Jennifer & Beth Collins with George Burroughs (film director)

Apr 21, 2018, 04:55 AM

A new short documentary, The Life She Deserves: Medical Marijuana in the U.S. has premiered in Hollywood. Made by the Brookings Institution it tells the story of Jennifer Collins and the journey that she’s been on to find a treatment to control her chronic epilepsy. 

It is a very intimate portrait of Jennifer and her family’s struggle with her condition - how they discovered the beneficial properties of medical marijuana - but also how they now live with the stigma and legal uncertainty that surrounds the use of medical cannabis. 

On BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night, with Rhod Sharp, I spoke to Jennifer, her mother Beth and the film's director, George Burroughs.

Watch the film