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Alexis Bortell returns to Texas for cannabis conference

Alexis Bortell
Alexis Bortell

Alexis Bortell will be making a short return to Texas later this month for a cannabis conference in Fort Worth.

A 9-year-old Alexis originally had to leave the state in 2015 when her family moved to Colorado in order to obtain cannabis oil to treat her seizures. This happened immediately after a major seizure which severely threatened her health.

Since moving, she has only experienced one seizure, compared to the multiple seizures she was having each hour in Texas.

Her father Dean, who has taken Alexis’ story and essentially branded it as “Team Alexis” and turned it into a household name for those active in the Texas cannabis activism community, says that Alexis will be at the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo on Sunday, February 28.

It will only be for a short while though, since she’ll need to return home to Colorado to take her evening medicine.

“After the Texas legislature failed to pass inclusive medical cannabis legislation and a year in exile, Alexis will be making her brave return to DFW to officially launch the Team Alexis ground campaign to bring all medical cannabis refugees home,” he states.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

Alexis will speak from noon until 1:00 pm and be available for questions and interviews between 10:30 am and 4 pm.

He adds, “finally, if only for a few hours, Alexis will once again be able to stand with her fellow Texans in her home state.”

The conference is slated to take place over two days, both Saturday and Sunday the final weekend in February at the Fort Worth Convention Center and will be the first marijuana and hemp conference of its kind to be held in the state.

There will be several speakers, panels, and booths. However there will not be any marijuana at the expo, unlike similar conferences in states where the plant is legal.

For Alexis’ full story, click here.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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1 Comment

  1. Ann Riggs
    February 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Brave girl. Yay!