Rethinking Weed

Coffee as Viagra, car crushing, Tokyo in high-def and more in our weekly look at the web

Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta wrote an editorial reversing his previous anti-marijuana stance and publicly acknowledging that he now perceives marijuana to have potential medical benefits. Dr Gupta discusses current problems such as the scientific marijuana research (marijuana is needed for trials yet the plant is illegal) and the science community’s focus on only its negative effects. While this could be seen as a publicity stunt to promote Dr Gupta’s new documentary “Weed,” premiering this Sunday on CNN, one look at the article’s 19,400 (and counting) comments shows that this is a medical and political issue that many consider to be of huge significance.