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January 7th, 2014
01:10 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": New take on 'Boston Strong', Tempers run high in pot debate

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

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August 16th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on drug overdoses: "Every 19 minutes someone dies of a prescription drug overdose"

“Gone to Pot: America’s Marijuana Obsession,” a one hour "Piers Morgan Live" special will introduce voices from both sides of the marijuana argument offering a number of resources and statistics on the substance. Tonight, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks through the talking points and discusses the real benefits and effects of marijuana.

“There was so much that [David Evans] was saying that simply wasn’t true,” said the Chief Medical Correspondent. “Every 19 minutes someone dies of a prescription drug overdose - [it] doesn’t happen with marijuana.”

According to Gupta, marijuana has the potential to be an addictive and abusive substance; about nine percent of people may become addicted or psychologically dependent. FULL POST

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August 16th, 2013
05:00 PM ET

Tonight at 9: Adrian Grenier on educating kids about drugs

Tonight, "Piers Morgan Live" brings you “Gone to Pot: America’s Marijuana Obsession,” an hour-long special on the changing perceptions of cannabis in the United States. Actor Adrian Grenier is well known for his role as Vincent Chase in Entourage; Morgan sits down with the documentary producer to discuss marijuana and his film, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs.”

“The film, ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs,’ is really targeted to kids. Like, we want young people to see this movie,” said Grenier. “Young people are on the Internet; they see a lot. But what they don't have are adults talking to them straight, telling them how it is, so that they can make educated choices about, you know, what to do in the right circumstances and what not to do.”

The documentary, from Tribeca Films, is available on iTunes and Google Play. Tune in tonight at 9 to watch Grenier discuss drug legalization, President Barack Obama’s past drug use and the possibility of an Entourage movie.
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August 16th, 2013
03:45 PM ET

Tonight at 9: "Pot Moms" tell all

As part of a special edition of "Piers Morgan Live" entitled "Gone to Pot: America's Marijuana Obsession," tonight Piers Morgan welcomes Cheryl Shuman, January Thomas, Amie Machado and Glenda Gurrlen, collectively called the "Pot Moms," to talk about their experience with cannabis and why they choose the drug over many others.

“Marijuana is the slang name and cannabis is actually the true scientific name... It deserves some respect,” declares Shumam, known as the "Martha Stewart of Marijuana." “The bottom line is cannabis is here to stay, the toothpaste is out of the tube,” says Shuman, the creator of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club.

Shuman and Machado both turned to marijuana for health concerns, but their introduction to the drug inspired them to build successful businesses within the industry. FULL POST

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August 16th, 2013
02:31 PM ET

Tonight at 9: "Gone to Pot" – Making cases for and against the legalization of marijuana

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" revisits the ongoing discussion about marijuana laws. Twenty states have legalized marijuana, with two doing so for recreational purposes. Even Dr. Sanjay Gupta has changed his stance on the drug, the reasons for which he shares in his CNN special documentary "Weed." However, for every person pushing for the legalization of marijuana, there is another condemning it.

As part of an hour-long special on the United States' changing perceptions of cannabis, this evening Piers Morgan invites Neil Franklin and David Evans to present their individual insights and perspectives.

A retired state police major and current executive director of LEAP, Franklin has witnessed the drug battle first hand:

“It's a nightmare for law enforcement," he says as part of his interview on “Gone to Pot: America’s Marijuana Obsession.” "We have thousands of murders across this country every single year. We talk about the numbers of murders that we have in Mexico, but nobody is talking about the murders we have in this country."

Rather than perpetuate a violent cycle, Franklin suggests America legalize a drug that is currently classified as a schedule 1 substance, placing it in the same class as drugs like heroin and LSD. FULL POST

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August 14th, 2013
11:18 PM ET

Montel Williams on Sanjay Gupta's groundbreaking research: "I'd hug this guy and kiss this guy because [it's] what we've been waiting for in this entire movement"

Last week Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with Piers Morgan about his CNN documentary “Weed,” in which he investigates the pros and cons of the plant. In the one-hour special, the network's chief medical expert not only took an objective look at the substance, but even admitted that he has changed his mind, allowing that pot may in fact have medicinal benefits. Tonight, he was joined by perennial "Piers Morgan Live" guest Montel Williams. Williams has previously spoken on the show about his debilitating disease and, this time, brought to the floor his own experiences with medical marijuana.

Williams couldn't be more grateful for Gupta's year-long research into marijuana and its effects on the human body:

"I'd hug this guy and kiss this guy because what we've been waiting for in this entire movement," Williams exclaimed. "I'm not talking about the movement to legalize, that's not what I'm involved in at all."

Over the past week since Gupta's documentary "Weeds" was released, he's been stressing the medical benefits of marijuana and not straying into recreational use. While he has received much praise for his work the doctor has also received some criticism:

"I think the criticism often stems from this dichotomy that 'look if you do this, what about the kids?' I get it. I have kids. I understand that concern," Gupta explained. "But I don't think either Montel or I are saying this is something we would advocate for kids to taking. Look, if the trade off is because of the concern about kids, that patients will be denied therapy that works for them like Montel Williams and like hundreds and thousands of other patients out there, that's not something I think doctors or frankly any compassionate person should accept."

Watch the clip to see Williams and Gupta show off how the government has been supplying marijuana cigarettes to a few U.S. citizens for years, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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August 7th, 2013
11:08 PM ET

Sanjay Gupta and Piers Morgan reveal that they've each tried marijuana

In advance of his upcoming CNN special entitled "Weed," on Wednesday evening Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined "Piers Morgan Live" as part of a discussion on medical marijuana and the legalization of cannabis.

In a shocking revelation, the host offered an enlightening slice of honesty as part of furthering the conversation:

"I tried a bit of cannabis when I was younger," Piers Morgan stated during the live interview.

He then asked his guest to share a bit of personal information himself:

"Have you tried it," he wondered, putting the question to the doctor.

"I have tried it," Gupta declared, before going on to describe his personal reaction. "It was a while ago that I tried this. I didn't particularly care for it, actually. It made me kind of anxious, and it wasn't a very pleasant feeling."

As America's pot debate continues, and on the heels of recreational marijuana having already been approved in both Colorado and Washington, Gupta admits to having recently changed his own opinions, now placing value on the role the drug can play in appropriate situations: FULL POST

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June 26th, 2013
02:24 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Legalizing marijuana and the Supreme Court's ruling on Voting Rights Act

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June 25th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

Patrick Kennedy on the potential legalization of medical marijuana: "What I really worry about...[is] that more people will use"

As medical marijuana and the legalization of cannabis remain hotly contested issues that are interwoven throughout the fabric of America, on Tuesday evening Piers Morgan revisited his recurring "Gone To Pot" franchise, inviting a collection of experts and advocates, legislators and law enforcers to offer their insights and commentary.

Joining "Piers Morgan Live" via satellite, Patrick Kennedy revealed his recently changed perspective, as he had initially been in favor of permitting pot to be used for medical purposes, but has since adjusted his stance:

"I found out the facts, and the facts are my initial thinking was like most Americans, I didn't think it was any big deal. Frankly, I thought people who had cancer or some medical need – every member of my family has had cancer – so I wouldn't begrudge them using something to mitigate the effects of chemotherapy for example," Kennedy explained. "Piers, when I learned the truth about the impact of us going down this road towards legalization, it really occurred to me that my original position was wrong."

Admitting that he smoked pot as a teenager, Kennedy expressed his passion for stopping a potential problem before it ever has a chance to reach a dangerous level: FULL POST

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