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Sun Aug 6, 2023, 12:05 PM Aug 2023

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Cannabis is having a senior moment [View all]

Prior to filming our first documentary on cannabis a decade ago, I was highly skeptical about its use as a medicine. I had even written a story for Time magazine a few years earlier to make the case that the evidence simply wasn’t there.

But, as so often happens when we start to dig into things, a different picture started to emerge. I traveled the world, visited tiny labs and, most important, spent time with patients — even young children — who changed my mind. I came to the realization that in some cases, not only did cannabis provide relief, it was the only thing that did so.

Yes, there are real risks, as with most things. And of course, it’s not a panacea. Nothing is.

While it is not something that will work for everyone, that should not mean it isn’t available to anyone.


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Want to know which way the wind is blowing? PCIntern Aug 2023 #1
100% true. I don't trust him at all. Greybnk48 Aug 2023 #20
That's when I lost faith in him too. During those days... BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #25
It's the only thing that works for me Walleye Aug 2023 #2
When are the Dems going to push decrim? RussBLib Aug 2023 #8
I don't know who has the authority to take it off the drugs schedule,but it certainly should be done Walleye Aug 2023 #10
Meanwhile, there are no age restrictions that I know of on CBD. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #26
I've tried a few different Delta 8 products RussBLib Aug 2023 #28
I've actually been amazed at how "buzzed" I've gotten. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #33
It's been fully legal in mass since 2017.... guess what? getagrip_already Aug 2023 #3
It gets my old body moving. I like Emile Aug 2023 #4
I keep two types by my bedside for me, & one for the dog. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #5
Any hints on what's good for the dog? BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #27
I buy from NuLeaf Naturals. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #30
Thanks! I've tried everything. BlackSkimmer Aug 2023 #32
I just remembered, this, too. CrispyQ Aug 2023 #34
After 6 years, its a crutch, but a necessary one. Brainfodder Aug 2023 #6
My pain management Doctor saved me with it. William769 Aug 2023 #7
Hello, it's nice to see you! boston bean Aug 2023 #14
Good to see you too! William769 Aug 2023 #22
it is the kindest remedy for epilepsy. peacebuzzard Aug 2023 #9
I wish some of the GOP Neanderthals in Texas would listen to someone walkingman Aug 2023 #11
And something like over 70% of Texans support legalization TxGuitar Aug 2023 #17
Has anyone seen a violent pot user? I have not. Butterflylady Aug 2023 #12
Going into shop in Eugene it was almost exclusively my generation. LizBeth Aug 2023 #13
As said above, they MUST get it off Schedule 1 at the Fed level BlueIn_W_Pa Aug 2023 #15
Been smoking since 1986 sky_masterson Aug 2023 #16
Cannabis can be beneficial but just like many other beneficial drugs it can have side effects. totodeinhere Aug 2023 #18
K & R malaise Aug 2023 #19
My wife's fibromyalgia pain is tremendously relieved by edibles. Lunabell Aug 2023 #21
His Prior Objections Were Weak Science ProfessorGAC Aug 2023 #23
Now talk about Mblaze Aug 2023 #24
Gupta telling me pot is good is like Trump telling me he lost the 2020 election. Iggo Aug 2023 #29
5mg of Indica an hour before bed if I really need to be fresh in the morning, works like a charm for Quixote1818 Aug 2023 #31
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