The Brookings Institute has released a new documentary titled The Life She Deserves: Medical Marijuana in the United States, reports The Cannifornian. The 20-minute film focuses on the life of young epilepsy sufferer Jen Collins.

Jen spent most of her life cycling through various medications and increasingly heavy dosages before her mother saw a video of a boy from California who was using cannabis oil to control his own seizures.

Once Jen began to use cannabis oil herself things drastically changed for her.

"I thought that was my normal at the time. But now that I’m looking back on it, I see how really awful it was."

"I didn’t feel like I had a life until a few months ago," Jen remarks.

The family eventually chose to leave Virginia and settle in a state that allows medical marijuana. Recently though, they returned to Virginia to lobby the state legislature - and the state has since legalized some forms of medical marijuana.

You can watch the documentary below.