Opioids vs Cannabis by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
In light of the opioid crisis and the Attorney General’s intense opposition to marijuana, renown Dr. Sanjay Gupta writes open letter to Jeff Sessions about cannabis. In his letter, Dr. Gupta outlines the three main benefits of cannabis: It reduces pain, opioid withdrawal symptoms and addicts’ craving. Here is what Dr. Gupta says in his letter that comes after multiple failed attempts to contact Sessions.
Who Is Dr. Sanjay Gupta?
The Atlanta-based reporter and neurosurgeon is most famous for his CNN medical reporting, for which he won an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Besides maintaining a Time magazine column, appearing regularly on CNN and CBS and publishing multiple books, Dr. Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon. Today, he works at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and teaches at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta writes open letter to Jeff Sessions about cannabis and begins by admitting that he did not always support medical marijuana. And it took years of research to convince the doctor. He explains, “Not only can cannabis work for a variety of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain, sometimes it is the only thing that works.”
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