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May 14th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/14/09

Tonight on 360°, a new government report shows that marijuana is packing a bigger punch. But is the increased potency a good or bad thing? It depends on who you ask. We'll have both sides of the debate.

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soundoff (294 Responses)
  1. Cessy, Chicago

    cool shot! goodnight everyone!

    May 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Bye, Bye!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Miss J

    @Evelyn—As someone who grew up with two parents who smoked and one parent who drank regularly, I completely agree. If we make it legal parents will interpret that to mean it’s OK to do in front of the kids, like drinking a beer, and how many generations will it take for us to fix that?

    This is also a good point.

    I also don't think parents should be allowed to smoke cigarettes near their kids.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Pilots need better training and better pay. Stick pusher training shld be a must as airline pilots don't go through full stall series in training I learned this morning.

    That is a beautiful story about that yellow lab and the german shepard. Dogs always do things like that. Cats too.

    good night Anderson, Erica, everyone.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Heather - Spokane, WA

    My dog would do that

    May 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Momof3

    I'm not even a dog person, but that last story made me want to run out and adopt a German Shepard mutt. Great video with a happy ending. 🙂

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Don, WA

    That was a great Shot – hope the lab is okay – gotta love dogs.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Billy in MD

    Alcohol Prohibition – If you don't learn from history your bound to repeat it.. Lol, kind of like we are doing right now!
    Get over it people its a plant.. Lets just legalize it and see what happens!
    Let the fun begin!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Maureen T, Canada

    Andy, I love that dog! How sweet. You've warmed my heart tonight by showing me that great dog!! Now I can go to sleep with a smile on my face!..You were great on Ellen today as well! I know you'll dance before her 2,000 show! 🙂 Good night!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Joyce Delgado EL Mirage,AZ

    Good night Anderson

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. David Soares Oregon

    dogs are nice, cats are better

    May 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Caroline, Los Angeles

    That's a nice dog story. I'm glad the police handled it correctly too.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Love the story about the dog and his mother...So sweet...Goodnight everyone.Peace to all of you and yours.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. LisaL - Canada

    dogs know where it is at – i sure miss mine.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  15. azeez, Hillside, NJ

    Goodnight y'all!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Such an incredible story! I love dogs too! 🙂

    Have a good night Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers and a great day tomorrow! Enjoy it, its finally Friday! 🙂

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    OH! Thank God the dog was OK. I can sleep tonight. (big sigh)

    Thanks 360. 'Night bloggers.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Jennifer - Michigan

    WOW – what a shot! Very nice. The Sheperd was protecting his mom, how cool. Goodnight – sleep well.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Sharon Rickard

    360 missed an important part of the Phelps interview regarding his renounciation of marijuana. Shortly after the point in the interview where 360 cut it, suddenly Michael Phelps appears to become uncertain, eyes downcast as though brainwashed by a cult-like organization. Play the interview clear through to the point where a group of men "welcome him back". Huh?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, David G, Edurrado (Ed Henry) and my friend twitter/facebook bloggers!!!!!!!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    See you tomorrow night!!!!
    Day of the shot with cute dog run fast protect other dog, she is really brave, other dog female is hurt. Love the shot!!!!! AWWWWW!!!!

    Anderson,
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    May 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Caroline, Los Angeles

    @Evelyn-As someone who grew up with two parents who smoked and one parent who drank regularly, I completely agree. If we make it legal parents will interpret that to mean it's OK to do in front of the kids, like drinking a beer, and how many generations will it take for us to fix that?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Joyce Delgado EL Mirage,AZ

    Great shot of the day

    May 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Lori from IL

    About that time -

    Goodnight, Anderson, Erica and Fellow Bloggers -

    Love this dog story!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  24. barb ackerland

    I dont believe pot is any stronger. It should be legal whats wrong with feeling hungry .they smoked it in jesus day an he didnt say anything about it. he did say dont get drunk .

    May 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  25. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    @Casey...You can see Ellen on you Tube...

    May 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good night everyone and "Happy Feet"!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Lori from IL

    Anderson on Ellen - always entertaining!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Okay, I REALLY need to know what happened to the dog. Why are you guys waiting on this story? It's making me crazy. I need to be able to sleep tonight.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  29. Pamela - Michigan

    AC is great on Ellen. Can't wait to see him dance.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  30. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Now I so much want to play a rousing game of Monopoly with Anderson. I'm the shoe!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I love Ellen D and Anderson taking funny quiz!!!! LOL!!!!!!! Pooor Anderson didn't dance!!!!!!!! They are good friends!!!!! Great job Anderson!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  32. azeez, Hillside, NJ

    OMG! 2000 episode? come on Anderson – next time please shake what your mama gave you...lol

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Christine

    Oh my gosh! Anderson is so cute! I can't believe I missed him on Ellen today 😦

    May 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  34. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    That reaction to winning the first round was a bit comical! Its still makes me laugh...though we would still love to see you dance! Don't fear it living in infamy on the youtube! 🙂

    May 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  35. LST

    God put hemp on this planet for a reason, and the government assumes higher power than God and makes anyone that has anything to do with it a criminal, is absurd

    May 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  36. Amanda

    Bullying is a crisis that requires more than lawsuits and actions by the school administration. The parents of both the bullied and bullies should be brought together with school staff to discuss the issue. The solution is not the sole responsibilty of the school.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  37. LisaL - Canada

    funny stuff on ellen ! so, when IS the 2000th episode? 2012?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  38. Fay - California

    Anderson jumping up out of his seat after he beat Ellen in that game they played nearly made up for him not dancing. Actually, I think it's cool that Anderson sticks to his guns and doesn't dance if he doesn't care to.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  39. Miss J

    It's nice to see Anderson having fun. : ) Too cute.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  40. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Dance tonight, Anderson!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  41. Evelyn

    when a parent has a cocktail in the home the children are not directly affected by the alcohol. If a parent smokes a joint in the home the children cannot avoid being affected physically. How can this issue be addressed so that our children are not at anymore risk?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  42. David, Indiana

    I'm glad you raised the issue of young kids smoking marijuana and the point that their bodies and brains are still developing. How could a psychoative substance not have long term effects.

    It was cool seeing Dr. Gupta's reports from Mexico City. Mexican govt's closing Mexico City seem to help stem the outbreak.

    Even an adult would have a difficult time standing up to "routine" bullying, very tough for a little kid new in a school. If that's the case in that school, it's inexcusable.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  43. Andrew Riley

    Oh and I would like to see just exactly who the hell wound up in the hospital because of marijuana (as the report on 360 explained.) I never knew anyone that needed medical attention due to marijuana. Now perhaps if someone spiked a blunt with either crack, meth, or coke, then you have your case. But I believe it's BS to say people have wound up in the hospital because of weed.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  44. Casey Jones, Palm Springs, CA

    Where can we see ELLEN replay?

    May 14, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
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