Dennis Lane suffers from Crohn's disease and ileitis. He has excruciating stabbing stomach pain and spasms, nausea, inability to eat, frequent diarrhea, and he is lactose-intolerant. Cannabis relieves most of the symptoms and sparks his appetite. The pain is reduced, the spasms and nausea are gone, and he is not weak.

In addition, Dennis sustained a serious injury to his back in an automobile accident. Cannabis reduces the spasms from his back injury. His doctor agrees that cannabis is appropriate treatment. However he has been arrested four times for using cannabis. In prison, he lost one pound every day, because he was denied his medicine. Dennis ran for Governor of Vermont on the Grassroots Party to promote medical marijuana.