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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 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."
Spurlock detailed cases in which the marijuana helped those who took it as directed:
"There were people who were on six, seven different medications, that once they started going to the clinic, taking whatever cannabis they were prescribed by the doctor, suddenly they're off all this medication. Soldiers who were coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan who were so medicated they couldn't even function around their family members, couldn't even connect with them. Now suddenly can have a life back."
Though allowing that such an example is a positive, the man behind "Super Size Me" also explained what one might describe as the problems with pot:
"A lot of folks that we spoke to who were kind of anti the campaign, they feel like, suddenly it's going to be the 60's again and kids are going to be out just wanting to get high, and not wanting to go to school, and we're going to become a lazy bunch of people who just sit around and eat Twinkies all the time."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with fellow Morgan, and be sure to catch the debut episode of "Inside Man" this Sunday at 10 p.m. on CNN
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