Watch this: Smoking medical marijuana transforms woman with Cerebral Palsy

Posted on: 3:55 pm, December 9, 2013, by , updated on: 03:58pm, December 9, 2013

(KTVI) – This is a clip from the documentary, “In Pot We Trust.” The film explores the politics and treatments associated with medical marijuana.

Jacqueline Patterson has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The disease disrupts the signals between the brain and the muscles. This causes problems with movement, posture, coordination and speech.

She was reported for cannabis possession in Kansas City. Patterson won a court case arguing that her consumption of marijuana was strictly for medicinal purposes. Watch the video to see the dramatic change in her behavior after she smokes marijuana.

This is an excerpt of a letter she wrote to the Kansas City Star, “I was born with cerebral palsy and discovered early on that cannabis mitigated the most painful physical and emotional manifestations of my disorder. I later learned that cannabis can help stutterers speak more clearly and that decades ago, doctors discovered the herb’s ability to alleviate muscle spasms, from which I also suffer.

A year ago my children and I reluctantly fled our home in Kansas City and headed for the sanctuary of California’s Compassionate Use Act.” Read more here .


  • Curt says:

    I cried after watching this video. How dare our government lie to us fr all these years about such a useful plant. How many people have suffered needlessly because of the war on cannabis? My government sickens me!!

    • Karen says:

      And it’s not like the government is stopping anything. People still smoke it daily. Didn’t they learn anything from proabition?

  • Karen says:

    I have Lupus. At times the pain can get so unbearable that I can’t just live a normal life. After I took one hit from a pipe, I felt the pain in my shoulders and knees just dissipate. I was actually able to sleep without waking up because my body hurts so bad. I wish MO would legalize it so I won’t feel guilty about doing something illegal to ease my pain.

  • Katherine says:

    I had my jaw dislocated from having my wisdom teeth pulled. Was extremely painful. The pain meds I was given did not help at all. Was up for 3 days straight from the pain. Doctor prescribed stronger pills. But no relief. My neighbor suggested a few hits of marijuana. Not really into it cause all it ever did was make me sleep and hungry, lol. I was willing to do whatever to stop the pain. Best idea ever! Only took 2 hits and within 10 mins, no more pain. I was actually crying from tears of relief instead of tears of pain. I can only imagine the hundreds of thousands of people who live with extreme pain every day of their lives. Lets just legalize it already and put it to good use for these people who suffer. We only have one life. Why not allow these people to be able to live the best life they can pain free?

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