Dr. Sanjay Gupta Admits He Was Wrong About Weed (Video)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has publicly apologized for his part in misleading the public about the negative effects of Cannabis. Gupta’s admission that he had not done the proper research before condemning the drug, creates a path for others to do the same.
As Cannabis legalization gains momentum, this sort of back-peddling may become the norm. Those who claimed Cannabis is harmful will have to either feign ignorance as Gupta has or simply fade from public thought. Their dated opinions holding no weight in the face of an informed public.
In his op-ed “Why I changed my mind on weed”, Gupta explains his initial opposition and subsequent change of heart:
Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled “Why I would Vote No on Pot.
“Well, I am here to apologize. I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. Surely, they must have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have “no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.
“They didn’t have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true. It doesn’t have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works.
Claiming Marijuana Can Be Safer Than Narcotics — Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN
I Was Wrong About Weed — Dr. Sanjay Gupta on The Young Turks
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, has publicly apologized for his part in misleading the public about the negative effects of Cannabis.
They get in narcotics, on morphine, Oxycontin, Dilaudid. These types of medications don’t work, maybe at all, but certainly not after a few months. People can develop tolerance to them. And you come to find that marijuana in a percentage of patients, not only does it work better than these narcotics, it’s much safer. — Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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WEED 2: Cannabis Madness CNN Special Report by Dr Sanjay Gupta
Cannabis Madness takes a look at U.S. federal laws that consider marijuana a drug with no medicinal value and serious scientists who say they’re wrong.
It is the politics of pot — the politicians vs. the patients as CNN’s award-winning chief medicine reporter & neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta puts medical marijuana under the microscope again to better understand the therapeutic uses of CBD, CBD Oil and cannabinoids.
CBD Oil comes from mar i juana’s non-psychoactive cannabis cousin, industrial HEMP. CBD is not psychoactive and is a natural constituent of hemp oil (all hemp products have CBD in them).
Dr. Sanjay Gupta calls marijuana a plant “that can work wonders” and presents the plight of families who are using the drug to help ailing children to make his larger case: that legal restrictions on the drug are keeping needy patients from potentially lifesaving medicine.
In 2014 the federal government began to give medical marijuana research a yellow light and first study of cannabis’ effects on epilepsy that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to allow a handful of U.S. doctors to administer a drug called Epidiolex to young patients.
Epidiolex is an extract that has extremely low levels of THC — the substance in marijuana that gets users high — and high levels of a substance called cannabidiol, known as CBD.
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