Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another doctor becomes pro-marijuana

[I realize this is now old news, but whatevs, right?]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, apologizes for ignoring marijuana's medical potential in 2009. After travelling the world, meeting with medical experts and medical marijuana patients, Gupta concludes "We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States."


•Marijuana laws are not based on science.

•Marijuana doesn't have a "high potential for abuse" and doesn't lead people to use other drugs.

•In some medical cases, marijuana is "the only thing that works."

•It's safer than a lot of prescription drugs. There are no cases of anyone who died from a marijuana overdose.

•76% of doctors believe in it.

•Withdrawal symptoms are minor.

•The system is biased against research into medical marijuana's benefits. Only 6% of research on marijuana published in the last year analyzed benefits. The other 93% are designed primarily to investigate harm.

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