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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we have been "systematically misled" on marijuanaDEA lists marijuana as a schedule 1 substance with "high potential for abuse"Most recent research on marijuana has been on its negative effects, Gupta saysStudies on marijuana require approval from National Institute on Drug Abuse (CNN) -- Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Well, I am here to apologize. I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. Dr. Medical facts of Marijuana WEED: A Dr. I hope this article and upcoming documentary will help set the record straight.

Addiction Expert: We Know Too Little About Marijuana Although medicinal marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, no dispensaries have opened yet. (Melanie Tata/Flickr) What do we really know about marijuana? This state is among 24 that have already legalized the sale and use of medical marijuana. Hill casts himself as a dispenser of facts and truth about what’s actually known about marijuana. But he also says, “If you think marijuana is an evil drug that leads people down the path of moral degradation,” the truth is, pot offers many potential medical benefits. Guests Kevin P. More The Boston Globe: State Pushes Forward To Legalize Marijuana “Advocates have long planned an initiative petition to legalize the recreational use of the drug for adults, and political analysts have expected that measure to pass in the next presidential election year.But some lawmakers are balking at the prospect of activists unilaterally writing a law that would have such a profound effect on the state. Other stories from this show:

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Pesticides, Forbes Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults Study Highlights Marijuana use may result in heart-related complications in young and middle-aged adults. Nearly 2 percent of the health complications from marijuana use reported were cardiovascular related. A quarter of these complications resulted in death, according to a French study. Embargoed until 3 p.m. DALLAS, April 23, 2014 — Marijuana use may result in cardiovascular-related complications — even death — among young and middle-aged adults, according to a French study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “In prior research, we identified several remarkable cases of cardiovascular complications as the reasons for hospital admission of young marijuana users,” said Émilie Jouanjus, Pharm.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and a medical faculty member at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in Toulouse, France. Among their findings: Most of the patients were male, average age 34.3 years. Additional Resources:

Psychological Medicine - Effect of high-potency cannabis on corpus callosum microstructure Original Articles Effect of high-potency cannabis on corpus callosum microstructure S. Riguccia1a2 c1, T. R. Marquesa2 †, M. a1 Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy a2 Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK a3 Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK a4 Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK a5 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, London, UK Abstract Background The use of cannabis with higher Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol content has been associated with greater risk, and earlier onset, of psychosis. (Received March 04 2015) (Revised September 30 2015)