In Pot We Trust ~ Showtime documentary

Without a doubt, the best medical marijuana documentary we have ever seen.  Enjoy!

We couldn’t have said it better:

In Pot We Trust doesn’t make you want to smoke pot. It will make you want to give all your pot to Jacqueline Patterson. Jacqueline has celebral palsy, which manifests itself most notably in the form of a severe stutter. When she uses medical marijuana, Jacqueline can speak much more quickly and clearly, because the drug relieves her muscle tension. The difference is so obvious, I don’t know how anyone could watch this and say marijuana isn’t medicine.

In Pot We Trust tells the story of four medical marijuana patients, against the backdrop of last year’s Hinchey-Rohrabacher vote. The filmmakers follow MPP‘s Aaron Houston through the halls of Congress, then join the DEA as they uproot marijuana plants in the hills of California. Marijuana experts such asLester Grinspoon provide insight into the drug’s benefits, while prohibitionists Joe Califano and Robert Dupont explain why they’ve dedicated themselves to criminalizing sick people.

The film is invaluable because patients themselves make the best spokespeople for medical marijuana. The ulterior motives so often attributed to the medical marijuana legalization effort become irrelevant here, as we meet the actual people whose health and wellbeing lies at the center of this controversy.

I won’t ruin the ending, but in case you haven’t heard, patients who rely on medical marijuana to maintain their quality of life are still criminals under federal law. (from “Stop the Drug War“)

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If you only have a moment or two, be sure to watch the effects of marijuana on Jaqueline’s cerebral palsy, a clip from “In Pot We Trust”:

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Then again, if you have only 2 minutes and need a good laugh, here is the issue taken up by Larry David on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”:


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3 thoughts on “In Pot We Trust ~ Showtime documentary

  1. It made me so very angry seeing the hypocrisy involved in depriving these people and so many more effective relief from their suffering.

    I teared up seeing the anxiety of the young woman with the stutter, worried she would be denied the relief allowing her to live as normal a life as possible and function as a mother for her daughter.

    I curse the politicians who know the lie they perpetuate as they have a medical marijuana user functioning on Capitol Hill expressly because a couple of joints a day controls his glaucoma. They are so vindictive that his will be the last time they make allowances for such usage.

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