Famous Doctor Changes His Stance on the Value of Medical Marijuana
If you’ve watched TV or surfed the web lately, you’ve probably seen, or at least heard about, Dr Sanjay Gupta’s now famous CNN documentary “Weed” where he not only revealed new & very compelling evidence in favour of medical marijuana but apologized for his formerly negative opinion about said herb.
While this only confirms what most fans of alternative healing and psychedelic medicine already know, it is a breath of fresh air to hear someone from the so-called “straight” world agree. According to related chatter on the web, the rapidly expanding MMJ community isn’t the only group that welcomed this opinion – so did doctors and other health care professionals who were looking for a trusted opinion to help them answer their patients’ questions.
Whether you’re for or against medical marijuana, you can’t help but be moved by the most interesting part of Dr. Gupta’s film – a 5-year-old girl, Charlotte Figi, who suffers from a debilitating form of epilepsy (Dravat Syndrome) that caused her to have 300 grand mal seizures a month. Traditional doctors had treated her with a number of addictive & toxic drugs without success, many capable of killing the child if either the dosage was too high or they were given in the wrong combination.
Medical marijuana high in CBD & low in THC administered in drop form quickly reduced Charlotte’s seizures from hundreds per month to only 3 or 4 a month, dramatically increasing her quality of life without a single side effect. Although many have criticized Dr Gupta & CNN’s take on MMJ, the ability to quickly take Charlotte from non-functional to a normal child after Western medicine failed is pretty hard to deny.
While “Weed” has definitely spawned a lot of buzz both for & against MMJ, Dr Gupta is not the first medical professional to come out in support of medical marijuana. Here are a few more research studies that show there are very real benefits to this healing herb:
• National Cancer Institute – This group has found that CBD (just one of the cannabinoids in marijuana) inhibits the growth of certain tumors and can kill some forms of cancer cells.
• National Institute of Health – CBD was found to inhibit psychotic symptoms in both animal and human studies. The researchers hope that it may one day be a safer option for schizophrenic patients.
• American Journal of Medicine – Marijuana could help treat diabetes, a disease that has nearly reached epidemic levels.
All you have to do is search the web or turn on the TV to hear more accounts of safe, alternative options for practically every health problem under the sun, but that’s nothing new to the medical marijuana community. If this coverage has changed your mind, maybe it’s time to give MMJ a try.
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