CNN's Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits for people with specific health problems. (Associated Press)



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Dr. Sanjay Gupta attends the "Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports" screening at Time Warner Center on August 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Warner) CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marihuana CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits for people with specific health problems. (Associated Press)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
Dr. Sanjay Gupta attends the "Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports" screening at Time Warner Center on August 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Time Warner) CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marihuana CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he spoke too soon in opposing the medical use of marijuana in the past and that he now believes the drug can have very real benefits for people with specific health problems. (Associated Press)
David Guard ( L ) verifies the identity of a man ( R ) before allowing him to purchase medical marijuana, the first legal sale, at Capital City Care in Washington, DC on July 29, 2013. (GETTY IMAGES/Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
David Guard ( L ) verifies the identity of a man ( R ) before allowing him to purchase medical marijuana, the first legal sale, at Capital City Care in Washington, DC on July 29, 2013. (GETTY IMAGES/Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Assistant manager Dunn Ericson refills a jar of medical marijuana at the River Rock Medical Marijuana Center in Denver, Colorado, on May 16, 2013. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
Assistant manager Dunn Ericson refills a jar of medical marijuana at the River Rock Medical Marijuana Center in Denver, Colorado, on May 16, 2013. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
PJim Johnston uses medical mariuana to treat pain but is against a proposed Washington state law allowing adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Johnston says some provisions of the law would not be benificial and while a new law is needed, the proposed one is not it. (Dean J. Koepfler/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
PJim Johnston uses medical mariuana to treat pain but is against a proposed Washington state law allowing adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Johnston says some provisions of the law would not be benificial and while a new law is needed, the proposed one is not it. (Dean J. Koepfler/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
Candies made of marijuana are seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
Candies made of marijuana are seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A budtender pours marijuana from a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
A budtender pours marijuana from a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
The lobby of the Canna Care medical marijuana dispensary- next door to a church in North Sacramento, CA., displays the philosophy of the owners Bryan and Lanette Davies (Paul Kitagaki Jr/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)
CNN'S Gupta: I was wrong about marijuana
The lobby of the Canna Care medical marijuana dispensary- next door to a church in North Sacramento, CA., displays the philosophy of the owners Bryan and Lanette Davies (Paul Kitagaki Jr/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

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