CNN to Vaporize New
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Weed Strain

August 23, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who recently changed his mind about medical weed, has a weed strain named after him, for now.

Within 24 hours of the official press release being released, CNN contacted the Helping Hands Dispensary in Boulder, Colorado and requested that it stop the sales of the “Sanjay Gupta Kush” strain, ANIMAL has learned.

“We may have to change the name,” owner Jeff Kless calmly told us over the phone. “CNN phoned us and asked us to remove it. I think we’ll leave it alone for the weekend and see what happens.” Kless alluded to waiting for CNN to send a cease and desist.

UPDATE: Exclusive photos, courtesy of the Helping Hands Dispensary.

The Sanjay Gupta Kush is usually priced at $40 for an 1/8 or $13 a gram, but due to their “Indica Friday” special, it’s only $35 for an 1/8 and $12 a gram today.

According to the dispensary, the strain, a modified organic Indica, was selected due to its benefits for patients suffering from “pain, anxiety, low appetite and those in need of both physical and mental rest and recovery without heavy doses of pharmaceuticals,” the dispensary’s press release informs. “Named after America’s favorite doctor and new ally of the Medical Marijuana movement, we feel the time is right to put Dr. Gupta into the world Cannabis library with a namesake strain!”

Get some Sanjay Gupta Kush while you can.

(Photos: Courtesy Helping Hands Dispensary)