So, in the headlines today I see that 2 states have passed laws allowing the use of recreational marijuana. Many other states, 17 of them according to NBC, have already passed laws allowing medical marijuana use.
Since everything in politics seems to come down to money, I'm sure that as more states follow suit, and more money is thrown around, the Federal laws will be changed also.
The thirty-somethings, like myself, seem much more open to the idea of legalization as the generations before us and we have already seen huge leaps and bounds in the state aspect of it. Maybe, just maybe, we as a society are starting to listen to each other instead of the propaganda.
As others have posted, I don't think marijuana is harmful and it certainly is better than alcohol. My hope is that people see the TRUTH and that is all. The Federal Government needs to just swallow the fact that the current laws that prohibit marijuana are not based on truth, they are based on lies. The way that the laws were passed was completely ridiculous. They couldn't make it illegal for us to INGEST a drug, so instead make it illegal for us to possess it. To me, those laws were violations of our rights and should never have been passed.
So, with the communication tools that we have today and the ease of sharing actual proof and evidence of the lies that were told to the American people about pot, it's high time that the Feds come around and do the right thing also - legalize!