Polls show changing American opinion on marijuana, and it's having an effect on politics. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are moving, too — in some cases.

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