Cannabis Helps Jacqueline Patterson Reduce Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

By LUKE SLISZ  |  December 9, 2013

Cerebal Palsy is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement.

At some point very early in life, either while a baby is still growing in the womb, during birth or shortly after, something happens to interfere with the normal development of the brain or to injure the brain tissues.

This abnormal development or injury disrupts the nerve signals between the brain and the muscles, leading to problems with movement, posture and coordination as the child grows up.

While some people are severely affected, others have only minor disruption, depending on which parts of the brain are not functioning properly.

It’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 400 children may have cerebral palsy, according to BBC Health.

After Jacqueline was reported for cannabis possession, she moved to California after succeeding in a court case that the consumption was strictly for medicinal purposes:

These clips are taken from the documentary ‘In Pot We Trust’ which displays 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:

http://youtu.be/7qTsS6nAqjA

 

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