June 13th, 2009
07:48 AM ET

America's High: The case for and against pot

Randi Kaye visits a marijuana garden where 7,000 plants were taken down that day - that's a street value of about $500,000.

Editor's Note: Starting on Monday we'll be taking a close look at marijuana and its use in the United States. Is there a case for legalization? We traveled around the country, met with people on all sides of the issue, walked through medical marijuana dispensaries and got a clear idea of the different kinds of marijuana out there.

And what about using marijuana for medical purposes? Hear Melissa Etheridge's take on the issue. She says it helped her through her battle with cancer. But there's the other side too. We will speak to a 34-year-old teacher who is bi-polar who used marijuana for treatment but says it ruined her life. She tells Randi Kaye why she thinks marijuana is addictive and how she says the drug nearly killed her.

Tune in for the AC360° special report, 'America's High: The case for and against pot,' starting Monday at 10 p.m. ET. What do you think about the issue? Post your questions and we'll try to answer them this week.

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  1. Elizabeth

    California sells medicinal marijuana.....don't they tax those sales? If not, they should & maybe they wouldn't be totally broke.

    June 15, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  2. J

    No matter how "mild" it is or how safe it allegedly is when compared to other substances, I think many of us (including myself) don't care to be exposed to the smell of the stuff. It gives me a headache just being around it. I can just imagine, if leagalized, how powerful the odor might get outside places of business and in neighborhoods. It's a lot stronger than most cigerette smoke, and can give the inhalers a high if exposed to very much of it.

    June 15, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  3. Trey

    **Someone high on marijuana is not near the public danger as someone drunk on liquor.**

    June 15, 2009 at 11:47 am |
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