A new type of medical marijuana has been named after Indian-American medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, who joined a list of celebrities like US President Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains.
The new type of weed, Gupta Kush, has been named after CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Gupta for suggesting a re-look at the use of medical marijuana and changing his previous position on the controversial issue.
“Dr Gupta’s recent reporting on marijuana puts him at the forefront of the medical cannabis movement, and we thought what better way to honour his efforts than by giving him his own strain. We’d like to ensure he remains part of the annals of cannabis culture, and now he will,” Jeff Kless, owner of Helping Hands Herbals Dispensary in Colorado, said.
“We selected the strain carefully,” Kless said, adding, “choosing one for those who suffer from debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, severe pain, nausea, anxiety and need physical and mental recovery without the use of pharmaceuticals, or for those transitioning off pain medication.”
Gupta joins other notable public personalities with namesake cannabis strains, including Barack Obama, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Michael Phelps.