Cover Essay in Neurosurgery Discusses Growing Evidence for Marijuana Products in Treating Some Forms of Epilepsy
March 19, 2015 – Dr. Sanjay Gupta—a practicing neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN—recently received the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Award for his work on a pair of influential documentaries on medical marijuana, according to a cover feature in the April issue of Neurosurgery,official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
A special cover essay highlights Dr. Gupta’s achievement in informing the ongoing debate over the hazards and potential benefits of medical marijuana. The essay also draws attention to emerging research on marijuana’s effects on the brain—focusing on the hope that medical marijuana will provide an effective new approach for patients with certain types of treatment-resistant epilepsy.