In Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution Dr. Gupta outlines the political evolution as more and more states turn to marijuana as a solution for more than just revenue. But much like the first two reports, he introduces us to the lost souls in search of relief from a life of agony. The war veteran with PTSD, the child wracked with seizures, and the terminal patients who only want to stop their suffering have all found relief from marijuana...
Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN's, chief medical correspondent, has issued his strongest statement on legal weed yet, calling for a full-scale "medical marijuana revolution."
"We should legalize medical marijuana," he wrote in an op-ed published Thursday on CNN's website. "We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now."
Gupta's comments come ahead of "Weed 3," the third installment of his documentary series that explores the plant's medical effectiveness and evolving status in society.
The episode, premiering Sunday on CNN, will include high-resolution renderings of what happens to the brain when individuals use cannabis. It will also follow those engaging in the country's first federally approved clinical study of marijuana on PTSD patients and feature interviews with President Barack Obama and other lawmakers, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
"I see a revolution that is burning white hot among young people, but also shows up among the parents and grandparents in my kids' school," Gupta's op-ed continues. "A police officer I met in Michigan is part of the revolution, as are the editors of the medical journal, Neurosurgery. I see it in the faces of good parents, uprooting their lives to get medicine for their children.
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