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08-09-13, 10:51 PM #1
CNN medical correspondent backs medical marijuanaDr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent at CNN and a CBS News contributing medical correspondent, wrote a post today on CNN.com called, "Why I changed my mind on weed," in which he describes his change of heart that occurred while filming a documentary, aptly titled, "Weed."
"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," wrote Gupta. "Well, I am here to apologize."
Gupta says he was too dismissive of the "loud chorus" of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved with help from medical marijuana. He now says, "I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance [a category of dangerous drugs] because of sound scientific proof."
"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," wrote Gupta, citing patient cases including a 3-year-old whose seizures were dramatically reduced from 300 a week to three a month with medical marijuana's help.
He adds that marijuana does not have a high potential for addiction compared to cocaine, or even cigarettes.
08-09-13, 11:13 PM #2The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarSupporting Member Lvl 2
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Very simple question for the TV doc...
Why is it that, apparently, they have to get high for the drug to help them? Give 'em the active ingredient directly, and it doesn't have the same effect.
Let's look at oxycodone aka Percaset since I have recent personal experience. You don't get high if you're hurting; you stop feeling pain. If you take a narcotic pain killer for PAIN, it doesn't make you high. It stops the pain. Or at least stops you from giving a damn about the pain. You don't get high.
But the proponents of medical marijuana insist on getting high, on consuming the active ingredients in one of the least effecient or controllable manners I can think of. Address that, and I'm open to the use -- with some idea of what it's good for.Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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08-10-13, 07:46 AM #3
I think most everyone at CNN are on one type or another. They wash them down with Kool Aide served by Obamas pimps
08-10-13, 01:47 PM #4
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08-11-13, 01:34 PM #5
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