The Buzz About Marijuana…
Here’s the long and short of it–the part of the marijuana plant that seems to help some patients with epilepsy is not the part that gets you high. So why do we continue to refer to it as “medical marijuana?”
Let’s call it what it is–what we are talking about is a component of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD). Some companies have been able to extract it and manufacture a synthetic CBD molecule. This is an idea that has been around since Queen Victoria’s day, and research is finally under way to test cannabis-based drugs in various states and conditions.
Tune in to CNN at 8pm ET tonight for the premiere of “WEED”, a documentary by Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He’ll discuss this potentially valuable weapon in our arsenal to fight epilepsy, and tell an amazing story about a young girl whose uncontrollable seizures responded miraculously.
Or, learn more about what motivated Dr. Gupta to make this film, and why he changed his position on marijuana.
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