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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Discovers Weed
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gup...?hpt=hp_t1

(CNN) -- Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.

I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions.

What I found was stunning.

Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled "Why I would Vote No on Pot."

Well, I am here to apologize.

I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.
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ArcticSplash;114514 Wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gup...?hpt=hp_t1

(CNN) -- Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.

I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions.

What I found was stunning.

Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled "Why I would Vote No on Pot."

Well, I am here to apologize.

I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.

should change title to "Changes His Mind About Weed"
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Proof medical and scientific discovery are driven by popular and personal opinion more than anyone wants to admit.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Am I the only one who read his quote with an Indian accent?
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RandomTask;114532 Wrote:Am I the only one who read his quote with an Indian accent?

How does "titty sprinkles" sound in an indian accent?
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RandomTask;114532 Wrote:Am I the only one who read his quote with an Indian accent?

No, I've heard him speak and he sounds whiter than I do.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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RandomTask;114532 Wrote:Am I the only one who read his quote with an Indian accent?

Many scientists simply seek-out the answers they want to find and ignore the rest.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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(08-09-2013, 01:09 PM)ByblosHex Wrote:
RandomTask;114532 Wrote:Am I the only one who read his quote with an Indian accent?

Many scientists simply seek-out the answers they want to find and ignore the rest.

The ones that do that are not applying the scientific method correctly bringing all of their science into question. It has to be able to pass the snuff with unbiased peer review or its not science done right no matter how many government agencies or private corporations with an interest in the results say it is.
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LostCyborg;114603 Wrote:
(08-09-2013, 01:09 PM)ByblosHex Wrote: Many scientists simply seek-out the answers they want to find and ignore the rest.

The ones that do that are not applying the scientific method correctly bringing all of their science into question. It has to be able to pass the snuff with unbiased peer review or its not science done right no matter how many government agencies or private corporations with an interest in the results say it is.

Not necessarily... There's plenty of bad science out there with or without peer review. Usually it takes 10-20+ years for it to be discovered, see Global Warming or examine the Icons of Evolution. They're both chock full of examples of bad science, driven by one's quest to find the answers they seek being uplifted by their peers, interested governments and organizations.

Of course it's not truly scientific, though it still manages to masquerade as such. Scientists get in to science for lots of reasons, seeking the truth is only one of many possible reasons.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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To me Medical Marijuana is just a distraction. It should be legal because there is no valid reason for it to be illegal. Put the burden back on the statists where it belongs then destroy their arguments with logic and reason. Easy peezy.
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