The Incredible Impact of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Medical Marijuana Special

Neurosurgeon tells CNN's Piers Morgan science is on the side of marijuana

NEW YORK: A little over a week ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired a one hour CNN special on medical marijuana. The impact of his special and an op-ed that he wrote for CNN - where he apologized for his past opposition to medical marijuana – has been incredible!

In the run-up to Gupta’s CNN special, his op-ed made national news and was shared more than half a million times on Facebook. Just a few years ago, he came out against medical marijuana. Yet in his op-ed he expressed regret for not studying the issue more closely and for believing the government’s propaganda.

Dr. Gupta’s show also played a critical role in improving New Jersey’s medical marijuana law. A major focus of the special is a young girl who needs medical marijuana to relieve her constant, debilitating seizures. Coincidently, there is legislation under consideration in New Jersey to expand its medical marijuana law so that minors can access it. The issue was sympathetically covered by Gupta, and within days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was being asked about the legislation. Just a few days later Christie committed to signing it.

The latest manifestation of Gupta’s impact came today when President Obama’s press secretary was asked whether Gupta’s change of heart has caused the president to re-examine his position on medical marijuana. As you might expect, Obama’s spokesman sidestepped the question, claiming he couldn’t respond because he hadn’t read Gupta’s column.

Read full article @ Huffington Post


  1. Norman Gates says

    … A plant that saves lives without poisoning your organs and a room of adults are still laughing hysterically … #disgusted

  2. Norman Gates says

    … A plant that saves lives without poisoning your organs and a room of adults are still laughing hysterically … #disgusted

  3. Stephan Williams says

    Even with all of the positive comments made about this broadcast I had to stop watching it half-way through because the disinformation it contained was ratcheting up my blood pressure. I hate it when people deliberately lie to me to further someone’s agenda!

    Not that I believe any different than Dr. Gupta.

    I too believe that medical marijuana is a natural cure for all kinds of cancers and other physical ailments that have stricken modern humans.

    I grew uncomfortable with the fact that so much discredited propaganda was allowed to poison what could have been a truly mind-altering article and TV show about a natural and dirt-cheap cure for what ails too many people.

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