Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe stutter and major pain and weakness on her right side. This video showcases the amazing effect of cannabis on her condition.
As a mother she doesn’t want her disability to affect her relationship with her children, so she’s sought out alternative treatment for her disorder. She’s found that cannabis is the most effective treatment for her stutter. However if she’s caught buying or smoking marijuana she could lose custody of her children. So, she drives the streets of Kansas City looking for pot. Jacqueline says it’s worth the risk because the pain she endures makes her feel as though she’s “half the mother” she wants (and needs) to be for her children.
After Jacqueline was reported for cannabis possession in Iowa, she moved to California and won a court case arguing that her consumption of marijuana was strictly for medicinal purposes.
For the full documentary, watch In Pot We Trust, which covers “a range of medical, social and political views and the medical purposes of marijuana in relation to Glaucoma, Leukaemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Exostoses and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”