Dr. Mehmet Oz, a well-known celebrity doctor, has changed his views on medical marijuana. Recently, the doctor was on the Larry King Live show and shared his new perspective on marijuana as a medicine.
According to HuffPost, Dr. Mehmet Oz shared his new views on medical marijuana: “I have. I grew up like most of my generation believing that marijuana was something Satan was throwing at Americans, a communist plot. But I think most of us have come around to the belief that marijuana is hugely beneficial when used correctly for medicinal purposes.”
Oz has joined the likes of other world renowned doctors, like CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, to recognize that marijuana does have real medicinal benefits. Dr. Gupta has solidified his reasoning for supporting medical marijuana and has openly voiced his support. Another medical professional that openly supports medical marijuana is the chief health and medical editor for ABC News, Dr. Richard Besser.
Recent polls show that 86-percent of Americans support medical marijuana. Scientific evidence continues to prove the vast array of medical benefits from marijuana.