I think that the main thing that people are talking about these days is legalizing marijuana. Lots of people are up in arms about it and they say that this plant basically will become a gateway drug to using harder substances. I just don’t think so. I think that marijuana is just too useful to ignore. Also, if marijuana is just treated like alcohol is, then the younger generation will simply react accordingly. Marijuana should just be legalized and have regulations and laws attached to it! But types of medical marijuana should always be accessible in any state, age, or location. There are simply too many benefits when it comes to medical purposes. I guess that is the point I don’t understand. Our country allows alcohol to be legal when all it does is cause problems! People die from it, and it hinders your mind; cigarettes are legal and they can cause lung cancer and other health problems, too. Marijuana is not legal and there are a ton of benefits in taking it. There are chemicals in marijuana that causes problems; the cannabinoids in marijuana are what gets you high. That’s the ingredient that alters the mind. The ingredient can be bred out of the plant, and you can use the medical plant without getting any of those effects. The plant can only help if you want it to. But, cannabinoids also have health purposes too! So even the ingredient that people are uneasy about is still quite useful. Cancer, epilepsy and more health problems have shown that ingredients in marijuana are helping them. So why are we intent on restricting this miracle cure? If anything needs to be banned, it’s alcohol (or cigarettes) since they have no benefit.