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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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