Dr. Sanjay Gupta Changes Position on Marijuana, Apologizes For "Misleading" Public

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CNN medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta announced last night that he has reversed his blanket opposition to marijuana use, saying he once misled the public.

Gupta, whose documentary on weed airs on Sunday, issued a 180 on Piers Morgan Tonight and in an op-ed called "Why I Changed My Mind On Weed."

"I have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because I think, you know, we've been terribly and systematically misled in this country for some time," he said.

"And I did part of that misleading."

He said that while he formerly derided medical marijuana supporters, he has since done research that had shown him how beneficial it could be:

"I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof," he writes.

"Surely, they have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have 'no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.'"

"They didn't have science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true."

"It doesn't have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works."

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