The medicinal properties of cannabis have been common knowledge for decades, though the anti-drug people have done their best to demonize it and propagate the myth that it’s a “gateway drug” to far worse things. Dr. Gupta publicly fought against it for years and suddenly had a change of heart after deciding to actually look at the evidence first-hand–now he’s apologizing for his previous ignorance and quickly becoming a major voice in support of legalization. Pretty good stuff!
Since our documentary “Weed” aired in August, I have continued to travel the world, investigating and asking tough questions about marijuana.
I have met with hundreds of patients, dozens of scientists and the curious majority who simply want a deeper understanding of this ancient plant. I have sat in labs and personally analyzed the molecules in marijuana that have such potential but are also a source of intense controversy. I have seen those molecules turned into medicine that has quelled epilepsy in a child and pain in a grown adult. I’ve seen it help a woman at the peak of her life to overcome the ravages of multiple sclerosis.
I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana.
I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down.