It is a seed you put into the ground and with sunlight and water.....You have a Herb plant. Medical Research has proven it has MANY benefits! It had many other properties that can serve as useful; Rope, clothing etc. I also believe that if one wants to partake in Marijuana, I would rather drive on the road with the smoker than one who LEGALLY has a few 2 many drinks at a LEGAL bar and then decides to get behind the wheel.... Legalize it! Tax it! The Government can approve to sell a pack of cigarettes (WELL TAXED) That clearly states all of the dangers including Birth Defects and Cancer! Proven to be addictive!!