(CNN) — Each day an estimated 6,000 Americans will try marijuana for the first time. It’s the most common illicit drug in the United States with nearly 15 million people using it at least once a month. All this week, “Anderson Cooper 360” is taking a close look at the deeply…

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Norm Stamper still remembers the day, nearly six decades ago, when a police detective visited his elementary school class to warn of the dangers of smoking the “devil weed.” “That was the term he used — and he even brought along a bag of marijuana to show us,” said Stamper,…

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Mayor Don Yarber said Monday the city’s Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution last week urging state legislators to legalize medical marijuana for Missourians who have a doctor’s approval. “I’m only proposing this for medical use,” Yarber said. “I’m not part of a movement or anything else to get…

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – — David Goldman has a chronic headache, but help is on the way. A driver arrives at his apartment, checks Goldman’s ID card, then hands over a small bag of marijuana. “It’s really nice to have the convenience of delivery,” said Goldman, a retired teacher who…

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In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, a Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a car after he noticed it didn’t have a license plate in the front and that the license plate in the back had a dark plastic cover over it. The driver acted nervous – a…

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Dear honorable representatives of the American people: The so-called “drug war” is a blatantly dishonest, extremely expensive, highly destructive, grossly unjust, abject failure of our government. Despite thirty years and more than a trillion (a million times a million!!!) dollars of taxpayer money spent trying to stop-not robbery, not rape,…

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In Oakland, Calif., Richard Lee runs a string of businesses, from coffee shops to glass blowing that are helping revitalize the once-decaying downtown. But Lee’s business empire is built on an unusual foundation: Selling marijuana In the back of his Blue Sky Coffee Shop there’s a steady stream of cash…

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