I used to be a regular marijuana smoker and only stopped because of its legality. It helped me so much with anxiety, it was amazing. I think it's insane that marijuana is illegal while tobacco, alcohol and prescription pain pills remain legal. Anyone with half a brain understands that tobacco and alcohol are far more dangerous and debilitating than marijuana, but the religious right will always be here to fight it being legalized.
Why not legalize it, tax the hell out of it and use those proceeds to make our education system better.
For those who contend, "but marijuana is a gateway drug to bigger and badder drugs." Sure, it's a gateway drug for those who are weak.
Ask a cancer patient, ask someone who suffers from severe pain or anxiety how bad marijuana is for them and you will get the same answer. It's wonderful and has excellent medical benefits.