Marijuana hits mainstream

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr turned herself in on

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr turned herself in on a marijuana charge to Bexar County Sheriff in San Antonio, Texas. She was released on parole after serving 3 of her 15-year sentence. (Dec. 3, 1959) (Credit: AP)

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A once illegal narcotic averaging 15 years of prison time has found itself in mainstream topics. Ranging from medical to recreational use and who will be the distributors have all been topics over the last 20 years. The debate has caused American views to change and many public figures have opened up about their own "puff-puff" experiences.

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