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In a scheduling certain to polarize viewers from both side of the aisle, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited author and commentator Ann Coulter to return to the program.
Joining Piers Morgan for a live, face to face conversation, the woman behind the new book "Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican" was all too willing to offer her position on one of the most-hotly contested issues in America at present, the legalization of marijuana.
While the host cited a study led by CNN colleague Dr. Sanjay Gupta, in which the medical professional reported that smoking pot is no worse than drinking alcohol, Wednesday's guest strongly disagreed:
"Look, the sole purpose for smoking pot or eating a pot brownie is to get high. That is not true with alcohol," she said.
While Morgan made the case that partaking in spirits is purely for the purpose of getting "slightly higher than when they start drinking it," Coulter suggested that there are other uses for alcohol, including, apparently, loosening up for an on-camera appearance:
"I have done TV after a drink. I bet you have too. I'm drunk right now," she laughed.
Morgan quickly quipped that such a revelation "would explain a lot."
Coulter then asked the host to let her finish her thought, which her permitted, begrudgingly:
"People enjoy wine. They drink wine for a purpose. They drink $800 bottles of wine. Perhaps you have a warm feeling. You can tell if someone has been smoking pot."
Stating that she herself has never taken the drug in question, Coulter insisted that legalizing marijuana will increase the numbers of users, and ultimately be a disaster for commerce:
"Potheads are incapable of following simple instructions and getting a job done," she claimed. "You can't get anything done with a pothead...I'm going to be paying for their food, housing, now for their health care apparently, because they can't perform any useful jobs."
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