On the eve of the de facto cannabis holiday of April 20 (4/20), trauma neurosurgeon and journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta — once a candidate for U.S. Surgeon General — fires yet another salvo at the plant’s federal prohibition.
President Obama will endorse the legalization of medical marijuana in the CNN special ‘WEED 3’ by Dr. Sanjay Gupta tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Dr. Gupta asks President Obama if he supports Senate-level efforts to officially end the federal war on medical marijuana.
According to reports, The President said he’d need to examine the details, but “I’m on record as saying that not only do I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue, but I’m also on record as saying that the more we treat some of these issues related to drug abuse from a public health model and not just from an incarceration model, the better off we’re going to be.”