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June 17th, 2013
11:35 PM ET

Morgan and Morgan on Marijuana

With CNN's brand new program "Inside Man" set to debut this Sunday, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited his namesake and new colleague Morgan Spurlock to join him in studio for a live interview.

The host and producer of the original series, Spurlock will spend each of his eight episode's offering a "deep-dive into pressing issues facing the U.S." This weekend's premier episode covers the medical marijuana industry, and appearing on "Piers Morgan Live," he offered some of his advanced insights:

"What I was really intrigued by is the number of people who came in there, who for years had been strung out on countless medication," he says, speaking of his stint as an employee inside a California medical marijuana dispensary. "We live in a country that medicates everything. You go to a doctor, suddenly we're going to give you a pill for whatever the problem may be."

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  1. Maria

    I have never smoked marijuana or taken any illegal drugs, but while I was in the military, I was tried out on any number of different medications designed to "fix" my issues with anxiety and depression. My issues are hormone-based issues, by the way–but so little research has been done in the PMS/PMDD field and how to properly treat fluctuating hormones that I, like many others, had to go through the trial-and-error aspect of psychiatric medicine to see what works. By some miracle, I didn't become addicted to any medications, but I can easily see where marijuana would be a better alternative to running that pharmaceutical treadmill, and with much fewer side effects.

    Is marijuana a wonderful cure-all? No. Not for everyone. Just as NOTHING is "for everyone." Even WATER isn't for everyone; people with Aquagenic Urticaria are allergic to water, so even that harmless and life-sustaining substance can cause problems in the right person. So my only concern with the legalization of marijuana is that there won't be enough doctors to look at a patient's symptoms, examine their mental state, and then step up and say, "Maybe this isn't right for you."

    June 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Reply

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