‘Wow!’: Dr. Oz Makes FOX News Anchors’ Heads Explode as He Drops Cannabis Truth on LIVE TV

For years now, we at TFTP have been praising the benefits of cannabis and it’s ability to heal. We’ve even brought you stories of medical doctors using cannabis to help opiate addicts kick their addiction to powerful narcotics. But now, a world renowned doctor, “Doctor Oz” (Mehmet Oz) has joined us and has officially come out in favor of medical marijuana, debunking it as a “gateway drug” and claiming it may be the “exit drug” to help our nation’s addicted get off heroin and opiates.

Dr. Oz was a guest on Fox News’ Fox and Friends on Tuesday. As the segment with the physician and television host was coming to a close, Oz seized the opportunity to say a few things about medical marijuana. He said:

The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana. People think it’s a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.

Oz criticized the government’s long-standing position on marijuana and said it should no longer be classified as a Schedule I narcotic, precisely the stance TFTP has taken for so many years. Oz stated:

We’re not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug, and I personally believe it could help.

Fox and Friends anchor Steve Doocy could only respond by saying, “Wow, I haven’t heard that one before” and cut to a commercial break. But the public announcement was quickly noticed by several media outlets who ran the story. Forbes was one such publication which ran a similar story to ours.

For many years, marijuana advocates have been stereotyped as hippies like Willie Nelson, dreadlock wearing rappers like Snoop Dog, and shamed athletes such as swimmer Michael Phelps. But now, one of the world’s most recognizable doctors has taken his stand with cannabis, and it’s no longer the fringe elements of society saying the same thing. It’s mainstream, it’s medical, it’s Dr. Oz.

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However, Oz is not the first, to come out in support of not only cannabis research, declassification as a Schedule I narcotic by the DEA, and an herb to be used to help people overcome addiction.

In 2015, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy made an appearance on CBS News and was asked about his own personal feelings about medical marijuana. In the interview he declared marijuana “can be helpful.”

Also, in 2013, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta had to apologize to his viewers for critical comments he’d made about cannabis. In what appeared to be a very sincere apology, Gupta declared he was wrong about cannabis.

I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.
Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. Surely, they must have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have ‘no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse.’

Gupta declared that the U.S. government and other entities have been systematically lying to the American people about cannabis and as a result, the people, including himself at one time, had been duped.

What about you? Are you still holding on the the propaganda that weed is somehow bad for you as if your brain is frying like an egg? Please share your comments below. What does it mean for Dr. Oz to come out in favor of cannabis?

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Courtesy of The Free Thought Project

Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine.

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  • MiloMason

    An “inconvenient truth” for stoners / dopers:

    “The terrible truth about cannabis: Expert’s devastating 20-year study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless”

    One in six teenagers who regularly smoke the drug become dependent
    It doubles risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
    Heavy use in adolescence appears to impair intellectual development
    Driving after smoking cannabis doubles risk of having a car crash
    Study’s author said: ‘If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin’
    Cannabis users do worse at school. Heavy use in adolescence impairs intellectual development
    One in ten adults who regularly smoke the drug become dependent on it and those who use it are more likely to go on to use harder drugs
    Driving after smoking cannabis doubles the risk of a car crash, a risk which increases substantially if the driver has also had alcohol
    Smoking it while pregnant reduces the baby’s birth weight…..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2782906/The-terrible-truth-cannabis-British-expert-s-devastating-20-year-study-finally-demolishes-claims-smoking-pot-harmless.html

  • Neva

    Just like opiods prescribed by licensed doctors, take them long enough one pill leads to another, another, another. No prescribed amount is satisfying after a period of time. Called addiction whether it be pills or cannabis. Only the very ill should have these measures.

    • jbrown

      Neva, I agree. After going through the addiction and subsequent horrific death of a close family member it’s astonishing that marijuana is being pushed as an addiction “cure”. Marijuana used to be called “the” gateway to higher levels of addiction. It was and always will be such imo! Where are the so called doctors and expert studies on the harmful effects of holding hot marijuana smoke in ones lungs in order to increase its effectiveness. Where are the experts on the psychotic effects of the drug and how it possibly leads to a permanent psychosis. How can cigarette smoke be so very harmful but marijuana smoke so benign. Marijuana can help no one!

      • Jonathan Brooks

        Why not bring up the 50’s films why you are at it.

        Instead of reacting to personal tragedy, do the research.

        CBD oil is not designed for recreational use, and hemp oil has no THC at all, but they benefit people with seizure disorders that no other treatment is available, and NO ONE dies of oil overdse. No history of that.

        Smoking anything will mess up lungs, but if you have terminal cancer, and metastasis,that is not relevant.

        Knock off the BS about no medical benefit, because the studies do not support you, bigot.

        Stop conflating the medical use with recreational, because that is not what the article is about. People with intractible pain, who were dying of opiate side effects, have been helped,and YOU are not helping with your Sessions BS.