Hagman: ‘Marijuana is a medicine’

Larry Hagman attends the 30th Anniversary Reunion of the TV show 'Dallas' at South Fork Ranch on November 8, 2008 in Parker, Texas. (Peter Larsen, Getty Images)
Dallas star Larry Hagman has credited pot with helping him beat cancer.
The 80-year-old actor was diagnosed with the disease last year, but he recently declared he is in remission.
Now he has opened up about his health battle, calling cannabis “a medicine” and praising the drug as “much better than alcohol or tobacco and (it) hasn’t killed anyone.”
He is quoted as telling Germany’s Bunte magazine, “The cancer and the chemotherapy really took it out of me. I lost 30 pounds, weighed only 171 pounds. Marijuana actually brought my appetite back.”