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August 15th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

Newt Gingrich talks cannabis and Christie

On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan heated up "The Grill" with one of his favorite guests, welcoming back former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.

Having visited with Morgan nearly a dozen times, Gingrich's candor and insight have made him one of the host's favorite sparring partners, in the process helping to secure him his own hosting gig as part of CNN's upcoming "Crossfire" reboot.

One night after Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined Morgan to discuss medical marijuana in advance of the re-air of his documentary "Weed," the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked Gingrich for his stance on the polarizing topic of pot:

"I think you have to be very careful what you are describing," Gingrich began, "and under what circumstances and if it's a rare unusual case, I think that's one thing. If it's the general legalization, I think that's a huge mistake."

As the conversation turned to political leaders, Morgan asked the "Crossfire" co-host if he would support Chris Christie as a Republican presidential candidate come 2016:

"If he wins the nomination I would enthusiastically support him..." Gingrich started, before Morgan cut him off.

The host explained he was asking whether Gingrich would support Christie as an initial candidate, not simply as the GOP nominee:

"No I'm not going to support any one person. There are a number of great candidates that will run," said Gingrich, forever the politician. "I certainly endorse the idea Chris Christie should consider running and that he would he be a very formidable candidate and that he strengthens and broadens the Republican party by representing a blue state."

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  1. Mike Parent

    Newt, FYI, Cannabis is safer than what the govt currently allows, so why would general legalization be a huge mistake? Here's the science! FACT Marijuana is less addictive and less harmful than Caffeine, let alone Alcohol and Tobacco; (3 Scientific Studies)
    BTW, Dr Henningfield is a former NIDA Staffer;.
    Addictiveness of Marijuana –

    August 16, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. ganjababy

    Could there be any more huge of a mistake than the current" war on some drugs"?

    August 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. armchair

    Cannabis is illegal because it creates work for attorneys.

    Every US president for the last 20 years has smoked it. Alcohol et al affects your brain.

    The current laws should be called the create gangs and drive by shootings act, and maximize drug use act. When your Pope bans a book, it becomes a number 1 best seller...with cannabis it is much worse: they see the government is lying about cannabis (and everything else) and assume the government is lying about hard drugs too...and Clinton, Bush and Obama and nobody else (except the ones the attorneys got hold of) were not held back by cannabis use.

    For a history guy, it seems you learned nothing from Al Capone and prohibition...

    And I actually like you on most stuff, but Chris Cristy feels like a Democrat; maybe Ron Paul is right, we have a one party system and a fight over which half will have power: Dem or Repub....

    August 17, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    I think Newt Gingrich is a HUGE MISTAKE. Just a big buffoon and a lot of hot air. He is a waste of time.

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    Parents so concerned about their children smoking weed that they'd ruin it for people who aren't their children shouldn't be allowed to be parents.

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