By Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Americans For Safe Access
Ahead of a widely publicized CNN documentary on medical marijuana this Sunday at 8pm ET, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spoken out on the news magazine circuit to humbly apologize for misleading the American public on the issue. Calling the federal government's policy on medical marijuana "hypocritical," Dr. Gupta interviews physicians and medical marijuana patients, and even travels to Israel in order to let the public know about this important therapy.
- Read Dr. Gupta's article "Why I changed my mind on weed" for more background on how he became an advocate for medical cannabis.
- Watch video of Dr. Gupta apologizing to the public for "misleading" them about the harms of medical cannabis.
Directly after the CNN documentary on medical marijuana -- at 9:30pm ET on Sunday -- ASA will host a Google Hangout to continue the discussion begun by CNN and Dr. Gupta. The Google Hangout will feature some of the same guests in the documentary as well as additional experts in the medical cannabis field. The media and general public are invited and encouraged to join the discussion and can submit questions or comments on the ASA YouTube Channel in real time.
What: Google Hangout on medical marijuana, discussing issues raised in Sanjay Gupta's documentary and more
Featuring: Dr. Alan Shackelford, Matt and Paige Figi (from the CNN documentary), as well as Dr. Sunil Aggarwal and Huffington Post DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim
When: Sunday, August 11th at 9:30pm ET
Where: ASA YouTube Channel
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