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Pubdate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018
Source: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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CNN'S GUPTA URGES SESSIONS TO BACK MEDICAL MARIJUANA

NEW YORK -- CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the
unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to
reconsider his opposition to medical marijuana, particularly as a way
to fight the opioid epidemic.

Gupta wrote a public letter to Sessions, saying that he had changed
his mind on the use of medical marijuana, and he's certain Sessions
can, too. Research and talking to people who say marijuana has eased
pain and weaned them off opioids convinced him.

It's an unusual step for a journalist to move into advocacy, by
sending a letter to the attorney general. But Gupta says he believes
this falls into the category of telling truth to power.
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