CNN’s chief medical expert Sanjay Gupta announced Wednesday night that he has reversed his blanket opposition to marijuana use.
There’s a short video too.
Here’s Wikipedia on the good doktor.
Sanjay Gupta (/ˈsɑːndʒeɪ ˈɡuːptə/ sahn-jay goop-tə; born October 23, 1969) is an Indian American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
A media personality on health-related issues, he is best known as CNN’s multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent, hosting the network’s weekend health program Sanjay Gupta, M.D., and making frequent appearances on their American Morning, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360° programs. His reports from Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina led to him winning a 2006 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast”. Additionally, Gupta publishes a column in Time magazine and is a special correspondent for CBS News. His books Chasing Life and Cheating Death were New York Times and national bestsellers. His latest book, Monday Mornings, a novel, was released in March 2012 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It is currently being adapted as a television show with David E. Kelley and Gupta serving as executive producers.
From 1997 to 1998, he served as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. In January 2009, it was reported that Gupta was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration, but he withdrew his name from consideration. In January 2011, he was named “one of the 10 most influential celebrities” by Forbes magazine.
That resume isn’t anything like some random blogger like me who goes off on something and a month or two later, or even a year or two later, says: “hey, I fucked up.”
I’ll gladly spot him my 8 years of age seniority. I guess smoking dope was just unheard of in high schools of the 80’s and colleges of the early 90s. He just didn’t know. And so he went on to gain his fame in media and government—though I redundantly repeat myself with an article of emphasis—under an honest stance of belief based on science and his own observations.
…And now, after all these years, it’s not at all like he sees the writing on the wall or anything and wants to get characteristically ahead of the inevitable.
He’s “evaluated the scientific evidence.”
This is not anything like a total finger in the wind. Not at all.
…There is only one thing to do with people like this and that’s to beat them to a bloody pulp and leave them for dead. But that’s not all. Once they are dead, all relatives must be admonished to go at least once per year and piss on the grave.
But there’s more. Given the hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug convicts and their families destroyed over the time SanJay was ‘grappling with the science,’ I figure there’s a few million who would love to piss on his grave as well.
Thanks for fuckin’ nuthin’, SanJay. Now go fuck yourself.