Sanjay Gupta: "Why I changed my mind on weed"

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, says that after researching the medical value of cannabis, he now believes it can benefit people with certain medical conditions.

In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works. Take the case of Charlotte Figi, who I met in Colorado. She started having seizures soon after birth. By age 3, she was having 300 a week, despite being on seven different medications. Medical marijuana has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.

Sanjay Gupta: "Why I changed my mind on weed"

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  1. I'm amazed he lived long enough to get an MD, specialize in neurosurgery, and get a CNN gig and still believed in the DEA's good faith until quite recently. I thought that believing in the DEA's honesty was like believing in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus, and you grew out of it. How do you avoid doing that (as a doctor, especially, who would probably have heard some of the chatter about the DEA's enthusiasm for...skeptical independent evaluation... of doctor's pain-management decisions, sometimes followed by jail time)?

  2. says:

    Welcome to reality, Sanjay Gupta. While it's commendable he's apologized and finally come around, I can't say I'm impressed with how amazingly long it took him to do it.

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