The Week in Marijuana

Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana – CNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the lead medical correspondent on CNN, has written another piece advocating for medical marijuana. In the piece he writes:

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.”

Gupta, who was previously against medical marijuana, made a notable change in his beliefs 8 months ago with a piece titled “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed.”

Read the entire post here.

FDA Moves Forward With Marijuana-Based Drug To Fight Childhood Epilepsy – The Huffington Post

Orphan drug designation for a cannabis-based drug developed to treat childhood-onset epilepsy has been granted by the FDA. This means that the maker of the drug must demonstrate effectiveness in clinical trials. This is a huge step forward towards better access to proper care for those who need it.

Read the entire article here.

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis – Mercola.com

Who sees legalization as a threat? Well according to Mercola.com it’s the pharmaceutical companies who are afraid of seeing any new therapy that could “take away from their bottom line.” So what exactly is the case for legalization? One of the most powerful answers seems to come from this quote:

 

“Many may find the idea of medical cannabis abhorrent or somehow “wrong,” as we’ve been indoctrinated to view marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug that will lead you down a path of illicit drug use. Many fail to realize that prescription drugs actually have FAR greater potential to turn you into “a junkie.”

Read the entire article here.

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