No matter your opinion of Dr. Oz, you likely have heard of him. He is a medical professional whose credibility has been called into question by some in the medical community. Dr. Oz’s support of medical marijuana is well founded though and he surprised Fox and Friends with his support during a recent interview.
The opioid crisis is a real problem in the United States and Dr. Oz believes that medical marijuana may be the solution. More research must be conducted on marijuana and it needs to be administered properly if it can offer any assistance to addiction, but research so far is promising.
Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as TV host Dr. Oz, sat down with Fox & Friends to talk about an upcoming interview with Ivanka Trump — but it was his unprompted support of medical marijuana that stole the show.
Fox News invited Oz on Tuesday to speak about how Ivanka Trump revealed on his show that she suffered from postpartum depression.
As the interview ended, Fox host Ainsley Earhardt asked the doctor if the anger over Donald Trump’s presidency was bad for the country.
Dr. Oz agreed with Earhardt but then veered into a discussion about the opioid epidemic.
“Can I just say something,” Oz asked as co-host Brian Kilmeade attempted to toss to commercial.
“The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana,” Oz said as the Fox & Friends hosts appeared stunned. “People say marijuana is a gateway drug to narcotics; it may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.”
“Wow!” exclaimed co-host Steve Doocy, who is known for mocking marijuana users with the phrase “all potted up.”
“We’re not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug,” Oz added. “And I personally believe it could help.”
“I hadn’t heard that before,” Doocy gasped as he quickly ended the segment.