Meet Paige Figi, whose daughter helped change CNN doc Sanjay Gupta's mind about weed

At 6 p.m. Mountain Time on August 11, CNN will broadcast WEED, a documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Previously a medical marijuana doubter, Gupta has done a 180, as witnessed by his just-published essay "Why I changed my mind on weed" -- and in it, he mentions Charlotte Figi, a Colorado child with a rare disorder who's made remarkable progress due to cannabis oil. Paige Figi, Charlotte's mom, who's featured along with her family in WEED, is pleased their story's going national -- and thrilled by Gupta's open-mindedness.
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