation to legalize medical marijuana — not the kind you smoke, but rather cannabis oil. But it won’t be legal anytime soon.
In the meantime, Alexis’ family has decided to move to Colorado, where it is legal. See the WFAA.com report.