I personally think its a good idea to legalize it not only for medical purposes. Why is alcohol legal? There are more automobile accidents causes by drunk drivers than those caused by pot users. I work with a man who was in the criminal justice system for over 30 years and he's for legalizing it. He says he never met a person who used marijuana who committed a violent crime. Now thats pot only, not other drugs. In Massachusetts, where it's decriminalized, and where I live, there has not been a huge increase in smoking. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug to many people, and it is, but the majority of kids who start taking drugs start out with liquor and cigarettes. Both legal drugs. I think its about time.