I never review anything online, but after watching this documentary, felt compelled to. This film literally brought me to tears and has opened my eyes to the practice and use of medical marijuana. I am a non-smoker, but highly recommend this movie. It will change you.
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Wow, man. There’s lots of heady nugs in this movie. Just pack your favorite bong, zap some popcorn, and get ready for the ride of your life.
Actually, no. 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 as Lester 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.
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”: