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Medical Marijuana, Drs. Oz and Gupta: Misinformed Doctors

Legal drugs kill more people than marijuana ever did, which is zero.

Doctor Sanjay Gupta and Doctor Mehmet Oz
Doctor Sanjay Gupta and Doctor Mehmet Oz
Courtesy Lorenzo Bevilaqua/CNN

(PORTLAND, OR) - Doctor Mehmet Oz and Doctor Sanjay Gupta, both come from countries in which marijuana has been used as medicine for at least one thousand years. As such, it is surprising, at least to me, why they do not know more about its medical uses and its alleged dangerous misuses.

All of the 18 states which have legalized marijuana, at least for medical purposes, have passed laws by their health departments authorizing marijuana use based on medical information from California. This includes the following diseases or medical conditions: Pain of almost any kind, spasms of almost any kind, nausea from any cause, cancer of almost any kind, seizures of almost any cause, cachexia of almost any cause, glaucoma of any kind, and HIV/AIDS.

None of these conditions can be FAKED by a patient to a physician, but some physicians ARE a bit generous (for money) in giving authorizations for permits NOT prescriptions, for medical marijuana.

Anti-marijuana comments by police, sheriff's, district attorneys, and Evangelical ministers, notwithstanding, are the results of their ignorance after watching the atrocious horror movies, Reefer Madness, Devil Weed, etc., which have absolutely no facts supporting them.

Doctor Oz seems to think that medical marijuana was mostly for cancer, which represents only about 2% of patients. He also says it should not be used for severe anxiety and stress which are the predecessors of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Marijuana works best of any medication for PTSD of any cause.

Both Dr. Oz and Dr. Gupta say that marijuana is not only easy to get, but a gateway to more dangerous drugs, presumably like heroin or legal killers like OxyContyn. Legal drugs kill more people than marijuana ever did, which is zero.

Both doctors have put federally paid anti-marijuana quasi-doctors on television bleating about the dangers of marijuana, especially to the youth of 18-24. But they never cite the dangers. A loss of 8 points of IQ is not a danger. They would lose that with a glass of beer or wine or any caffeine energy drink.

We are now getting a tsunami of newspaper and TV stories about the wide medical use of marijuana. Believe it or not, recreational use is like a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, some french fries or a cigarette, all of which are far more dangerous and lethal than using marijuana, which it is not.


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BruceK August 15, 2013 3:23 pm (Pacific time)

It looks like one of the commenters is a doctor and a not to smart one at that.For your information Anonymous the ingestion of the resins of cannabis cause's cancer cells to kill themselves without harming any other organs in the human body.It stops cancer growth and it shrinks brain tumors.This 1 plant can change the way we look at healthcare altogether.It can replace our present treatments of chemo and radiation thus making it possible for 90% of all the cancer patients to live a full life after cancer.It's going to be interesting to see how far these 2 doctors get with this because doctors have been and still are lying to every last person that comes under their business of getting sick.If cannabis was legal to grow I wouldn't have any reason to go to a doctor because i'm able to grow the best medicine known to mankind for any condition I get.Now I would see a doctor for a broken leg or a bullet wound maybe.There have been to many people treating their cancers with cannabis oil and winning the battle to think it doesn't work.A person can use the oil on their skin cancers and it will cause the cancers to kill themselves and the skin will heal and sore will go away.

Bert August 11, 2013 4:02 pm (Pacific time)

How can you say that Marijuana has never killed any one? How do you know if someone who smoked Marijuana got in a car and hit and killed someone? When you look at everything you might think twice. My brother was killed by someone that was high on Marijuana.

Anonymous January 18, 2013 8:33 am (Pacific time)

These are actually medical doctors who never learned the first thing about healthcare, of course they are living to be on TV now and to satiate their egos.. They lack the professional training and background that you have Doc, it is hard to imagine. 

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