During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz stopped the show when speaking about how weed is the solution of the opioid epidemic.
The Wizard is Oz
The TV host Dr. Oz, AKA Mehmet Cengiz Öz, sat down with Fox & Friends to talk about an upcoming interview with Ivanka Trump. But the conversation soon veered from the original topic, when Dr. Oz gave his opinion on what would end the opioid epidemic: medical cannabis. By doing so, he made all three hosts of the show speechless.
Originally, Fox News invited Dr. Oz on the show, to speak about how Ivanka Trump suffered from postpartum depression, which she revealed on his show. But what got people talking wasn’t the original topic, but the comment Oz made about medical cannabis, and how it could end the opioid epidemic in the United States.
The particular topic came up when host Ainsley Earhardt asked the good doctor if the anger and backlash over the election and presidency of Donald Trump was bad for the country. He agreed that it was, but that’s where that subject stopped and another began, with the discussion going to the opioid epidemic.
Just as co-host Brian Kilmeade attempted to go to a commercial, Dr. Oz asked if could say something.
The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana. People say marijuana is a gateway drug to narcotics; it may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.
The last co-host, Steve Doocy (who is known for mocking those who smoke), replied with one word: “Wow!” Then, Oz said medical professionals are not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug, and he personally believes it could help.