CNN's Sanjay Gupta On Bright Side Of Weed! Along With Perfect Family He Shares With Wife
American neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta had been leading a picture-perfect life. It seemed impossible that perfection could get more 'perfect' but it did when he married his wife!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is best known as CNN’s multiple Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondents. He plays a fundamental role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news.
Dr. Sanjay also worked on a CNN Documentary called ‘Weed’ that changed the perception of people towards the highly despised plant, marijuana. Wondering why such an eminent person spent so much time on making a project report on a documentary ‘Weed?'
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Well, we have gathered some exciting information for you regarding this matter along with his picture-perfect family life, so just dive in!
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Changed His Mind On Weed, Why?
It seems harsh to believe that as a media personality on health-related issues, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has become almost synonymous with cannabis as a consequence of his “Weed” documentary series on CNN.
Back in 2009, in a column of Time magazine, Dr. Sanjay wrote that despite all the talk about the medical benefits of marijuana, smoking the stuff is not going to do our health any good.
However, he reversed his stance in 2013's editorial saying that he apologizes for not looking hard enough at the issue before.
He also stated that we all had been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States with the belief that weed is only harmful to human beings, and he also asked for forgiveness for his role in that.
Moreover, Dr. Sanjay publicized that in the process of working on a documentary about marijuana he had changed his mind about the weed's risks and benefits. He criticized the laws beforehand that permitted patients access to medical marijuana.
Furthermore, Dr. Sanjay stated that Drug Enforcement Agency, who listed marijuana in the category of the most dangerous drugs and claimed that cannabis has ‘no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse,’ have no scientific evidence to support that claim.
In fact, he believes that sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works!
Dr. Sanjay recommended the case of Charlotte Figi, who he met in Colorado. Charlotte started having seizures soon after her birth. By the age of 3, she was having 300 a week, regardless of being on seven different medications.
But now, medical marijuana has calmed her brain, controlling her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.
With his work on 'Weed' documentary has apparently changed his stance, and Dr. Gupta is, today, just as emphatic about the medicinal and healing value of cannabis.
Sanjay Gupta On His Mother: The woman who shaped me
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, born on 23 October 1969, received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993. His mother was an immigrant from the other side of the world who lived as a refugee for the first part of her life after fleeing the bloody India-Pakistan partition.
After a successful career as a journalist, he decided to write about the most important persons who changed his life: Women. He wrote an article, entitled, The women who changed me, dedicating it to many powerful women including his mother:
He wrote about how he visited his childhood home back in 2014 and saw nothing but dust of poverty with no running water, no paved roads. In his own words, he said that there had been no hopes and dreams anywhere in sight; the highest achievement was surviving.
Her mother, at age of 24, was designing cars as the first woman hired in the United States as an engineer at the Ford Motor Co. Her mother's accomplishment was the reason why the word impossible was not allowed in their family, he told.
Find Out Sanjay Gupta' Short Bio, Net Worth & Salary
Sanjay Gupta, who has a net worth of $4.5 million, is considered to be one of the most respected journalists on CNN.
In 2003, Gupta was named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” and a “pop culture icon” by USA Today.
Know About Sanjay Gupta's Wife & Married Family!
Along with his successful and honorable professional growth, Dr. Sanjay also has a perfect life with his wife and children.
Gupta is married to Rebecca Olson, a family law attorney. They married in 2004 in a Hindu wedding ceremony. He mentioned that her wife had played a significant role in his successful career at CNN.
She was the one to ask him to try and think of the camera lens as a patient to overcome all the difficulties working on a television.
Sanjay Gupta with wife Rebecca Olson Gupta on UNICEF'S First Annual Evening For Children (Photo: Getty Images)
The family resides in Atlanta with their three daughters named Soleil Asha Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, and Sage Ayla Gupta. Sanjay, in an interview with Today.com on 31st January 2013, expressed that he has the most prominent concern about his girls and their career.
He further said that her children wouldn't like themselves, and Sanjay and his wife have to do what they think is right to ensure that their girls will grow up to love themselves.