“THE LIFE SHE DESERVES: MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE UNITED STATES”

The Brookings Institution recently published “The Life She Deserves,” a new documentary short film that is an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy and their fight to change medical marijuana laws.

About The Brookings Institution: It is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

About the Film:  “The Life She Deserves: Medical Marijuana in the United States” is a new documentary short film from Brookings that provides an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy. Because her legal pharmaceutical treatments cause severe side effects, Jennifer and her mother move across the country to Colorado to access medical marijuana. The therapy provides Jennifer and her family with the relief they once feared was unobtainable, but they are now faced with the stigma and legal uncertainty that surround the use of medical cannabis.

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