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Posted on Aug 23, 2013

SpeakUP! Responds to CNN Weed Documentary

SpeakUP! Responds to CNN Weed Documentary

After national news network CNN aired “Weed”, a documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, many organizations in the substance abuse prevention field expressed concern about the show’s unbalanced coverage of the medical marijuana issue.

We encourage you to write to CNN’s Dr. Gupta expressing your concern about the program, which heavily promoted the use of smoking marijuana as medicine, despite the fact that dozens of medical organizations and federal agencies have concluded that there is no medical value in smoked marijuana.

Below are comments and statements from other national organizations and leading addiction experts regarding CNN’s Weed documentary:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine
Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Dr. Paula Riggs
Dr. Christian Thurstone
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Here are several resources to help you address marijuana use online at:http://www.cadca.org/policyadvocacy/priorities/marijuana.

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