I read on Raw Story that Dr. Sanjay Gupta publicly admitted he was wrong about medical marijuana. How about that? Good for him! It takes a big man to admit he was wrong:
“I think we have been terribly and systematically misled in this country for some time, and I did part of that misleading,” he told CNN host Piers Morgan.
Gupta also admitted that the United States only studies the negative effects of cannabis and that research across the world made “marijuana’s positive effects” clear. Dr. Gupta also asserted that there is no scientific basis to claim marijuana has no medical benefits.
I particularly like this quote:
“I think it is irresponsible of the medical community not to offer this as an alternative,” Gupta added, citing the high rates of deaths from prescription drugs. “I couldn’t find one documented case of someone dying of a marijuana overdose.”
Back in November 2012, Gupta did a piece for CNN. Let’s End the Prescription Drug Epidemic. In this article, he mentions that someone dies every 19 minutes of a prescription drug overdose. How can THAT not be scary?!!!
Isn’t it amazing how people have been taught to fear marijuana, but they have no fear of the real killer: prescription drugs. How many of us even pay attention to all the warnings they rattle off at the end of those commercials?! It’s almost funny how quickly they rattle of things like “may cause death” yet we still have not problem consuming in spite of these warnings.
It’s a crazy world we live in when something that has no ability to kill you elicits so much fear and yet we have no problem ingesting harmful chemicals, just because it was given to us by a person with a white coat. Thank you, Dr. Gupta for staying true to the Hippacratic Oath. I hope many more physicians follow suit.