Marijuana & Our Health

Since 2013, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has done very public advocacy for the legitimacy of marijuana. In case you’ve missed this groundbreaking coverage of cannabis, we have gathered some highlights to help familiarize yourself with how far we have come as a society to overcome the stigma and misinformation of “reefer madness”! Here’s a clip of Dr. Gupta speaking about how cannabis is safer than narcotics:

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, CNN premiered WEED 3: The Marijuana Revolution, a special report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the politics of medical marijuana research, with a special focus on MAPS and Dr. Sue Sisley’s work to study medical marijuana for U.S. veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The documentary follows Doblin and Sisley as they work to conduct the first clinical study of medical marijuana for PTSD, illustrating how the study has had to overcome numerous obstacles including the Public Health Service (PHS) review process and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) monopoly on marijuana approved for clinical research.” – from

Some of Dr. Gupta’s 2015 work is nicely highlighted here.

In 2019, Dr. Gupta started to once again implore the US Attorney General to further consider how marijuana can help the United States overcome our massive opioid abuse crisis. Here’s a clip:

All of the latest contributions to CNN by Dr. Gupta on the topic of the health benefits of marijuana have been gathered here.

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