5 Things To Know About Marijuana In The U.S.

(CNN) — There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

But the federal government has not acted to remove marijuana’s label as a controlled substance and has reaffirmed its anti-pot policy.

Morgan Spurlock’s new program, “Inside Man,” premieres on CNN this weekend with an in-depth look at the medical marijuana business in California. Here are five things to know about the current debate over the drug:

There is evidence of changing attitudes in America

Public perceptions about pot have come a long way in the past decades, from the dire warnings of “Reefer Madness” to growing acceptance of medical marijuana use.

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