Marijuana should have never been illegal. It was made illegal for political reasons, under false pretenses, and now we are under the rule of a generation of lawmakers and voters who were fleeced by the reefer madness BS. It is less harmful than tobacco or alcohol, and it is not a gateway drug except in the sense that you currently have to buy it from a dealer in 39 states unless you have a medical card, and its illegality engenders disrespect for the law. Laws need to reflect the will of the people, which is clear on this issue. It is not the government's job, responsibility, or mandate to protect me from myself. If you don't like or need marijuana, then don't use it. But don't criminalize what i do with my body. The war on drugs was a failure, it was obviously the wrong approach. Furthermore, medical cannabis helps millions of Americans, so the thought of it being schedule I is ridiculous because that is inconsistent with the very description of Schedule I on the basis of its efficacy alone, not to mention that its not highly addictive, its not even close. Lets get on with it, i don't care who gets the credit, its long past time we stop locking otherwise law abiding Americans in cages for having some useful plant matter that grows wild in our land and was cultivated by our early statesman and settlers. A quick note to the sneakyshills in the operahouse and others regularly posting in opposition to reforming these laws without citing any real reason: get out and talk to some real people, or just get out of the way.