I used to be against the people who talked about legalizing marijuana. I figured that these people just wanted to get high all the time. They just want to smoke joints in public, smell up eating establishments, and negatively influence our younger generation. I am not a smoker plus I have never smoked before. At first, I was against pot because of the recreational use; smoke enough marijuana and you have no brain cells left. You can’t talk well, remember much, or function in life. That’s what I was against. But, I recently had a buddy, Brian, who talked to me about legalizing marijuana. He believes in legalizing pot only for medical purposes. Both of us talked back and forth and Brian has actually convinced me that legalization is not a bad thing. At first, I was picturing a bunch of people smoking joints whenever they want. I even thought that medical marijuana patients smoked joints, but that’s actually not true. Most medical marijuana patients use oils or edibles in order to get the relief that they need. Also, the medical marijuana patients are not trying to get high at all. In fact, most patients are taking medical marijuana without the ingredient that causes that. You can suppress the mind altering ingredients. The patients only get what they need from the plant. In cancer patients, medical marijuana is used for stopping nausea. It also increases their appetite! With epilepsy, these people can take marijuana to help with their seizures. How could I be against that? Sure, marijuana used excessively is a bad thing, but what isn’t? I am now totally for legalization all the way.