President Barack Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, the White House said Wednesday, despite growing evidence of its medical benefits. White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked for the second day in a row if CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta's recent reversal on medical marijuana use and apology for misleading the public had had any bearing on Obama's position on the issue.
It's no mistake that Dr. Gupta, a neurosurgeon by profession and one-time candidate for U.S. Surgeon General, has radically changed his position on medical cannabis.