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Are U.S. opinions on marijuana reaching tipping point?

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August 14, 2013 AT 12:27 PM
The question has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades: What should the United States do about marijuana? The nation has moved from the abstract matter of "if" to the more tangible debate over "how," said Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center "Changing attitudes about weed are part of a larger shift in the country's collective thoughts on federal drug policy. Now, on the heels of CNN's Sanjay Gupta reversal of his stance on medical marijuana, Attorney General Eric Holder announced an initiative to curb mandatory minimum drug sentences .