Analysis Of Why I Changed My Mind On Weed By Dr. Sanjay Gupta

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Back in the early twentieth century, marijuana was mainly used for medical purposes in the US. Now, both it 's recreational and medical use is increasingly being consumed by the population and the tendency is to continue increasing. Much has been said about the use of marijuana as a solution to different health problems, and although not everything that is said is true, it cannot be ignored that marijuana can help in the treatment of some cases of adult patients. CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, was opposed to the medicinal use of cannabis. Based on his knowledge as a neurologist, he was convinced that the drug was dangerous and had dismissed its supposed therapeutic benefits. Today, however, he has completely changed his mind and even apologizes for having contributed…show more content…
Gupta wrote this to inform an audience of older adults who stay current on research. Possibly also for those who are opposed to medical cannabis. Days after “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed” got published, in 2013, he put aside the prejudices of medical cannabis and aired the documentary 'Weed ' in which he highlighted the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. As part of this documentary, Gupta interviewed several patients with different medical conditions and observed how in all of them the use of medical cannabis had been a positive improvement. Among the patients he interviewed, on the article, he mentions a girl, Charlotte Figi, who since she was born had experienced more than 300 attacks of seizures a week, despite being treated with seven conventional medications. Since he started using marijuana, says the doctor, the attacks have been reduced to two or three a month. After a season of research on cannabis, Gupta discovered that in addition to relieving the symptoms of some diseases, medical cannabis is in some cases the only one that works medically. By sharing this story, the author appeals to his readers

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