Sanjay Gupta changes mind on weed but debate continues

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The haze surrounding Sanjay Gupta’s stance on medical marijuana use has cleared. The TV doctor says he just wasn’t looking hard enough.

CNN’s chief medical correspondent announced his change in heart Aug. 8 in an online op-ed, Why I Changed My Mind on Weed, promoting his specialWeed, a documentary premiering tonight at 8 p.m. on CNN.

Gupta says he used to oppose the use of medical marijuana. But after more research, he says he has changed his mind, and has apologized for earlier statements, including his 2009 TIME magazine article Why I Would Vote No on Pot.

“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,” Gupta told…

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