I can't say that I stand on either side of the fence, because I don't believe that marijuana is any more addicticting that alchol. From the material I have read, addiction can be linked to a problem of DNA. We often inherit our tendency to be alcoholics, smokers, drug users...as well as our leaning toward other things.
The legislation will fail or it will prove to be no more than the legalization of alcohol. Personally...before taking some of the medications that doctors prescribe for certain ailments, I would choose marijuana. I often cannot believe the medications doctors will prescribe for their patiences - medications that are highly addictive. So, I see it as another experiment in social behavior, and how much control the government/FDA decides to excerise, and let us not forget the drug lords and dealers. This is really going to hurt their pocket books. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.