Cathy Jordan is 48 years old. When she was 36, she was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was told that she would not live for 5 years. After two years on prescribed medication, her condition was deteriorating. She experienced bouts of uncontrollable crying and stopped using the prescribed medicines except for Clonapin to aid in sleeping. She started smoking two marijuana cigarettes per day. Her appetite returned. The marijuana eases the constant twitching in her extremities, the pain from muscle spasms, the ache in her hands and neck, and the headaches. Not only is she alive after 12 years, but she still can talk as much as ever.