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5 Benefits of Marijuana, Says Dr. Sanjay Gupta

ETNT Health Logo By Heather Newgen of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 6: Over the last 10 years, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating the effects of smoking marijuana and publically changed his stance on the drug. "I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis. Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. 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,'" he wrote back in 2013 for CNN.com. Dr. Gupta now believes marijuana offers significant medical benefits and recently did a special report titled WEED 6: Marijuana and Autism where he showed how families are turning to marijuana to help relieve pain and symptoms of certain health conditions. Read on to see his thoughts—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

5 Benefits of Marijuana, Says Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Over the last 10 years, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating the effects of smoking marijuana and publically changed his stance on the drug. "I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis. Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. 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,'" he wrote back in 2013 for CNN.com. Dr. Gupta now believes marijuana offers significant medical benefits and recently did a special report titled WEED 6: Marijuana and Autism where he showed how families are turning to marijuana to help relieve pain and symptoms of certain health conditions. Read on to see his thoughts—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

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