My opinion is that less than half of the people who get it need it. In Oregon, you can pretty much stub your toe and get a card. I think there should be more of a strenuous process, because it's becoming more and more acceptable all around. Kids see it as okay because their parents can go to the pot store and smoke it because they have a card.
If my kids got caught with it, they would loose every privilege they ever thought of having. I have a college bound 4.o student, and three more behind her, and they have been raised to fly above the influence. They have seen what it does to their friends who drop out and get knocked up. They have seen people be high on pot and drive a car into a pole and die, but since it was the blunt force trauma that killed them, it doesn't get marked off as death by pot.
It turned my biological father into a paranoid crazy person who took apart smoke detectors and turned the television around because the government was watching him. He started out as a normal guy with a job and in the military and ended up alone, broke, and nuts.
I understand that it could boost our economy, but if making something so damaging legal is the answer, we're asking the wrong questions. At what cost to we try to save the dollar? The cost of our children?
If you're dying of cancer or have end stage ALS, or are in the end of some other terminal illness, it's great. I have seen it ease the end of someone's life. I've also seen it jump a young healthy person's heart rate to 175 and put them in danger of cardiac arrest for six hours....which would be the "cause of death" even though it was the pot that did it.
I am against it for anything that isn't an end-of-life event. It might make me uncool, but my kids have a future, and none of the millionaires that I have ever met have pot cards. I have fibromyalgia and migraines from a severe car accident and treat it with yoga, ice, heat, and massage, so I know it can be done.
That is where I stand on this issue.