Weed Out The Bad From The Good.

Gupta, Dr. Sanjay. “Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Time for a Medical Marijuana Revolution.” CNN. Cable News Network, 20 Apr. 2015. Web. 15 July 2015.


downloadDr. Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, is a practicing neurosurgeon, who has been leading an ongoing investigation on medical marijuana for the past three years. In Dr. Gupta article “Time for a Medical Marijuana Revolution” he talks about how the United States should legalize marijuana. He highlights medicinal marijuana, the good that has come with the drug and how it should be seen for what it is, medicine. He argues that despite it being seen as something immoral, his view of it is that it is beneficial to those who suffer from disorders and diseases.

According to Dr. Gupta, over the course of his research society has slowly started to be a bit more open minded about the topic of marijuana. “Support for legalization has risen by 22% since 2015.” He believes that a revolution is starting due to the use of not only young adults but as well as parents (who also purchase it for their kids), grandparents and a police officer he has talked to from Michigan. He has seen additional signs of the revolution among his colleagues, his patience and his friends, who at one point were to uncomfortable with the topic to talk about it.


Dr. Gupta realizes that the topic of the legalization of marijuana can be tricky, he sees himself on the right side of science, but on the wrong side of ideology. Dr. Gupta states that, “there is now promising research into the use of marijuana that could impact tens of thousands of children and adults, including treatment for cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s, to name a few.” Marijuana could greatly reduce the accidental overdoses of pain killers, which is the greatest cause of preventable deaths in the country. As seen in the video Dr. Gupta states that with the U.S. being 80% of the world’s pain medication consumers, the U.S. should pushed legalization and reduce overdoses in the U.S. The people in the studies have resorted to the use of marijuana because they have not found anything else out there that has helped. Marijuana has skeptics write it off because the majority of studies done on it have been to see the harm it does, not what its benefits are.

This article shares the prospective of marijuana from a medical view. It is argued that even though it may not be seen as virtuous, but once people realize how many lives it has saved and he benefits of it, they may come to change their view. To those who do not see the benefits of the legalization of marijuana, you should see the article and watch the videos that are included with an open mind.


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3 Responses to Weed Out The Bad From The Good.

  1. Val

    Reading this really made me look at the legalization of marijuana in a different light. I have always grown up thinking marijuana is bad and that’s it. Looking at this blog made me want to research more about the pros of legalizing marijuana. Even though my view point is more neutral than anything, it made me think that maybe this medical marijuana is a real thing. it has shown to help people and maybe it’s not just “that drug” that I have always seen it as. It’s always good to see both sides of a controversial issue. It allows others to see where both sides of the issue stands and what they believe.

  2. Kimberly

    Like I mentioned in my other response marijuana has always been studied for its harm to the body, and not the benefits it has like relieving pain.

  3. This is interesting. This is how I believe politicians will go ahead & start rolling along with legalization of medical marijuana throughout the nation or even recreationally. We need more credible sources such as Dr. Gupta promoting his findings & speaking at forums about them. I personally agree with him because my friend had seizures all the time, but stopped after she was introduced to medical marijuana. It was such a relief.

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