Sanjay Gupta Honored With New Strain Of Medical Marijuana: Double Down Kush

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's recent op-ed that described his "doubling down" on support for medical marijuana has inspired a Colorado dispensary to honor CNN's chief medical correspondent with a new, potent strain of medical cannabis.

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Boulder, Colorado-based Helping Hands Herbals has dubbed the new strain “Double Down Kush,” deriving it from their original “Gupta Kush” which the dispensary launched in celebration of “Weed,” Gupta’s 2013 medical marijuana documentary.

“Our patients love Gupta — especially those with cancer, MS, PTSD and anxiety — and we’ve been ‘doubling down’ on Gupta Kush by polishing the genetics for a stronger pain-relief and anti-anxiety profile,” said Jeff Kless, owner of Helping Hands, in a statement. “The result is Double Down — a cannabis healthcare alternative. It’s fantastic. It’s like Gupta on steroids.”

A jar of "Double Down Kush" at Helping Hands Herbals in Boulder, Colo. (Photo: Helping Hands Herbals) | Helping Hands Herbals
A jar of “Double Down Kush” at Helping Hands Herbals in Boulder, Colo. (Photo: Helping Hands Herbals) | Helping Hands Herbals

Watch now: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness”