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Watch the amazing change that happens when this woman with cerebral palsy smokes pot

This video excerpt from the documentary In Pot We Trust demonstrates the amazing effect cannabis has on her condition.

Jacqueline Patterson has cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder affecting her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe speech impediment along with major pain and muscle weakness on the right side of her body. This video excerpt from the documentary In Pot We Trust demonstrates the amazing effect cannabis has on her condition.

Patterson doesn’t want her condition to affect her ability to be a mother to her children, so she looked for alternative treatments. She soon discovered that cannabis released a significant amount of her tension and pain, but most notably reduced her stutter.

Unfortunately, if she’s caught buying or smoking marijuana she risks losing custody of her children.

After Patterson was reported for pot possession in Kansas City, she moved to California and won a court case arguing that her consumption of marijuana was strictly for medicinal purposes.

Watch an excerpt from In Pot We Trust below:

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  1. Jim S

    December 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Of course the idiots who are opposed to medical pot will say this was staged and she was just acting.
    Very sad. Pot can help a lot of conditions. It is most likely like pain meds that are opiates, IF you truly have pain, you do not get high from the meds. I suspect the same is true of marijuana but I don’t know for sure.

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  3. Giovanna acevedo

    December 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    This was so hard to watch, i seldomely ever get emotional… and this made me cry! I know that there isnt anything that a good mother wants more than to be the best mother she can be… and im happy that she’s found something that helps her. my only suggestion is that she consumes/ingests it differently. she should make tea or prepare the marijuana with foods specifically for her. Good luck to her, my heart goes out to this mother, may God bless her everyday, everyday.

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  6. Running4Lisa

    December 30, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Even if you truly have pain, you still get high from meds. I’ve been in crippling pain before and taken them. I’ve also used leftover pain meds a couple times just to take the edge off, like when I had to do a speech in front of class. They made me just as loopy taking them with pain as they did when I had no pain. And pot is most likely the same way.

  7. Tauna Johnson

    December 30, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Weed indeed. I don’t know how authentic this video is but it helps with my anxiety. I’ve been smoking over 30 years and I’ve never touched other drugs nor do I drink. there goes that gateway theory. A person who smoked cigarettes as long as I have weed would not be as healthy as I am!

  8. Tauna Johnson

    December 30, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I feel you 100% It’s sad so many people can be relieved with one lil plant that’s illegal simply because the lumber companies felt threatened by hemp production. Hopefully it will be legalized nationally for all those who need it’s medical benefits can get the treatment they need…. recreational use is fine too imo. ♥ great post. Have a happy New year. 😀

  9. kellyjdrummer

    January 29, 2014 at 6:28 am

    No, pot is not the same. I used to smoke it to relieve pain in my right elbow when I was a young man and worked in a cedar shingle and shake mill. I worked on the main deck and pulled bolts from the head saw to the splitting table then to the loading bin/chain. It was hell on my right elbow.

    At lunch I would smoke some marijuana and within ten minutes, the pain was completely alleviated. I suffered no light headedness, no disorientation and no side effects.

    I understand your inference, but no, it didn’t make me loopy. It was quite the opposite. I became very aware, extremely efficient and it was evident to my deck boss. He told me to keep doing what I was doing. He was 40 years my senior with me at 21-25 years of age. I am now 60.

    This took place in Aberdeen, WA. from 1975-1980.

    If I were suffering chronic pain of some sort today, I would digest it in food. I am not fond of inhaling smoke. I wasn’t then, but there were few alternatives. Today, it is much different, but I would turn to that before I would go to a doctor. If it were not effective, I wouldn’t deny a doctors recommendation at all.

    This is not an argument. This is my experience. My wife is a Pharm D. She is for legalization for any reason. It’s time we moved into the modern era and dropped the 1940-’50s persona.

  10. kellyjdrummer

    January 29, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Even though, digesting it in food effects you quicker and is not hard on your lungs. You can argue the inhalation approach, but it is a fact that smoke will damage flesh, eventually. I would ingest it for medical purposes with no questions asked, but I wouldn’t smoke it. Read my response to “Running4Lisa” above. ‘Been there, done that.’

  11. random mouse (@anoynamouse)

    March 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Yea but I still hate pot head and pot culture…even if it’s a good med.

  12. Dave Brown

    March 15, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Why does this woman and her family not move to a state with medical marijuana laws in place to help people with this sort of disorder? I understand it’s difficult to uproot your family but her arrest and conviction would be devastating for her family.

  13. Dureall Ramsdell

    August 21, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Why don’t you move?

    You statement makes as much sense as my question.

    What they need to do is stop electing the wrong party and vote in someone who will change these laws.

  14. Mark Lewis

    August 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    From the article, directly above the video, “After Patterson was reported for pot possession in Kansas City, she moved to California and won a court case arguing that her consumption of marijuana was strictly for medicinal purposes.”

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