Carlos Norman Abetya became a quadriplegic from an automobile accident. He experienced involuntary spasms of his legs that were so violent they literally catapulted him from his wheelchair. The pain was unbearable. Valium prescribed for this problem was not as effective as cannabis. The spasticity ceased almost immediately with just a few puffs on a cannabis cigarette. There were no side effects, such as those from Valium.

Carlos also suffers from rapid spikes in his blood pressure. Once he nearly died. One puff from a cannabis cigarette, and all the symptoms vanished. The spasticity in his legs, the pains from spasms in his abdomen, and the regulation of his heart are all controlled immediately with cannabis.