Over the last several years, without many people realizing it, the U.S. government has changed the focus of its anti-drug efforts, deemphasizing marijuana in favor of prescription drugs. A CBS News survey of government and nonprofit anti-drug groups has found a retreat from anti-marijuana campaigns over the past several years…

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WASHINGTON, April 20 — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that “no sound scientific studies” supported the medical use of marijuana, contradicting a 1999 review by a panel of highly regarded scientists. The announcement inserts the health agency into yet another fierce political fight. Susan Bro, an agency spokeswoman,…

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(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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