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Our goal in releasing “The Life She Deserves” is to encourage discussion about the dysfunctional relationship between federal and state policy surrounding medical marijuana in the U.S by highlighting the confusion, unimaginable obstacles, and uncertainty they create for patients and families who need help. It is our hope that you will want to share your experience watching the film with others. If you are interested in hosting a screening, contact Tracy Viselli at

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Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states—but according to the federal government, it’s also illegal everywhere. Learn how this bizarre situation is harming patients and their families in a new Brookings documentary short film: #TheLifeSheDeserves

What if you had to choose between suffering from a debilitating illness and breaking the law? Watch what happens when one family is forced to navigate America’s outdated medical marijuana laws. #TheLifeSheDeserves

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